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RE: DF and gardening update/CNPS sale


Glad to hear David is doing as well as can be expected!

Sounds like your garden is still going strong out there. (note that
green envy surrounding me)... I always wondered if my veggies would
continue to produce if the weather stayed warm... but it sounds like
they have a certain amount of life span if yours are stopping to
produce... but I am curious, how many months do your tomato plants last
and produce?

I am not familiar with many of your plants, but wish my passion fruit
would survive here. Had thought about digging it up and trying to over
winter it inside. I did get lovely flowers on it, but not a long enough
season here for fruit, or maybe the wrong kind or who knows what....

You must also have a lot less work to do in the fall than we do...
thinking I have to bring my canna rhizomes in and they are a bear to dig
up. I have already brought many of my plants inside and if it ever is
warm out again when I leave for work, I take them back outside. Last few
days have been very cool, so decided to leave them inside.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Theresa- yahoo
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 10:05 PM
> To: GardenChat
> Subject: [CHAT] DF and gardening update/CNPS sale
> Hi all-
> Just wanted to let you guys know that I heard from Dave F. today.  He
> seems
> to be doing well and wanted to thank everyone for their thought and
> etc after his sister's tragic death.
> Also, I wanted to put my 2 cents in about what if happening in my neck
> the woods.  We had pretty typical weather most of the summer, with a
> bizarre exceptions- specifically it rained twice in August.  If NEVER
> rains
> here at all in the summer- much less has a thunder storm.   Other than
> that,
> it was hot as heck as usual.  I am really ready for fall/winter (they
> pretty much the same thing here).
> The canna's that several people gave me are blooming like crazy and
> spreading all around the banana plant!  It looks great.  (The banana
> mind the cannas will it?).  And the Banana plant is as tall as I am
> getting new leaves regularly.  I went to the California Native Plant
> Society
> sale in Sacramento Saturday and bought a bunch of new plants-
including a
> stunning salvia "Blue sky"- the flowers are even brighter blue and
> than "black and blue".  Also got a lovely yellow Albutilon, and a
> of
> interesting grasses, and more ground cover bearberry (I forgot it's
> name).  I still have a few tomatos coming and cucumbers, cantalop and
> peppers.  I have a volunteer sacred basil that decided to start
> I
> haven't had this plant in my garden for over a year, but some seed
> to grow all of a sudden.  In the flower department, I have a bunch of
> different salvias blooming, ornamental ginger (I love the smell of
> flowers especially in the evening), a couple roses, and one of my iris
> finally decided to bloom.  I dug up a bunch of short agapanthus (they
> rather blah looking- came with the house when we moved in), also have
> ripping out remnants of dwarf scouring rush (what a mistake that was!
> stuff would take over the earth if you aren't carefull.  No I'm
> out
> new sprouts every week).  Another one on the big mistake list- passion
> fruit
> vine.  It has grown under two brick/concrete barrier walls and now is
> growing new sprouts in my lawn. Great.  So I ripped out all of the
> plants and pull the new ones out of the lawn everytime I see them.
> stupid plants never bloomed even.  I won't be planting more of them
> again.   On the success side- the yellow-berried pyracantha I planted
> couple of years ago has grown wonderfully and is loosely covering the
> trellises along my fence.  I am sort- of espaliering them.  They have
> of yellow berries this year and are really attractive!
> Looking forward to cooler weather soon!
> Theresa
> Sacramento, CA
> zone 8-9
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