Re: [gardeners] Vicki

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Thu, 17 Sep 1998 22:16:30 -0400

Enjoyed your post, Pat. Vicki had already given me some background on the
area and it already seems less remote to me. I'm really glad you are close
enough to anticipate a face to face meeting. Cheryl

>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

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY