Re: [gardeners] Who's out there?

George Shirley (
Fri, 28 Jan 2000 13:40:15 -0600

Seana Ames wrote:
> Hi again,
> Just wondering does anyone know how I would check to see how many people
> belong to the list?  Maybe I just missed it in my 1st post but I recall
> seeing a past post where someone said the last time they checked the list we
> had 25 or 30 people.  How come I've only seen maybe 6 or 7 people write?
> Are you guys hiding?  Who are you guys?  Where are you & what's happening in
> your gardens?  What zone are you in & are you staying warm enough or are you
> too warm?   Just give me all the facts!!!
> I'll start.
> My name is Seana (pronounced Sean - a  or for those of you who don't know
> Sean try Shonna.  I get weird variations all the time everything from Se ana
> to Seena so now you can think of me right.).  I am married to a wonderful
> man & the love of my life - Erik.  Erik is a Glazier & supervises putting in
> glass in the high rise buildings down town.  I only work one morning a week
> now at Sears Portrait Studio.  I love the job & just can't seem to give it
> up.
> I have 3 children, that we homeschool because we were'nt happy with the
> quality of the education they were getting & 2 stepsons, who visit every
> other weekend.  Ages 13,12,2 & 7 & 10.  Yes, I know we are entering the
> difficult teenage years.  Don't remind me.
> I live in Thornton, CO just about 15 minutes north of Denver.  Zone 5 they
> say.  I live in a mobile home park for now.  Denver has become a prime place
> to move & we have had a lot of people from all over move here over the last
> 4 - 5 years from places with a much higher cost of living.  It has really
> driven housing & rent costs up.  We decided that we would be better off
> living in a mobile home, that costs the same per month as renting a 1
> bedroom apartment, than renting & getting nothing out of it.  We were lucky
> to get one of the larger lots in the park.  And you know they actually let
> us trade a extra car in as part of our down payment on the mobile home -
> weird huh?  I have room to have flower beds & a small vegetable garden.  Not
> enough room you understand but at least it isn't an apartment.  I suppose
> I'd manage in an apartment though even if I had to have window boxes or
> accost the landscaping in front of the building.
> We have hopes of moving to the country in a couple years, where I can really
> branch out.  I love flowers & if they have a nice scent I adore them even
> more.  I enjoy the vegetable garden but my first passion is the flower beds.
>   I have flower%20beds in every conceivable place possible.  If I could get
> away with it I would get rid of the lawn entirely & just have little brick
> or stone walkways.  It would take care of mowing now wouldn't it.  After
> that I suppose I'd have to see if the park has any regulations on planting
> the roof of your home.
> We have 2 Italian Greyhounds, 2 nothing cats, and a guinea pig named
> Matillida( it's my daughter, she is a magnet for animals - we would be
> overrun if it weren't for her father cause I never could say no to a
> homeless animal).
> For those of you under the impression that we have large amounts of snow in
> the Denver area - that's what the ski resorts want you to think.  Denver has
> the perfect climate as far as I'm concerned.  We have seasons here.  It does
> snow & about every 4 or 5 years we get a doozy, but for the most part the
> snow comes down & is gone in a week at most.  Having lived all over the west
> I can say I have never seen snow quite as slippery or sparkly anywhere else.
>   It gets good & hot in the summer but it cools off in the evening.  The
> only thing I would improve on is the variety in colors in the fall.  Yellow
> is nice but add a few other colors for contrast & it is much nicer.
> So tell me about you.  What plans do you have for your yard?  Any
> suggestions on my roof idea?
> Seana(-:
> Thornton, CO
> Zone 5
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