Irises forum: California - please check in!

Page 2 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 1536, Replies: 35 » Jump to the end
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Sep 16, 2015 10:33 AM CST
We're having a very light rain now - emphasis on very light!
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Image
UndertheSun
Sep 16, 2015 11:28 AM CST
So far not a drop here, but the cooler weather is much appreciated. It will be short lived since it's going to be 100 degrees again this weekend.

As some of you already know from Cubits, I had some family in the middle of one of the big fires. They are all safe and so far I haven't heard about any of them losing their home. I was there helping evacuate their belongings and it was pretty darn scary. I will be heading back over this weekend with some relief supplies for those who lost everything.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Sep 16, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Rob How can we help? Is an organization helping out? Frankly I don't trust the Red Cross.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Sep 16, 2015 12:48 PM CST
We're having some rain up here in Mendocino County, nice and steady for the past hour.
Hope you're getting some rain too,Rob. Also hope the rain will contribute to putting out the fires! Perfect for planting the new irises too!
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
[Last edited by janwax - Sep 16, 2015 12:51 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #952107 (4)
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Image
UndertheSun
Sep 16, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Thank you for the offer Lucy, that is very kind of you. Group hug It wont be an agency, just my Mother, sister and me. If needed, I may stay over there for awhile to help out.

I don't know what to suggest to any of you who are wanting to helping out. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Still not a drop of rain here Jan. Sad
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Sep 16, 2015 1:03 PM CST
There are some food and clothing collections. It's terrible that
some families lost everything! The authorities have cautioned people
not to go into the fire areas. If anyone is interested,I could try to get
addresses and phone #'s for the groups that are active.
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Sep 16, 2015 5:32 PM CST
Someone who we can trust please. Too far to ship things, but they do cost money.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Sep 17, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Right now there is a radio show on the fires - and info on how to help.
Go to kzyx.org for a live broadcast.
Or go to lovelakecounty.org. They are diligently vetting the organizations under their umbrella
organization.
Right now they are discussing how some motels and hotels gouged some of the famiiies whose houses
burned down!
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
[Last edited by janwax - Sep 17, 2015 10:27 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #952647 (8)
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Sep 17, 2015 10:29 AM CST
At least we got a decent amount of rain yesterday - about .70 inches. It was a boon for the exhausted firefighters.
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Image
grannysgarden
Sep 17, 2015 10:29 AM CST
I hope they keep track of the businesses taking advantage of the people injured/harmed by this disaster and make their names public!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Sep 17, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Apparently there are laws to prevent the raising of lodging prices during a disaster, that these fires are.
There are many more stories of people opening up their homes to victims of the fires. Thousands are now
homeless.
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
[Last edited by janwax - Sep 17, 2015 11:15 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #952651 (11)
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Image
UndertheSun
Sep 17, 2015 10:51 AM CST
This weekend, I'm helping the people in the Butte fire. I don't know if any rain hit that area, but it was great to see some rain hit the Valley fire (Lake County) yesterday.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Lestv
Sep 17, 2015 11:05 AM CST
Shame on those motels! I do hope their behavior is made public, with names, so others outside of the area learn what is happening. And yay to the people taking the homeless in since that takes a huge amount of understanding and trust.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Clematis Garden Photography
Houseplants Foliage Fan Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies
Image
Calif_Sue
Sep 17, 2015 12:55 PM CST

Moderator

I posted on the Mindless thread:

I am 1 1/2 hr south of the Valley Fire which has confirmed three lives lost so far. I know of 5 families that lost their homes. Donations have been pouring in, they said they are good for immediate supplies at the Red Cross shelter in Calistoga but are accepting monetary donations made directly to Red Cross. There are volunteers out there doing wonderful things, one guy bought hundreds of pounds of meet at
and has been BBQing at the shelter for days. Verizon and insurance trucks on site too
My gardening Blog!
Handmade quilts, face masks, new & vintage fabrics in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Instagram Sewing posts
[Last edited by Calif_Sue - Sep 17, 2015 10:07 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #952727 (14)
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Lestv
Sep 17, 2015 2:06 PM CST
Nice to hear of so many being generous!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Sep 17, 2015 6:37 PM CST
I hate people who gouge. I hope the names of hotels which did so are published so work can spread to stay there only as a last resort.

Page 2 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by DeerXing and is called "Always Living Hens and Chicks"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.