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Re: Gosh I miss you guys

HI Melanie,
        If most of the gardens are perennials flowers, then determine which
weeds are perennial and concentrate on getting those out. The annual weeds
look worse, but with bonnie's suggestion about bags and mulch and perhaps
corn gluten or another preemergent in the spring, you might be able to
regain some control.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> 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
> 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
> portion of training...the Parish Life Administrator certification.
> My kids started back to school two weeks ago. Meghan is now in high
> 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
> finish out it's year without trying to straighten it around or do I try
> 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
> brings me little enjoyment because I just haven't been able to take care
> 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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