[gardeners] Re: Nursery in Kerville

Vicki O'Keef (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 08:34:11 -0500

Good morning, Gardeners.
 I made it down here to my mom's place in Texas. Seems like every time I
come down here there are a zillion things in the house that are broken, so
I've spent most of the last few days trying to get them all fixed.

 Last Christmas when I was here, I made a new flower bed in front of the
front porch. It was quite a little task since the soil seemed to be some
kind of dark clay that would suck a shovel to China when it's wet. I
removed most of it, and then created some new soil with sand, compost and
steer manuer and a little of the clay stuff. Last spring, I planted yellow
roses from the Antique Rose Emporium and a border of Lavendula intermedia
in there. I wasn't sure if it would grow here, but it has really taken off.
I now have a lovely grey hedge of it surrounding the roses. Since I wasn't
here over the summer, I don't know if it bloomed. My house caretaker here
said it sent up a few stalks. It would be nice if it bloomed, but the
plants are so pretty and fragrant, it really doesn't matter.

 Anyhoo, I'm hoping to go up to Kerville tomorrow to poke around, and I
understand there is a native plant nursery there. Do anyone of you Texans
on the list know the address?  I did have a URL for their Web site, but
naturally, I left it in Seattle and can't seem to find it in any of my
searches here.

 We're having lovely weather here in South Texas now. It was pretty hot and
sticky when I arrived, but that little cold front that brought George such
nice weather is doing its job here too. Can't get much nicer than this.
It's going to be hard to leave at the end of next week and go back to that
thick layer of damp clouds that Seattle will have from now to July.

Vicki O'Keef in Hondo