Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #1180

c.l. avery (
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 15:38:27

Dear George and List,

    George -- surely you are not serious about disbanding the list????  No, 
please, no!  I'm sure that there are many of us who, quietly lurking, enjoy 
reading however little or much is produced on the list!  Please reconsider.  
Even if just one posting a week -- it's rewarding.

    I've gone pepper crazy this year and have a row of green ones, a row of 
red ones, a row of yellow ones, a row of orange ones, and a row of hot 
peppers thrown in to boot.  All are about knee high and are just starting to 
flower.  I've got 4 different kinds of tomatoes growing and only one of 
them, a yellow table-top cherry tomato, has fruit on it at this point.  
Flowers are just starting on the tomatoes as well.  I like to 'espalier' the 
tomatoes and so my little garden patch has 8 12 foot spikes growing out in 
it, awaiting the tomato plants getting taller.  Kinda spooky looking as it 
is now.

  My blueberry season is strangely extended this year. The patch on the left 
hand side has already produced and I don't see many more coming along.  The 
patch on the right hand side is just now flowering!  So, more to come in the 
next few weeks.  Believe me, I'm not complaining, just find it strange and 
odd that the same kind of bush would bloom so very differently -- they are 
only l0 feet apart from each other.  My alpine strawberries had their first 
flush and now the second wave of berries seems to be coming in.  I love 
them!  I have Alexandria's in the backyard and Rugen Improved in the front 

  I trimmed and weeded and generally wrestled under control my ivy patch 
(underneath two holly trees) on Saturday and now, as has always happened in 
the past, am itching my hands/wrists/ankles and seeing the bumps of poison 
ivy forming!!!  Darn it all!!!   I always think that each year I've gotten 
the darn stuff under control and that there isn't any more of it there 
lurking for me.  And I'm always wrong.

  Zone 7a
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