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March 2002

All Aboard - Destination Unknown By Virginia Bickel

 This story takes four children: Amanda, Peter, Laura and Jason from New York City to a small town in west Texas and describes good times and bad times as they grow from childhood to adulthood


Virginia Bickel's newest book Come September  has just been released. Order it now!

  In Virginia Bickel?s second book, she turns from historical fiction to mystery. Come September is the story of Daniel Lindsey?s quest to identify the young woman found unconscious in front of his store, and to find out what she was doing on Mesa Street, in El Paso, Texas.  She brings to this genre her skill with character development and dialogue. You won't be disappointed.

Dr. Sarah Barlow


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mar_2002a.jpg (48257 bytes) It was a grey and gloomy Sunday morning on March 10th when I took these photos. I'm hoping that all photos I take from now on will be of a better quality. I purchased a tripod and from now on all pictures will be taken using it.The first photo is of the standards in the smaller, warmer of the two greenhouses and is taken looking up into the heads of the Waveney Sunrise standards. It can be clearly seen that they are doing well and producing lots of fresh green growth. The average age of these plants would be between 7 and 10 years.
mar_2002b.jpg (46800 bytes) This second photo is of some cuttings of Jenny Sorensen and Sneezy. I purchased two plants of each variety last summer and instead of growing them on, I cut them back and used all the cut back material to make cuttings. I've kept them growing slowly over the winter and moved them into larger pots when needed. At present they look like making some good plants and I have high hopes of them doing well in the shows this year. I like the look of Jenny Sorensen, which is a self-branching variety and should make a nice bush fuchsia.
mar_2002c.jpg (48763 bytes) The third photo is of the standards in the larger, cooler of the two greenhouses. These are plants that were only started into growth about 18 months ago. They made good strong plants last year and I'm hopeful of them doing well in this years shows. Among them are plants of Phyllis, Herald, Snowcap, Pink Marshmallow, Snowcap, Gordon Thorley and Devonshire Dumpling. They are all looking good, except for the Phyllis ones, which have lost most of their leaves due to being overwatered. I hope that these will recover when the weather warms.

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