Re: [gardeners] Excitement

George Shirley (
Sun, 13 Oct 2002 07:16:48 -0500

We slept under blankets last night and ran the ac yesterday afternoon.
Go figure.

George wrote:
> We have the heat on tonight -- sweater and jacket to go out
> to dinner!  Raining for 3 days so far, with thunderstorms due
> on Sunday, and further cold wave.
> It's not bad outside, tho -- about 57*.  Just makes us feel cold.
> Gino had millions of Passion Fruit on the vine, but none
> ripened. He had two Italian figs which they ate. Season is
> just a little short.
> Volunteer Passion Fruit vines everywhere -- plus lablabs and
> castor beans. They all get intertwined with each other
> and with the mums -- it's a sight to see! Gino says he has
> removed many garbage pails of cuttings already -- why, the
> volunteer tomatoes are hysterical!  It's  like a jungle... I
> personally cleared out one patch of cherry tomatoes which was
> climbing a fence, to make room for his winter pansies. In fact,
> not to be believed, there was one volunteer lablab which grew
> up at the end post of his lovely decorative wrought iron fence.
> He encouraged it to grow sideways, right across the fence, and now
> one cannot see the fence at all!  It is a huge mass (and mess) of
> lablab blossoms!
> Jimmie's knee is still behaving well since the visit to the doctor
> on Tuesday. Amazing!
> Penny
> .
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