Re: [gardeners] Daphne, camellias, and weather

George Shirley (
Sat, 02 Jan 1999 16:03:07 -0600

We're under a freeze warning here in zone 9b, something we're not looking
forward to. Nothing left out in the open here that can't either handle a freeze
or is already dying back. Stuff in greenhouse appears happy and warm.

Went to the home supply stores with my best friend today. Sam and I walked our
legs off and talked each others ears off discussing future "projects." Ended up
buying some drywall type screws and a few odds and ends and off to a Tex-Mex
restaurant for lunch. Pretty good grub and the help all speaks fluent Mexican
Spanish, that's all the cooks speak so it must be authentic. It tasted like
home in Texas and I got to practice my rusty Spanish too. While we were eating
a fellow walked in that looked familiar and sure enough he was, I worked with
him in Saudi Arabia and he is an American of Lebanese birth so I got to
practice my bad Arabic too. A good time was had by all and we had a three hour
lunch. A good day with friends.

George, back home to put the pot roast on

Michael & Bambi Cantrell wrote:

> >>I'm so happy that I could share this with you, Rosemary.  :-)
> >>
> >>Bambi
> >>Coastal Carolina
> >>USDA zone 8; AHS Heat zone 8; Sunset zone 31
> >>
> >This is the second time this post has appeared in my mail.  I think Bambi
> >is trying to rub our noses in the ice and snow.  After hewing off those
> >roots in the dark, if her tree falls on her house how many of us are going
> >to be sympathetic?  Hmmmmm.  Margaret L
> It's because I cross posted, Margaret.  :-)
> And the tree is *very* far away from the house.  :-)
> Rubbing your nose in the ice and snow?  Y'all have ice and snow?
> Oh My!  It is very, very cold here too, and threatening rain.  ;-)
> I did get outside this morning and flush out the biofilter of my
> watergarden.
> The algae dies when it gets this could out, and tries to plug up the
> tiny pores in the filtering system in the bio-filter. I hope this is the
> last
> time I have to do it for this winter.
> At least I don't have to worry about ice hurting the system.  ;-)
> Thank you for giving me the opportunity to complain about our
> cold, Margaret.  ;-)
> Bambi
> Coastal Carolina
> USDA zone 8; AHS Heat zone 8; Sunset zone 31