Re: [gardeners] Tuesday almost in the garden

George Shirley (
Wed, 09 Apr 2003 09:23:21 -0500

Woke up this morning to temps around 40F and a chill wind blowing. Still
haven't seen the sun due to overcast. Still don't have the spring garden
in the ground as I'm not really sure if spring has sprung. Latest spring
we've seen in the fifteen years we've lived in this town and state. Bah!

George, suffering with a severe sinus infection wrote:
> Anne, my goodness but I would have been very unhappy watching
> my plane get deiced twice before take-off -- and I am usually a
> big flying booster!
> By now, after 4 days and nights, Jimmie and I also figure that
> the family made it -- and this was the first time that our son
> chose NOT to bring along his laptop!  Bet that never happens again ...
> Our huge snowstorm of yesterday was not a problem here in our
> town. Slippery it was, and destructive of the shrubbery with the
> weight of all the wet snow, but I don't think we got more than
> 4 inches. The landscape people are going to be millionaires
> when spring comes -- everyone has been hit with tortured
> trees and split shrubs, not to forget the amount of totally dead
> azaleas everywhere. It's 32* and raining now, and the whole
> yard is leaning down to touch the earth. Strange looking, and
> very worrisome.
> I stood and watched in the open doorway as two great big
> town plows came up and down our road, only to stop as
> they met and have a kaffee klatch ...  of course it was 2:00am,
> but geez, they gotta get their overtime, right..?
> Penny, NY
> .
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