Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (
Mon, 31 Mar 2003 08:14:05 -0600

Get you a truck and come on down. Make it a Thursday or Friday while the
wife is at work and I'll give you about a dozen azaleas. Dumb things are
a dingy grey-green most of the year and in the spring you get maybe a
week of bloom. We do have two that I think are pretty enough to keep,
they're a deep magenta and very striking. The rest are ordinary old pink
ones like 90 percent of the azaleas around here.

It was about 40F when I woke up this morning and the sun is now shining
brightly. Hopefully winter is truly over as I'm going to do my best to
till the main garden today and then plant the "seedlings" in the
greenhouse, some of which are already blooming.

George wrote:
> Well, George, it was 62 degrees yesterday, and 38 degrees today.
> At 6:00pm, it started to snow -- thermometer down to 34*.
> Who's running this show, anyway...???
> While I was out at the store, my visiting son grabbed a shovel
> and raised up the fallen umbrella pine, and replanted it. It was
> down since Christmas Day! But when he got to the downed P.J.M.
> rhodie in the back yard, he discovered that it had fractured clean
> off of its root system, and was lying there deader than a doorknob.
> The whole neighborhood has a tremendous amount of total winter
> damage -- I won't be able to tell about the azaleas for another
> month. .
> Penny, NY
> .
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