Re: [gardeners] Thursday in the garden

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 13:02:48 -0600

At 07:44 AM 10/27/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Good morning, George,
>It is nice to hear of your garden thriving. Ours is, as well, especially
>our outrageous macadamia, which is now in its 4th growth spurt this
>year, having grown about a foot in the last two weeks (!)
>The star of our fall garden is our newest rose, "Diana, Princess of
>Wales." What an exquisite blossom! It's all peaches and cream and
>absolutely perfectly formed and a delight to behold. I hope the blossoms
>will have longer stems next year, as it has been in our front rose
>garden for only a few months now.

Thanks, Ron. I had been wondering if the blossom was as beautiful as the 

>When our Australian tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) is a good-sized
>shrub in a couple of years, we plan to harvest some of the leaves to
>distill into tea tree oil, one of God's most marvelous healing oils. My
>wife, Vivian, has been plagued with psoriasis on her elbows and knees
>for years, but since I "discovered " tea tree oil on the net several
>months ago, her patches continue to diminish, with regular application
>of tto. It is nature's bactericide, fungicide and all-around "medicine
>kit in a bottle, as they say."

Seems to me that I recently read that the USDA had imported some insect to 
destroy melaleuca trees.  Is this one of the invading aliens?

>Well, my friend(s), be well and enjoy the warmth of the fall sun on your
>shoulders as you garden:)
Margaret L