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RE: bulb planting

What a lovely idea!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 31 Oct 2003 08:31:28 -0800

>Perhaps those in the Con Ed truck have enjoyed your gardens while working
>in the area, watched you gardening and decided to contribute to your
>ability to keep it up.  
>Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>> [Original Message]
>> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 10/30/2003 6:59:43 PM
>> Subject: [CHAT] bulb planting
>> Today I planted daffodils.  I had ordered them early in September from
>> Engelen, but they hadn't come.  I got worried and sent an e-mail - got a 
>> response that they had just been shipped.  Seems too coincidental to me. 
>> they came on Monday and today I had time to start planting.  We had a
>raised bed 
>> built at the angle where our driveway comes in off the lane, and I have
>> it with daffs.  Should be quite a sight next spring.  I planted 'Ipi
>> 'Itzim;' 'Febuary Gold;' and 'Dickcissel.'  The last is the only one I
>> grown before - an all-time favorite.  I planted more about 50 of each -
>> them by 100s and will give some to a son and a friend. If we have a
>> like last year, these should provide several weeks of bloom.  Doesn't
>always work 
>> out that way - some years they all bloom at the same time. Last year I
>> more than two months of bloom, but that was really the optimum. I have
>> ordered 'Billy Graham, ' partly for the name, but because it sounds
>> different, but it hasn't come yet and will go into the bed across the
>drive from the 
>> front door.  It's good to have them in.  I have small bulbs still to
>> but that isn't so much of a job.
>> While I was planting, a ConEd truck came up the lane really fast - nearly 
>> brushed me back.  It went up to the end of the lane (next house after
>> turned around and shouted at some workmen there.  Then he came back past
>me - I 
>> had moved out of the roadway - and stopped. The driver was a gray-haired
>> man, probably in his late 50s. He held a black thing out the window and
>said "I 
>> don't want to see you on your knees.  Here's a kneeling pad.  I use it to 
>> scrub my bathroom floor."  I said thanks, and he took off again at high
>> leaving me with a black, foam-padded kneeling pad.  I wonder if he
>carries them 
>> around to give to old women he sees gardening?  Or maybe he isn't going
>> scrub his bathroom floor any more.  My DH has never scrubbed a bathroom
>> (for that matter, I'm not much good at it, either.)  All sorts of
>questions come 
>> to mind.
>> Really coming up for air after putting on a flower show last weekend and 
>> finishing an indexing job yesterday.  Today was a beautiful day - the
>first in 
>> more than a week - so the timing is working out right. Achy and tired,
>> pleased with the day's work.
>> Auralie
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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