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RE: strange gardening year

This one has a big 'tude for sure. Guess what it's doing y'all?? It's
raining! Yep, actual moisture from the sky - what a concept. I went down
to McDade's (nursery) w/ Pat so she could get her winter veggies and
more lavenders and they laughed when they saw us splashing in looking
like drowned rats. They said - yep, only the diehard gardeners are out
today. Haven't had a customer all morning.

Too funny.   

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 4 Oct 2003 22:39:55 -0400

>Critters are like people.  There's one in every crowd. LOL!
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Pamela J. Evans
>Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 5:49 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] strange gardening year
>What I wonder is - w/ all the pecans in the tree and some on the ground
>I leave for the squirrels - why do I still find that belligerent one
>raiding the bird feeder? I don't get it...
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Sat, 4 Oct 2003 11:55:16 -0400
>>I am in the habit of feeding the neighborhood squirrels (and chipmunks) in
>>late fall and winter, so it is pretty common to find corn growing anywhere
>>in the yard.  Sometimes, when it pops up in a spot where it isn't in the
>>grass and it isn't in a flower bed, I'll just let it grow and put that out
>>for the squirrels later.  Most often, because it is not well fertilized in
>>dense heavy clay nor is it in a good culture for optimum growing, the corn
>>with be dwarfed.  I imagine here that is because there is so much shade.
>>these occasions, we have neat small shocks of corn to put up for Halloween.
>>I look at it as a "win"/"win" situation for me and the critters.  :>D  
>>I have found over the years that feeding the squirrels keeps them out of
>>house and the attic.  With all the trees, they don't lack for shelter
>>either, so they become "entertainment" when they eat the corn, apples and
>>whatever else I can find, out on the front porch.  Now that I can grow
>>tulips (through chicken wire baskets) I really can enjoy the squirrels
>>energy and antics.  And now that our walnut trees have begun to bear nuts,
>>they are feeding themselves more too.  I imagine I'll have some walnut
>>seedlings before long.  My dad's yard started with only one small walnut
>>tree and ended with a small walnut forest!  I don't mind at all.  I guess
>>dad rubbed off on me with his "live and let live" approach to gardening.
>>always planted extra just for the critters that would get into his garden.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>>Of Melody
>>Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 4:45 AM
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] strange gardening year
>>Kitty: Here in my gardens, I do occasionally get actual corn growing in
>>my gardens...of course, our little town is surrounded by corn fields so
>>I usually just figure it must be some critter bringing it from a nearby
>>field and planting it where they think it goes. LOL!
>>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>>--Albert Einstein
>> --- On Thu 10/02,  < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
>>From:  [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 14:00:50 +0000
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] strange gardening year
>>In the past when the "corn" came up in my beds I jsut thought corn.
>>But<br>you're right about it being more likely millet. This year I grew
>>(on<br>purpose) Purple Majesty Millet and it definitely looked like corn
>>coming<br>up. But PM is one gorgeous millet! I plan to grow it again
>>next year.<br><br><br>Kitty<br>> You did mention that Tony, but I never
>>remember to do it. Oh well, it's<br>> a bird and butterfly sanctuary
>>anyway so big deal if they help w/ the<br>> planting, right?? LOL LOL
>>Sounds like millet coming up. Leaves look like<br>> miniature corn
>>leaves.<br>> <br>> <br>> <br>> ---------- Original Message
>>----------------------------------<br>> From: Tony Veca
>><romans8@comcast.net><br>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Wed,
>>01 Oct 2003 19:29:11 -0700<br>> <br>> >on 10/1/03 4:36 AM, Pamela J.
>>Evans wrote:<br>> ><br>> >> millet in my blue and white bed - courtesy
>>of my birdies no doubt! Corn?<br>> ><br>> >I mentioned awhile back that
>>I micro wave my bird seed about 3 min.<br>> >Sometimes a few "escape" &
>>the birds drop them on the ground. I have one<br>> >that comes up & it
>>looks like a miniature corn plant ?????<br>> >Been foggy here in the
>>a.m./ peeking sun / cloudy. Lows early a.m. 47 - 49.<br>> ><br>> >Tony
>>Veca <>< <br>> >Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!<br>> >Vancouver, WA
>>USA<br>> ><br>>
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