Re: [gardeners] Winter storm

penny x stamm (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 23:52:43 -0500

Penny in N.S.: they spread sand with salt around here, which 
is the problem. After 46 years in this house, the floor of our
garage has been eaten away by the salty melt caught in the 
winter tires. 

We had a peek-a-boo sun today, thrills! -- but we are promised
4 days of rainfall now. If the winds stay down, then my kids will
be able to land at the tiny local airport on Saturday. If the winds
kick up, then we'll have to go fetch them either down at Philadelphia,
or up at New Haven. Dreadful thought...... 

No crocus would DARE to show its head around here! But I did see
the squirrels digging into my front lawn this morning....  pow! pow!
Nah, nothing scares them away unless I bark like a Doberman. 

BTW, I know several people who do not keep their Christmas
cactuses in the dark for weeks ahead of time, and yet they still
get full blooms once a year. One keeps hers indoors, away from 
all windows at all times; one keeps hers in a glassed-in window
box with light but no sun; and you put yours outdoors for the 
summer. Couldn't get much more variety of treatment than that! 
I wonder why we were always taught to cover them....??

Penny in NY

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