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Re: Laundry list

Understand completely. But potting up for one's self can also get to be heavy lifting. We bumped some Phoenix dactylifera from 1-gallon pot to 7-gallon pot today, plus any number of smaller plants and rooted cuttings into larger pots.

We've also got some 3-foot tall bamboo palm [Chamaedora species] seedlings in one of the seed beds that we've got to pot up next weekend. It's probably going to be a real adventure getting those babies out of the seed bed.

And this reminds me--I've got a dozen or so rooted cuttings of Carissa macrocarpa that I'll be happy to send to anyone who wants them. Thorny devils, but the flowers have wonderful fragrance.

On Sunday, May 16, 2004, at 05:28 PM, Kitty wrote:

It seems like the more I get done, the more I add things to my laundry
list. I just potted up 60 two inch pots to qts for our MG nursery. I'd like
to get caught up on all the MG stuff so I can get to my own.


----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: "Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 3:00 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Laundry list

We got most things done before the rain started today.

The only hold-overs of any consequence are two golden barrel cactuses
that need to have their pot size jumped [something I find easy to put
off] and a 15-gallon kumquat that needs a permanent home in the ground.

The kumquat has been our Christmas tree for the last 3 years [it's
loaded with bright orange fruit at that time of year, so it
self-decorating], but it's beginning to outgrow its pot and I'm getting
too old to wrestle a 30-gallon pot in and out of the house.

I'm sure that by next weekend, the list will be longer. We still have
to rip out an aging hibiscus and then find something else to block the
evening sun from the sunroom.

I know, I know--if it's a sunroom, why block the sun? Because summer is
coming and if we don't block the sun, it will be a life-size toaster

Island Jim Southwest Florida Zone 10 27.0 N, 82.4 W

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