Re: [gardeners] Who's out there?

Martha Brown (
Sat, 29 Jan 2000 20:30:27 -0600


I don't have to worry about being finished.  My husband says if I
get the area done I have planned I will just keep expanding.  Now
what gardener would ever do that??? (VBG)

Actually it will never be finished as there will always be
maintenance and I will always try new plants in place of those
who don't do as well as I would like.  But the "bones" of the
garden, the hardscaping, trellises, arbors and water features
hopefully will be pretty much in place in another couple of
years.  We are picking the rock up from a friends pasture (where
there are a lot of Rattlesnakes) and hauling it home for the
walks and patio areas so we pretty well limit those trips to the
cooler early spring and early winter periods.  We have about half
of them done.  Only another 1000 square feet approximately to lay
in rock.  Then probably at least 6 truck loads of larger boulders
for the rock garden on the slope above the pond in the Japanese
influenced garden.

Isn't it funny how those who have rocks wish they didn't and
those of us who don't----go try to kill ourselves hauling them

M Brown
NW Oklahoma, USA
USDA Zone 6b,  Sunset Zone 35

----- Original Message -----
From: Allen Merten <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 29, 2000 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Who's out there?

    If you were finished, what would you do with your time? I am
glad that
my projects will be in progress for years to come.
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
    Zone 8