Re: [gardeners] Wednesday

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 13:08:19 -0400

Sorry to hear that you, Louisiana and your garden aren't doing so great. Do
hope you feel better today. I can't think of a nastier combination than
sinusitis, a mosquito infestation and a hot, humid, soggy climate. Now here
in the glorious northest we are having our second chilly day. It's about
58F but bright and sunny and just about perfect if you have time to dig in
your garden. No perspiration. The weather is supposed to continue clear and
cool for a week. We could use some of that rain you're using up down there.

In bloom right now are 50 or so border dahlias that I grew from seed, a few
different asters (one from Debbie Greene, Hella Lacy, which is a stunning
purple), chrysanthemums, feverfew, a gorgeous light pink anemone - more of
which I will add, I like them so much, the butterfly bushes and the
annuals, of course. Also, several varieties of reblooming irises are in
full bloom and it is wonderful!

Still harvesting tomatoes and a new crop of lettuces and arugula are ready
to harvest, too. Life is feel better, George!  Cheryl

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY