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Re: Today in the Yard

It's a lot of hassle bringing these special plants in for the winter and
by April some of mine can look pretty sad. But shortly after they're
back outside in May they really start to perk up and I realize it was
worth it.

I dug the last of my ppl Fountain grass yesterday between
trick-or-treaters. they started coming around 4:00 and I just didn't
want to lose the rest of a beautiful day. I also dug & potted a seedling
Pelargonium and a spider plant.

My colchicum leaves are all coming up! They must have gotten mighty
confused by the weather. I'm going to have to give them an extra heavy
mulch come December to protect them.

I still haven't shredded the rest of the leaves I collected from down
the street so I had to cover them up against the rain that's coming.
There was a very big nail in the pile and it jammed the shredder. I got
it out but the shredder won't run right now so I'll have to tear it down
and see if I can figure out what's wrong.


-------------- Original message -------------- 

> Today, with the help of two men, the plants came inside. It took us over an 
> hour to figure out how to fit them all in my small enclosed porch. I cannot 
> believe how much they grown over the summer. Not to mention the fact that I 
> have acquired new tropicals and divided others. I will have to crawl on my 
> belly like a snake to water them and clean the cats' litter pans so that is 
> going to be fun -- NOT. I gathered a lot of pine cones to fill the pots and, 
> hopefully, act as a deterrent to the cats. Jim, the little shrubs you gave 
> me are getting big, but I still have them in one pot together. Don't know 
> what I'll do next year, but I'll just worry about that then. I would have 
> seriously cut back the brugmansias, but they are all loaded with buds and I 
> just 
> didn't have the heart. I still have one jasmine in a hanging basket that must 
> be brought in and transplanted to a regular pot. It is rainy and muggy 
> here, and my arthritis is screaming my age right now. It's not supposed to 
> turn 
> colder until later this week, but I couldn't wait any longer to tackle this 
> always dreaded job as I am working at the polls tomorrow from 6:30 a.m. 
> until... 
> zem 
> zone 7 
> West TN 
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