Re: [gardeners] Vicki

Victoria Okeef (
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 11:29:34 -0700 (PDT)

Well, hello everyone. Margaret said y'all were talking about me. I was
afraid it might be something bad, but I see it's over flattering.

 I noticed that Margaret said I was interested in wildflower gardening on
my 2 1/2 acres in the Texas Hill Country. I'm actually interested in more
than just wild flowers. The Texas HIll Country has a wonderful variety of
native trees, shrubs, grasses, etc. I'm hoping to create a "natrual"
landscape with Texas natives and eventually be able to qualify for a
wildlife habitat certificate. I do like other ornamentals though, and I
had thought I'd have more exotics closer to the house, where I can keep
and eye on them and water more often. 

 I don't want to take up too much of the list's time, but I am just
beginning to learn about gardening in the Hill Country. I've lived in the
Pacific Northwest for the past 35 years and gardened here most of that
time. Needless to say, I know there is a huge difference inspite of the
fact that the USDA choose to put both Seattle and the Hill Country in Zone
8. So I'm going to need all the help I can get. I've already started
reading every book I can get my hands on. Oh, and for those of you who
live in Texas, my property is very close to Sisterdale. It's on a bluff
just above the Guadelupe River.

 Well, better run. I look forward to meeting those of you I don't know and
big "hello" to those of you I do know. Now, you can stop talking about
me--I'm listening ;-).

Vicki O'Keef 


On Tue, 15 Sep 1998, Margaret Lauterbach wrote:

> Forgot to tell you that Vicki is an accomplished gardener now, and she's an
> expert on hypertufa.  Really nice woman, too.  Margaret