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RE: was plant sale now trees

I am astounded people don't realize there are different kinds of tomatoes.  help.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 7 Oct 2003 20:33:46 -0700

>OOOH, oooh, I know that answer to this one!!  They grow fast, have pretty
>flowers, and most people have no idea of one tree from another (much less
>problems they might have).  I will never forget asking someone what kind of
>tree they had in their yard and they looked at me dumbfounded and said "what
>do you mean- it's a tree".  It always amazes me that people also don't
>realize that there are different kinds of tomatos, peaches, etc.  Small
>wonder that people's eating habits in this country are so lousy.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>Behalf Of Pamela J. Evans
>Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 6:48 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] was plant sale now trees
>Daryl - maybe you can answer a question I have asked many times. Why do
>people plant those Bradford pears? Short-lived, brittle, disease and
>insect prone - why?? I don't get it.
>maybe I'm just dense....
>one of my prize treasures is this 150-200 year old pecan tree of mine
>that cuts my cooling bills in half shading the South side of my house in
>summer and it's just magnificent. It's one of the reasons I bought this
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Tue, 7 Oct 2003 07:49:15 -0400
>>When I design for folks, I always try to include a few "legacy trees". So
>>often, a homeowner with a bare lot only wants something fast growing like a
>>Maple, or (shudder) a Bradford Pear. It's hard, sometimes, to convince them
>>of the value of planting for the future. Sad.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 7:40 PM
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] HGTV show now plant sale
>>> As far as I'm concerned, we plant for the future - my white oaks are
>>> saplings that I will never see grow beyond middle age, but I wouldn't
>>> have it any other way. As a retired military person, I have planted
>>> many perennials and woodies around government quarters and rental
>>> units, and figured I was contributing to my community and my
>>> environment.
>>> Cathy
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>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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