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  • in reply to: Nursery – Hopscotch #4589610 Report Abuse
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    [quote user="hopscotch"]  If you look to the top right, you can see 2 Texas Star Hibiscus.  Really hope they come through.[/quote]

     

    Good luck with them, Leroy.  I have one blooming beautifully right now, but from what I;ve read they are only hardy to zone 6.  I am saving seeds and going to try a cutting just in case it doesn’t come back from the plant.  I intend on giving it an extra blanket for the winter months to encourage its return next Spring.

    Those are some healthy looking seedlings.  I have a protected area behind my upholstery shop where I stock pile plants until I find a permanent home for them.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Worked on the back bed today #4589611 Report Abuse
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    What a productive day you had, Bette!  The jobs are endless, aren’t they?  I hope you and your little buddy have fun today.  My DGS helps me do alot of gardening….infact, he has his own scissor for deadheading, his own watering can, and I let him pull the wagon when he helps me.  So much fun we have!  Charlene


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    in reply to: Do You Know What This Is? #4589709 Report Abuse
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    I have something that looks like that and I call it wild helianthus…..I’m sure it has another name so I will check back.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Gardening Pictures Past & Present… Friday 9/14/12 #4589713 Report Abuse
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    Noreen….I failed to tell you what a beautiful Brugmansia that is!  Have you seen some of the pics that I have posted of the Purple People Eater Datura that you shared with me?  They are doing great!  Thanks for sharing them.  Charlene


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    in reply to: OMG I am broke #4589756 Report Abuse
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    Most of our meals are meat “extenders”….meaning alot of soups and casseroles.  As we get older we have discovered that we do not crave meat like we used to.  I watch the sales and clip an occasional coupon….and we have lots of off brand stuff, which I can tell no difference.  Most of the clothes I wear are almost old enough to vote, but that is only because I have a dirty job so I can get by with it.  LOL

    We eat out only a few times per year….which saves alot of money…..and we just seem to make do with what we have.  We are not poor, but we are not rich.  I have a roof over my head….always seem to find something to eat…and I do not fear freezing to death (of course I like my house alot cooler than most of you do)…life is good!

    Our grocery bill per week is about $65….and I don’t think that is too bad.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Do You Know What This Is? #4589759 Report Abuse
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    [quote user="cove2700"]I don’t have any & I didn’t plant it.[/quote]

     

    Gayle…..look around you….I have them here and I never planted them but they are growing in the ditches ouside of town and in several neighbor’s yards.  They are a nice fall blooming plant….but be sure to deadhead them or you will have more than you want.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Thursday on the VIP- Sept 13 #4589140 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  We got almost an inch of rain last night and chances of showers off and on all day.  Tonight is supposed to drop into the 30s, so hopefully not any frost.

    Molly….sounds like things are falling into place for your party…..it’s alot of work getting ready for something like that, isn’t it?

    Del….I also do not like the shorter days, but not much we can do about it.  Wish we could both afford to quit our jobs to make use of daylight hours….lol.

    Leslie….I hope you have a good time with that new baby and your other DGD while there.  I know Mom would appreciate your help and DGD#1 will love the special attention.

    Jan….crops do not look good here either.  I see some corn going by so some farmers must be testing their fields to see what they can expect.  I meant to ask you yesterday….what type of meds does Riley have to take?   Is it something because of his autism? Our DGS has been diagnosed as a functional Asberger’s patient and has been taken off the program.  They did tell DD to keep an eye on him during puberty because that sometimes reverses all that has been achieved. 

    Wendy….how miserable for you to have to go through this on your days off.  Glad the swelling is down some at least.  I sure hope you can enjoy your last few days at home.

    Just work for me today…..and I may see if I can get a haircut appt after work and chiropractor for tomorrow.  Guess I won’t need to water tonight.  It would be a good time to give my house plants some TLC.

    Have a great day everyone….Charlene


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    Very lovely pics once again…..I really like that sedum, Donna….and the monarchs on that Asclepias are gorgeous!

    Picasa site was down yesterday so I couldn’t post a pic….today I will share a pic of my Fire garden for the last time this year.  It is looking kinda fallish now since i quit deadheading Labor Day weekend.  The Yvonne Salvia did not get very tall this year….they are in the back.


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    in reply to: GREETINGS from the rehab center … (Karen) #4589446 Report Abuse
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    GOOD news….YAAAAAYYYY!  I know you will bw counting down the days until you can go home.  I also know that even though you will be only doing the 3x per visits that you will do alot of that kind of stuff on your own at home.  It is nice to sit around in an easy chair, but it doesn’t get you in shape for gardening does it?  LOL

    Great to see you posting….keep it up!  Also keep on shining as the “star pupil” in your rehab group….who cares if the others are older than you….just keep up the good work!  Charlene


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    in reply to: What bulbs come up in fall? #4589449 Report Abuse
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    Those look alot like the bulbs that Pagemaker shared with me…..the tag said Peruvian Daffodils, but someone on the board gave me the correct name, but I do not recall it now.  Charlene


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    in reply to: amaryllis ? #4589451 Report Abuse
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    I usually dig mine up on the eve of our 1st frost which is right around the corner.  I make sure they are dried good and put them in the basement until when ever I am ready to plant them.

    Caden….3 months of dormancy and darkness is what is suggested….so if you do that now, Christmas would be about the right time to plant them up.  I also do like Molly and stagger them….and what is left in the Spring is planted in the ground in my rock garden.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Aluminum sulfate….! Pinky Winky….! #4589454 Report Abuse
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    Stella….that is about the color of mine and I didn’t add anything to the soil.  I like the deep pink color….when you pick them and dry them, they dry to be a lighter color of pink.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Going to try bulbs next year #4589062 Report Abuse
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    Bill….I sure wish also that we lived closer…. I’d love to save some of those plants for you!  I know about giving to people that just want something for nothing.  Ac ouple months later they complain because it died.  When you ask where they had it and did they water it….they cannot answer either question.  I am also done sharing plants with many of my friends. 

    MD….you will never be sorry that you invested in bulbs.  They are such a welcome sign of Spring.  Do remember that early Spring blooming bulbs can be planted anywhere because everywhere is full sun until the trees fill out.  I plant tulips, daffs, and others underneath my hostas and peonies.  By time theose plants are up and growing the bulbs are done and turning yellow and brown….the other plants hide them quite quickly.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Seedlings – Hopscotch #4589065 Report Abuse
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    Leroy….I bet all of those plants will survive for you until next Spring in their temporary home.

    We are also getting some much needed rain tonight….so far about 1/2 inch…..every drop is welcome!  Charlene


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    in reply to: GREETINGS from the rehab center … (Karen) #4589070 Report Abuse
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    Karen….so glad that Tim brought you the laptop so you can keep in touch when possible.  I’m sure between therapy and other required steps that your time is limited.  It sounds like you will bounce back fast since they are letting you put some weight on your leg…..and since this isn’t your 1st time around the block, you know what you can do and can’t do.  Please do check in when you can.  I will give you a call one of these days soon…wait a minute… maybe I will give Tim a call and get your number there….and then give you a call.  Take care!  Charlene


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