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    Sue according to the weather map we are in for some wet stuff all the way from Al, up the east coast and into the NE. So it would not surprise me if we both got some later today. I am glad you have good luck with nasturtiums I have terrible luck getting them to bloom and keep their leaves. I have not grown them for a few years but decided to try them in several places this year and get the same results no matter where they are. Oh well there are lots of pretty flowers that I can grow.


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    in reply to: TGIF on the VIP- August 17 #4578433 Report Abuse
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    Del that pineapple zucchini bread sounds yummy. When you try it if you like it would you share? 


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    in reply to: Weed ? #4578428 Report Abuse
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    It is wild datura aka Jimson Weed.  It is just beginning to bloom.I was just next door picking corn in the corn field and it is full of it there. We had it in the fields in Al and if we didn’t keep it under control in the fall the kids would pick off the seed pods and smoke the seeds. No Stella you don’t want that unless you plan on selling drugs.


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    I have never seen more beautiful Hollyhocks and Lavatera than you grow Giddy, mine would be totally covered in mold and rust. Steve that is a beautiful colored lantana. Yeaay Donna you have some nice tall Yvonne’s Salvia there. I love that stuff it is a hummingbird magnet. And your Butterfly is beautiful on the B’fly bush Sandy there seems to be a lot of them this year.  Getting one to sit still for a picture is a project in itself.

    I have some really pretty crepe myrtles blooming now that the JB’s are gone:

     Four whites in a row:

    This purple one was supposed to be a dwarf..someone forgot to add the dwarf gene:


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    Oh Del that is such a hard day for you. I can’t believe he said that to her!  I would have had to smack him, glad you didn’t.  WHAT an A$$HOLE he is.

    Well now maybe you can get some help for the neck and back problems. Just have a nice long bath and climb into bed. You have had enough stress for today.


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    in reply to: Thank you… #4578261 Report Abuse
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    Joann I would like a dollar for every time I have said those same words. Next thing I know the truck turns up the road to the animal shelter just to “see what is going on there” and along comes another one.  When you adopt a dog just because he is the only one not barking you know you have it bad. 


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    in reply to: Gardeners #4578258 Report Abuse
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    I wish this gardener had nothing but beautiful gardens but strive as I may the weeds keep growing. 


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    in reply to: Deck gardens #4578152 Report Abuse
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    The only deck I have here is on the pool and to be honest with you I have not put any plants on it this year…last year I filled it with plants but had problems keeping the leaves out of the water. This year they are all on the ground around the deck. Yours is very pretty, I miss my decks and porches.


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    in reply to: Thank you… #4578146 Report Abuse
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    Aw it was nice that she got to spend her last years with you. I know you will miss her a lot but maybe someday a trip to the Animal Shelter will find another one who needs a great home.


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    Mona Lavender has two large leaves and two smaller leaves nothing like Poison Ivy. PI crawls across the ground or up any vertical surface it can hold onto. Has true ivy leaves of three. I have it growing in the pines here and fight it all of the time. I can’t think of anything that would be like it…I know my Virginia Creeper is similar but thicker leaves.


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    in reply to: New Birds and Blooms – Hopscotch #4577974 Report Abuse
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    I haven’t renewed mine for a few years because of the more birds fewer blooms thing. Maybe they got the message? If so I would be happy to subscribe to it again.


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    in reply to: Happy Birthday Narnian 8/16 #4577951 Report Abuse
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    Happy Birthday, I hope it is the best one yet! 


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    in reply to: Lisianthus #4577954 Report Abuse
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    Sandy not only can you cut them back for the winter but they make new babies too. All of the ones I have blooming now are from last year’s babies. Once those bloom the stalk dies back but new ones appear. I won’t even have to start any next year.


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    in reply to: Hydrangea Question #4577866 Report Abuse
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    I have two of them myself. One is in the sun one is in full shade. They both bloom every year…the one in the shade blooms a little later than the other one. I don’t do anything special to mine, never have fertilized it. So I don’t know why yours isn’t blooming…The one in the shade was a cutting from the other one, the first year I put it in the ground the rabbits chewed it off…but the next year it bloomed and it has bloomed every year since.


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    Del that is a beautiful story! I wish I was closer, I have several plumaria that are too big to ship but I would love give one to him. If you remember and I remember I will send you both some of the Dr. Moy Ginger in the spring. It is on my list but sometimes lists hide when it is time to send things. Prayers for your friend and her children, it has to be hard for them to see her going like that. No matter how old they are or what she has done in the past she is still their mother. 


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