Re: [gardeners] Wildfires

Margaret Lauterbach (
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 08:10:43 -0700

Marc, I'm so sorry for your losses.  The palms and cycads aren't easily 
replaced. I'm glad your house was saved though (and evidently your 
computer).  I bought some watchmaker cases so I can organize my chile seeds 
immediately after Christmas.  I had planned on working with your seedlist 
at hand (hey, why didn't you sort that alphabetically?) and make a packet 
of anything I have that you don't to send to you.  Everything will get 
better.  Margaret L

>Hi All, I have great sadness in my heart as I tell you all that on Friday we
>had a wildfire sweep through our district and I lost everything except the
>house and shed. I lost 100,000+ palm and cycad plants, 30,000 chillie plants
>, over 250 varieties that all of my good friends world wide had so kindly
>sent me the seeds for. I will update with some photos of the devastation in
>the next couple of days but I am in shock. I lost a hot house , shadehouse
>and everything else on the property. The house was saved by a water bomber
>dropping a load at the critical time.
>Marc in Austruckinfalia.