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Re: Today in the garden

I know she is!  That's wonderful Chris!   Nicely done.

On 5/7/06, Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:
> Oh, Chris!  That is wonderful!  I know how much it means to be able to do
> something that brings back fond memories of a parent.
> Every time one of the walnut trees leaf out that dad gave us before he
> died,
> I feel good.  Now that mother is in the nursing home, I feel very good
> that
> I dug out some of her peonies and planted them here so that when they
> bloom
> (and they are really loaded this year despite transplanting them at the
> WRONG time of year!) I can take her big bouquets of her own beloved
> peonies
> that came from both sides of our family tree.
> I'm so tickled that you were able to get some help and make her garden
> presentable again!  I'm sure your mother IS smiling down on you.
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Chris Petersen
> Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 7:44 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Today in the garden
> I spent much of today working in my mother's 300 square foot garden. Mom
> died nine years ago and her garden has been neglected ever since. I tried
> to
> do some work in it when she was sick, but it was a loosing battle.  Mom
> liked some weeds that she called "wild flowers" weeds and let them go to
> seed. Even so, the garden had old fashioned favorites and always had lots
> of
> color. Whenever I needed Queen Anne's Lace for an arrangement, I knew
> where
> I could get bouquets full! Dad smothered the garden in chopped leaves in
> the
> fall, so the soil was not our usual mostly sand blend.
> I have a lot of garden of my own to tend to, so that garden didn't make it
> to my "must do" list over the past years, but it's been nagging at me ever
> since we bought the property. Well, this spring, April, I got help digging
> the weeds out.  While removing the weeds, I dug up any perennials that I
> could identify.  Then, I had to tease the weed roots out of the clumps and
> pot up the plants.
> With the garden cleaned out, I've been planting lilies, daylilies, shrubs
> and perennials.  Today I put the salvaged plants back into the garden!  I
> know that my mom was smiling from heaven at that sight! It made me feel so
> happy to see the garden looking fresh and beautiful again.  It was such a
> hopeful feeling to see life renewed where there was only ugliness.
> Mom's garden is back!
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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