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Re: weeds, plants and the weekend

Yep-  I've called more than one owner about their lost dogs and theya re 
always soooo relieved.


Bonnie Holmes wrote:

>I only mowed this weekend.  Today was lovely...soft breeze, blue skies.  We
>moved a little fountain to the front of the house where I have a newly
>installed outlet.  Took four bags of building scrap stuff to the front of
>the drive to be picked up today...we pay for weekly garbage pickup. 
>Pruned, pruned, and pruned some more.  My Ducks racked up leaves that had
>been gathering on the driveway.  Much of it had begun to turn to mulch so I
>used it on the new flower bed I am making.  My arms are fatigued.
>We have had a lovely little lab around since the weekend.  He's been
>playing and swimming with Sweet Honey Biscuit.  I thought he lived a few
>cul-de-sacs over from us and didn't pay much attention.  Last night, I
>thought I heard him barking...SHB was inside and she was her usual quiet
>self.  This morning he was at the door first thing and very hungry.  His
>tag had a telephone number which we called.  About 30 minutes ago, his
>owner came for him...he lives at least five miles away and apparently
>followed a jogger and got lost.  Makes me think that tags with a telephone
>number might be a very good idea.
>>[Original Message]
>>From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Date: 5/21/2006 8:13:51 PM
>>Subject: [CHAT] weeds, plants and the weekend
>>So what did everyone do this weekend?  Since I am 50 something and not 30
>>something, didn't get as much done as Theresa and Cyndi do...:)
>>After spending the weekend pulling weeds, I have no idea where they all
>>from. It is not like one variety that took over. I seem to have dozens of
>>kinds here. I don't recall it ever being this bad here before.
>>I probably killed a few of my wanted plants, as they were so engulfed, I
>>literally dug up the whole plant and sifted thru them getting all the weed
>>roots out and replanting the wanted plant. Took forever!
>>Anyways, a few things are blooming now, so it was nice to find them. Most
>>the early spring things are done. Kinda worried about my Epimedium
>>grandiflorum 'Lilafee'. Last look it was blooming, but now it barely has
>>leaves on it at all.. seems kinda sudden (not for the blooms, but don't
>>remember it dropping leaves that quick).
>>Anyone grow a bottlebrush bush (Aesculus parviflora)? It didn't seem to
>>it by the fence, so I moved it a few weeks ago... seems to be lacking, but
>>might be getting used to it's new home. What does this bush like?
>>My ninebark summer wine is blooming for the first time here... looks
>>Also my lilac bush who's name escapes me at the moment. It is a later
>>variety so it just started.
>>I have a three day weekend coming up, so instead of planting, guessing I
>>will still be weeding.
>>If anyone needs to get some frustration out, feel free to stop by and dig
>>out a few weeds. LOL!
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