RE: [gardeners] Happy Easter!

Terry (
Sun, 20 Apr 2003 11:13:19 -0700

Hi Rosemary,

Yeah, DH & I are talking this morning about were to move the door to so that
it's not near the cats food.  We'll probably move it to a place so that it
enters the house in a busier place.

We've lost three dogs since late last summer and they were very vigilant
keeping the skunks and stay cats away.  Our one remaining house dog is not
that vigilant without his buddies.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Rosemary Carlson
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Happy Easter!

And this is why I don't have a dog door! Eek! Here in the woods, I'd get all
kinds of critters.......but especially raccoons!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry" <>
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Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 1:18 PM
Subject: [gardeners] Happy Easter!

> Happy Easter to all!  I hope everyone has had as beautiful a morning as we
> are having today.
> I was shopping yesterday and bought four 2.5" pots of clematis and what I
> believe is an Ornithogalum hybrid (a relative of those Pregnant Onions,
> Margaret) with orange flowers from Walmart.
> I have had such good luck in the past with the little pots of clematis
> Walmart, especially the alpina types that I believe they are very worth
> while to purchase.  The varieties I bought are:
> Pillu (group B1) a rebloomer that resembles Nelly Moser and blooms double
> spring, single in fall.
> C. vitacella Rubra (group C) red flowered species that is a summer bloomer
> Inspiration (group C) a large four petalled pink summer bloomer
> C. tangutica Golden Harvest (group C) another species that has a hanging
> yellow flower that from the photo appears to have dark inners sides to the
> petals.  Summer bloomer
> I arrived home late in the evening last night and had a surprise while
> putting away things I bought.  My laundry room serves as a cool storage
> as well as having a cat door and a cat feeding area.  As I opened to door
> put things away I thought there was a stray cat we've been having trouble
> with but very quickly realized it was a skunk! I stopped stock still as I
> realized this, then quickly but calmly stepped back and closed the door.
> thought for a few seconds then made some noises on the door to encourage
> to leave.  When I opened the door again it looked at me and I said in a
> calm, non-aggressive voice "go outside" and it did and without spraying
> I was so relieved!  After I made sure it was gone, I quickly locked the
> door shut.
> Terry (relieved to not have to clean skunk spray out of the house) :)