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Re: Good weekend/new job

Thanks everyone for the well wishes and congrats and kudos. I'm tired.
LOL! I've worked behind a desk so long I forgot what it's like to move
all day long. The first two days I spent part of each day getting
Christmas stuff out and up for sale. OY!

We are getting in hundreds of poinsettias next week or the next I think.
I can't recall. I spent today cutting back #1 perennials for winter.
It's been much warmer here than normal according to the locals. The
nursery is nice, but it needs some direction and updating of trends. The
manager that hired me is trying to do just that.

The company itself is a big operation. Lots of landscaping, snow
removal, Christmas decoration, and other contracts. I'm going to get to
learn to operate forklifts and bobcats. Whoo hoo! I'm already enamored
of the mini-blue ever greens. I can hardly wait til next spring and I've
got tulips planted and there are peonies in my yard. It's all very
exciting to me.


Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com> wrote:
Amen to that!

On 11/8/05, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center <
4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
> Fantastic, Andrea! They're lucky to have you.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrea Hodges" 
> To: 
> Sent: Monday, November 07, 2005 8:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Good weekend/new job
> > OK, I wasn't finished replying to your message.....don't know what I did
> > but I sent it by accident. As I was saying, it sounds like a great
> > weekend. I have a great day.
> >
> >
> > I started my new job today at Buckley's Prairie Landscaping. I had a
> > ball. I'm so tired. Unfortunately, I didn't get to play with the plants
> > too much as we are starting to put out the Christmas decorations, but
> > that's OK. It was still a lot of fun. Nice, easy going people, lots to
> > be done, so there won't be a dull moment. Huge nursery.
> >
> > I think I made the right decision.
> > A
> > Now in Zone 5
> >
> > Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR wrote:
> > I'm glad no one from here was hurt by the tornado. Scary!
> > I had such a good weekend. Nothing special happened. But for the last
> month
> > I haven't been able to do much on the weekends - I had back problems,
> and
> > then when that cleared up I got a horrible cold and couldn't do a lot.
> But
> > this weekend I felt great. I finished getting everything tender into the
> > greenhouse.
> > Sure had a lot more work to do this year; because I neglected to tend it
> > much over the summer things grew really wild. I already mentioned the 7'
> > tall abutilon (now much smaller); as I pulled stuff out into the lawn I
> had
> > to hack off about 4 feet of branches off the geraniums too. The bulbine
> > frutescens that Kitty gave me kind of exploded, it's still contained in
> its
> > pot but there was so much of it I broke off a bunch of sections to try
> and
> > root. I went to move the big spider plant (ummm...chlorophytum comosum)
> and
> > discovered it had gotten so massive it broke the ceramic pot it was in -
> 18"
> > wide and the same deep, about, and there was no soil left, only roots.
> And
> > darn it, the pot was a pretty one I bought in Mexico - of course you
> > couldn't SEE the pot anymore, oh well. I just took some babies and
> tossed
> > the whole thing; in a year I'll have another one just as big. I brought
> in
> > the succulents and took a bunch of cuttings to root in a few days. Oh,
> it
> > was good just puttering around.
> > We have not had frost yet. Amazingly enough I still have zucchini,
> usually
> > by the end of September they are pooped out. When I brought in a few for
> > grilling on the BBQ my husband just groaned. The peppers are still out
> > there, I picked almost 10 pounds of red and green ones which I'll have
> to
> do
> > something with tonight. And the tomatoes are finally producing. They
> were
> > not happy all year but NOW have decided to explode with fruit. I'm
> almost
> > done with preserving though and I am not real fond of most recipes using
> > green tomatoes, too bad.
> > Our new dog Trixie is settling in. I've never owned a dog this young
> (she's
> > 7 months), what a kick she is. She likes to drink out of the garden hose
> so
> > the whole time I was in the greenhouse she was right there, sticking her
> > head in whatever plant I was trying to water. She isn't reliably
> housebroken
> > yet so last night was the first she spent in our bedroom, suitably
> confined
> > of course. She was pretty excited to be there with us and sleep was
> elusive.
> > Then a group of coyotes started yipping very close, so we got up to
> check
> on
> > our sheep a couple times which made her even more excited. But all was
> well
> > and last night everyone slept just fine.
> > My dry garden is still in bloom. I took some pictures but didn't get
> them
> up
> > on the web, I'll have to do that tonight too. Everything else in the
> > ornamental garden, except one hybrid tea rose, is winding down for the
> > winter, but the salvias and zauschneria, even some penstemon, are still
> > blooming. I don't remember this from last year so it might be that the
> rain
> > we got in October has fooled them.
> > Yep, it was a good weekend.
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
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> > Andrea H
> > Petersburg, IL
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Kemp TX
zone 8A

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