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  • in reply to: VSR~ Sunday, April 26 #5400772 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning all…I was here earlier but remembered I had refreshments at church this morning so had to get them done. I did some ham wraps and some chocolate chip cookies, taking some popcorn over to do at the last minute. We have had over 3″ of rain and still raining..so there will not be any outside work for me, maybe after church I can get out to the greenhouse and make some more baskets for the time IF or WHEN I can take them outside. Last night DD and I went to a sister church for a Mexican Dinner, we ate to much it was hard to wiggle. The preacher dressed up as a Mexican and he entertained all of us all evening, it is so nice to have a preacher again that involves himself in everything! Guess I should get ready to brave the rain and get over there. I have not even been near my favorite nursery yet, I do want to get some angelonia since I didn’t save any plants last year and I have a place I want to put some. Have a great day everyone, I hope your weather is kinder than mine.


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    in reply to: ??? About Foxglove #5400734 Report Abuse
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    I haven’t looked for mine yet but they have been in that same bed for over 10 years. I do find where seeds have moved to other places, either the wind or the birds! I will need to look for them when/IF the rain ever quits.


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    in reply to: Deutzia Bushes #5400733 Report Abuse
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    I have one here but the cold winter did a lot of damage to it. I have had to cut it way back to where it is still alive, along with most of my hydrangeas! Yours are beautiful!


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    in reply to: Saturday in the VSR April 25, 2015 #5400342 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Larry and all…it is chilly outside again today, but might be ok to work outside later. The dogs are fed and back to sleep…when I die I want to come back as a dog…eat, sleep, eat again and sleep some more. Lots of things to keep me busy today and many more days after that. It is pretty quiet around here these days, not much going on, just waiting for it to warm up so I can start planting some of the seedlings waiting for a permanent home in the garden. It looks like a cool and wet weekend for us. We go from 80 degrees one day back to 60 the next. I guess that is spring!


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    in reply to: Unique Succulents #5400340 Report Abuse
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    WOW!!! That looks amazing! I can’t imagine having to plant all of those prickly things!


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    That would be like asking me which one of my children I like best!!! The ones that are blooming, the ones that are about to bloom and the ones that have already bloomed:))


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    Wow Janet that picture of him on the mower makes me so happy as I know it does you too. It has been a long hard time for both of you now it is time to enjoy your spring and summer. Just don’t let him get too ambitious too soon so he gets set back again. The answer to a lot of prayers is seen in that picture today!


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    in reply to: Friday in the VSR April 24, 2015 #5399914 Report Abuse
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    Good morning Larry and all..yes I remember May Day! We would use scraps of wallpaper to make baskets and fill them with flowers or candy, hang them on the doors and hide..to see them come out and get the “goodies”! I had forgotten all about that until you mentioned it. That was many years ago. Today they might come out the door with a gun in hand ready to shoot! It is chilly outside today but the sun is coming up so it should be a good day. I hope I can get some more beds cleaned out and ready to plant soon. The dogs are fed, been outside and back to sleep again..Oh to be a dog! DD was cleared to go back to work on Monday, that is also the day they start the work on her house. The same contractor that worked on the parsonage is doing her work. She had work done on her kitchen twice and both times they did a half-a$$ed job so he will be fixing their mistakes and there are a few other things that need help there too. I am hoping that by the first of the week I can put my big potted plants outside for the summer. First I need some coffee and breakfast then I will get out and get going. Have a wonderful day everyone.


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    in reply to: CHIT CHAT FOR THUR.APR.23 #5399780 Report Abuse
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    Wow Charlie, I was going to whine because it is chilly here but after what you are having changed my mind. At least it is sunny, if not awfully warm. I went to town and did some errands, got groceries and forgot a couple of things:(( They were not on the list because they were things I normally get anyway. I have enough to last a few days so I don’t have to go back. When I got home it was so windy outside I decided to do some inside things. I had planned to move some of the big pots out but they would blow away. There is always tomorrow…I HOPE! Just had some supper and cleaned up the kitchen, will check to see what is on tv that isn’t a re-run.


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    in reply to: Transplanting soil question #5399745 Report Abuse
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    I use the same Pro Mix for starting seeds as I do when I transplant them after they germinate. I have the very best luck with all of them that way. I have tried the seed starting mixes and they all seem pretty heavy and they don’t seem to transplant as well as the Pro Mix. One thing I have had big problems with is using the pellets..I had a lot of them given to me by a friend who got them at an auction and I do not like them at all! Maybe there is a secret to using them that I don’t know but I will stick with what works best for me…have used it for over 20 years with good luck.


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    in reply to: Need Some Input on What is this Flower #5399743 Report Abuse
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    My flowering almond is a huge shrub not single stalks like the ones in the picture. I am not sure what they are but they sure don’t look like flowering almonds to me.


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    in reply to: thurs 4/23/15 in the VSR #5399641 Report Abuse
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    Leslie I have a WORX trimmer that has a rechargable battery in it. By the time the battery runs down I also am ready for a break. The last time I ordered string for it they sent a double order but only charged for one. I have enough string to last the rest of my life, at least the part that I care if things are trimmed:))


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    in reply to: Need Some Input on What is this Flower #5399639 Report Abuse
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    From what I can see, it is planted with Iris, apparently it is an early bloomer that will be gone by the time the iris blooms. It is hard to tell from a distance what it is so maybe she can get a closer picture of them?


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    in reply to: thurs 4/23/15 in the VSR #5399509 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Larry, you came in while I was typing. I hope you get some good weather to get your chores done today.


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    in reply to: thurs 4/23/15 in the VSR #5399507 Report Abuse
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    Good Morning Sue and all..it is cooler here today but the rain didn’t amount to much last night. At least most of the pollen has been washed away. I don’t remember the pollen ever being so bad as it was this year. I am not sure what I might get done today but getting groceries is a must..I am almost out of dog food. I will do that early then maybe it will be warm and dry enough to work outside. I will have a cup of your wonderful coffee and maybe a cookie..then I need to get busy! I hope everyone has the weather they need today!


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