RE: [gardeners] Letting go for the winter

Terry King (
Wed, 10 Oct 2001 16:21:19 -0700

Lived there half my life, in fact I was born there.  I love the land but I
don't like so many people, the politics, rude drivers, and the fog so I just
visit a couple of time a year. :-D

I like a variety of decisive weather- hot in summer and cold in winter
etc...  if you'll pardon the expression, to me fog is half a*ssed weather.
I'm young still so maybe someday I'll get tired of the cold and the
adventures of snow.

E. WA. USDA zone 4, Sunset zone 1

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Bargyla Rateaver
> Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 5:00 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] Letting go for the winter
> why do people live in COLD country?  when there is california
> Terry King wrote:
> > I broke down my barrel pond yesterday.  We have had night time
> temps in the
> > low 20's this past week so it was time.  I always have a hard
> time letting
> > the pots on my deck go in the fall.  I've been covering some at
> night and
> > bringing other inside.  My Gartenmeister and varigated fushias are just
> > starting really look good and bloom so they are now in the
> house.  DH has
> > been away all weekend and I don't know what he's going to say
> when he comes
> > home to find a 1/2 barrel with my fish, lysmanchia, houttyunia
> and confetti
> > pennywort along with my pot of canna and all my fushia pots in
> the house.  I
> > grouped the barrel, my scented geraniums, cannas and
> Gartenmeister fushia in
> > front of the sliding glass door. If I disappear after today you know he
> > locked me a closet. Wait, we don't have closets, so it will
> probably be the
> > dog house. <just kidding>  Of course he's used to me doing
> things like this.
> > I think I'll need to set up a grow light over the pond even
> though its in
> > front of the glass door my experience has been the plant won't receive
> > enough light to keep from getting leggy by Feb.  I still need to find a
> > place to put my two pots with the Firecracker hardy fushias,
> two kinds of
> > ipomea vines and lotus vines.  I'll probably have to set up my
> grow lights
> > again upstairs.
> >
> > If the sun comes out today I want to get the bulbs planted and
> the flower
> > beds cleaned up and mulched for winter.  I also need to get the
> 7 lbs of new
> > garlic planted that I just picked up from Filaree Farm.  Two years ago I
> > lost all my garlic when we had a sudden early freeze in Sept.
> (14 degrees
> > with no warning and few lighter frosts) while my garlic was
> still hanging in
> > an outside shed.  This year I'm replanting my two reliables-
> Spanish Roja
> > and Romanian Red and I'm trying Chet's again as a softneck as
> it did do well
> > for me last time.  I'm also trying two new varieties - Killarney Red and
> > Carpathian, both hardneck rocambole types.
> >
> > Terry
> > E. WA. zone 4
> --
> Bargyla Rateaver