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Re: Kinda neat


Our agricultural agents advise to make sure that NO branches touch the
house.  They will come in looking for water and food.  Do you have any
water sources around your yard?  They like pollen...is anything blooming?


> [Original Message]
> From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/9/2009 3:05:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Kinda neat
>
> I've been doing the same thing Bonnie.  Just had to spray the perimeter of
> the house for carpenter ants, they're bad this year because the winter was
> mild and bone dry, they are rampant this year.  *sigh*
>
> On 3/9/09, holmesbm@usit.net <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:
> >
> > I wish we were having some...I love to see snow gather on leaves and
stems.
> > We started out with a two inch surplus of precipitation in Jan. so I was
> > hoping that we were off to a normal year.  But, Feb., a normal 4" month
> > only had 2" and March, a normal 5" month, hasn't even had .5" yet.  It
is
> > harder and harder to keep plants that normally do well in this zone
alive.
> > I am having to plant more and more drought tolerant things.
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
> > > To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 3/8/2009 4:56:28 PM
> > > Subject: [CHAT] Kinda neat
> > >
> > > It's 43 degrees and snowing... really, just flurries. But the baby
> > > flakes hit the window and turn into water as they slide down the pane.
> > > Doesn't take much to amuse me, I guess.
> > >
> > >
> > > Inland Jim
> > > Willamette Valley
> > > 44.99 N 123.04 W
> > > Elevation 148'
> > > 39.9" Precipitation
> > > Hardiness Zone 8/9
> > > Heat Zone 5
> > > Sunset Zone 6
> > > Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
> > > Maximum 102 F [39 C]
> > >
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>
> -- 
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX
> zone 8A
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