[gardeners] OT Back online!

Annetta Green (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 16:09:23 -0500

Hi all,
I am finally back online!  Our computer developed some problems in early
December.  I took it to the shop (warantee work) and did not get it back
until today.  So I resubscribed and am back.

While gone the weather here got really cold.  I may have lost about 1/2 of
my back garden despite covering it every night with blankets.  We can only
wait and see.  The cosmos seedlings that had come up are done for despite
being covered as are all the buds on my roses that were about to burst open.
I do think that the bases of the roses are all ok as all are now putting out
new growth above the graph.  New flowers here we come.  The Breynia looks
like it is gone, but may come back from the roots (I hope.)  Same goes for
the Clerodendrums, all five of them.  Again they may come back from the
roots, but the cold got to them badly.  Some of the other seedlings seem to
be doing ok.  The Bluebonnets and daylilies seem to be sending up new growth
despite the cold.  ONly one was affected Tinkerbell (tm) the one that was
blooming in November.

The front bed is almost totally gone, for now.  Only the Aztec grass
(varigated liriope) stayed green.  The lantana and my Plumbago both are
brown and crispy.  The fuschia is starting to send up new buds so there is
something small and green out there.

I got a new garden wagon and a grasshopper wheeled garden seat for
Christmas.  I can't wait to get out there and use them.  We are supposed to
wait till all chance of frost is over before taking off the dead leaves or
branches.  They do provide some cold protection for the rest of the winter.

Anne in FL
zone 9b, sunset 26