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RE: uh oh

We are seeing a lot of good color here with yellows and reds, but a number
of trees (our elms) are losing their leaves very quickly!  Bill and I picked
up leaves on Saturday when an entire tree dropped ALL of its leaves at once
and Sunday, the one next to it did the same thing.  I suppose that both of
them dropping leaves at once would have been too much to ask.  

DH and I will be very busy over the next weeks trying to get leaves off the
ground so as not to smother the grass.  DH is putting all the leaves through
the chipper/shredder and I'll be using them as mulch to insulate the beds
for the winter.  I already have enough leaves to cover at least half of the
beds and 7/8's of the trees have yet to drop their leaves!  I should have
some good compost from the leftover in the spring!

I hope to transplant volunteer junipers into a row under the power lines
between two walnut trees for some additional sound blocking.  They grow very
fast and will good noise block and snow block/insulation in the yard within
a couple of years.  The birds love the berries and the additional nesting
area as well.  The more plant life/shelter we put in the yard, the more
varied the bird calls we hear.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Cathy Carpenter
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 9:08 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] uh oh

Not a lot of color here, except for some of the natives: sassafras,
witch-hazel , viburnum, and Nyssa sylvatica. The ashes are also turning -
yellow and maroon. Looking at the hills, i have to say, I see mostly yellows
and browns. It is incredibly dry. I do not want to see the water bill, even
though I am wtering only to send the plants into fall in good shape.
On Oct 9, 2006, at 4:37 PM, Kitty wrote:

> Yeah, that was the plan, but a friend just called and needed help  
> so I've gotta go there instead of digging like I planned.   
> weather.com says I still have one more day.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 7:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] uh oh
>> Best do it tomorrow Kitty, after that, rain and snow time...well that 
>> is what they are saying anyways. Don't recall snow this early in Oct 
>> before....
>> Oh another weather note, although it has been wet most of the fall  
>> here,
>> we took a trip to spoon river yesterday for their annual craft/fall
>> drive tour. I couldn't believe how dry it was there and that is  
>> only 3
>> hours from here. Parts of the river - well, they are not a river  
>> anymore
>> and obviously by the vegetation, been dry for some time. It has  
>> been a
>> few years since I have been there and was totally shocked. Here the
>> trees are in color, there, just green or brown... sigh. Cathy how is
>> your area since this isn't that far from you?
>> Donna
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> Geez time flies.  It is 72 degrees today but I just checked  
>> weather.com and
>> they show thursday night will go down to 29.  I guess I'd better   
>> dig those
>> tender plants up.  I just finished washing the car - it gets  
>> washed spring
>> and fall.  I'm pulling everything together for the MG bulb sale next
>> Saturday - building displays, hanging banners, etc.  I finally did  
>> get the
>> lawn mowed on Thursday.  The mower blade arrived Tues but it was  
>> raining
>> until Thurs.  So much to do, just not enough time.
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
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