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Re: Weather


I live to amuse :-D

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 12 Sep 2003 08:08:48 -0500

>She's NOT joking when she says she can "mow" the front yard with scissors!  
>WHAT FRONT YARD! HA!!  Cracks me up.
>
>Jesse Rene' Bell
>Claremore, OK
>Zone 6
>
>
>
>
>
>>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>>Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 07:44:00 -0500
>>
>>Oh I plant lots more xeriscape stuff now. All my fall plantings this
>>year are from High Country Gardens. But during June, July and August,
>>the lack of rain coupled w/ 100+ heat really takes its toll - and you
>>have to really soak shrubs, roses and perennials at least twice a week
>>to keep them from croaking. And containers of course have to be watered
>>every day in the summer. And I have LOTS of stuff in pots. But no more
>>pots. Jesse says the front is looking a tad busy. Oh well!
>>
>>
>>:-D
>>
>>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>>From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Date:  Fri, 12 Sep 2003 07:56:36 -0700
>>
>> >When visiting some relatives in Riverside, CA, we went by a model garden 
>>of
>> >native plants that was quite lush and used little water.  Local 
>>authorities
>> >were using it to convince residents that it was possible to have a
>> >beautiful yard without using a lot of water.   They also have a program
>> >that supports planting a list of drought tolerant trees.
>> >
>> >Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> [Original Message]
>> >> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >> Date: 08/13/2003 8:35:14 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>> >>
>> >> Pam,
>> >> Your maintenance costs are a killer!
>> >> FG or Horticulture had an article years ago about a famous garden in
>> >> California that proved that, with the right planning, a lush tropical
>> >garden
>> >> in a hot location could actually get by on less water.  The multitude 
>>of
>> >> plants actually shade the soil and a fountain added additional 
>>moisture.
>> >> The grounds needed much less supplemental water than you'd expect.  I
>> >wish I
>> >> could remember the name.  The woman who designed it was deceased but 
>>they
>> >> keep the garden open for limited visits.
>> >> Kitty
>> >>
>> >> ----- Original Message -----
>> >> From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 9:52 PM
>> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> > Kitty - you are SO right.  Plus I mulch like crazy.
>> >> > Have to in order to preserve what little moisture we have. Only 
>>problem
>> >> > is in the viburnum beds, the birds get in there during the day and
>> >> > wallow out little bird shaped oblongs in the mulch to stay cool. So 
>>when
>> >> > I get home - there are some exposed patches. I can't blame them of
>> >> > course even though I keep the bird baths clean and full. And I top 
>>dress
>> >> > w/ lava sand 4 or 5 times a year so it can continue to work its way 
>>down
>> >> > into the clay and keep it in condition. If I don't - the beds revert 
>>to
>> >> > concrete in a year or two. Between that and remulching every 3 months
>> >> > and doing the compost dressing every fall, they stay in pretty good
>> >> > shape. The yard - unamended - has cracks in it, by the end of August
>> >> > they'll be big enough to swallow your foot. It's a big problem for 
>>all
>> >> > the ranchers around here because horses and cows get their hooves 
>>caught
>> >> > in the cracks, break legs and have to be destroyed. Which is
>> >> > heartbreaking to say the least. One lady who lives down the street
>> >> > walked by today and asked what my water bill was. I told her (105
>> >> > bucks). She said she's quit watering her stuff except for roses 
>>because
>> >> > she can't afford it. I asked her waht will you spend replacing
>> >> > everything this fall or next spring?? She had to think about that. I
>> >> > offered her seeds and such. She'll be back.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > gardeners - gotta love 'em!!
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> >> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> >> > Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> > Date:  Wed, 13 Aug 2003 21:25:12 -0500
>> >> >
>> >> > >Pam, one of the good things about your having watered is that it 
>>kept
>> >the
>> >> > >soil surface receptive to the rain when it finally came.  If you
>> >hadn't,
>> >> it
>> >> > >would quite likely have just run off rather than soaked in.  Hope 
>>you
>> >get
>> >> > >lots more!
>> >> > >
>> >> > >Kitty
>> >> > >
>> >> > >----- Original Message -----
>> >> > >From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>> >> > >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> >> > >Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:05 PM
>> >> > >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>> >> > >
>> >> > >
>> >> > >> Play it again - we actually got 3/4"!!  Drop in the bucket and I'm
>> >> still
>> >> > >having to water but better than nothing!!  God bless you!
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> Pam
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> >> > >> From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
>> >> > >> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> > >> Date:  Wed, 13 Aug 2003 05:37:01 -0400 (EDT)
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> >Pam: Am taking piano lessons...one of the songs I have learned is
>> >> titled
>> >> > >> >"Rain Dance"...everytime I practice it, it makes me think of you 
>>and
>> >> so
>> >> > >> >I send up a little prayer as I play it that rain will find it's 
>>way
>> >to
>> >> > >> >you soon...guess I should practice more often, huh???? LOL!
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>> >> > >> >--Albert Einstein
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > --- On Sun 08/10, Pamela J. Evans < gardenqueen@gbronline.com >
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > >> >From: Pamela J. Evans [mailto: gardenqueen@gbronline.com]
>> >> > >> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >> > >> >Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 11:21:49 -0500
>> >> > >> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weather
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >It clouded up yesterday afternoon, got about 10 or 11 drops. 
>>Nothing
>> >> > >> >-<br>wouldn't even qualify for a trace. At least the clouds 
>>cooled
>> >> > >> >things off<br>a little. Sigh.<br><br><br>---------- Original 
>>Message
>> >> > >> >----------------------------------<br>From:
>> >> > >> >TeichFlora@aol.com<br>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Date: Sun, 
>>10
>> >> Aug
>> >> > >> >2003 06:31:03 EDT<br><br>>In a message dated 8/9/2003 11:02:38 PM
>> >> > >> >Central Standard Time, <br>>gardenchat-owner@hort.net
>> >> writes:<br>><br>>>
>> >> > >> ><br>>> Still not a drop here. Watered unitl 11 pm last night. No,
>> >> that's
>> >> > >> >not a <br>>> typo.<br>>> <br>><br>>Still nothing Pam???? I 
>>thought
>> >for
>> >> > >> >sure you had some this weekend.....seems <br>>like the entire 
>>state
>> >> got
>> >> > >> >rain. We had some serious storms pass through <br>>Houston area, 
>>but
>> >> it
>> >> > >> >just teased the plants here, and perhaps gave it a foliar
>> >> > >> ><br>>wash....still had to go out and water though. Supposed to be
>> >more
>> >> > >> >coming this <br>>week....and lower temps, down to the mid 80's.
>> >> > >> ><br>>Sure hope you get some relief soon!!
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> ><br>>Noreen<br>>zone 9<br>>Texas Gulf
>> >> > >>
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>>Coast<br>><br>>-----------------------------------------------------------
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>> >GARDENCHAT<br>><br>><br><br>--<br>Pam
>> >> > >> >Evans<br>Kemp TX/zone
>> >> > >>
>> >> >
>> >>
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>> >> > >> Pam Evans
>> >> > >> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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>>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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