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Thread #126160   Message #2864662
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
15-Mar-10 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening 2010
Weather is a huge factor on a gardening thread, Tinker!

I met the trash guys at the curb this morning. It was still dark and I sure didn't want them ruining their day by tangling with my cactus pads. They protested that they could do it, but I took care of the bags (knock one against a knee and spines would go through the plastic) and a couple of the open boxes. I know they were surprised, but I considered their taking that stuff without warning above and beyond their job description.

The remaining big plant out there is a spineless prickly pear that grows upright. I have some sharp native stuff that grows down on the ground and is usually covered with grass. That may come out, but since so much of it was destroyed in the prairie near us, I hate to completely get rid of it (I transplanted it from there before they scraped the earth bare). I don't know if there are specific regional differences in the types, but if I get rid of it in my yard, I'll place it somewhere that it can continue to grow uninterrupted on the remaining prairie area.