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RE: Spring at the Morgan's too!

Sounds wonderful Bonnie.  You're off to a flying start I'd say!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 6 Mar 2004 17:25:37 -0500

>We had heavy straight line winds and rain.  A store up in Xenia (the place
>the native American's called the Valley of the Big Winds and that is known
>for being heavily hit by tornados repeatedly) lost its roof.  It looked like
>it had been cut off from what I saw on T.V.  I doubt I could be convinced to
>settle in Xenia, myself.  Although most of the morning we were bathed in
>sunshine and 70+ degree weather.  I DID NOT want to be tied to a desk!  
>I just ordered an Oak Leaf Hydrangea, an Adendophora (ladybells) and a
>Eupatorium 'Atropurpureum' (Joe Pye Weed) for my new garden bed.  I can
>hardly wait!!!  I'm so excited.  I still have half the lasagna bed to
>install as soon as I get home with daytime enough to haul materials out
>there to finish it!
>Of course, we're expecting Snow two-four days next week, but I KNOW spring
>is on its way!  My Lenten Rose is right on schedule!  Marge was right; the
>flowers grow more magnificent with the age of the plant!  Oh, and my crocus,
>both blue and yellow are now in full bloom most places in the yard.  Then
>along the driveway, I have 5 iris reticulata already blooming.  Oh, and I
>think I found some lungwort seedlings, too!  They are so cute!  It all
>happened in less than a week (3-4 days really.)  
>Yes, I've got the 'bug' really bad right now!  I went to Wal-Mart to pick up
>some face soap last week and came out with 3 red lilies, a cyclamen and an
>Eryngium planum (Sea Holly) and a bunch of seeds (10 packets of sweet
>alyssum among them.  I always get volunteers from the previous year, but I
>wanted some for the new bed too.)
>I cleaned out more of the patriotic garden today with my coat on.  (It's in
>the 40's--and was all night and will be through the night to tomorrow
>morning when the temps will start to drop so that it can snow on my flower
>parade next week.  Of such is life.)  The daffodils are a good 5" out of the
>ground, and the other spring plants--hyacinths and some tulips among them)
>have just breached the soil line.  I left some leaf cover on the more tender
>plants knowing snow was coming.  I took mother for a little walk in the yard
>today so she could see the blooms and the new growth!  What bulbs I put in
>the ground three years ago have multiplied, making nice colonies here and
>there.  I'm really excited! 
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Jesse Bell
>Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 10:26 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Spring!
>Well, it came in like a LION here...let me tell ya!  Monday (the 1st) was 
>incredibly windy and stormy.  Yesterday...flash flood warning, tornado 
>warnings all over the place.  Kind of early for tornados.  Daffodils are 
>popping up though.  WOO HOO.
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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