Re: [gardeners] Rotten week/day (
Sat, 02 May 1998 07:53:08 -0400

At 04:35 PM 01-05-98 +0000, Liz Albrook wrote:
>George Shirley <> wrote:
>> Oh yeah, I suspect an allergy to blooming waxleaf
>> ligustrum as the cause of the infection.
>You have my sympathies, George.  One thing about the South that I 
>don't miss are the ligustrums blooming everywhere.  I love the scent 
>but I lived in hell all through their blooming season.  About every 3 
>years I ended up with an infection after living with packed sinuses.
>When I'm elected Dictator of the Universe the first thing to go will
>be  spandex.  Ligustrum is about 6th on the list, right behind
>"fresh scent" and Downy April Fresh Fabric Softener.  "Fresh Scent" 
>is the worst -- after a day of exposure to it I end up with bleeding 

I don't much care about spandex (won't wear it) and I don't know about
ligustrum, but the scented nonsense that's supposed to be de rigeur in all
out homes/laundry clogs me up pretty well on the first sniff.  And I just
found out a good belt of hairspray (not mine) will do it too.  I hope my
clogged sinuses won't last as long as George's.

Much sympathy, George, from a fellow sufferer.  Liz when are you planning
to be dictator?  Can't be too soon to get rid of the scented stuff as far
as I am concerned. 

The garden is green and beautiful with light spring showers this weekend
and the air smells so very clean.