Re: [gardeners] No rain...???

George Shirley (
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 15:32:14 -0500

margaret lauterbach wrote:
> >
> >Miz Anne and I are using grey water to water those plants that need
> >extra water. I just catch the washing machine discharge in a barrel and
> >use the water out of that. Works to keep things alive.
> >
> >Naturally we have neighbors who ignore the ban on outside watering. One
> >told me that he had paid over $700 for some large landscape plants and
> >he wasn't going to lose them. Doesn't matter that we may not have enough
> >water to fight a house fire, save them plants. Yesterday I saw two
> >neighbors, not a block away, running lawn sprinklers in broad daylight.
> >Also saw the cops writing them tickets.
> >
> >Nope, not many reservoirs for city water around here. Houston is
> >probably the nearest city with reservoirs. And, boy, is it hot out
> >there.
> >
> >George
> >
> You probly don't want to hear what I've got to say, George, but I'll say it
> anyway. Chuck turned on the furnace. Temp was down to 40 early this
> morning, forecast high of 68 today. Best, Margaret

You do realize that I will be forced to hate you for at least 15 minutes
now as I wipe the sweat off my brow. Truth is it's raining lightly at
the moment and temps have dropped to low eighties. Hope we get some more
of this rain though, need at least 3 inches if possible.