Re: [gardeners] Nice day

David G Smith (
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 09:03:29 -0500

We've got a bay tree (18" tall) in the ground here in 6B.  It made it
through one winter just fine, this will be it's second, if it makes it.  It
is right up against the south-east corner of the house, and somewhat
sheltered by a fence, too.  I would think they'd have no trouble where you


At 09:22 PM 2/28/99 -0600, you wrote:
>It was a very nice day here, bright sunshine and cool. We managed to get
>a few things done in the garden despite the nice weather. ;-) I did
>manage to repot my bay tree into a much bigger pot and am still debating
>as to whether to plant it out or not. The bay should do well here in
>Zone 9b but I would hate to lose a three foot tree that I grew from a
>stick of 3 inches. Also got a row of green beans planted, wanted
>Kentucky Wonder bush but the garden center was out. Planted Contender
>bush beans instead. Haven't grown them in years but remember them as
>prolific and stringless. Put in another row of radishes, French
>Breakfast this time, and opened a few more rows to allow the soil to
>warm up a bit more prior to planting tomatoes, etc. Think I'll hold the
>chiles a bit longer and wait until we get consistently warmer days. Did
>remember to disconnect four seedling rosemary plants from the mother
>plant and potted them up. Laid down six more limbs in trenches to start
>another batch for next year.
>Miz Anne has about a ton of flower seed laid out on the counter and I'm
>wondering, nay nervous, about where she intends to plant them. I know
>flowers are food for the soul but I'm worrying about getting food for
>the body in the ground right now.
>Sleepy Dawg worked herself down today guarding us and sniffing things
>around the yard. Not to mention running the squirrels and mocking birds
>off. I think those two varmints were scoping out what we were planting
>for later raids. I don't mind the mockers pecking a 'mater or two as
>they eat lots of bugs but I have discovered no useful aspect of the ever
>present tree rat yet. I suppose people who don't garden like to watch
>them scurry about but I'm not one of them. Thank goodness for busy
>little Rat Terriers. Sleepy got an extra dog treat this evening for her
>work and is now asleep on the couch next to Miz Anne, who is watching
>the latest version of "Alice In Wonderland."
>'Tis time to take the insulin shot and the heart pills and then it's off
>to beddy bye for me. Life is good.