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Re: Corpus Christi ?
  • Subject: Re: Corpus Christi ?
  • From: James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 12:00:11 -0700

Trish, you might want to check out this site and make a cost-of-living comparison.


"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it." -- Ray Bradbury

On Nov 3, 2011, at 2:58 PM, Patricia Dickson wrote:

> You make me excited to think what we can grow! Thank you all for all the information! 
> I'll let you all know if it works out for us but it won't change my email ability!
> We are returning from a driving trip to Chicago! I told my husband if he
> would drive I could go with him. The fall color has been FANTASTIC !
> We left OK a week ago to go to Dodge City, KS. The yellow of the locust
> and red sumac was wonderful. We drove across the state to Iola, Ks...
> Saw more great color and children 'Trunk or Treating' around the square!
> Too cute!
> Accidentally found Fort Scott, Ks! Fabulous Civil War fort! So well
> preserved and kept! Stopped for Farmers market where the little Amish
> girl with her horses & buggy had great cinnamon rolls!
> Next Lake of the Ozarks was beautiful with red oaks and all so colorful! 
> Springfield, Il and Chicago were beautiful.
> Missouri Botanical Gardens through light mist.... Fabulous!!
> Now on our way to daughters in Arkansas ... Still beautiful!
> sent from my i-phone 
> Patricia Dickson
> On Nov 3, 2011, at 3:40 PM, TeichFauna@aol.com wrote:
>> Patricia, you should love it.  It will be totally different, since it  is 
>> zone 9b....but coastal gardening is wonderful. Not much different than here  
>> in Houston, same zone.  The upside is that you will be able to grow many  
>> plants outside that are considered "house" plants in the northern States.   
>> Many tropical fruits, great Citrus and Palm growing part of the country.   
>> There is a terrific Palm society down that way that is really nice.    The 
>> downside is that you won't be able to grow the cool weather plants like  
>> Peonies, and other cold zone plants.  As many that move down here from the  
>> north....you only miss it for a short time, then you realize all the things you  
>> can grow that you could not before.   You will definitely not be sorry  as a 
>> gardener, I can assure you of that.  It will be a bit of an  adjustment, but 
>> over all, you will be happy.    You'll love the  weather too!   Think 
>> sub-tropical.  Sure it's Hurricane area, but  the Texas coast is spared more than 
>> the mid west is from Tornados and snow  storms.  Won't have to ever worry 
>> about a snow storm again....if we get a  little we are all out celebrating.  
>> Be prepared to live more outside than  inside.  Corpus is a very pretty city, 
>> and very close to other cities like  San Antonio, which is tons of fun 
>> too...with lots to see and do.  
>> Noreen
>> zone 9
>> Texas Gulf Coast
>> In a message dated 11/3/2011 7:40:07 AM Central Daylight Time,  
>> pdickson53@gmail.com writes:
>> I have a  question that I can't ask anyone else. My husband has been
>> offered a great  job in Corpus Christi. Should I be excited to go as a
>> gardener?
>> We  lived around Pt Arthur (Nederland), Tx 20+ years ago but Corpus sounds 
>> so much  drier. Now in OK.
>> It could be a great opportunity (especially at 56) for my  husband! I will 
>> have to start over.
>> Our children are grown, one in Arkansas  married with children and the last 
>> one graduates from college soon.
>> Any  information and advice is appreciated!
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