Re: [gardeners] Saturday in and out of the garden

lneuru (
Sat, 11 Nov 2000 10:11:48 -0500

They come out just fine as far as the scanning is concerned; what
determines the quality is the colour printer.

George, why don't you make a web page for Anne's paintings and let her sell
them that way?  Or as notecards?  vel sim?

Seems to me you are missing an opportunity.  You can make the scanned
images low enough resolution so they are really re-producable and still
able to be seen enough to judge how pretty they are.  I do this with my
course pages if I don't feel like handing out the photographic material I
might want to market as teaching materials someday.  96 dpi usually does
it, or thumbnails.

OH YES --- I am catching up on answering gardens mail:  congrats, about a
week late, on the new grandchild.  Sorry I missed this at the time, but
it's end of term and this list is a week-end thing, if at all.

Happy (at least we are fortunate for the reasons it exists) Remembrace day,
every one (or is this a Canadian thing only???).


> From: Shirley,George <>
> To: Gardeners List <>
> Subject: [gardeners] Saturday in and out of the garden
> Date: Saturday, November 11, 2000 9:23 AM
> It's chilly, overcast, Sleepy is burrowed up under her "bankie", and the
> is running. It's really bad folks, I actually had to put on long pants
> morning. <VBG> Miz Anne has a cold so she is bundled up in flannels and
> eating cough drops, drinking herbal tea, and using lots of tissues.
> Today we hope to get the east flower bed cleared out for about 20 feet.
> torenia, zinnias, cleome, and other assorted pesky reseeding plants
> normally we love). Our reasons are valid though, this is where we want to
> all of our shade loving gingers. This bed gets sunshine from about 0900
to 1200
> daily and that's it. The rest of the time it's in full shade. Should be
> excellent for gingers. So, once it's clear in goes the variegated ginger,
> culinary ginger, and the Boswellian Hidden Ginger (named in honor of the
> astronomer, gardener, and bon vivant from over Mississippi way). I'm
> about the Red ginger (real name unknown). The hummingbirds like the small
> blooms and I like to watch the hummers from my chair so it's a toss up.
> will move them though.
> Also need to pick the chiles again, both hot and sweet. This cool weather
> done them a lot of good as they are blossoming, bearing, and maturing
> faster than I can pick them. Chopped, froze, and vacuum sealed another
> quarts of sweet chiles yesterday. Think I've got enough to last until
next crop
> so will probably start giving them away. Got a neighbor or two who really
> them so it won't be a problem. Have three quarts of hot chiles put up in
> freezer for the DIL. That gal eats chiles so hot they make my eyes water
when I
> pick them. Soon as she's recovered from giving birth to our latest
> I'll haul them over to her. Another 2 gallons of hot chiles are in the
> awaiting chopping, salting, and storage in the crock to complete the
> process. As I recently bottled 200 fluid ounces of hot sauce I may be
able to
> let this batch age for a year or more and get really good. I'm thinking
> buying an old refrigerator to put out in the carport just to keep my
> chiles in. Maintains an even temperature at a level where mold has
> forming. This is the best I can do as I can't afford to buy an old salt
> The cabbages are heading up good, the chard is getting up to about 4
inches high
> now as is the lettuce. The radishes are getting ahead of us so I may
pickle a
> few pints tomorrow. They are right tasty pickled and chilled,
particularly with
> a small hot chile and some garlic in the jar. The green beans are
blooming and,
> barring a frost, should be bearing lots of green beans before Christmas.
> Gotta go to the Zigler Museum in Jennings, LA and pick up Miz Anne's
> that has been on exhibit there for the last month. The show has closed
and I
> think she has a buyer for the painting. She sold one yesterday that was
in a
> small show at the library of our local University. I'm toying with the
idea of
> scanning some of her small paintings and printing them out in color on
> stock. Might make a nice Xmas card to send to friends this year. Anyone
ever do
> this and, if so, how did they come out?
> George