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Re: hoping for spring soon


That's what I do Melody - keep mine in pots.  Must have my mint for my tea!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 2 Mar 2004 21:51:42 -0800

>Keeping it in a pot s an excellent idea. Maybe pot up some as you're
>eradicating the rest this spring?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 9:48 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] hoping for spring soon
>
>
>> Judy: Yeah, I'd like to be able to keep some of the mint as it really
>> draws the pollinators...mid-day in that bed is literally a hive of
>> activity with multiple species of bees...I have to let them do their
>> thing and avoid that bed until they are done with it...amazing how
>> regular they are in their timing...there for a couple of hours then gone
>> until same time next day. My garden certainly seems to benefit from
>> their presence. But this mint is so taking over, that even after a
>> couple of years of relentlessly trying to contain it to a smaller area,
>> I've decided it would be easier in the end to just re-do the bed...maybe
>> I'm wrong but I guess we'll see. Next time I do any kind of mint,
>> though, it's going in a pot! :-)
>>
>>
>>
>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>>
>> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>> --Albert Einstein
>>
>>  --- On Tue 03/02, Judy L Browning < judybrowning@lewiston.com > wrote:
>> From: Judy L Browning [mailto: judybrowning@lewiston.com]
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 07:42:01 -0800
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] hoping for spring soon
>>
>> I let mine go to seed, don't think it will ever be completely gone, but
>> I<br>can keep it in bounds by digging or pulling every sprig as soon as
>> I see it.<br>The chocolate mint is planted in a very shady area, usually
>> pull all<br>stragglers a couple times a year & manage to have just
>> enough to look nice<br>among the hosta.<br>----- Original Message
>> -----<br>From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net><br>To:
>> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 7:42
>> AM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] hoping for spring soon<br><br><br>> Ah, mint.
>> I think many of us have made this mistake early on. But 2 DOZEN<br>>
>> mint plants? ow!<br>> My mistake was chocolate mint, but only 3 plants,
>> and I'm still fighting<br>> with it. Except it looks like english ivy is
>> giving it a run for its<br>money.<br>><br>> Kitty<br>><br>><br>><br>>
>> ----- Original Message -----<br>> From: "Melody"
>> <mhobertm@excite.com><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Tuesday,
>> March 02, 2004 5:13 AM<br>> Subject: [CHAT] hoping for spring
>> soon<br>><br>><br>> > We got a lot of good rain on and off all day
>> yesterday...looking at<br>> > maybe some mixed snow/rain later in the
>> week...temps. got up to 56<br>> > degrees here...downright balmy! My
>> thoughts have really begun to turn to<br>> > the garden bed I want to
>> completely overhaul this year...worked like a<br>> > fiend last fall to
>> shape up all the rest of the gardens so I could have<br>> > some laxity
>> in ignoring them in order to concentrate on this one bed<br>> > this
>> year...one of the 2 largest of all the beds in my yard, I made a<br>> >
>> huge mistake with it a few years back...planted about a dozen each
>> of<br>> > spearmint and peppermint and now am overrun with the stuff.
>> Great place<br>> > for every pollinating insect in the county to visit
>> but doesn't look so<br>> > good anymore. The landscaping cloth we put
>> down when we initially did<br>> > this bed is making it very easy for
>> this stuff to run all over the<br>> > place, crowding everything else
>> out and I want it GONE! Besides the<br>> > spearmint, this bed is
>>
>> home to a beautiful cherry tree, a redbud tree,<br>> > several peonies,
>> quite a lot of guara, purple coneflower, blue flax,<br>> > hosta
>> 'guacamole', and a large collection of spring flowering bulbs such<br>>
>> > as snow crocus, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc. It also contains
>> my<br>> > bad patch of roses...twenty shrub rose bushes that are
>> destined for the<br>> > burn pile this year as I have tried and failed
>> for four years now to get<br>> > the black spot problem they are plagued
>> with under control and I'm<br>> > finally admitting defeat with this
>> bunch...I have many other roses that<br>> > I'm more interested in
>> protecting from a spread of this infection. Went<br>> > to see my doctor
>> yesterday for a sore back (the bane of nurses<br>> > everywhere, I
>> think!) and told him he had about 2 weeks to fix whatever<br>> > is
>> wrong with my back because I have some serious gardening to get<br>> >
>> to...he laughed...I don't think he took me seriously...hmmmph!
>> Anyway,<br>> > now that I've got a digital camera...I'll be taking some
>> before, during,<br>> > and after pictures to let you all in on the
>> progress! Any suggestions,<br>> > comments, etc. would be greatly
>> appreciated! Full sun, shade only under<br>> > th<br>> ><br>> > e canopy
>> of the small redbud (that's the home of the hosta and it seems<br>> > to
>> like it there), front yard facing south to the main street of town<br>>
>> > (no hardship to guess that in such a small town it really is Main<br>>
>> > Street), borders a public sidewalk, room to expand in 2 directions if
>> I<br>> > want towards the house.<br>> ><br>> ><br>> ><br>> > Melody, IA
>> (Z 5/4)<br>> ><br>> > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
>> mysterious."<br>> > --Albert Einstein<br>> ><br>> >
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