Re: [gardeners] this is spring?

Jann (
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 07:29:50 -0600

Well, I for one have had it with winter. Sunday it started snowing, got 6 
inches and the temp went south, been in the single digits for days. Had it 
all figured out to get out of here today (I am snow-bound with my truck at 
one inch because of my driveway), Ed was going to put my truck at the end 
of the drive because the road was plowed and I could get out. He woke me up 
at 5:30 and announced we got a surprise 3 inches over night. *sigh* And 
more on the way accompanied by ice. Then more on Friday. I NEED OUT OF THIS 
HOUSE!!!!! LOL Can you tell I am reaching my limit?


At 08:14 PM 2/20/03 +0000, you wrote:

>Dear List,
>  Okay, there is entirely too much yakking about sweet early 
> spring...(just kidding! but need some sympathy) here in the DC area we 
> are still recovering from the largest ever recorded snowfall ... 27 
> inches!  Yesterday I had three avalanches of snow off of my roof.  The 
> first avalanche took out 2 out of the 4 large, fifty-year old boxwoods in 
> front.  The ones that I have so lovingly and dedicatedly topiaried into 
> cones and triangles.  The 2nd avalanche took out the camelia bush and a 
> gutter from the back roof.   Just hacked it in half!  (the bush, not the 
> gutter) And then the 3rd avalanche chopped up the the last 2 out of 4 
> boxwoods.  There are broken branches and little boxwood leaves scattered 
> all around like... carnage!  Waugh!  When will the madness 
> end?  (probably when my night-blooming cereus blossoms)
>  Carolyn
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