Re: [gardeners] fall garden

George Shirley (
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 08:44:55

I think there's an old saying about something good comes from bad things so
Bonnie helped you out. We've had several good, ie 1-2 inch, rains in the
last month but nothing like we're used to. There are oak and pine trees
dying because of lack of rain and we've had to water the plantings very
frequently. I'm getting to old and stove up to be up on the roof cutting
trees up and trying to wade through storm waters, we will cut out quickly
if it gets bad. Don't really need to go by the bank, Miz Anne buries her
money in the back yard in a Mason jar. ;-)


At 09:13 PM 8/31/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi George,
>I've been watching Earl form as we've been watching what Danielle
>was going to do.  I hope you do get some rain from it, but no floods
>and no very high winds.  Don't forget to go by the bank.  :-)  If you're
>50 miles from the gulf, hopefully you'll be fine.  This of course,
>depends how far above sea level you are   :-).
>Hope things go well for you.
>I found a really nice surprise here after Bonnie.  It has been very dry here
>all summer with occasional rains, but nothing like we usually get.  As I
>live in a very sandy area, we really feel the drought more than some others.
>Of course, we got flooding rains after Bonnie, but, again, I live in a real
>sandy area, so the water runs right off at our place.
>I was walking around the yard Sunday afternoon and noticed with a start
>that my hardy Begonias were beautiful!!  They are on the leeward side
>of a small berm out back, so they didn't get shredded by the wind, but
>had recieved some very much needed rain, and had responded rather
>dramatically and were covered in pink blossoms with the red undersides
>of the leaves showing from being rather blown over.  It really brightened up
>a dark area of the yard.  (Do I place in the run-on sentence contest?)
>>If we're lucky we'll at least get some rain from it. Just checked the old
>>hurricane supplies and will go get the extra propane bottle filled in the
>>morning and gas both cars up. If it's not to bad we'll ride it out, we're
>>fifty miles from the Gulf. If Earl's a real boomer we'll take the highway
>>north at least to Missouri.
>Stay safe and enjoy the trip, George :-)