Re: [gardeners] Herb garden

Barb Rothenberger (
Wed, 25 Mar 1998 06:51:10 -0600

And here I was whining when we got 6" two weeks ago and another couple of
inches last week.

>Well, we've got a foot of snow on the ground and we're expecting temps in
>the 60's the rest of the week. Go figure.
We're supposed to get up to 70 I think later this week.

But I've been planting seeds,

Ray spent all DAY planting all of our seeds - not sure just what he has
planted - a little bit ot this and a little bit of that. Not sure I have
mentioned this on the list or not, but he retired Dec. 31.  Really is
different having him home all day!  But he very anxiously awaiting the time
to get outside in the yard.  

 It's a good thing we're on a diet. No room in the
Sounds like you need a second refrigerator, Cheryl! That's what we did -
saved our old one when we got a new one many many years ago.  Great for
stratification of seeds, chilling bulbs, storing seed, I keep my
professional film in it - oh, of course, some beer.

 I planted aconitum, several gentians, 
afraid these two don't do too well in our hot Missouri summers.

amsonia, decaisnea
>fargesii (the shrub I got advice on a month or so ago), two eryngiums and
>cimicifuga simplex purpurea. 
have to plead ignorance on these - not familiary to me.

>lots of lights set up in the kitchen where I can diligently watch my babies

our flats are sitting all over the house - most are in Ray's new office.  

  I even have a pot full
>of arugula growing under lights in the kitchen so Erich can get a head
>start on his favorite salad fixin'.

Ray started some arugula this year - haven't grown it before but sure is
pretty in salads.  Maybe I will like homegrown better.
	He ordered some more seed alsobut not sure what and from where as he was
debated over several things.  He loves the fax machine now- does a much
faster job of ordering, but also likes the 800 number.  
	On an inside note, I should take some pictures of all the orchids etc.
blooming right now in our plantroom.  Several phals, cattleyas and the
stephanotis had 10 extremely fragrant blooms on it.  Won't be long before
these all will go outside!  
	George, your coffee mention brought back fond memories of when we lived in
Clemson - our best friends are from New Orleans and would make that strong
strong coffee with chicory.  I had trouble drinking it unless it was au
lait - now could probably do OK.  Do you do the drip method on the stove?
Edmee kept the pot simmering all day, I do believe!  
	Enjoy all this nice weather!

>Cheryl Schaefer
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY
Barb Rothenberger
Columbia, Mo.
See our pictures of the Philadelphia flower show