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Re: hoping for spring soon


I love it - think BIG girl!  Sure can make lots of tea w/ all that mint - wow.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed,  3 Mar 2004 00:50:40 -0500 (EST)

>re: "But 2 DOZEN mint plants? ow!"  :
>
>Yeah, well...guess I'm not one to do things by half measures!  :-)  Goes with my personal motto of Go Big! or Go Home!  
>
>
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
>
> --- On Tue 03/02, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
>From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 10:42:15 -0500
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] hoping for spring soon
>
>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 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 t
>
>hat<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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