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Re: Corpus Christi ?
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Corpus Christi ?
  • From: Patricia Dickson <pdickson53@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 18:16:23 -0500

Thank you Jim! I did the comparison and it came out the same. I tried other places to see how it worked. Very interesting to use!

sent from my i-phone 
 Patricia Dickson

On Nov 4, 2011, at 2:00 PM, James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com> wrote:

> Trish, you might want to check out this site and make a cost-of-living comparison.
> 
> http://www.bestplaces.net/col/
> 
> 
> "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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