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Basil can go to seed very quickly if you aren't using it a lot .
Almost time to pull up the rest of my veggies. I have planted pansies and mums this fall.

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My peace lily is looking a little better now. I rearranged the flowerbox and repotted the oregano, stevia & basil. I never seem to have much luck with basil, for some reason.

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Peace Lilies really don't like the sun and are fine inside no matter where---but they need a lot fo watering. I have one that was given to me when my mom died---it is still going but I don't really care for it that much---needs too much care---so I won't repot it and I am sure it needs it now. I have been giving it fish emulsion since I brought home the school beta and have to change it's water once a month so use that for all my house plants. I think they all need to be repotted but it has been too hot to mess with that---maybe this fall since it looks like I am stuck at home for at least 6 more months.
I might have lost my producing squash plant in the storm yesterday---Dh did put it back into place so we will see what happens. It has given me plenty this year---usually I am lucky to get 2 or 3 and already had about 7. Lots of cucumbers and tomatoes are just starting to turn red. Not very big but very tasty. WE had our first tomato sandwich on Monday.. My flowers are doing well but I do need to move the hydrangea bush that is upfront somewhere else---but want to find something to put in the corner when I move it---plus need to figure out where to put the bush, too.

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My biggest gardening job, this summer, has been pulling weeds. ugh. It's a big job. We're going to add a couple plants out with our 'island' that currently has just a couple plants & wood chips. Keeping the lawn from taking over is the biggest prob with an 'island'. I'll plant something that will grow enough on its own to keep the island intact. Someone gave me tiny shoots from a pineapple plant; I'm finding little sprouts from my aloe plant...this is the part that's fun. Pineapples look SO cute when they finally start to grow. It takes 2-3 yrs to get a mature pineapple. The trick is not having a critter take it before it's ready. It won't stop me from trying, tho. Just b/c those baby pineapples are adorable.
Do you remember me mentioning the peace lily plants? SIL keeps hers indoors. She mists it each morning & the plant looks beautiful. I finally planted mine into the ground (north facing, usually shade...but, plenty of sun this time of year...) and it is struggling. Like SIL, I got the Jobe planter stakes. I've moved it furthest away from sun that I can & have other plants near it to help shade it. Hoping I can get it to improve. Might have to put back into a planter. It has to be outdoors, tho. I don't have any good spots for it in the house.

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Not heard anything like that here----one way garden centers are able to stay open is because they sell veggie and herb plants. I did get mine on Saturday from the school greenhouse---they are open but not officially---he can't put his open sign up by the road---he just could not throw away 200,000 plants, which is what they wanted him to do. I might be going in to help him out this week---maybe from 6 to 8---so that he can have a break. He looks exhausted.
I have lots of plants coming up---my day lilies are already coming up nicely and my iris are now blooming--about a month early like everything else. Still have tulips but the daffodils are done. I have planted some new day lilies and scattered some seeds---hoping something comes up where I planted them. A bit early to plant my veggies but probably in a week and a half or 2 they will go in. My cucamelon seeds I planted inside have come up and are growing so they should be ready to plant with the other stuff. Right now I am using the back of my car as my green house here at home---LOL
At least with this time off, we have been able to get a lot of the weed pulling and beds ready for planting. My day lily bed is looking very nice---I added some fertilizer, topped up the soil level, and mulched the bed, then added back in all my Mickey and Minnie statues. It looks so nice now.
Hope your herbs do better in the ground.

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I have stevia, oregano and basil plants that I finally planted into the ground....they were drying out too quickly in planters. I'm bothered by the talk of closing garden sections of stores. The veggie growing season is short enough as it is.

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I did go ahead and ordered 3 different seed packets and yesterday I bought some almost black day lily bulbs in a store.
We have trees in bloom or budding at least a month early. My tulips might bloom in the next week or 2. Lots of weeds growing up in our yard and beds. Now that I am forced to be home for 2 weeks, I hope to have decent enough weather to get out there and do some weeding and cleaning out of beds. Noticed that the mums have already started to show green so I need to get rid of the dried parts now. My son came over yesterday and removed the rotten backing of our triangle bed so we need to replace it and I want to just remove all the soil, lay down landscape fabric, and put in fresh soil. I usually try to refresh my raised beds in this manner and this one is long overdue. The flowers didn't do as well last year and I think it was due to lack of nutients in the soil. Plus I am hoping we can tame the wire grass that was starting to invade it, too.

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3/14/20 2:50 P

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We used to order all of our veggie garden seeds from seed catalogs. Hubby loved planning the garden (a nice passtime during winter snows.) We would order small plants, too. We would order specialty plants (that arrived looking dead..like tiny sticks) like: pompass grass, zebra grass, blue satin hibiscus, double pink cone flowers, red coneflowers. When our kids were in high school, my friend & I would get many of our perennials during the FFA sale at the school. I haven't done that in years. But, those are all the plants I've missed since selling our house. We're in a diff growing zone, now....so I'm just learning about what does & doesn't grow well here. I've bought locally. I agree with you about the shipping charges. I hate that part. Sometimes one has to just go ahead and order, anyway. One doesn't order on a whim. Every purchase is well thought out.

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We now have daffodils blooming all over the place here and hope my son did not wait too long to trim his rose bushes but this is the correct time for them---he didn't plant them---I don't want them because they don't attract bees----I like the real rose bushes even with the issues they can have. I should probably go out and trim off dead wood and buds on them soon.
Just got an ad for a Gray poppy---it looks very interesting---would love to try it but I do hate paying shipping and handling fees. Wish I could find a local place with the seeds. Do you ever order seeds? I generally get all my plants from the school greenhouses as plants---generally he won't let me pay for them since I help him out on Saturdays. I need to swing by and see the new 3rd greenhouse.

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Wow! Our Michigan friends said temps would get up to 50 today. Very warm for February. I feel like trimming the scraggly parts WHILE the azalea is in bloom....just b/c. I might do that. I've had pretty good luck with plants, here. It's just a matter of figuring out which of my northern favorites not growing well in the south. The coleus I've had for 3 years has been amazing. I don't even have to sprout it in water. I just stick the cuttings directly in dirt & keep up with waterings. It gets so thick & stalky. Unreal.

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Yes, flowering bushes are normally trimmed right after they bloom. Knock out roses are an exception---they need to be trimmed in February before budding starts---not in the fall like other rose bushes. I don't care for them as they do not attract bees---are actually not good for our pollinators and no scent.
The way the weather has been, we might have to mow our lawn soon---crazy!

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It is always exciting to see the crocus coming up.

Our azaleas have started to bloom. They need to be trimmed & I'm a lil intimidated about that. Was told to make sure to only trim right after they bloom. This will be a first, for me.



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I saw crocus coming up on the way home. My daffodils have buds on them and some along my drive to work are already blooming---way too early but we have had a very mild winter there. My tulips are already poking up in the front beds.

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My little potted pine shows some damage (fading in color) but I think & hope it will bounce back, now that I have it protected from the wind. The poinsettia is prettier right now than it was at the holidays.





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Hope it survived.

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Strong wind nearly killed my little Norfolk. I scooted it back by the house and had to tie to a stake (it was leaning so badly.) We get some powerful winds, sometimes. String of solar lights weren't working. Scratched that idea entirely. Didn't decorate for the holidays nearly as much as before. I kept meaning to finish putting things out, but never did. In the end, it was all easier to take down after the holidays.

I have some transplanting to do.Maybe next month.

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We have 2 small pines in large pots out front that we decorate but I think I might see about solar lights and have them lit up year round. We actually keep icicle lights around the back yard fence up year round as I like the outside look and they are blue so they look cool all year long. We did have to buy some new ones this year though.

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I've managed to keep last years Norfolk Pine alive & well. I moved it to the front yard & I'm going to decorate with solar lights. It's been too windy the last couple days for me to work outside, tho. I'm fighting a cold & getting mostly rest. Frustrating.

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Of course they had to have a heat wave while we were there.
Saw lovely orange poinsettias at the Acme grocery store .

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Our favorite time to visit the Disney parks was in November. I remember how odd it seemed to see the Christmas decorations in 80+ degree weather. It feels more like Christmas when theres fluffy snow flakes about.

It's been quite a few years since I've been to Frankenmuth. It is such a beautiful place and such atmosphere around the town, as well.

I recently went to a Christmas store in FL. It didn't look like much on the outside, but, oh it was spectacular on the inside! The room with trees was a sight to see.

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I am back from Disney and they had already put up Christmas Decorations at 2 of the parks when we left plus all the Christmas stuff was on sale in the stores. Did you by chance go to Frankenmuth in Michigan? They have the largest Christmas Store in the world there and it is amazing. And the town is a lovely place to visit, too.
Our RH event got canceled Tuesday due to the bad weather we were having. I was glad as I didn't want to go back out in the weather plus I am still tired from my trip.
Like that idea of the wrapped tins---but the ones who have special diets does make it not so much fun as it could be.

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Our RH mtg, this month, involves us each packing a lunch (to-go tin) and decorating it. They did this once a long time ago & we decided to try it again. The idea is that the lunches are a bit of a mystery exchange. (With all the special diets, it's sounding like most ppl want to keep their own lunch....which is also fine.) I'm going to decorate mine with brown packaging paper (stamp designs on the paper) and tie a few sprigs of fresh oregano to the top. I don't expect it to win any prizes, but, I'll do my best with it anywho. We found a TOH blog with "dainty tea party recipes", so I will pick something from there. Don't let the name fool ya. They look like very do-able finger foods.

I went on a bus trip, recently. One of the stops was at a holiday store. Ohmygosh, such pretty lights.



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Too bad you don't live here. Our high school greenhouses have huge beautiful mums with a great price. Which reminds me that I need to see if he needs my help on Saturday.

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Oh, I love mums! Bought a gorgeous plant from the grocery store, once. Haven't been able to find one as nice since. I keep looking.

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Some creature attacked my pumpkin so I didn't get to enjoy it much. I pulled up most of the tomato plants and the squash plant as they were done. The grape tomato plant has new blooms on it so I left it alone. The sweet potatoes are sending off lovely vines everywhere---so hoping I get a good crop from them. Green peppers are still forming so hope I get a few to freeze.
My mums along my driveway are showing a few buds and look nice and healthy after being split last year.

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Hopefully, the stress levels will level out a bit with the help of visiting nurses. It is difficult being the caregiver. emoticon

The sun parasol is pink with creeping vines. They look a little like morning glories. Kind of. The good one is finally noticing the trellis I put out. I transplanted the failing one, in hopes that it survives.

The miniature sunflowers with miniature pumpkin sound really cute. I liked growing sunflowers. One year, I planted morning glories in the same spot so they could work together.

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I bet that is a pretty plant. Never seen one.
Hospital arranged for visiting nurses to come and now he starts PT at home this week. Boy, am I tired of being the caregiver. LOL
I have some miniature sunflowers in bloom--planted them late---I don't usually care for them but bought the seeds for the kids so planted the leftovers here at home. I have found a mini pumpkin---so cute---and hope to have a few more from the blossoms I have seen. Cucumbers are done, tomatoes are about done---a few more squash on the plants. Hope the sweet potatoes are doing okay---they look good on the top---LOL Another month before I can check them out. Too many weeds in my front flower beds but too darn hot to do much plus I am just worn out from taking dh to the doctor and having heartburn issues from the stress when I bend over too much.

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Kudos to all the nurses and caregivers. It is a difficult job, that's for sure.

We've had a lot of rain here. This IS the rainy season, but, it seems like we've had more than usual. My sun parasol plants? The one I planted out in the open (that gets all day sun) is doing very well. I purposely chose a plant that said it could get 6+ hours of direct sun. The other one that is against our driveway looks like it's going to die on me. Maybe it gets too much rain run off from the house. It gets sun, but, not as much sun as the other. Maybe that's an issue. I don't have a lot of places I could move it to. Dissapointing.

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Thanks. I am not cut out to be a nurse---LOL

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Sending you much encouragement as you care for him.



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He is home---not I need to concentrate on catching up on the house and taking care of him.

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I'm so sorry to hear DH is in the hospital. Prayers & good thoughts for you both.

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Hope the ac is fixed too soon.
Dh is in the hospital so no time to take came of my gardens---I do need to water my pots before I leave today.

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All of the lawn services in our area seem to do the same; they're too quick (therefore, missing things.) The price is right, but, I think I'd be happier doing the job ourselves. Have to get this AC problem fixed, first, and will decide what is next.



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Why are you paying them for doing a half-a** job? That is part of the job and with a small yard, they should have time to do a complete job.

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Tiny yard that a lawn service takes care of. They have it done in 10 minutes, edging and all. Altho, I'm not always happy with the job they've done. I have a "island" in the middle of my yard, outlined in brick. They used to weed wack around the edges of it. Lately, they haven't. I went out today with my gardening shears and fixed the job they didn't do. It's possible they DID use the weed wacker, but, it didn't cut anything. I'm thinking I'm going to be the one taking over this job. Not liking the big ruts left in the yard from the commercial sized mowers. Thinking I could do a lot better job of it. Idk. Still considering the pros & cons. I've always liked yard work, so I'm ok with it.

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Bummer on that.
On my bus trip to Maine. Not really happy with first day of travel. We stopped too early and no restaurants in safe walking distance. Very poor planning!

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THANK YOU for the info about what to put on the stump. We don't want it to grow back & I was concerned about how difficult removal might be.

The Agava plant I've been watching all summer has finally been cut down. The part that was blooming (there's been debate as to whether it had actually bloomed yet b/c it's just difficult to tell) finally just broke in two. Next day, the large sprout had been cut down. It was leaning & we all knew it would've fallen down soon, anyway. Here is what it looked like after it broke:



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Probably a good idea to dig it up---but if you don't want it to come back, paint the top of the stump with Round up or similar stuff. It will help break it down and make removing it later easier from what i understand.
Leaving today to my friend Joy's house in upper PA, then we will head to Maine after that.
My Dh will be taking care of the plants---right now the most he needs to do is water---it is going to be stinking hot here this weekend---that is what the weatherman said---LOL

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The internet is wonderful for info, isn't it?? Hope you find the solution to the issue with tomato plants.

We've had a flowering bush that's been failing. The buds would die off before blooming. Leaves turning dark. Trunk didn't look solid. We've had it cut right down to a stump & couldn't believe all the tiny white aphid type flies that were swarming in & around it. You know, those kind that will swarm in circles that one accidently walks into at times?? The swarming has been so thick, lately, that it even looked like smoke. I'm wondering if they were killing off the flowering bush. DH wants to totally dig out the stump. I don't want to do anything that involves too much work.

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Interesting.
Having issues with my bigger tomato plants---need to check online to see if I can figure out what is going on with them. No issues with the grape tomatoes and they are in the same bed.
Hoping my Peruvian daffodils will bloom while I am home but no sign of a bud yet---so maybe they will wait a few more weeks---LOL

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I've been watching an agave plant bloom. It's really interesting. It started with a large spike that is now sprouting. One of my friends said it reminded her of asparagus. Sure enough, it IS related to an asparagus plant.

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A lot of people don't understand that orchids often look dead when they go into their dormant period and toss them out. They aren't very pretty when they are like that---plus they don't want direct light either.
Not doing much outside here as it is too hot and humid--I went out yesterday afternoon when it was getting ready to storm and you could hardly breathe out there. WE did get just a bit of rain so dh had to go out and water all the veggies anyhow.

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Thank you for the website info. I will check it out. My SIL mentioned about orchids growing on the side of trees, too. Sounds really interesting. I def need to look up info about it. My friend is sure she is just going to end up killing yet another plant.

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Remember that orchids in the wild grow on the sides of trees in little crevises and get very little water due to canopy cover---I doubt it needs to be replanted. But you might go to Longwood Garden website and see if they still have the video on how to care for an orchid---they might have pointers on there for you. They have the most beautiful room full of orchids there.

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Taking care of my friends orchid, again. This time it has no blooms, but the leaves still look healthy. IMO it looks like it needs transplanting, which I mentioned to her. I searched online for the special orchid clear planter inserts. They are pricey. The reason for the insert is that the plant gets watered for 2 min every 10 days. When I had the plant, I would hold the plant insert under the faucet for the 2 min. Other than it being clear plastic, I'm wondering what the diff is to having it in one of those dark temporary type planters (like when you purchase plants....the ones that are lightweight plastic with holes in the bottom.) Certainly, I should be able to get one of those along with moss and a planter that would do the plant justice. The one it's in now is 4". It looks so crowded, with one of the roots growing straight up with the plant stem. Of course, I won't do anything without her permission....she figures it might just be another plant she has managed to kill off. Her husband gave it to her for their 50th anniversary, so it would be nice if it survives.

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Maybe you need to add some miracle grow to the water---good chance it is root bound at this point and no nutrients left in the soil.
Picked 10 grape tomatoes and a cucumber yesterday. Will have another squash by the weekend. We are having to water everything because of the heat, esp. since we just transplanted the strawberry plants to the new bed. Need to get them established.

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It's been so very hot, that I'm watering my droopy plants everyday. I'm wondering if my one and 1/2 yr old coleus has grown too big for the box that it's planted in. It's a wonderful plant. This is the first time I've seen it droop every day. Watering & keeping my eye on it. May start a few more branches from it.


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Don't care for ferns inside----they drop too many leaves!
I had never really done much veggie growing until we started doing the raised beds---had grown tomatoes in a pot. Dh really likes growing the veggies and making the beds---he mentioned he didn't know where we would put a 4th bed---I reminded him that 3 was about all we could fill with stuff we like to eat. This year we are trying cantalope, mini pumpkins and sweet potatoes along with cucumbers, squash, peppers, and tomatoes. Just harvested my first squash yesterday and enjoyed making and eating squash fritters for our main meal of the day. Just picked 2 cucumbers from those plants and have gotten some grape tomatoes. Lots of the bigger tomatoes have now formed and looking forward to them ripening up for fresh tomato sandwiches. My main day lilies are about done---one more variety will bloom in a few weeks---similar growth to Stella D'oro but a different color---they are always later to bloom. The pastor brought in plants for Father's day so I have some impatiens to plant and another plant for the sun---just have to decide where to plant them.
I don't even know what to do with Kholrabi---LOL---so never grew that.

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I haven't grown a vegetable garden in several years. Have you ever grown sugar snap peas? I remember liking those. Kahlrobi (sp?) was interesting.

I figured out a plant that would be "safe" around cats...Boston Fern. There are other varieties, but, all are about the same. One of my neighbors had an extra chunk she brought over to me. (Brought it over in a plastic bag one night & I had to think fast about what to do with it! I quickly planted it in the corner of my flower box until I could get some potting soil.) Son & DIL came over today and I gave them the fern. This will be their first plant. They have a large screenroom and pets. I gave them simple instructions. Proud moment or bad idea. LOL. It's ok. Maybe they'll discover they like 'em....or not. emoticon



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I have been out this morning pulling weeds from my front beds---actually nice outside so I came in and turned off the ac and opened the front door for the cats. Need to go back out in a few to start clearing out the pea garden bed---not much produced there---possibly because of the too warm temps that started early here this year. Then have to decide what to plant there after we clear it out.

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Haven't seen the snake again. The weeding won't be done without tools and heavy gloves. I need to do this.

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I would probably be doing the same thing. I haven't really been back where my dh saw the 2 garden snakes in our yard but I do know ours are not poisonous.

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Your garden sounds wonderful. I spent my morning working in the yard weeding. I'm now forever looking over my shoulder, looking for snakes. emoticon

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OH, my---that is scary---at least the hose scared him away from that spot for now. Dh has seen 2 black snakes in our back yard where the compost pile is---but they are harmless and hope they catch all the mice this summer so we don't have the issues we had this year with them. As long as they don't get in my house I am fine!
Lots of daylilies are popping open in the heat---I have 5 varieties blooming at the moment. One red grape tomato has been picked. Dh picked a quart and a half of strawberries yesterday and more to come. I think I might need to freeze some soon. All of our veggies have such huge leaves this year---Dh should have a bumper crop of cucumbers again this year.


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SOOO, I was watering my flowers. I saw the familiar dirt powder (the usual sign of a new fire ant patch). It was next to my new flowers, so I aimed the hose. A coral snake then slinked away from it. I didn't have a camera. Had I realized it was a venomous snake, I might've had some kind of reaction. I went to the house and told DH that if he wanted to see a snake, to come on outside. I remembered there was a poem "red touches yellow, kill a fellow" and did my search. Yikes. It has me creeped out. Bugs, alligators, snakes. Those are all things one expects to find in FL. I don't like them, but, not surprised they're here.

I transferred the peace lily to a larger planter. So far so good. It def likes to have indirect sunlight, instead of direct.

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Glad to help.
Hope to see a few more day lilies opening up today.

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This peace lily, too, was from a funeral. My friend had gotten the plant in honor of her mom, then split 3 other plants off from it (for her sisters that live up north.) She then realized it would be too difficult to transport the 3 diff plants long distance. I'm going to transplant it to a bigger pot and put it in indirect sunlight. It was in part sun, yesterday, and got droopy. I did my watering & moved the plant over towards the shade. Thnx for the warning. I will keep a close eye on it.



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You have to water a peace lily a lot---and I do mean a lot---I was given one at my mom's death---I am keeping it alive but really am tired of it---if it starts to droop, you are not watering it enough.
Thankfully I do not have a deer issue here in our small city. I bet I will have over 100 blooms if I counted all the buds. A wine with yellow center one opened yesterday and today a plain wine colored one is opening this morning. I love discovering a new one blooming and can never remember what color is planted where. But I do think I need to split some of the ones in my back box---but where to plant them when I do----LOL
I bought 2 hanging baskets of purselane yesterday---they are related to portulaca but have a bit broader leaves. One is orange and the other one is yellow with a wine colored stripe on each petal. Also found the plant to finish off my pot on the deck. Also bought some blue plants this week and got them planted. Still have some bulbs to plant---maybe tomorrow--they needed warm soil and it will definitely be warm after today.

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Oh, I love daylilies! The neighbor & I discovered that deer were visiting our neighborhood & THEY like daylilies too. Silly critters. I was always glad that there were some protected plants in my fenced backyard. lol

A friend just gave me a peace lily. When it blooms, I'll take a pic. She says it's an easy to care for plant. Thats a good thing. emoticon

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Hope to plant my vinca this weekend. Also got 2 orange geraniums from church on Sunday so need to plant them in pots this weekend too. Been too cold this week to plant anything new but not cold enough to hurt what is already planted. One of my day lilies has bloomed---a bright yellow one ---so pretty to look at---and another bloom on that plant should open this week, too. I love discovering which one has bloomed each day.


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That kind of reminds me of hens and chicks---when one sends up a long shoot up---kind of looks like a penis, too---LOL---it will then flower---I have a picture---think I will make it my avatar today---then after it flowers, it dies, too.
We finally had a good rain storm the other night---all my veggies and other plants loved it. The only thing waiting to be planted now is the vinca---need to wait a couple more weeks on them as the tulips need to lose their green so I can cut them back for the vinca to go in. It has been so warm here I had to turn the ac on--hated to do it but it will go back off on Sunday when it cools down to normal temps---so I am betting some of my day lilies will start blooming soon. They are growing so tall.

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I've been watching this plant in a neighbors yard. I've been told it's an agave plant sometimes called a century plant. It blooms once a century and dies once it blooms. It shoots up that spike right before it blooms. I hope I don't forget to have my camera with me, during these diff stages.


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We had huge maple trees in our northern home, so I sympathize about all the tiny sprouting trees!! There were sections of the yard where even the grass didn't grow well. That's when I started to spread my hosta plants in that section...b/c they were one of the few thing that grew there. In the meantime, there were lots & lots of leaves to rake and never ending tiny tree 'helicopters'. emoticon

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Well, the one bed has finally been de-treed---for now until the next batch starts growing---but there are probably 10,000 more to pull up---I am not kidding---they are everywhere.
I have iris in bloom now, Daylilies are getting taller. I am ready to plant but still too early---LOL--tulips are still blooming---well, some are done. Daffodils are definitely done, looking sad now.
I definitely have to pace myself, bending down is just too painful.

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Gardening is enjoyable, but most def it is hard work. This is good and bad. I'm always sore after I've done any kind of yard work, even if its just pulling weeds (with or without tools.) I marvel at one of my older neighbors who does yardwork for hours. I have to pace myself, that's for sure.

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Hostas are growing quickly. Somehow a tulip found its way into the strawberry bed. Already pulling up mini trees in my garden beds. I think I pulled up at least 100 last night in a few minutes. I bet there about a thousand more already. Paying someone to come help with that. I just can't bend over that long anymore.

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I've been sore from the gardening, but, also have been busy repairing & cleaning up a used patio set I picked up for our son. I do try to pace myself but always manage to overdo it.

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I usually pay for it when I spend too long in the gardens. I try to do it in small doses but sometimes I just need to get it done.
Plant looks lovely.
My tulips are blooming. First the orange, then the red, now some others are starting.

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