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Re: Today...

Bonnie - I'm getting tired reading it!!  LOL
Good luck on all of those things!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 6 Sep 2003 22:51:33 -0400

>I'm so behind on my e-mails.  Sorry folks, but it looks like I won't have
>much time to get emails read or written next week at all, but I will be
>thinking of all of you!  Today I took mother for chest x-rays, got to have
>my grandboy in the a.m. and both mother and grandboy insisted on "helping"
>me weed the patriotic garden.  (It is the thought that counts, though mother
>had a bit of trouble getting up off her knees.)  I'd say I got at least 1 of
>the 4 cu. Yards of mulch spread there.  Oh, it was so good to get to pull
>those ugly grasses and weeds from the most prominent bed in the yard!!!  And
>the rich "black gold" mulch that my neighbor brought me (he works as a
>landscaper for businesses) is beautiful and very rich in composted manure.
>The bed looks fabulous now!  And thanks to my generous neighbor, he loaned
>us one of his work vehicles to haul the mulch around (with a tilt bed for
>dumping in the right place and headlights for working late or early) we'll
>have the rest of the mulch off the driveway tomorrow in "holding areas"
>close to beds that need mulching yet.
>Kitty, two of my Knautia Macedonica are HUGE!!! And still putting on blooms.
>I can't keep up with deadheading it and it doesn't seem to care at all!  The
>Russian sage from Wendy is also HUGE!  I didn't get it cut back this spring,
>so it is a little floppy, but still absolutely beautiful.  I'm getting some
>"starts" off candytuft, too, from seed.  I'll be digging them up and lining
>them up with their parent plants to make a nice "ring" of evergreen around
>the patriotic garden.  I've got some red gladiolas about 2' tall right now,
>but I'm not sure I got them in the ground in time to bloom.  The only
>problem I found in the patriotic garden was--grasshoppers!!!!  Mating
>grasshoppers at that!!!  UGH!!!  (Lots of chewed leaves on the glads and a
>few on the rose bush.)  I need an infusion of praying mantis! LOL!!!  
>I sure won't have any gardening time during the week!  I have to be in
>Indianapolis Tuesday, work over on Wednesday no doubt, and then take mother
>for more tests (heart stress test and echocardiogram and a heart sonogram
>(?) before getting more blood tests on Saturday possibly.  Mother has to
>have a couple more tests run after that before she has a colonoscopy on the
>29th of Sept. (the day before my younger daughter's birthday.)  I'm tired
>just thinking about it. ;>)
>Here's hoping everyone has a WONDERFUL week!
>Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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