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RE: Getting impatient

It too dulls quickly as soon as it hits dirt.  (sigh)  I'm having trouble
getting my yarrow out of the ground due to it's very thick and tough root
system and the sharp new shovel I tried to used to break it apart simply
bounced back at me, with me standing atop it!  I have two normally very
functional forks I use and neither one of them could penetrate that mass
either.  Of such is life.  

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Cathy Carpenter
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 5:46 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Getting impatient

Reference the zebra grass, I'd try a saw- pruning saw first, and if all else
fails, haul out the chain saw!

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 14, 2006, at 4:34 AM, Melody wrote:

> Saturday was an absolutely gorgeous day here...temp of 76, partly 
> cloudy...spent the entire day in the garden doing clean-up...even 
> skipped Mass (went Sunday a.m. instead!) so I could keep working 
> outside while it lasted. Of course, by Saturday night it was storming 
> and by yesterday it was positively frigid again! That's the midwest in 
> spring, I guess. Felt so darned good to be down on my hands and knees, 
> digging in the soil! And not to have to think about anything except 
> what I was doing right at that moment...it was blissful! We are all 
> doing okay here...not great, but okay and sometimes that is enough! 
> The winter is always kind of hard on us as a family since we live in a 
> very small house and the enforced confinement of winter has us 
> bickering alot by the end of it all, but now that we can all start 
> getting some outdoors time, things will get better...thanks for 
> asking...it means alot!
> So...got an actual gardening question...how long do you think I should 
> let all the dirt settle that we had to dump into the collapsed cistern 
> last year before it is safe to assume it won't settle anymore?
> Couple of
> years? And in the meantime, what do I do with that pile of dirt to 
> disguise it a bit?? Obviously we are going to have to relocate the 
> water feature that was there...and I've got to get in back there to 
> rescue the lovely iris, lady's mantle, huechera, and grasses that are 
> there...any thoughts on the best way to divide zebra grass? The root 
> masses are tough and last year when I tried to divide them using a 
> spade, I didn't have much luck at all...okay read that as none! :-)
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
> Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of 
> this world!
>  --- On Fri 03/10, Pam Evans < gardenqueen@gmail.com > wrote:
> From: Pam Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gmail.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:35:17 -0600
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Getting impatient
> Hope all is well w/ you & Marty & the kids!<br><br>On 3/10/06, Zemuly 
> Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:<br>><br>> Hey, Melody. It 
> was so nice to "hear" your voice. I miss your posts.<br>> zem<br>> 
> ----- Original Message -----<br>> From: "Melody" 
> <mhobertm@excite.com><br>>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 6:58 
> AM<br>>
> Subject: [CHAT] Getting impatient<br>><br>><br>> > Hello everybody!  
> Got
> a few minutes to myself and thought I'd drop in<br>> > here! Hope all 
> of you have been well. Got caught up on the last couple<br>> > of 
> weeks worth of email here...see Andrea has moved back<br>> > 
> south...congrats!
> All this talk of rain and hummingbirds has me getting<br>> > very, 
> very impatient for spring...I have been feeling the urge to dig 
> in<br>>
> > the
> soil and get something going...have a lot of repair work to do in<br>> 
> > one of the side yards due to the collapsed cistern from last year.
> Will<br>> > be a few more weeks before I should get started on
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