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    Love the balloon flowers.  I just have the blue ones….but pink sounds pretty.  Steve, often perennial need their rest.  That is probably why your plant went dormany in the house.  I hope you have blooms to share this year.

    Gayle….what a pretty, lonely tulip….lol. 

    Mary…your tulips are gorgeous….someday there will be tulips blooming here.

    Sandy….I have never had those over winter…hope yours does for you.

    After last night’s rain the only place in our yard that still has snow is north of our house where these phlox are.


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    You’re welcome, Karen.  I do believe that Kathy hit the nail on the head.  I did some research and found the White Swamp Milkweed is what you might have.  Don’t panic because the word “weed” is in it’s name….lol….it is in the Asclepias family (butterfly weed) and attracts all kinds of friendly butterflies and other creatures.  Charlene


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    Steve….I know what that is….LOL

    Gitti, I think your guess is right….sure looks like a lupine seedling to me.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Critters are attacking! Help me! #4678734 Report Abuse
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    I have always had a simlar problem in the Spring after planting bulbs and seedlings.  The birds seem to pull or snip off the seedlings…..the squirrels dig up the bulbs…and stray cats dig up anything that is in their way.  I have all of these metal cages that I now cover them with in the early Spring until they get bigger.  It looks a little tacky but it is only for a short time…like Kathy said….once they get some size to them the critters leave them alone.  This has sure worked good for me.  Charlene


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    in reply to: OT: Milestone day for GD – Signs #4678857 Report Abuse
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    That is a red letter day.  I am sure DGD will accell in college just as she has in high school.  Congrats to all!  Charlene


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    in reply to: red and white datura seeds #4678870 Report Abuse
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    Sorry, Fae….I don’t have any of the red or white Datura….infact, I;ve never seen them before.  Hope someone can help you out.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Chit Chat Monday April 8, 2013 #4678881 Report Abuse
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    Good evening everyone…another uneventful day for me.  The sun never peeked out here, so we didn’t get the warm temps they predicted….51º was our high for the day….and it is downhill from there for the rest of the week.

    Stella….when do you leave on your trip?  I am sure you are excited about going.

    Donna….if they aren’t up yet, they must be bad seeds….lol.  You will be excited when you see the 1st one ppek through, won’t you?  I know I always am!

    Sandy…I don’t know if it was doing too much over the weekend or the fact that the sun didn’tt shine, but I had no ambition at all today either.  Maybe tomorrow will be better….or at least I hope it will.

    Have a good evening everyone.  I better go and dream up something for supper.  Charlene


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    in reply to: WOOHOO I am FLOATING ON CLOUD NINE !!!!!! #4678977 Report Abuse
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    That is sure good news for you, Rocky….what a wonderful reunion for all of you!  Charlene


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    Thanks for the report, Maxine.  I’ve been wondering how you are doing.  Hope you recuperate soon and back to normal.  Charlene


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    in reply to: easy perennials article #4678980 Report Abuse
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    I have learned from others on this board that there are different varieties of loosestrife.  Some are invasive (like the ones that grow in the wild….and the ones that I have in my yard) while others are a well-behaved and pretty variety of loosestrife.  If you do a google search you will find out that what I just said is very true.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Look What I Got (tacky) #4678983 Report Abuse
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    Ditto to what Julie said….lol…only I will include Steve as well as the girls since he had his AC on today! 

    Wish I had your temps girls.  It has been rainy, damp, wet and cloudy.  NO sun here for a while.  The week looks bleak for any warmth and I am hoping it gets better in the next week or two…geeeesh! 

     


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    in reply to: Looking for tips on orchid first aid!!!! #4678984 Report Abuse
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    I am not an orchid expert….but I wanted to welcome you to the board from NE Iowa.  Orchid is a tough plant for a beginner.  If you can get those to survie, you can grow anything!  Charlene


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    in reply to: Who Locke the Door? #4678142 Report Abuse
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    Donna…so sorry that the site was giving you grief.  A couple weeks back I had to come in through the mailbox door….only way I could get here….that was a sight to behold….LOL.  Glad you made it here, however….good to see you back posting.  Also good to hear that you have started some seeds….now just waiting for Spring like I am?  Charlene


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    in reply to: Hibiscus from seed #4678144 Report Abuse
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    I believe that I got blooms the 2nd year on hardy hibiscus. but my memory isn’t what it used to be.  Like Noreen said…..be sure to mark them and be very patient for them to arrive in the Spring….they usually take until almost summer.  Mine come back from the root every year.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Abutilon ? #4678148 Report Abuse
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    Donna….I usually started mine in January and would have buds on them by time they could be put outiside…so about 4 months to bloom….but then they bloom non-stop.  They do well as a houseplant in the winter.

    Abutilon is one seed that I give bottom heat to…..they need light to germinate….68º-75º….and my book says 14 to 21 days.  I recall mine taking closer to the 14 days.  Hope they grow for you!  Charlene


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