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  • in reply to: Best way to do forced paperwhites & amaryillus? #5324788 Report Abuse
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    Margba….here is the info on the alcohol and paperwhites.

     http://gardening.about.com/od/forcingandprechilling/qt/PaperWhites_Alc.htm

    Stella….I was told that Paperwhites should be thrown after blooming because they would be no good….you just proved that wrong, didn’t you? Charlene


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    Tina….that looks like Globe Amaranthus.  They are cute in Woody’s boots.  Charlene


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    in reply to: OT! Look real hard. Can you see? #5324766 Report Abuse
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    I can see him, Gary….and I’ve only had 2 sips from a drink….lol.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Best way to do forced paperwhites & amaryillus? #5324763 Report Abuse
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    I had great luck with paperwhites by using the “vodka” method.  DH hated the scent of them, so I haven’t grown them since.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Seed starting ? #5324761 Report Abuse
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    I only use bottom heat on things that require a soil temp of 70 or warmer to germinate….and then I have a heat mat.  Most of my seeds are germinated in my warm closet….above them I have a trouble light with a 40 watt bulb in it.  The seeds that need dark to germinate have a sheet of black plastic over them in the tray.

    we are gving you so many answers that we are probably confusing you, Tina.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Mystery Solved….. #5324759 Report Abuse
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    I bet you do have to replace the wood as well….they can do lots of damage in a short time with those sharp teeth and claws.  I am sure insurance won’t pay a penny….an act of nature.  Sorry about the unexpected expense.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Sometimes it's good to be different. :) #5324758 Report Abuse
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    LOL….looks like he is doing chin ups!  Charlene


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    Steve…what a nice variety of ROS you have there….they are all pretty!

    Gayle….love your amaryllis…..the pure white is my favorite.  I’ve never had one of those.

    Melissa….those are great pictures!  About amaryllis…..after they’ve bloomed, they need fertilizer to be stored in the bulb for the next year’s flowers…….but they do have a life span of only 4 to 5 years, so maybe yours had just exceeded that.

    This is another holiday cactus blooming….it is a very big plant!



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    in reply to: Thurs. 12/18/14 in the VSR #5324455 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  We have 15º this morning.  The sky is red….so you know what that means.

    Thanks to all of you for the kind words on the loss of our cat.  She will be missed, but we know we did the right thing.  Last night and this morning her daughter is searching the house for her….that is sad.  She is 16, so we may be having the same decision to make in the near future with her….although she seems okay yet.

    Sue….I hope you have a fun day on your day off.  I think the kids here have to go to school on Monday and Tuesday as well….not sure when they go back.

    Kathy….with the weather and the holidays it is common for many to have depression this time of year.  Melissa gave you good advice with the vitamin D….also, I have a friend that had to get one of those sun lamps and it made a world of difference in her state of mind.

    Melissa….sorry to hear that your new student is giving you so much grief.  Is he/she a special needs child or just a spoiled brat?  lol  When you talk about long drives in the weather, I assume you are talking about going to your parents and Dylans’s Moms?

    Molly…..your viscious cycle with the groceries and dumps reminds me of our road trips.  We always drink coffee before leaving home, so we have to stop frequently to go to the bathroom.  We feel obligated to purchase something, so what do we do but buy more coffee…lol.

    I have an appointment with my surgeon this afternoon.  We are leaving early and going to stop and visit Larry’s aunt who lives ½ way between here and Lacrosse, WI.  She is 88 and is still in her own home, but rarely gets out.  She is a very sweet lady.

    Have a great day everyone.  Charlene


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    in reply to: African Violets Ailing. #5324353 Report Abuse
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    Gayle….my Mom always had hers on a shelf in front of the north window…she said they didn’t get enough air circulation on the windowsill.  That link I shared did say that lack of air circulation could cause brown leaves….also if they touch the cold glass.  Just a thought.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Community Christmas Card Challenge #5324350 Report Abuse
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    Hey…Iluv….I think you came into my neighborhood and took that pic…lol..I took this one on my walk to work last year.  You just need to add the windmill.  I think your pic looks great…..I didn’t add anything to mine either.  Charlene

     

     


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    in reply to: First Time Ever #5324270 Report Abuse
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    I make a big pan of soup (dutch oven) every Sunday.  It is what I have every day at lunch when working.  I have never made soup in a crock pot…in fact, I don’t even have a crock pot.  Glad you had fun and that the soup was good!  Charlene


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    in reply to: Chit Chat Wednesday Dec 17 #5324266 Report Abuse
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    Good evening everyone.  We did see sunshine for a couple of hours today!  What a treat that was.

    I went to my shop and worked on a couple of Christmas presents that I am making (all of my sewing machines are there)  I didn’t finish them, but I got a good start.

    Yes, we are both very sad tonight.  Our cat of 17 years was put to sleep today.  She has been blind for over a year, she has lost some teeth, and was doing a poor job of grooming herself.  The vet said that he thinks she had a stroke the night before last when I heard her yowling.

    She is no longer in our home, but she will live in our hearts forever.

    Tazz



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    Karen…..I thought the same thing since I plan on ordering southern charm…..the ones I planted were old Katie’s candle variety.

    I saw that Burpees had them and then remembered that Fleet Farm and i think Walmart here carry the Burpee brand of seeds so will check there to save S&H.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Happy Birthday, Marcia (Steepdrive)! #5324240 Report Abuse
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    Happy birthday Marcia….and now I know your name!  I hope you have a great day.  Charlene


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