Re: [gardeners] Saturday in the garden

Ron Hay (
Sat, 24 Feb 2001 12:00:06 -0800

Good afternoon, George,

apricot, which should be pretty easy to find; but in case you cannot, a
Royal will do just as well, since many authorities state that Blenheim
and Royal are really two names for the same variety of apricot.

We are fortunate enough to have a young semi-dwarf Blenheim, which
produced beautiful fruit last year, and is loaded with buds again this
year. If the rain ever stops, when I have free time, I will have to
hustle out to administer dormant spray. Every weekend for the past
month, it has rained; and that is the only time we have had to spend in
the garden:(

The rain started a day earlier than projected in L.A. Last night, the
rain was projected to move in on Sunday and be a regular gullywasher.
Now, mind you, we don't get those horrendous gulf hurricanes, but a rain
of  that magnitude is pretty significant for L.A., and Southern
California in general, often spawning mudslides, where the hillsides
have been denuded by brush fires, or when the ground is supersaturated,
as it is right now. Here's hoping it's not too severe. Rain we need;
disasters we've had aplenty!

Right now, I am just enjoying the sound of the rain on the giant
philodendron outside our office window:)

Van Nuys, CA