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Re: today..../MG state convention

I love HCG!   Bet David Salman was very interesting.  Would have loved
to hear that talk.  Their xeriscape stuff is the greatest.  And they
have a very cool way of packing & mailing plants.

On 6/11/05, pdickson <pdickson@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> We had our State Master Gardener Convention here this weekend.  I think it
> went very well.  We had David Salman from High Country Gardens as a speaker.
> I was in charge of the microphones so I got to talk to him a lot.  He is
> such a knowledgeable man.  We also had a landscape architect from OKC, John
> Fluitt, the son of the owners of Horn Canna farm, Dustin Snow and 2 speakers
> from OSU on Potential Exotic Pests, Their ID & Control.  We ended with a
> talk and tour of Sunshine Gardens where the owner Steve Bieberich explained
> how he grows trees in an air pruning box.  We were suppose to have a
> meteorologist from OKC but we have had potential tornadoes all weekend so at
> the last minute he had to cancel.  It all worked out well...  David just
> took  a little longer with his slides.
> On Thursday night we had an open invitation to the Master Gardeners from all
> over the state to stop by the Blair Cabin for ice cream and cookies.  We
> have been working on a heirloom garden there for several years but this year
> we had a mural painted behind a log cabin and now we are waiting on
> everything to grow in to give a 3D effect.  We seeded in 5 different kinds
> of native grasses and buckwheat, put in a dry creek bed and some bigger
> cedars to try to make it hard to tell where the painting ends.
> Now back to working in my garden again.  David gave me several new wants for
> my lot, where I don't water at all.
> I now  need to work on my talk for the class I am teaching on Ornamental
> grasses.  I have put it off until this was over.
> Tricia
> (where we are in a tornado warning again tonight)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 6:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] today....
> > Well, I worked in A/C that was often too cold.  On my lunch I went to the
> > gardens; we had a "workday" - getting ready for our first garden walk and
> > second plant sale next week.  It was'nt quite as bad today as the rest of
> > the week (one case of heat stroke yesterday) but everyone was cautioned to
> > take breaks and drink fluids.  Stormed a couple of times this afternoon.
> > When it is hot and muggy like this, there isn't much point in trying to
> > garden between say Noon and 4pm.  Just get up early or stay at it late.
> > No
> > spider bites here, but several mosquito bites yesterday.  I worked back
> > and
> > forth between home & CES til 2, took a nap, and then worked at CES 4-8.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 4:28 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] today....
> >
> >
> >> I have no idea how you folks deal with this heat! It is no where the same
> >> here in zone 5 than in lets say-- Pam's, Theresa, or Jims gardens.
> >>
> >> Ended up taking more breaks for water than working! Managed to fall into
> >> a
> >> window well and get bite by a spider... Geesh... gardening was just not
> >> meant for me today!
> >>
> >> Did get some things weeded, but decided against moving plants in this
> >> heat...
> >>
> >> What did everyone else do?
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
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Pam Evans
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