[gardeners] grandpets

Barb Rothenberger (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 21 Apr 1998 07:24:05 -0500

Hey, if we're going to count pets, I can claim quite a few - oldest
daughter Has 3 cats and youngest has 4.  Not sure how we got to be such a
"catty" family.  
	On a gardening note - youngest has finally gotten into gardening.  They
have been doing quite a bit of planting, but their lot (MUCH bigger than
ours) is very very shaded and wooded.  Oldest daughter & husband live in a
trailer so can't do much landscaping but have planted grass seed and
started two planter boxes - one of annuals, the other of herbs.
	Did I say we were helping support the horticulture industry Sunday?  Went
to a small nursery about 20 miles from here - Vintage Hills Farms.  Run by
a young couple - the husband is a former student of my husband's at the
University and the wife is a former student of mine when she was in high
school!  Anyway, got lots of neat perennials mostly and   I finally got a
David Austin Rose!  I am so excited.  I had hear so much about them on the
list, then when we saw so many of them in England last summer, had to have
one.  Sharifa Asma.  A delicate blush pink, strongly fragrant with 2"
blooms on an upright, compact bush.  Repeat blooming.  Excellent choice for
the small garden or border 3 ft x 3 ft.
	anyone grow this one?
Barb Rothenberger
Columbia, Mo.
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