[gardeners] dehydrating water

asidv@fbg.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sat, 23 May 1998 20:27:20 +0000

Y'all are kind to offer to mail dehydrated water; hope you work out 
the appropriate methodology, but, after all, it's the thought that 
counts, so many thanks.
	 This is our dryest May in recorded history. Even the liriope is 
dying. When we moved here, 8 years ago, I bought a coffee can of 
liriope at a Church rummage sale, paid a dollar for it, and planted 
it as a border to dianthus. It ate the dianthus, so I moved it to a 
bed of Russian olive, cone flowers and gallardia. The liriope ate 
them -- plus a nearby Japanese maple, two pineapple sages, and a baby 
Afghan pine.	
	At about that time, a dear old friend offered me some 
wood violets; saying they would surely choke out the liriope. The 
violets  left the liriope strictly alone but ate the bedding 
	Thus, even a drought bestows some blessings if the liriope is dying. 
On the other hand, the lack of rain seems to be making the violets 
even more voracious. Still, one must have something growing on the 
bare earth and rock; maybe violets aren't all that bad after all.	
	For your words of sympathy and good wishes, many thanks. Now if some 
one of you is expert on rain dancing (Margaret, surely someone in 
Idaho is up on rain dancing).  . . Cheers, Pat