Re: [gardeners] Re:Native fruit and nuts

George Shirley (
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:21:07 -0500

Jane Burdekin wrote:

> We are having the strangest weather too.  Snow (sorry about the 4 letter
> word) It snowed last night, and this morning, now it is raining on top of
> the snow, with a winter storm warning for tonight.  Maybe we will have 3'
> and have a snow day off work and school.  It will be the first one in
> years.  Colorado never closes school for snow at least it hasn't happened
> in the last 4-5 years.  This has been one heck of a week here, we might as
> well have one more thing.
> Jane
> zone 5 Colorado
> > Allen,
> >
> > I know that, in time, I will find just "the right spot" to garden on our
> > Oklahoma prairie...just as you have. I'm simply getting impatient to get
> down
> > to business with the gardening part of living there.
> >
> > We had some severe weather in the N. W. portions of Oklahoma last night
> and
> > in the N. E. portions this afternoon. About 1 a.m. we had small hail,
> hard
> > rain, lightening, and wind gusts up to and exceeding 65 mph. No damage in
> our
> > area of N. E. OK.  With the onslaught of rain our weeds look healthy and
> > refreshed -- I hope our garden in Payne Co. looks healthy as well!  ;)
> >
> > The wild honeysuckle has become a ground cover for our woods and it's
> getting
> > to burst into bloom...we have some wild asparagus emerging. I had a small
> > bowl of asparagus soup for dinner.  (Hubby hates asparagus!)
> >
> > Well, this is all for now from this part of Oklahoma. I always enjoy
> reading
> > everyone's posts. I'm learning a great deal from all of you -- thanks for
> > sharing.
> >
> > Vicki
> >

And here in normally rainy SW Louisiana we're facing drought. Weatherman came
on the tube tonight and said no rain in forecast for next several days. It's
been awhile folks since the wet stuff fell out of the sky. We're having to
water potted plants and hanging baskets daily due to the 15 to 50 mph winds
that are here every day and run the soaker hoses every couple of days. All the
plants seem to be waiting for rain.