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    Joan….just butting in here to thank you for the lovely card!  I certainly appreciate all of the prayers and kind gestures from all of my friends here….thanks again….and continued prayers are accepted…lol.  Charlene


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    Very lovely Spring flowers everyone.  Julie, I am enjoying your Florida trip pictures.  I loved the birds at the diner….and also the tiger’s stomach pics….lol.  Great pics today as well!

    How about………a Pink Cactus Dahlia.  I did save seeds from this and also dug the bulb to save.  The butterflies seemed to like this particular dahlia.



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    in reply to: Tuesday 11/18/14 in the VSR #5310978 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  We have a chilly 5º this morning with a “feels like” temp of -10.  I am glad I don’t have to go out in it if I don’t want to.  I probably should check my shop, but I was there yesterday and everything was working (the heat)

    Sue…..we didn’t send you that weather intentionally…..guess the Polar vortex is here again this winter.  We liked the El Nino winters better than the polar vortex ones….lol.  Have fun at turkey week….and thanks for the prayers.

    Sandy….how fun to have a snow day!  When I was growing up, we had them a lot since our road was one of the last in the county to be plowed.  Now that I live 1 block from my shop, it is always possible to get there.  I have closed a few times anyway.  Enjoy your day.

    Tina….you need to visit with Julie (Takyslaky)  She is big into line dancing.  I am sure she also knows many of the dances you are talking about.  DH and I used to love to dance, but haven’t been dancing in a few years.

    I need to wash my sheets and start my prep for surgery today (same as prep for colonoscopy).  The hospital is calling this afternoon with the time of my surgery tomorrow.

    Have a great day everyone and stay warm!  Charlene


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    in reply to: Charlene Pumpkin on a stick #5310861 Report Abuse
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    Tina….there is no hurry because I probably won’t start them until March….but thanks so much for sharing.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Charlene Pumpkin on a stick #5310837 Report Abuse
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    Janet….I do believe that Melissa (she has grown them) said that they are in the pepper family, but their leaves do resemble egg plant.  I am not sure if they are edible or not.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Geraniums per Charlie's request #5310832 Report Abuse
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    You’re welcome, Charlie….I hope you don’t feel invisible now….lol.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Mystery Monday: Anyone Want to Post? #5310830 Report Abuse
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    I knew this would be easy….and so many of you were right!  This flower has several “akas”.

    I ordered them about 8 years ago from a seed company….don’t even remember which one, but the seed was called:

    “Coreopsis Tinctoria, mixed colors”

    Coreopsis tinctoria

    Coreopsis tinctoria Nutt.

    Plains coreopsis, Golden tickseed, Goldenwave, Calliopsis

    Texas Wildflower

    Asteraceae (Aster Family)

    Synonym(s):

    USDA Symbol: COTI3

    USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (W), CAN (N)

    A slender, 1-2 ft. annual with pinnately-compound foliage, tickseed is known for its small but abundant yellow flowers, painted maroon near the center. Numerous smooth, slightly angled branches bearing showy, daisy-like flower heads with yellow rays surrounding a reddish-purple central disk. The yellow petals are notch-tipped. Flower heads occur on long stalks from the multi-branching stems.

    This prevailingly western annual has escaped from cultivation in the East. It is widespread in the West and the South in disturbed areas, such as moist ditches. Because of its showiness, the flower is cultivated extensively, hence its common name.

    I have a couple others….and this year I saved seed since I had them in containers and they will not be able to reseed



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    in reply to: Charlene Pumpkin on a stick #5310808 Report Abuse
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    Bette has my address….and I think Sharon does….at least she did a few years ago.  If not, she has my email.  Bette probably has Molly’s address, too.  (thinking out loud here….lol) Charlene


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    in reply to: Geraniums per Charlie's request #5310806 Report Abuse
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    They bloom some, but I do not encourage them to bloom over the winter months.  They need to rest up for next summer….besides, they are messy when they bloom indoors.  Charlene


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    in reply to: foot is froze lol #5310805 Report Abuse
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    My feet are froze in the house….and they aren’t wet!  I need to find my slippers.

    It is so nice of you girls to keep heated bird baths for the winter…..I only have 1 outdoor outlet, so it would be difficult for me to do without having extension cords running every where.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Questions about: Geraniums~Heliotrope~Statice #5310793 Report Abuse
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    MD….your geraniums that you potted up will be just fine over the winter.  They may lose a few leaves and start looking a bit sickly from the change from outdoors to indoors, and the shorter days.  Be sure to let them dry out between waterings and do not give them any fertilizer until mid to late February when the days are longer.  They like a window with light and they don’t mind being cool….in fact, they like cooler temps.

    If your heliotrope has some green….there is still life.  Cut the dead off and pray for the best.

    Statice are pretty hardy to cold temps……maybe they will bloom yet.  I cannot believe they haven’t bloomed all summer….are they getting full sun?  They do appreciate lots of sun and heat.

    Good luck!  Charlene


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    in reply to: Monday's "What's for Supper?" Nov. 17, 2014 #5310784 Report Abuse
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    I am having my “last supper” tonight.  It will be a hotdish with hamburger, beef rice-a-roni and a bag of Peking frozen veggies….all mixed together.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Geraniums per Charlie's request #5310783 Report Abuse
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    Gayle….I emailed you the link directly from the “share” option on Picasa….see if that works.


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    in reply to: Geraniums per Charlie's request #5310779 Report Abuse
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    Charlie….I think that some of them you should be able to get locally, but maybe not all of them.  I have been collecting over the years, and many are from family and friends.

    Can anyone else besides Gayle not see them?

    Gayle……I can send you a link by email and see if that works……wonder why ?????  Does the URL show up in blue for you?  It does on my end….I am using Google chrome.    Charlene


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    in reply to: Geraniums per Charlie's request #5310723 Report Abuse
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    Thanks…..it is obvious that I have a geranium weakness.  I used to think they didn’t smell good, but I now love that scent!


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