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If I could do it all over again...

Posted by topsiebeezelbub z7 Al (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 25, 12 at 18:07

If I were going to build a new house in this climate, I would build a Spanish style hacienda and plant all cacti. Of course not all cacti would survive our high humidity and soggy winters and heavy clay soil, but I could plant on mounded sand. It feels like 110F out there and the hot wind is howling like a New Mexico sand storm. Its just plain depressing.

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RE: If I could do it all over again...

It doesn't feel that bad to me, I guess, because it's pretty dry -- not humid and not so dry it makes your sinuses crack.

I am glad I a) got all my spring chores done already and b) don't have to work outside in construction or another labor-intensive job.

RE: If I could do it all over again...

I've been amazed at how much heavy construction work my husband has been able to do on his tool house in mid afternoon. It's under a big oak tree, there's been a good breeze, and the humidity is relatively (for Alabama) low. The good news for people is the humidity is low. The bad news for plants is that the humidity is low. They're losing moisture about as fast through the leaves as they can absorb it through the roots.

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