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Re: Gardening?

So, are you in Sarasota County?  My brother-in-law lives there and, when
visiting, I found the place delightful.  For some reason, I thought you
were closer to Ft. Myers.  

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/26/2007 3:03:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gardening?
> Hi, Bonnie. I think it's FL-SS-7, but don't know; I've never tried to 
> check it out, although I do post rain amounts whenever we have any.
> On Oct 26, 2007, at 2:32 PM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:
> > This has been the most discouraging summer, what with deer, drought, 
> > and falling trees.  Auralie
> >
> > Amen, Auralie.  When many of our local communities started running out 
> > of water and the cities restricted any use, I pretty much stopped 
> > except for the occasional mowing and weeding.  We haven't had our 
> > first frost and many things, such as red bud and fothergilla put out 
> > new buds.  I'm still harvesting my raspberries...in previous years, 
> > the second harvest was the end of August and the first of September.   
> > I usually thoroughly enjoy each season as it comes but THIS YEAR I was 
> > over summer by the end of July.  We finally got some rain this 
> > week...not much over an inch but it was something wet.  I always have 
> > some Mother Hubbard squash that volunteers...this year I noticed that 
> > something was eating them...turned out to be a beautiful box turtle.  
> > It must have been too dry for most of my fall bulbs as I have seen 
> > very few.  I'm nursing along some brocolli...picking off the worms and 
> > hope to get some garlic planted tomorrow.
> >
> > Don't know about mice and chipmunks...really think that a cat or snake 
> > would do a better job of keeping varmints out of the greenhouse.
> >
> > Jim...are you reporting at COCORAHS?  If so, what is your station?  I 
> > check out FL from time to time as we have relatives living there.
> >
> > My relatives made it through the CA fires.  Terrible that many of them 
> > might have been started deliberately.
> >
> > Bonnie Holmes
> > ETN Zone 7
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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