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    Very lovely flowers everyone.  I also like those carrots, but that corn looks like work!  lol  A sky like that would make me leave the concert as well!

    Mary….our hummers and butterflies are camera shy as well, but I did catch a couple of Swallowtails enjoying the zinnias…..



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    Good morning everyone.  I am chilly like the rest of the Midwesterners….it is 15 degrees cooler than average…they are blaming El Nino I guess.  It sure makes me think that I have plenty to do before I am ready for winter.

    Kathy…glad to hear you found a dress and good luck with the shoe shopping.  The last time I needed dress shoes, I found some flip flops that had a 2 platform and also “bling” on them.  Like Melissa, I wore them for the dress up occasion but have also worn them numerous times since.

    Marilyn…sounds like you do have a busy day…..enjoy.  Our dentist here does early morning appts as well.  He starts at 6 am.

    Molly…good luck with the mowing today.

    Melissa…sorry about your back ache….I have had those problems before and I know that it makes it impossible to sleep.  Good luck sitting through the training today.  Maybe you will have to stand at the back of the room.

    Just work in my shop for me today.  Have a great day everyone.  Charlene


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    The lady said that she uses the floral spray paint as used in dried arrangements and it doesn’t hurt the plant at all.

    We have a red stemmed hosta that Larry got from my sister this year.  I believe it is called “bird of Paradise.”


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    Glad to hear that I am not the only one who has done this.  I don’t make a habit of it because there are rarely dumpsters in our town either.  This one was placed there since the family is cleaning out the house so it can be sold.

    Donna…I was told there were some chairs in the dumpster, so I went to check it out.  I was too short, so I went and got a step ladder and Larry’s pickup….so thechnically, I am also to short for dumpster ‘diving”…lol.

    Yes, the padded chairs are more comfortable for Larry’s bony butt.

    Wendy…I guess I do remember those.  They were easy to do so Maybe the next time I am in your area….lol.  Charlene


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    Gayle…I always promised you more pictures from the hosta garden that we went o in June…I;d better share them now or I will forget again

    Here is a kid in a candy store…lol

     


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    Thanks for clarifying that, Sue…and glad to hear that he just had to have 1 toe removed.  I hope the others can heal up now.  Charlene


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    Wow…where did they go so fast??? lol  Did you transplant them somewhere else, or are they in the compost?  It looks like a good area for your hosta/astilbe bed.

    Gayle…tonight on the news they were giving a tour of a garden of a lady that belongs to the hosta society which Larry just joined.  All of her astilbes were still such bright pink and reds…and I know here they were done blooming long ago.  She said that she spray paints the astilbe when they start to lose their color, so they still add color to her hosta bed.  I thought that was very interesting and may try it myself next year.  Charlene


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    Good evening everyone.  We had a day just a bit warmer than Meliss’a…but still had the wind and it was a chilly wind for sure.  When we got home from work tonight, Larry was cold, so I turned on the electric fireplace with blower and baked a cake in the oven.  Between the 2, it did cut the chill in the house.

    Charlie…all you talk about melons, cantalopes, etc make me so hungry for fruit.  That is one thing I cannot eat yet….hopefully some day because it sure sounds good!

    Molly..hope you don’t get bad storms and not too much rain so you can mow tomorrow.

    Melissa…glad to hear that you had such a nice time at the free concert….I guess I had heard about it prior, but I heard more on the news about the concert and the Vikings game having to be evacuated because of tornado threats.  You guys were smart to leave when you did.  Special weekend for you and kids to be able to spend time with both Grandmas.  Sorry about having to go back to work, though….welcome back to the working world…lol.

    Gayle…I always have my Monarda rebloom, but I deadead them as soon as the blooms start to fade which was several weeks ago here….I just cut off the top bloom.  They send out side shoots and mine are blooming again.  The 2nd blooms are not as big as the 1st ones, but the bees and hummers love them just as much.  I do the same with phlox and they bloom until frost….a double bang for your buck…lol

    See you all in the morning.  Charlene


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    Hold the phone….you said

    He went back to the original doc to talk about having the leg removed. Doc said many steps before he does that. Then he went back a few weeks ago & he got an MRI & found the bone to be infected. So now it’s coming off.

    So clarify please…are they just removing the toes, or are they taking the leg? Charlene


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    Stella…sorry that you still have hot/humid weather.  I’d love to share some of this cool weather with you….jacket and long pants for me today!  Enjoy the time with your DGS.

    Donna…hoping Rick gets good news at his Dr appt today.  Glad to hear about the cooler weather and rain.

    Kathy…I wish you luck finding something for the wedding…it is just around the corner.  Since you may e needing warm weather attire, maybe you will find something on a clearance rack….those are about the only place I shop for clothes.

    Karen..those adult beverages sound might good..and so seasonal for our weather right now.  Last week DD was having a beer called Apple pie.  She gave me a sip, and I’ve got to admit that it tasted more like Apple Pie than it did beer (I am not a beer lover)  Several have told me to try something called, “it’s not your Dad’s root beer”….and another called Black Velvet Toasted Caramel.  They assured me that I would like it even though I am not a whiskey lover.  The problem with some of these seasonal drinks is, you decide you like them and then you cannot buy them anymore.  I guess if you really like them, you should stock up when they are in season.  That is what I do with the cinnamon baking chips that Leslie introduced me to.  A couple more days is not a long time to wait for the “perfect” haircut.  It gives you time to check out styles on Pinterest….there are thousands of them there.

    Gayle…I changed those fonts the minute we got this new computer….so much easier to read.  I still often hold down control and enlarge the pics to see everything better.  I don’t know how anyone checking the internet from phones can even enjoy the flower pics.  Not for me.

     

     


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    Very pretty flowers everyone..that is a very bright and cheery NGI, Steve.

    thanks for Iding the mystery flower for Larry, Donna.  His has green leaves, but other wise looks like that for sure.  The lady that shared it with him didn’t know it’s name.

    Gayle…I guess my rain lilies must have died…for I have nort seen them bloom…(I have them in a pot)

    Julie…those are gorgeous.  We grew those black tomatoes a couple of years, but we weren’t wild about them…they are supposed to be lower in acid, though.

    Mary…my 4 o’clocks are just now blooming good and soon they will be done.  I am saving seeds since they are annuals here.

    Sandy…I had to pick some of ours this weekend since the winds were toppling them over!  I have a couple about that color in bouquets…love that color!

    Steve…I have been enjoying the glads that you shared with me.  I wasn’t sure if they would bloom this year or not, but they did….thank you!

     


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    Good morning everyone.  Boy, when you step out the door, it takes your breath away for sure.  Not sure we are ready for these temps in the 40s already…..it is only August.

    All of our grand kids start back to school today….2 of them at college….2 in high school…and the youngest in 2nd grade.  The oldest is working on a farm, so guess I shouldn’t have said all of them start school.  Usually it is so hot when they start back, but that is not going to be the case this week.  The 7 day forecast is below normal temps for this time of year.

    Marilyn…I haven’t seen nor heard the hummers for a couple of days….I hope they aren’t gone already.  Maybe they were hiding from the terrible winds this weekend.

    Molly…Larry and I need to start writing things down since we are also talking about fall projects…and there are several.

    Leslie…wow…you’ve got lots to do in your house….makes me tired just reading your list…lol.  4 birthdays in August…that can get spendy.

    Just work in my shop for me today.  Have a great day everyone.  Charlene


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    Marge…I think a combination of ornamental cabbage and pansies would be pretty!  Pansies are out there again for fall planting.  Both will endure lots of cold weather, so you could enjoy it for quite some time yet.  In your zone, the pansies may even re appear in the Spring for color!  Just a thought.  Charlene


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    Good evening.  It remained windy and chilly here all day, but we did manage to get a few things done outdoors.  Before it got nice enough to do anything outside, I did a preliminary clean up of the Greenhouse.  I know I will have to rearrange and do more cleaning closer to fall, but good to have this much done.  Larry decided to remove the built in plant shelves in the back sun porch, so I helped him with that.  It makes the room look so much bigger.  They have been there for 35 years, but we need to replace the ceiling and since they went from floor to ceiling, they had to go.

    Charlie…sounds like you made a haul at Farmer’s market.  We don’t have a FM here this year and I do miss it.  Enjoy your evening.

    Wendy…sorry that you have to return to work, but happy you had such a nice week and are stored up on relaxing…lol.

    Kathy…what fun playing catch and being outdoors with GKs….your work will be there when they are gone.  Your DGD must like yellow flowers the best?

    Karen…fill us in on the new fall adult beverages you had last night.  Hope your friends do come over again tonight and you can have another good time with them.

    I made pork riblets for supper with cheesy hashbrowns.  Having the oven on today was a good thing.

    Have a great night everyone and see you in the morning!  Charlene


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    I agree..the gorilla tape sounds like the easiest and possibly the best fix.  The foam curlers for wrapping around the pole also sounds like a good prevention thing, but do they even sell those foam curlers any more?  Charlene


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