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Re: OT- just concerned.

Gotta love a true diehard gardener indeed.  Anyone heard from Marge, Peg or Libby?  They must be in the power outage areas.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 24 Sep 2003 23:24:14 -0500

>Glad you met with so little damage.  Ah, a true gardener!  the daylily pods
>rank right up there with gas for the generator.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Chris" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 9:10 PM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT- just concerned.
>> Christine Petersen   Northport, New York    Region 4    Zone 7
>> Dear Donna and all,
>> I've been very busy with school, family and writing a couple of articles
>> for the regional daylily publication. Here is my account of Isabel's
>> sojourn on LI.
>> The night before Isabel I grouped many of my large and small container
>> gardens and moved others against the house where they would be more
>> protected.  Then I picked any daylily seed pods that I thought were
>> ready enough for fear that those precious pods might be swept away by
>> wind or water.  Then I got out my digital camera and tried to take
>> pictures of favorite plant combinations that might be crushed by
>> morning.  I brought in a daylily bloom from Isabel Hibbard's FINAL
>> FRONTIER fearing that it might be the last bloom I'd see!  Most of the
>> images I took are somewhat fuzzy due to the winds that were already
>> howling!  My son tied up the boats and I stacked the outdoor furniture
>> and gathered up all the loose plastic pots that had been amassing since
>> spring.  I had already bought extra batteries while at my morning coffee
>> stop.  I hoped my husband would get a can of gas for our generator! The
>> generator is more for the fish, lizards, and other animals then for us!
>> The winds never woke me up during the night and the next day I saw some
>> trees down and traffic lights out, but that was about it!  The timing of
>> the tides was in our favor, so we had no flooding and only a few of my
>> containers were toppled.  All remaining seedpods are intact!
>> I am very thankful for our close call with nature!  Living on the water
>> can be risky, but once again we've been left unharmed!  Thank you for
>> thinking of me!
>> Chris
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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