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Re: Celebrate!/ now spring in Sacramento

No kidding-  Sacramento has borken it's record for number of days of 
rain for March-  we are at 20 and counting and it's supposed to rain 
today sometime too.  The average is 10 days.  Anyway, today is a 
holiday!!! So I'm home and I spent all morning in the garden since it 
isn't raining yet.  I did get my lawn mowed before it reached my knees, 
weeded everything, cleaned up more plant clippings and tree stuff (from 
testing out my new little electric chainsaw 2 weeks ago), that wouldn't 
fit in the garden waste barrel before today (they emptied them this 
morning and I've already filled one back up again).  I also transplanted 
a couple of little things: 
A white violet moved further in on my corner path, so it wouldn't get 
baked by the sun....presuming we are going to get sun again!. 
A cuphea moved to a better spot where it has more room,
A albutilon from being smother by a euphorbia, to a more open, yet 
shaded area under the Chinese Pistachio tree

I also yanked a ton of California fuschia  (/Zauschneria californica)/ 
out.  This stupid plant is native here, but obviously needs to be grown 
in a spot where it can take over an entire hillside.  I do like the 
red-orange flowers and the hummers and bees like them too, BUT  I hate 
it when a plant is bent on world domination.  This thing was find until 
last fall- it had been in the ground for 5 years- then it decides to 
spread EVERYWHERE by these underground runners.  I hand painted a bunch 
of it with round-up a couple weeks ago.  Didn't kill it but did die back 
some.  I'm sure I'll be yanking this stuff out forever.  I'm still 
trying to decide if I want to totally remove it.  I have considered 
putting it in a pot and then replanting it in the garden pot and all to 
try to control it.  We'll see.

Thats about all- we do have LOTS of stuff blooming:  azaleas, freesias, 
tulips, narcissus, grape hyacinths, pink jasmine, english daisies, 
thrift, some little ground cover with vivid blue flower- can't recall 
the name, camellia, carnations, cyclamen, roses, iris, even two of the 

Spring is here!


P.S.  I have a weeding problem I need some advise about-  I have stupid 
clover growing around my agave plant and it is spreading.  I keep trying 
to yank it out, but it comes back more and more.  Of course I can't get 
it all out by hand, otherwise I'd stab myself from the agave thorns.  
Any suggestions??

David Franzman wrote:

> Yea, that will keep you in the area.  So, how do you like living in a 
> rain forest?
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Celebrate!
>> Yeah!!! My husband had an interview today in Stockton (which is 
>> local) that went very well- so hope the job-finding planets are 
>> aligned here also!  Congrats to you!
>> Theresa
>> Kitty wrote:
>>> I lost my job a couple of weeks ago.  The new franchise owners 
>>> thought we weren't making enough money and it had to be someone's 
>>> fault.  Since it couldn't be the boss' niece, the one who performs 
>>> the tests and works for straight commission, it must be me, the one 
>>> who was getting paid.
>>> I sent out resumes and hit the standard online job postings.  I 
>>> happened upon a short posting for a researcher at the recorder's 
>>> office.  A friend told me that short postings (job only listed for 5 
>>> days) meant they probably already had someone in house who wanted 
>>> the job.  But I applied and got an interview.  I just scraped by on 
>>> the typing test, but did well on the other tests, finishing all in 
>>> about 40 minutes.  The testing was scheduled to take 2 hours. When I 
>>> arrived for the interview they said no one had ever finished the 
>>> tests that quickly.  We had a pleasant exchange, but nothing in 
>>> detail, so I assumed my friend was right, the job was locked.
>>> I got the call this morning and I start Monday!  Can you believe it? 
>>> More money, great hours, pleasant people, engaging work, retirement 
>>> plan, and insurance.  And they wanted ME.  I wasn't too old or too 
>>> fat or not good enough in some way.   Maybe it's an omen.  Good 
>>> things come in 3s you know. Mick will be fine.  and I don't care 
>>> what the third thing is.
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
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