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Re: Gosh I miss you guys


Congrats Melody - good for you!  And I firmly believe that no time spent in
the garden is wasted.
Truly.


On 9/1/06, Bonnie & Bill Morgan <wmorgan972@ameritech.net> wrote:
>
> Melody, we miss you too, but I understand your needs and priorities.  You
> cannot do it ALL.
>
> Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  What an accomplishment with
> all you already have on your plate!!!  And yes, we all need one-on=one
> time
> with our kids.  My youngest is 30 and I still want some time alone with
> each
> girl every now and then and so does DH.  Of course, at their ages, it's
> much
> harder to get that time with Rayna working full time and going to school
> full time and Tzeitel working full time and taking care of 4 children and
> a
> spouse.
>
> As for your garden question, last year with trying to get mother situated
> in
> the nursing home, I wanted to get the butterfly garden (which was already
> a
> weedy mess) cleaned out.  It didn't happen because of many circumstances.
> This spring the whole bed was totally out of control.  There is no way to
> really rescue it now other than dig it out, salvage what I can and start
> over, I'm afraid.  If you can get the weeds out this fall, lay brown paper
> grocery bags over the soil (leaving holes where plants are growing of
> course) and cover it with a layer of mulch, you won't have that much work
> next spring.  It worked with another garden area that I was able to get to
> last fall.  It has been relatively easy to manage this year while the
> butterfly garden is just depressing.  Even the butterflies seem to like
> the
> North side driveway border garden better.
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of Melody
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 7:03 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Gosh I miss you guys
>
> Dang but I wish I had more time...to spend here with you guys. I really
> miss
> all of you and your advice, your support, your friendships. Can't believe
> how fast my time is going by. Next week I graduate from my first
> 2 years in the lay ministry program and the following week I start the
> next
> portion of training...the Parish Life Administrator certification.
> My kids started back to school two weeks ago. Meghan is now in high
> school,
> 9th grade. Mark is in junior high, 7th grade. And Morgan is now in 5th
> grade...since Mark and Meg ride the school bus now to and from school,
> Morgan gets to have Dad to herself for an hour in the mornings and Mom to
> herself for an hour in the afternoons...something she hasn't had since
> before she started kindergarten! She is over the moon! So am I to tell the
> truth...I like having some time with at least one of my kids alone...
>
>
> okay, so I do really have a question for you all...my gardens are such a
> mess...weeds everywhere and totally overgrown...do I just give up and let
> it
> finish out it's year without trying to straighten it around or do I try
> and
> eek out some time to do some serious serious work...we're talking several
> days of it...what are the risks vs. benefits of doing one over the other?
> Help!!! It's gotten to the point that even just walking through the
> gardens
> brings me little enjoyment because I just haven't been able to take care
> of
> them this year like I should have...it's pathetic...
>
>
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
>
> Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this
> world!
>
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