Re: [gardeners] Friday in the garden

George Shirley (
Fri, 21 Apr 2000 15:32:53 -0500

A little behind and a whole lot higher. I live at 24 feet above sea


Jane Burdekin wrote:
> Have a wonderful weekend George.  Our fruit trees are blooming still, some
> are fading of course the wind (30 mph) for 2 days and the snow didn't help
> the flowers.  The tulips are up, daffs fading, hyacinths are great, iris are
> starting to bud.   My tomatoes are about 3" tall, peppers about an inch
> high, no sign of the eggplant sprouts yet, I'd say we are a little behind
> you...   Have a good weekend all.
> Jane
> zone 5 Colorado
> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Shirley []
> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 10:54 AM
> To: Gardeners List
> Subject: [gardeners] Friday in the garden
> Sleepy Dawg and I went out early and checked the garden over. A couple
> of tomatoes are turning pink and there are many smaller ones growing.
> The Kentucky Wonder bush beans have set their first fruit and we're
> looking forward to a mess of those. The cranberry beans are still
> blooming and are some of the healthiest looking bean plants I've ever
> seen. The okra is up and setting true leaves and the corn is just
> peeking out of the soil. All of the chiles are in bloom and looking good
> as are the eggplant.
> Fruit trees are growing good, the Pluot, Aprium and Pear are still too
> young for fruit but their growth pattern is good. I pruned them into the
> approved form well before they leafed out and will continue to pinch
> unwanted limbs out all summer. The peach tree has set fruit and is now
> leafing out, we have high hopes for this tree, it has been an
> outstanding performer in our hot and humid area.
> The poppies are fading fast as are the pansies and violas. The torenias
> are showing some green and the hydrangeas are making blooms. The
> jacobeana is blooming as are the daylilies and the roses. The red
> hibiscus has bloom buds and is looking good. The amaryllis are about
> done as are the iris. Just waiting for the iris seed pods to start
> drying out so I can save the seed from the marked plants.
> Tomorrow morning we will drive over to our daughter's place to spend
> Easter weekend with she and her kids. We're taking a ham, two pies, one
> persimmon and one pear, a coconut frosting cake (has the coconut dyed
> green and there are marshmellow bunnies with M&M droppings), and several
> other things. Yeah, I know about the cake but those grandkids are all
> teenagers so we thought we would surprise them with a cake with bunny
> droppings on it to go with their scatological humor. Can't wait to see
> their faces.
> We will be home sometime Monday so if none of you hear from me don't
> worry. If you don't worry about me Ptthht! as Bill the Cat says. <VBG>
> George, Miz Anne, and Sleepy Dawg