Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden (written a day later)

penny x stamm (
Sun, 2 Jul 2000 22:33:57 -0400

George, I'm a bit confused. And I am interested. 

Are you going to lay ceramic tiles in your new garage? 
Or is Sam going to tile his entire house?

As for Jimmie's garden, it now contains two artichoke plants,
6 tomatoes which were given to us, two he-doesn't-know-which
either string beans or snap peas, and two mammoth 
rudbeckias.  The artichoke is the love of our lives, for we live in
zone 6 bordering on zone 5.5, and such frivolity has always been
denied us before!  Of course yes, I do have a pineapple growing 
right in my shrubbery border, another phenomenon.  The 
rudbeckias are a complete mystery. I temporarily moved them out
of the big flower bed into the veggie garden last April -- they were
the only thing showing besides two gladioli which had survived
the winter, and jim wanted to rototill.  Now I do not plant perennials.
I only plant annuals. And even if i did plant perennials, I would never
choose anything quite so huge as these things have become!  They 
have extra large Kodak-yellow flower petals with a dark brown
center, on tall stalks.  Tell me, is a black-eyed Susan a rudbeckia...? 
Bottom line, cannot imagine where they came from!  I'm looking for
a happy home for them. 

On Monday we are expecting a giant storm. Already 4 tractor-trailers 
have been overturned along the way...  Oh, dear --  we only got 
36 plants in today, and have about 96 more to go. We'll never catch up,
never.  And Jim has a garage full of seed which he will never get in
the ground, either. What a strange summer this will  turn out to be! 

Penny, NY

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