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Re: tornadoes and plant updates

Glad you're ok doll.  No, this time it's Mexico's fault.  Air is practically smoky here.  Gross.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "fm4re" <fm4re@swbell.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 9 May 2003 14:42:13 -0500

>Hello!  Well I live north of Moore where the worst hit.  This is the same
>area that was hit so hard several years ago.  So home and garden are fine,
>just drenched and battered with rain and hail.
>Actually, we have been short on rain until now.  I've had my garden plans
>redesigned several times because of this Oklahoma wind and storm activity!
>With all the trees on my lot, each year some big chunk or two comes crashing
>down.  Then the real terror begins - the resident mulch hauler gets out the
>chain saw!!!  I have been thinking of getting a chipper/shredder for all the
>branches we get.  But I have fears of whatever limbs he has left from the
>chainsaw will end up like some ground up meat for Italian sausage!
>During the 1999 tornado, one of the members of our rose group had their yard
>torn up in addition to loosing their home.  Several members went out and dug
>up what they could and salvage enough to take to their new home.  I sure
>hope that they weren't hit again.
>Pam I wondered about all the haze and humidity and sorry to sometimes blame
>Texas for it!  It feels like Houston out here today!  Hope everyone else
>made it through yesterday - but today there is supposed to be more.  Oh
>well, Fran OKC
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 9:55 PM
>Subject: [CHAT] tornadoes and plant updates
>Anyone heard from Betsy in Colorado and Fran in OKC?
>There were tornadoes there today. And did Evelyn Ford in MO make it to
>this list? Been thinking about her a lot since all this weather has gone
>bonkers! They say the Midwest and Deep South are in for more storms too.
>And we can't get a lousy drop of rain. I watered from 4:15 to nearly
>8:00 tonight and could have done more! Found out the unreal humidity is
>from all that bloody agricultural burning they're doing in Mexico which
>accounts for the haze in the atmosphere as well.
>Andrea - the artemisia and daylily got here in great shape - many
>thanks! Judy, the hellebore is thriving beautifully! Sally Ann, I have
>new growth on the crinum - how exciting! Zem - the moonflower seedlings
>are looking great. All of y'all are the greatest and I appreciate y'all
>so much. I still have other things in flats and such, waiting for
>Fixin' to turn in and still praying for rain.  Long day when it starts at
>4:30 am.
>Bless you all!
>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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