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Re: tornadoes in Colorado


Theresa,
    I wish I could answer your question. I have spent little time in THAT
area. ABout 10years ago my husband at the time was looking at Colorado State
University as a place to go for his PHD in Hydrology. The campus also has a
good Horticulture and LAndscape department and has a wonderful view of the
foothills of the Rockies.
    It has grown(sprawled) quite a bit in those ten years as most of
Colorado has. And with the drought, gardening has been more of a challenge.
In the FOrt Colllins area, water is more abundant since the population is
smaller there. It is z4-5.
    The political climate is Republican with a Governor who came from Texas
originally and who currently seems to be telling bad jokes about the French
in public.We also have a US representative who wants or wanted a marriage
amendment to the Constitution and a US senator of American Indian descent
who wants to drill into the native amerian reservations for gas and oil.
Kind of lively newspaper reading...keeps us groaning and laughing.

    Lots of outdoor activities in addition to gardening...300 days of
sunshine. This alone keeps SADD away for me.You can still probaly buy an old
missile silo on the plains for about $10,000  ;)

What else would you like to know?

Betsy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tchessie" <tchessie@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 11:33 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado


> Hi Betsy-
>
> Being completely annoyed with my job right now, I was looking around at
> other options (not seriously- but more curious)- so anyway there is a job
in
> Ft Collins Colorado.  Can you tell me what is it like there? (climate,
cost
> of living, sociopolitical climate?)
>
> Theresa
> Sac, CA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Betsy Kelson
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 7:45 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado
>
>
> Hi all!
>     I am alive and well and did not get a(e)ffected by twirlies. From the
> Garden Center I can watch the thunder heads build up and slide to the
> east...knowing that something is going to get clobbered.
>     The Garden Center is situated about two miles from the beginning of
the
> foothills so twirlies are rare...but we will often get hail which is not
> good for the plants. It really makes me laugh inside when a customer
brings
> me holey or shreaded leaves and wants to purchase a spray to kill the
inscet
> that is doing it. When I tell them that it is hail damage, oftren time
their
> response is   " But it did not hail at my house"  The perp has melted away
> by the time they get home of course.
>     I am having a day off today...yipee AND its not snowing or raining. I
am
> 3 for 4 on bad days off. Ended up doing housework.
>     I have squeezed in the planting of the cool season crops and have one
> tomato under the Wall O' Water. Poor tomato thing got snowed under last
> thursday and the WoW keep it from dying.
>
> Happy Gardening!!
>
> Betsy
> Colorado
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 4:20 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] tornadoes in Colorado
>
>
> > &#65279;Just flipped on the weather and heard about tornadoes in CO.
> Betsy
> > girl
> > - you with us??  Everything OK up there?
> >
> > Pam Evans
> > Kemp, TX
> > zone 8A
> >
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