[gardeners] spring? humbug!

margaret lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 01 Mar 1999 09:46:13 -0700

We're in the interregnum here, more rain expected this afternoon, but the
temps are in the 50s so the grass is greening up.  Some of my species
crocus is up.  We got a new pruning head for the pole pruner, put that on
more easily than Chuck expected, so he went out to start pruning the
vegetative growth out of the tops of the apricot trees.  I went outside and
asked if he had seen the species crocus flowers.  "No," he answered
affably.  "The ones you're standing on," I added.  I suggested he leave the
branches on that side of the tree for a later pruning.  I have a ton of
paperwork and stuff to do inside right now, and am recovering from a bad
cold.  I hope recovering.  Mucus manufacturing plant certainly worked

I think our Lennox furnace has been "recalled."  Repairman is on his way to
install free upgrade freely.  Maybe it's a Y2K problem.  Later -- no, it's
a safety problem.  I'd certainly love to be outside cleaning out herb beds,
but alas.  Doesn't help much when George tells us how much fun he's having.
 I can almost smell the dirt.  Margaret L