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

Shirley,George (
Sat, 11 Nov 2000 13:42:51 -0600

Same sentiment, different name. Today is Veteran's Day in the USA, a day when we
should remember those who have gone in harm's way to ensure the freedoms we
enjoy. I think you Canadians celebrate Remembrance Day for much the same

George, who remembers the friends who have gone west

lneuru wrote:
> 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???).
> Lucinda
> ----------
> > 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
> heater
> > is running. It's really bad folks, I actually had to put on long pants
> this
> > morning. <VBG> Miz Anne has a cold so she is bundled up in flannels and
> sweats,
> > 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.
> Removing
> > torenia, zinnias, cleome, and other assorted pesky reseeding plants
> (which
> > normally we love). Our reasons are valid though, this is where we want to
> move
> > 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,
> the
> > culinary ginger, and the Boswellian Hidden Ginger (named in honor of the
> famed
> > astronomer, gardener, and bon vivant from over Mississippi way). I'm
> undecided
> > about the Red ginger (real name unknown). The hummingbirds like the small
> red
> > blooms and I like to watch the hummers from my chair so it's a toss up.
> Probably
> > will move them though.
> >
> > Also need to pick the chiles again, both hot and sweet. This cool weather
> has
> > done them a lot of good as they are blossoming, bearing, and maturing
> almost
> > faster than I can pick them. Chopped, froze, and vacuum sealed another
> two
> > 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
> like
> > them so it won't be a problem. Have three quarts of hot chiles put up in
> the
> > 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
> grandchild
> > I'll haul them over to her. Another 2 gallons of hot chiles are in the
> freezer
> > awaiting chopping, salting, and storage in the crock to complete the
> fermenting
> > 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
> of
> > buying an old refrigerator to put out in the carport just to keep my
> fermenting
> > chiles in. Maintains an even temperature at a level where mold has
> trouble
> > forming. This is the best I can do as I can't afford to buy an old salt
> mine.
> >
> > 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
> painting
> > 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
> card
> > 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