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    Julie…you are doing a great job with that Cotton Candy I shared.  Donna, I apologize that I can not send you one.  I know how much you would love one, but I have tried sending plants over the border and it doesn’t work….I haven’t ended up in jail yet, but they never ariive at their destination….lol.

    Melissa…most of my other coneflowers get that tall, but the ones from Kathy were supposed to be the shorter border kind….obviously, they didn’t get them memo…lol

    Beautiful flowers, everyone.


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    LOL…Larry can not start a morning VIP because it always tells him that it is a duplicate thread, but that must just be the rules in early morning…lol.


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    in reply to: Charlene ? #5450814 Report Abuse
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    We went to a family gathering on Saturday, but it was only 45 minutes away, so we were home by late afternoon….kudos for paying attention, Margba!

    Tina….they form little heads full of green balls….when you leave them on the plant those green balls turn black and that is the seed…..actually it is the covering for the seed, but that is what you save.  It is important to soak them before planting to soften that black covering.  I think I told you that when I shared seed right?  If not, I apologize.  I had good germination with them…..hope you have better luck next year.  Charlene


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    in reply to: ?? for Donna and Charlene #5450812 Report Abuse
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    Kathy…mine also grow with the leaves which is the way they are.  Ericka told me that when they order them for wedding flowers, they come with those leaves and she just snips them off….so I do that in the garden when I have my scissors handy when deadheading.  Charlene


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    Love the reds and purples here this morning…welcome back, Mary!

    I got this coneflower from Kathy last year….the butterflies love it as much as I do.  BTE, Kathy…those didn’t stay the compact plants they were last year…they are now 5 feet tall.

    Hard to see, but there are 4 BF on this plant



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    in reply to: Don't get no better than this…… #5450137 Report Abuse
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    I have tomato sandwich(no meat) every day for lunch when in season.  I have tomato, slice of onion and Spin Blend dressing.  Charlene


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    in reply to: VIP Monday 7/27/2015 #5450133 Report Abuse
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    Good morning Marilyn and all who visit later.  We are also supposed to have another day with upper 80s and very humid.  You would think a person would get used to that humidity, but I sure don’t.

    Work for me today.  My shop doesn’t have AC, but stays quite comfortable because it is closed up and a brick building with no south exposure to the sun.

    I will go and visit my friend, Lin.  Every time I see her I wonder if it is the last time.

    Marilyn…sounds like you have a busy day…enjoy.  Larry said he tried numerous times to open the doors, but finally gave up.  Thanks for doing it.

    Have a great day everyone.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Change of Seasons….(April – July) Taky #5450123 Report Abuse
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    Looking like summer at your house!  That is quite a change.  Those monarda are so red…pretty.  Charlene


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    in reply to: VIP Sunday 7/26/2015 #5449794 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  I took advantage of the drizzling morning and slept in a bit.  I am not sure when the rain is supposed to stop.  We aren’t getting much, but it is cooling down the ground and plants after the past 2 days of heat.  Our I/O thermometer said the high yesterday was 96º…..plus very humid.  It did cool down around 9 PM, so it wasn’t miserable trying to sleep.

    I read the chit chat before going to bed and Charlies talk of the church supper and Melissa’s pickles and Wendy’s ravioli lasagna, was making me hungry, so I decided to head to bed before I went downstairs to raid the fridge…lol.

    Julie…do have fun at the cookout today.  It sounds like joining that car club was a good thing…something that you and DH enjoy doing together.

    Gayle..I am glad that you only have to meet ½ way to get the kids.  I am sure that you will keep them entertained and have fun.  They will love the Pony run and always remember it.

    Marilyn…amazing how fast the heat and winds can dry out the soil, isn’t it?  I thought of you and Wendy last night when I was walking around the yard watering….the mosquitoes were so thick.  Before now they hadn’t been here and i was alright with that.  They do’t bite me, but they love to buzz in my ears which is very irritating.

    Wendy….when we have been pricing hostas this year, we decided that the hostas in our yard may be worth more than our house….lol

    Leslie…hope you have a great time on your vacation at the beach….try to stay cool!

    Molly…sorry that you missed the ice cream social.  There was one here a couple of weeks ago, but we didn’t go either.

    Sandy…hope you had a fun day yesterday.  It is a good idea not to try and break up fighting raccoons…they can be very vicious!

    Charlie…glad you had a fun time and good food last night

    Stella…hope you are enjoying your time with DGS

    Not sure who I forgot…but waving at everyone and wishing you a great Sunday.  Charlene


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    That is a very neat picture, Gayle…..it is very peaceful looking…and holds good memories for you as well.  I have never seen the Atlantic ocean other than pictures, so I do enjoy seeing them.


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    in reply to: Couple of pictures #5449577 Report Abuse
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    I have a couple of the Ipomopsis, courtesy of Snowwolf last year.  They bloomed earlier in the Spring and are a pink rather than your red.  I let one of those weeds (Mullien) grow and bloom a few years back.  I have lived to regret that.  Even though I dead headed after it bloomed, it was every where the next year….just a warning.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Snowwolf……. mystery seedlings #5449276 Report Abuse
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    I also vote calendula on the 1st one, but unsure about the vine…..but it sure is growing!  Charlene


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    in reply to: VIP Good Morning, Saturday 7-25 #5449256 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  We have some happy birds on this nice morning.  I have already had a couple cups of coffee on the front porch.  It is more comfortable there this morning than it was last night.

    While it was raining yesterday, I did a few extra indoor things plus I got groceries and then made the food for the picnic today (baked cupcakes and made ham salad).  I still need to frost the cupcakes and put the ham salad on the buns later and we are ready to go.

    Melissa….sounds like you had a great camping adventure….sounds like the perfect place.  Yes, my customers did say that they are staying at a resort in Cohasset, but not which one.  I think they will be there through this entire week.  Glad to hear that some of the seeds are shared are doing well.  Right now I can’t remember the name of those silver daisy things, but they are pretty when they bloom…hope the other 2 plants do well for you.  Congrats to DD on a great softball season!

    Marilyn…I got the fancy envelope yesterday and thank you so much.  Hope your area cools down a bit so you can enjoy some time outside.

    Molly…hope you can get done what you want before the heat/humidity return.  That is when you need to enjoy that pool.  You haven’t mentioned swimming much this summer?

    Sandy…that festival sounds like a lot of fun…lucky to have it so close to home.  Minneapolis has one, but it is 2 hrs from here.

    Wendy…I was pleased with the indoor things that I got done yesterday when I couldn’t work outside.  I can tackle the outdoors list later today and tomorrow.  Enjoy your day.

    Have a great day everyone.  I have had a couple cups of coffee, but seems it took me forever to type this…so hello to anyone that posted while I was “talking”  lol,  Charlene


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    in reply to: CHIT CHAT FOR FRI.JULY 24 #5449164 Report Abuse
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    Hey there everyone.  Like Larry said, it is VERY hot and humid here now.  Fat girls like me seem to be more bothered by this heat than skinny men are …lol.

    Karen…I didn’t share lobelia with you, but i know that Sandy has shared seed of her red cardinal flower (lobelia) with some here.  I am glad that your BB is going to be blooming soon.  I got the variety mix of colors and I got a couple lavender, a couple purple, and one very dark purple.  I really wanted a white one, but so far I don’t have one….keeping my fingers crossed.

    I have gotten 2 phone calls since I started this reply, so I guess I will just wave at everyone and see you all in the morning.  Charlene


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    Gitti….very healthy and happy looking petunias!

    Ili…love that color!

    Gayle…those containers are very big…20 inches across and 20 inches deep.  There are 3 geraniums and 1 Diamond Frost Euphorbia (getting crowded out) in each container.  I fertilize only the containers on Memorial day and the 4th of July.  I never fertilize annuals nor perennials in the ground.


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