"I have powdery mildew." "So try some Tinactin."

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"I have powdery mildew." "So try some Tinactin."

Post by Stephen Lamant » Sun, 24 Jul 1994 02:30:37



On a lighter note for a Friday:

More and more these days, I catch myself telling friends things like "I
have powdery mildew," or "I'm really infected with aphids this week," or
"Oh, man, this end blossom rot's gonna kill me."  Imagine the wonderful
responses I often get from my quicker friends!

So I'm wondering if I'm starting to identify with my plants a little too
much.  But if I am, that's okay; I don't care.  It's just interesting and
pretty funny to notice statements like that coming out.

So would any folks care to post *their* oddball or funny statements or
thoughts that only a maybe-too-involved gardener would make?

-- Steve LaMantia
   Seattle, WA

P.S. I once told a friend that when I die I want them to compost me and
then double-dig me in under the roses; I'm still not sure that I was fully
joking, but that's another story for another day.

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Dick » Mon, 25 Jul 1994 03:24:19


Quote:

> On a lighter note for a Friday:
> So would any folks care to post *their* oddball or funny statements or
> thoughts that only a maybe-too-involved gardener would make?

  Only that I was very careful to plant my Serbian bellflowers in a
different part of the Garden from the Croatian bellflowers.
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Post by Kathleen Mu » Wed, 27 Jul 1994 09:13:49


Quote:

>P.S. I once told a friend that when I die I want them to compost me and
>then double-dig me in under the roses; I'm still not sure that I was fully
>joking, but that's another story for another day.

In New Zealand, we saw a beautiful rose garden where people have their
ashes scattered.  Seems like a great idea to me.  I understand the
English have the same custom, so I think I'll be shipped to my
atavistic home in a cardboard box.  Simpler than waiting for the
composting to finish.  And you know Mr. Compost says not to put meat
in the compost heap!

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Post by Lynn Whit » Wed, 27 Jul 1994 23:47:21



Quote:

>>P.S. I once told a friend that when I die I want them to compost me and
>>then double-dig me in under the roses; I'm still not sure that I was fully
>>joking, but that's another story for another day.

>In New Zealand, we saw a beautiful rose garden where people have their
>ashes scattered.  Seems like a great idea to me.  I understand the
>English have the same custom, so I think I'll be shipped to my
>atavistic home in a cardboard box.  Simpler than waiting for the
>composting to finish.  And you know Mr. Compost says not to put meat
>in the compost heap!

I can testify that the English have the same custom, when my grandfather
died he was creamated. His wishes were to be taken home to Tewksbury and
scattered over the family garden there.  I'm sorry to report his ashes
never maded it to England.  When my grandmother died 20 years later, my
mother found his ashes hidden away, and scattered them over his iris
bed along with my grandmothers. My parents aren't avid gardeners, they want
to be scattered at sea.
 
 
 

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Post by JERI COLLA » Fri, 29 Jul 1994 06:35:00


Talk about being cremated and planted in the garden ... that's what
we've done with our two old lady dogs.  They repose under two lovely own
root plants of Sombreuil, (climbing Tea Rose) which are growing like
there's no tomorrow -- and the old girls are still a part of something
living.  Jeri

 * Internet/Usenet: ->The BoardWalk, Port Hueneme,CA (805)985-1913 <-

 
 
 

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Post by Lynsey Ged » Mon, 01 Aug 1994 20:51:00



Quote:
>In New Zealand, we saw a beautiful rose garden where people have their
>ashes scattered.  Seems like a great idea to me.  I understand the
>English have the same custom, so I think I'll be shipped to my
>atavistic home in a cardboard box.  Simpler than waiting for the
>composting to finish.

  Not sure whether this should get x-posted to alt.tasteles...
  Hey, Kathleen, waste no time, you could always come and er, go,
  here. The crematorium is up wind of the polytechnic orchards and
  one of the on-going battles is the wind-blown "dust`n'dirt".

  Me? Eat fruit from _there_!?!!  =:}
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