Re: [gardeners] Sunday in the garden

George Shirley (
Mon, 26 May 2003 08:44:00 -0500

We would certainly love to have some of your rain Penny. We're more than
seven inches behind on the year and have had no appreciable rain in over
a month. We're certainly glad we have the soaker hoses for all the
gardens as the city is about to ban open sprinkling because it wastes
water. Because we pay a flat monthly rate for water/sewer/trash pickup
(no meters)a lot of citizens believe they can just turn a sprinkler on
in the morning and go off for the day. I went through the back gate to
the neighbors house behind us on Sunday as his yard, mostly hardpan with
a little grass, had a large pool of water standing on it and the
sprinkler was still running. He and his lady friend had gone to a
crawfish boil and forgotten about it. And he's a nice guy too, just
forgot to turn the sprinkler off.

Barbeque = the white haired old guy with glasses fires up the grill and
cooks most of the meal whilst the womenfolk sit around with glasses of
cold beverages and encourage him. <VBG>

George wrote:
> Boy, George, it all sounds like a big dream ...  more power to you
> and great-granny, and enjoy every single minute of it...!
> We've lost about 20 azaleas from the winterkill - don't remember a
> spring like this, or should I say a winter like this one was...? We've
> seen it MUCH colder, by far, and with MUCH more snow -- but that's
> undoubtedly the problem, right there: not enough snow to bury the
> shrubs, and preserve them. And now the reservoirs are full but we
> are drowning. And cold. Heavy rain predicted for tonight, and a deluge
> expected for Monday.
> But we still are better off than the Caribbean island of Jamaica:
> 20 inches of rain in the last 36 hours ...
> What's a bar-b-que..? I've forgotten. Still got the heat on!
> Penny, NY
> .
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