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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
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Kelli
Sep 22, 2015 3:25 PM CST
I thought OA was osteoarthritis. Rolling my eyes. I have that. Not quite at old age yet.

Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 22, 2015 3:27 PM CST
I have that OA too.
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 22, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Well, I can't speak for the rest of you old people, but I'm a Baby Boomer and we refuse to get old nodding

(Slow, achey and tired, yes... old -- never!)
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 22, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Refuse all you want, Sandy. Let's revisit this when you turn 70. Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 22, 2015 6:41 PM CST
My dh has convinced himself he's old. I, on the other hand, am NOT old & never will be. Whistling
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
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Tuckersmom
Sep 22, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Weedwhacker, I too am a baby boomer... But not Yoda in disguise.
I'm the one in the gold bikini. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I think we got up around 90° today. This morning I was out starting work on a lasagna bed. Autumn is definitely in the air. There was a gentle breeze and it was almost crisp out. The air had a different texture. It was wonderful!
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Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 22, 2015 11:31 PM CST
@Weedwhacker

DH and I are baby boomers also. He's a few years older than me. He's 63 and turns 64 next June.

@Tuckersmom

Autumn starts at 4:21 am Wed.! Hurray! (that's what I heard on our local news). I don't want any more 80's, but that's what were getting today and a few more days this week.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Sep 23, 2015 8:36 AM CST
Sandy - I'm right there with ya.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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Kelli
Sep 23, 2015 11:03 AM CST
I'm Generation X.

Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Sep 23, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Crumbs! I just had to check the extended Accuweather forecast - 39 on 10/3! Sad And according to them, first freeze will be the week of Halloween.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 23, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Aw, Kelli -- I hope you don't feel left out, being so young and all... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Ken -- 70 isn't so far away... I turned 67 in August Blinking

Patti -- picturing myself in a gold bikini... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Hilarious!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 23, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Shadegardener said:Crumbs! I just had to check the extended Accuweather forecast - 39 on 10/3! Sad And according to them, first freeze will be the week of Halloween.


Well... the end of October isn't too bad if we're talking about the first freeze here in the UP ! (keeping my fingers crossed that we'll make it that far!)

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Sep 23, 2015 5:05 PM CST
That would be great for the UP! Does the lake offer any temperature moderation come winter? DD lives in Holland and is supposed to be a zone warmer than me.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 23, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Shadegardener said:That would be great for the UP! Does the lake offer any temperature moderation come winter? DD lives in Holland and is supposed to be a zone warmer than me.


We're very near (but not actually "on") Lake Michigan, and yes, it does help moderate things; we often avoid frost when people not that far away get hit hard. Once the lake freezes over, though, seems like things are colder here than in the interior... but I'm not going to think about that right now! (at least I don't live by Lake Superior Big Grin )

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Sep 24, 2015 7:38 AM CST
Gosh - it was chilly up at Marquette on Lake Superior when we visited a couple of years ago in August. Can't imagine it in January. No, let's not think about that north wind coming all the way down frozen Lake Michigan.
Is anyone growing corn salad in zone 5/6? My plants are very tiny and I was wondering how cold they can get.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 24, 2015 11:40 AM CST
Yep, when the wind comes off Superior it's pretty much always chilly; but when it goes the other way in the summer Marquette is warmer than we are!

Saw your question about the corn salad on the other thread -- I grew it in my unheated hoop house last fall and it lasted well into the freezing weather, then started growing again in the spring; if you leave a couple of plants to go to seed you'll never need to buy seed for it again, believe me.
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Name: Patti
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Tuckersmom
Sep 24, 2015 1:08 PM CST
What is corn salad?
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Sep 24, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Patti - farmerdill posted a pretty nice link over on the vegetable forum - check it out. You might want to grow some in your new lasagna bed. Smiling Well, maybe next year?
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
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Tuckersmom
Sep 24, 2015 1:37 PM CST
Thank You! I am still learning my way around the forums. There is so much here, I think that could take a while.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Sep 24, 2015 3:10 PM CST
Patti, in case you don't make it over to the vegetable forum, corn salad (aka mache) is a salad "green" that grows in rosettes of leaves and is very cold hardy. An excellent thing for fall planting! It's very mild flavored and a nice addition to fresh salads during the colder weather when not much else is growing. Smiling
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