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Re: Hibernation still in effect
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Hibernation still in effect
  • From: BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:19:17 +0000 (UTC)

We had "slab jack" even out the concrete on our lower back porch. He
also did slabs in homes. Worked beautifully. Hope all goes well.


B 
ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4:28:46 PM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect 

thanks Zem. I'm about done w/ these past two weeks already. house leveling 
guy comes tomorrow morning. that should be an interesting friggin' 
experience as well. 


On 9/1/10, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote: 
> 
> Pam, that's awful!!! Please keep us posted on his progress. I'll add him 
> to my prayer list. 
> zem 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com> 
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 8:42 PM 
> 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect 
> 
> 
> bad as this water problem is, I'm more worried my brother. Those SOB's 
>> messed up his gall bladder surgery and now they are dithering while he's 
>> sinking fast. I'm so furious I can barely speak. UGH. I told mother 
>> she's going to have to forget her manners and get in their face - big 
>> time. 
>> 
>> On 8/31/10, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote: 
>> 
>>> 
>>> Auralie, I'm so glad Chet is on the mend. What a fright you must have 
>>> had. 
>>> And, Pam, your water problem is ridiculous! I'll agree this is one 
>>> summer 
>>> I don't want to repeat! My flower beds also look terrible. The flowers 
>>> are 
>>> tough as nails, but so are the morning glories that are all over 
>>> everything! 
>>> After an electric bill that rivaled the national debt I found that I was 
>>> at 
>>> the verge of needing a new compressor. The upside is that my problem was 
>>> solved with just a good coil cleaning. I have about melted in the garden 
>>> center this summer, and I think I have beaten all records for the amount 
>>> of 
>>> iced tea a person can drink in one day. You are so right, Pam, low 90s 
>>> can 
>>> feel down right cool! 
>>> zem 
>>> zone 7 
>>> West TN 
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com> 
>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
>>> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 5:10 PM 
>>> 
>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Wow - glad Chet's on the mend. I can unfortunately relate about the 
>>> 
>>>> garden. Mine looks like french fried right about now. Ridiculous. My 
>>>> kid 
>>>> brother has his gall bladder out Monday, but he's fine and didn't seem 
>>>> to 
>>>> pick up any nasty bug the 24 hours he was in the hospital thank 
>>>> goodness. 
>>>> still no water here, they said maybe by tomorrow - pfffft. I stopped at 
>>>> Elaine's on the way home today to get a shower and wash my hair - 
>>>> ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. 
>>>> 
>>>> On 8/27/10, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote: 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> Thanks Jim, good point. And well, RATS Auralie. Sounds like we all need 
>>>>> a 
>>>>> break. I'm glad Chet is getting better. My Mama has always insisted 
>>>>> that 
>>>>> hospitals make people sicker. I may have to give her points for that 
>>>>> one. 
>>>>> Andrea 
>>>>> 
>>>>> -----Original Message----- 
>>>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
>>>>> Behalf 
>>>>> Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
>>>>> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 11:02 AM 
>>>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Hibernation still in effect 
>>>>> 
>>>>> I'll follow Andrea's lead and try to make a summary of this crazy 
>>>>> month. 
>>>>> The entire summer has been a garden disaster for me - a combination of 
>>>>> extreme heat and drought, too much other work, and not enough strength 
>>>>> to work out in the heat. Something ate all my beans just as they began 
>>>>> to bloom. My other vegetables have not done anything. The soil in the 
>>>>> garden is hard as a rock from the drought - despite years of adding 
>>>>> compost 
>>>>> and such good things. My flower beds have also suffered from the 
>>>>> drought. 
>>>>> Great patches of my epimedium have browned off. Even some pachysandra 
>>>>> has turned brown, and that's usually drought-proof. The pond is down 
>>>>> do 
>>>>> a 
>>>>> mudpuddle. I have tried to keep the container-garden going by carrying 
>>>>> water, but even that has been a struggle. Since we're on a well, I 
>>>>> can't 
>>>>> just 
>>>>> use a hose or sprinkler. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> In addition to all that, I've had more work of all sorts than I've had 
>>>>> in 
>>>>> years. 
>>>>> The book industry must not be suffering as much as I read that it is, 
>>>>> for 
>>>>> I've 
>>>>> had back-to-back indexing jobs all summer. That combined with flower 
>>>>> show preparations on both state and local levels, Horticulture School 
>>>>> exams 
>>>>> to grade and record, and various other such, plus a computer crash 
>>>>> earlier 
>>>>> in the summer has kept me tied up. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Then there was the visit from my youngest son and his family - 7 yr.old 
>>>>> Connor, 
>>>>> and Cate who's almost 5. They were here for three days and then 
>>>>> insisted 
>>>>> that 
>>>>> we go to the city with them for another three days. We stayed at the 
>>>>> Princeton 
>>>>> Club, saw a couple of Broadway shows, and a marvelous church service at 
>>>>> St. Thomas Episcopal Church on 5th Avenue. I had been anxious about 
>>>>> Chet, 
>>>>> since he is getting so slow and tottery, but he seemed to enjoy it all 
>>>>> very 
>>>>> much. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Then last Sunday morning he collapsed in church as he was serving as 
>>>>> lay-reader. 
>>>>> Luckily the priest saw him going and caught him as he fell, so he 
>>>>> didn't 
>>>>> hit his 
>>>>> head. He came around quickly, but the EMS team took him to the 
>>>>> hospital. 
>>>>> There all sorts of tests showed nothing amiss, but the cardiology team 
>>>>> insisted 
>>>>> on keeping him for observation. To make a long story short, they 
>>>>> decided 
>>>>> his 
>>>>> blood-pressure medication was too strong, and had caused him to faint 
>>>>> from 
>>>>> low blood-pressure. I brought him home on Tuesday looking pale and 
>>>>> with 
>>>>> cold 
>>>>> symptoms. Wednesday he was so weak he could hardly stand. I was ready 
>>>>> to 
>>>>> take him back to the hospital, but of course he refused. I did get him 
>>>>> to 
>>>>> the local 
>>>>> doctor who diagnosed pneumonia, that the doctor said he had clearly 
>>>>> contracted 
>>>>> in the hospital. He has been on strong antibiotics since, and seems 
>>>>> better 
>>>>> and 
>>>>> stronger today. We will see the doctor again in a bit. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> I guess that's not a very cheerful or garden-related message, but I 
>>>>> wanted 
>>>>> to 
>>>>> account for my apparent lack of response to the rest of you. Best 
>>>>> wishes 
>>>>> to 
>>>>> all who have had birthdays I missed. Pam, I hope your house doesn't 
>>>>> fall 
>>>>> down. 
>>>>> Andrea, there will surely be another job. 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Auralie 
>>>>> 
>>>>> In a message dated 8/26/2010 6:10:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
>>>>> andreah@hargray.com writes: 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi all-I'm just getting around to actually sitting at my computer in 
>>>>> over 
>>>>> a 
>>>>> week. Summer has been in full on mode here since mind-June. We almost 
>>>>> broke 
>>>>> a record of over 45 days at 90 or above. Mostly ABOVE. The heat has 
>>>>> finally 
>>>>> broken but the humidity is still in full swing. Last evening I finally 
>>>>> went 
>>>>> outside when I got home from work, something I haven't done in weeks. 
>>>>> The 
>>>>> aphids had attacked my Asclepius so I got out the hose. 
>>>>> 
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>>>> Pam Evans 
>>>> Kemp TX 
>>>> zone 8A 
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