Re: [gardeners] Vicki (
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 20:04:10 +0000

Welcome to the Texas Hill Country. We are your neighbors -- just 
drive up to 290, turn left, go through Fredericksburg and about 7 
miles toward Mason.

Sisterdale is such a pretty place, and I know you have been charmed 
by its setting and its marvelous history. For the information 
of the "gardeners @" the community was founded about 150 years ago by 
a group of German intellectuals. They brought their books, pens, 
globes, and reference materials -- they held seminars and study 
sessions conducted in Greek, Latin or Hebrew . Sadly, many of them 
forgot to put in crops or build shelters or pursue game and nearly 
starved to death. Genteely, of course, and quite philosophically.

There are several fine "native" nurseries in the general area and a 
wealth of written information on just the sort of gardening you want 
to do. The Native Plant Society has a very active chapter in 
Fredericksburg; their one drawback, their meetings are at night and 
driving your road after dark can be "thrilling" because of the deer 
on the road. 

Again, welcome, and I look forward to visiting with you "on the list" 
and "at the nurseries." Pat Vinson