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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 1, 2009
1:28 PM

Post #6893337

We came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1017238/

Ric Love the garden tour!
Celia Pretty sky shot
Pepper nice to hear of perfect weather!
Bernie Congrats on the rain!!
Celia The GH is looking great! Love that picture LOL!
Ric - Looking forward to updates!

76.8 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 73 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.18 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 78 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Few 3000 ft
Scattered Clouds 8000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Today
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the morning...then mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely by afternoon. Highs around 90. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Cosmos

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 1, 2009
2:28 PM

Post #6893524

Good morning!

It's a long weekend here, the last big travel weekend of the summer ... then it's all downhill from there ... Sunny today, only 54F at noon and breezy. The garden is sheltered enough so I will be soaking up some sun today :-) It's starting to get dark at night again, the darkness brings mixed feelings of calm and a bit of sadness that summer will soon be over.

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:13 PM

Post #6893880

Rann, don't remind us ...not yet!LOL
Ric, I've seen all the pics from your tour...so beautiful! Is there you got the idea of the deck? I also got an idea of a new project...a short cascade and a pond! I have a place where the rain always pours down through the dirt and it already made a ditch.Of course, I'd need some help from you!LOL
Kelli, loved the videos! It's great to make a journey with you !
Sharon, thanks for starting a new thread! Loved the pics with Boo! My orange cosmos will bloom soon too.
Mau, great pics, thanks for the tour! The rainbow is so beautiful!Love the path and flower bed with the bricks.
Celia, the GH looks great! Is it done yet?
Marylyn, free swimming, wow!
Dyson, sorry you had so much rain! I hope you can get some good fall crops.
I didn't have time to go elsewhere but I make daily tours of my garden...inside and outside!LOL The plants are bursting out...first ones are the spaghetti squash vines!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6893894

Same vine flowers between the orange Klondike Cosmos plants.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:23 PM

Post #6893905

Near the Spherical Zinnias.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:24 PM

Post #6893910

This is the whole thing so you can get a better picture of how much spaghetti squash vine has spread all over and is taking over the garden!LOL

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6893914

Front garden, where daturas are taking over!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #6893926

Sunflower.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #6893930

Zinnias.
Sorry, I forgot the picture...

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6893936

Trying again.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6893941

Snapdragons.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6893947

These daturas are getting out through the fence too!

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #6893956

4 o'clocks in the morning!

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:35 PM

Post #6893967

View from the front gate.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 1, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #6893980

Another 4 o'clocks bush.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 1, 2009
10:31 PM

Post #6895126

Ric, the hills are still green because they are chaparral and oak woodlands, which stay green all year. As for the poison oak, it is incredible how much there is out here.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on August 01, 2009
87 F
Clear
Humidity: 40%
Dew Point: 60 F
Wind: 6 mph from the SE
Pressure: 29.93 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 87 F
Visibility: 7.0 miles
UV: 12 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

Horsetail jungle at the Santa Clara River estuary

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 1, 2009
10:32 PM

Post #6895132

grebes - I think these are young ones

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 1, 2009
10:34 PM

Post #6895141

I am glad I wore my water sandals because we had to do some wading in the swamp, though not through anything quite like this.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 1, 2009
11:20 PM

Post #6895276

Here's another video. This stretch of road is called the Conejo Grade. Ric probably knows it. The light green on the hills are cacti, thousands and thousands of cacti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmBqYH1MWnw

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 1, 2009
11:32 PM

Post #6895307

GH not done yet! Saturday is usually quiet around here but not today. It is on the base and we just need to attach the guy-wires and it's complete.

Freestanding, Ric. Pretty neat and went together fairly well.

Hot again today. 90. Again.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 2, 2009
12:02 AM

Post #6895419

Pretty decent today. Started out raining then was cloudy til early afternoon then the sun came out. Humidity went up some but still pretty tolerable with the low temps.

Ok, now I need your all's help. We thought I had a volunteer cuke growing in my garden. Turns out it's not a cuke but I have no clue what it is. Here's a pic. Next post will show the leaves more.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 2, 2009
12:04 AM

Post #6895428

Here's the vine. My watermelon on the right is gone. A turtle ate it. I lost another one to him too. And a cantelope rotted in there also. Grrrrrrr...

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 2, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #6895485

Your mystery plant looks like it has some butternut squash ancestry. Did you grow any of those last year.

I don't grow melons because the critters get them.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2009
1:54 AM

Post #6895926

My thought too Kelli. Squash have a tendency to reappear.

Adina your yard is looking better w/ each week.
Did you plant the Devil's Trumpet?
If so you will have hundreds by next year.
We get heavy gloves and nippers to get rid of all but a few seed pods.

Kelly we went that way to SB but I didn't know the name of the Grade.
I put the Moniter on HD Full and it's like being there. COOL!
Love the music BTW.
Didn't hear much Bluegrass out there.
Try WNKU streaming audio... (Northern KY University) Sunday nights they do a great Hills of Home Bluegrass show. Katie Lauer hosts it.
http://www.wnku.org/page_wnku.asp
I was driving so Robyn had me pull off to see all the Cactus.
By the time we got to SB they were like a lawn along the roads.

We finished the Deck addition about 4:45 this afternoon.
Would have been done sooner but our neighbors, Jon and Terri came over to see how we were getting along and stayed to chat for a bit.
We needed the break anyway so...

Tomorrow we'll do a little final tweaking and dress it.
The dressing is the whole reason for the project.

Ric

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 2, 2009
2:34 AM

Post #6896083

The deck looks great! How often do you think you will have to refinish it? The music you hear on any of my videos is whatever is playing on my iPod at the time. I'll check out your web site. There used to be a radio station out of CSUN that played bluegrass but they changed format ages ago.

The hill at the end of the video we call Cactus Hill. I don't know if it has a real name. When we go past it (and I'm not making a video), I say, "Yay! Cactus Hill!" and DH cheers. I'm always leading cheers for the plants. Yep, I can be pretty goofy. You gotta get your jollies where you can. ;-) How funny that Robyn wanted you to pull over so she could see the cactus. If you had known, you would have paid more attention to the hill on the the other side of the road, to look for the rare Conejo buckwheat. http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=3223
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2009
3:37 AM

Post #6896275

We have Wild Squirrel sightings.
Not that we don't see them every day here in the yard.
If we see one run across the street, while we are driving, the sighter yells "Wild Squirrel!"
We also do name that road kill.
Squassums, Woodchunks, Wackcoons, of course Sail Rabbit is universal and Oh Deer!

A friend of ours would sing out out "HOLLYWOOD" when he saw a dead Woodchuck or Racoon.
Only the ones looking like they were sitting up w/ their front legs spread out like Al Jolson singing 'Mamie' though.

Whoa that is a rare plant.
Would it have been up or just a brown/tan blur in December?

The pressure treated wood on the deck will need coated about every third year.
It only gets a few hours of sun so won't bleach too badly.
Cedar well have to see.

WNKU is a VERY rare radio station.
An odd mix of styles.
PBS but University owned and operated. Commercial Free.
During the Mon-Thurs eclectic/alternative/singer songwriter/folk.
Friday's till noon listeners choice... always fun!
Weekends
Grateful Dead/Celtic/Bluegrass you name it.
Little Steven's show is a fun time too!
These shows have scheduled times.
And free PODcasts!

WGUC here is a Great Classical Station w/ a Jazz HD side channel.
Again Commercial Free. University owned (U of Cincinnati)

As is WVXU (Xavier University) they are running the Newport (KY) Jazz Festival live.
Pete Seeger was just on a bit ago.

So we do have a bit to chose from.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 2, 2009
12:17 PM

Post #6896944

Pepper, they look like squash to me too. Here is my vine and a small squash.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 2, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #6897146

The deck part is mostly done.
(We're headed out for some support pavers and screws here in a minute.)
But not the 'reason' for the Deck Extension.
That will become clear this afternoon.

I was talking w/ our neighbor Jon yesterday.
He's the one who turned me on to the job I'm on furlough from...
They are starting to move employees back to their original job sites.
The two guys who were doing my job could move back as early as this week.
So he and I are guessing that my time off may be coming to an end.
Frankly I could use another month...LOL!

But our NEXT two projects are not going to be budget friendly so...

Ric
drumlin
Rockport, ME
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2009
1:59 PM

Post #6897207

That's the problem, have job, have money but no time. Don't have a job, have time but no money. I just want to retire and live on Social Security. HAHAHAHAHA, yeah, right.

My gardens are so full of weeds. I've had a really busy summer, and it's been so rainy here, so the weeds just took over. I was out weeding yesterday, and got up again this morning and went right out. Unitl I heard a lot of buzzing and noticed there were yellow jackets swarming around me. Apparently I found a nest. I ran inside, so now my tools are out there until it starts to rain again, which it will shortly. I'll go grab them then, grrrrrr.

Beeeutiful pics!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 2, 2009
3:23 PM

Post #6897471

50*F ~ sunny/w blue skies so far. There's fog lifting off the river at the base of Pioneer Peak and makes a pretty layer of white.
Nice to catch up again~the projects are looking great as well as those underway.
Our friends from the lower 48~they parked at our home for a few days and are now continuing their sight-seeing.

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Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2009
3:32 PM

Post #6897496

Raining again - the watermelons are a total loss, but the tomatoes and peppers are doing well, the squash and cucumbers did well also but are about played out. I have some broccoli seed planted and hope to get them in soon.

rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 2, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6897930

Another sunny day here today, about the same as yesterday ... temp. around 55F, a bit chilly with the breeze blowing.

Ric - wow the deck looks great! Good news about your job ... although I understand you could use some more time with all these projects going on ... you really keep busy! lol

Kelli - great photos and I loved the video :-) Always interesting!

Adina - you have so many beautiful plants :-)

This is 'Fragrant Cloud'

Have a great day!

Rann

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #6898078

Yea!!!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6898086

I'll be setting the flagstone today.

89.6 F with 94 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 17%
Dew Point: 39 F
Wind: 2.0 mph from the ESE
Wind Gust: 8.0 mph
Pressure: 29.96 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 86 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 5 out of 16
Clouds: Few 11000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 15000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 18000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft
drumlin
Rockport, ME
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2009
6:23 PM

Post #6898088

Ooooo, kwanjin, beauty!!!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2009
6:25 PM

Post #6898095

Thanks. And Welcome, Drumlin. What's the weather like usually in CT?
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 2, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #6899025

Ric, the Conejo buckwheat should have at least some leaves all year. Without looking it up, I don't know how to tell it apart from ashy-leafed buckwheat when they are not blooming.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 2:51 PM PDT on August 02, 2009
85 F
Clear
Humidity: 44%
Dew Point: 61 F
Wind: Calm
Pressure: 29.91 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 85 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 10 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

Picture from yesterday - this is a creek of a sort. It runs parallel to the ocean.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 2, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #6899028

Caspian tern

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 2, 2009
10:43 PM

Post #6899029

sea gulls and pelicans

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drumlin
Rockport, ME
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2009
1:36 AM

Post #6899714

Kwanjin, it's usually hot (80's and 90's) and very humid, but this year we've hit maybe 87 or so, once! It's been BIZARRELY rainy, you'd think this was Florida. The joke is to look outside and say, "Oh look, it's doing somethng different, the rain is falling to the right instead of to the left!" We're still kind of waiting for summer to start before fall.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #6899759

A bit cooler than predicted today with a breeze.

Started a new project today. Taking the north side of the deck and making it my clematis and lily bed. Right now it's mostly rocks but I've started getting some of it out. Gotta make a run to Home Depot on Tues to get me several more bags of mulch to replace the rock. I'm stopping just before the sculpture. Right about there is where the overhang starts and very rarely rain gets in there.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6899765

Finished the Deck Extension and the Dressing.
We/I am going to take a week off and just loaf and do plants.
Maybe some more shingles on the addition.
Just light stuff.
We have been going hard and strong for 5 months now w/ the Remodel in Dayton.
Basically 7 days a week.
They are making noises at work about a call back so...

Ric


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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 3, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6899766

Here's what it looks like now. Still have a ways to go.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2009
1:52 AM

Post #6899784

Celia Yea! Looks GREAT!

BBL We're Loafing

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 3, 2009
2:28 AM

Post #6899927

80 something for a high today.
SE breeze, beautiful day.
We got started moving strawberry plants to their new homes.
Rain on Friday night did wonders for the garden. Even mowed lawn. Nice & green.

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kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 3, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6899931

Loafing looks great~~great job, and it's been fun to watch this all develop. Beautiful, ric.
hi drumlin~
kelli~love the previous threads' photos, too. So nice going along w/you on hikes and places in the area.
kwanjin~your project looks great; can't wait to see what's next.
66* for today's high~was nice all day and now, into "night".
19hr 17min of light ~
loss of 5minutes; 27 seconds.
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 3, 2009
2:32 AM

Post #6899937

sorry, crossed, CG.
Looks like a busy job to be moving all those plants. Loved the Farmers Market pics from last thread or so.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
3:24 AM

Post #6900143

It's nice to see what everyone os doing as to vacations or projects. You guys and gals give me ideas. A thing my mother thought was a very bad thing! LOL She'd say to my brothers, "Don't be giving her ideas, now!"

Orange marsh marigold.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2009
3:44 AM

Post #6900221

Kelli that's a lovely series on the Estuary.
I'll be sure to put that on our places to visit.
Just a lovely spot! Thanks!

Bernie that's some window box there! LOL!
Good luck on the Berries.

Celia what a nice orange!

Pepper that's going to be lovely!

Kiska we're gaining on you! LOL!
14:09 hours of Daylight
We'll be in the mid 50's tonight! That's mid Sept weather.
We should be at 66.

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
3:50 AM

Post #6900239

Drumlin, oh, how I wish we had 80. The weather was strange the first part of the year just about everywhere, I think.

Pepper, your project looks pretty neat. Can't wait to see th finished product.

Kelli, wonderful pics! Love those terns.

Ric, I could see if I could get some seeds for you, if you'd like.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2009
4:02 AM

Post #6900272

That would be great Celia! Thanks!

Ric
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2009
9:58 AM

Post #6900731

Too far behind to comment now, but Celia the Gh is really nice! I'll catch up later. I'm so ready for Fall!

74.8 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 89%
Dew Point: 71 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.03 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 74 F
Visibility: 8.0 miles

Today
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 90. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Not a great pic, but this it the skink I'm used to seeing. I think the name is "blue tail" for obvious reasons. Now you see why I thought the other was a salamander!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6901641

Sharon, he's cool looking. We don't see things like that here.

Ric, will do.

81.7 F with 96 for the hgih. Yesterday, it got to 98.
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 18%
Dew Point: 33 F
Wind: 3.0 mphfrom the SSW
Wind Gust: 12.0 mph
Pressure: 29.91 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 79 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 13000 ft
Scattered Clouds 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

The slate my niece gave me.

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 3, 2009
3:51 PM

Post #6901722

Celia, the GH looks great, congratulatons! The rocks are cool!
Kelli, I enjoyed again the ride with you...so many cactuses, wow! I never saw grey pelicans...we have white in the Danube's Delta. That is a natural reservation where the river Danube floods into the Black Sea through 3 channels we are calling "arms' and each has a name. The pelicans and hundreds of other birds are coming there in spring and they leave in the fall.
Ric, you guys are good, the place looks terrific! Enjoy your week off you deserve it!
Sharon, I can see the little guy, but the color doesn't show too well! Is it inside the house? I have a big one in the garden too, you can see him in this album I'm posting
Pepper, good job! You did a lot of work there!
Kiska, that's why you were so busy and didn't show up here! Have a great time with your friends! 19 hours of light, wow!
Rann, what a beautiful rose!
Bernie, what are you doing with the strawberries now? I'm interested because I have a few in my garden too.
Drumlin, lots of weeds here too, I did a lot of work to get rid of them and after another rain they popped up again...ugh! Good luck!
It's been usually warm 95F, no wind, no rain, no clouds...boring , huh?LOL
Some July pics from my garden .

http://picasaweb.google.com/adinamiti/IulieJuly?authkey=Gv1sRgCJajx57drY6_mwE#

Adina

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adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 3, 2009
3:53 PM

Post #6901736

2 more links to my albums :

http://picasaweb.google.com/adinamiti/IulieJuly2?authkey=Gv1sRgCM_I05Xp7tyhfQ#

http://picasaweb.google.com/adinamiti/IulieJuly3?authkey=Gv1sRgCL_z6YKHm-Op5AE#

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 3, 2009
5:18 PM

Post #6902089

I eat them on my Cherrios in the morning!
Really, we are just trying to increase plants right now, but they are putting out nice berries, too. We want lots to sell at Farmers Market next year.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
6:22 PM

Post #6902359

Yum. Strawberries.

Those are really long antennae on that insect.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

August 3, 2009
11:45 PM

Post #6903626

Hello, Everyone!

I just got back from trip today and sure it long drive cause of my dog, Rusty is homesick! He is happy now and keep cool!

Yesterday, I went to Family Reunion in Illinois and sure I took this pix nice 1915 (?) panel wood truck...

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
12:00 AM

Post #6903668

74F and sunny this evening.

Rusty...That's a beauty!

adinamiti...You sure are working wonders in a short time!

kwanjin...I'm very, very, very jealous of your greenhouse. :)

Ric...Great job! Sit back and relax!

rann...You sure are growing some beautiful roses.


I've been hitting the weekend yard sales and have lucked into some great bargains lately.
first I picked up a Troy Bilt Horse rototiller for $100. It's a pre MTD model so it's a good one. Then I picked up this old 1800's entrance door for $5. It's 8' 5" tall with 4 panels of etched glass and the original porcelain hardware. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it.

Photo...


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
12:01 AM

Post #6903675

Close -up of the glass.


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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
12:12 AM

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I've been trying to get my hands on a pair of those 50's retro steel lawn chairs. The ones they call "bouncers". They are really popular now and the prices have really risen for ones in good shape. I was passed a sale last Saturday and stopped to look around. There were 2 "bouncers" sitting in front of the garage but they weren't priced and I thought they were ones the owners were using. I asked if they were for sale and the women said sure. I asked how much she was asking and she said a buck or 2. I said I'd take them and she said she had 2 more out in the barn. They didn't put them out since they thought they would never sell. I drove away with 4 chairs for $8. They are in beautiful condition for 60 year old chairs and are ready to use. I'll repaint them at a later date.

early_bloomer

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Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
12:35 AM

Post #6903808

The new garden project was throwing some neat shadows this evening.



early_bloomer

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #6903875

Wow, I'm gone one day and now I'm waaay behind!
Welcome, drumlin!
Ric: the deck is looking great!
Celia: so is your GH and the color of that Echie--wow!
Rusty: that is a very neat looking antique truck!
EB: How lucky were you with those chairs--as the kids say nowadays: SHUT UP!!
(That means its really something good--go figure!)

I'm too far behind to comment on everything but you all have some neat photos posted.

Well, we are back to our normal summer weather pattern--back in the mid-90's with heat index up to 100 or more. Typical August weather.

I got the yard mowed on Friday evening in between rains. It needs it again already! :o(( My roses all have black spot but they'll get over it soon, I hope. All the other flowers are growing like crazy due to all the rain--and so are the weeds! But after all, without weeding to do how else would I keep my girlish figure--ROFLOL!!
You all have a nice evening. I'll be back tomorrow. See ya later. . .

and I forgot to mention that I had to have Friday shaved because his hair got all matted. Here is the poor little almost hairless thing:

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 4, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6903971

Great truck, Rusty, and it looks like a nice neighborhood, too.

E_B, I really have no idea, but I'd guess a person would pay a couple hundred dollars for a door like that around here. Amazing to find one without any cracks in the glass.

Ric, just watch out for the poison oak at the estuary. And wear footwear that you can get wet. You can't go much of anywhere without wading. The place is called McGrath State Beach. It's mainly a campground and not geared that much for day use.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 4, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6903975

Early bloomer, it's people like you that keep the money from moving around! LOL!
Great buy on the tiller. We bought ours about 20 years ago, used. Still going strong.
We have to laugh, the local TSC store has Troy Built's for sale. Whoever put them together, put the tines on backwards. Yesterday one was for sale on Craigs List. The picture showed the backwards tines. No wonder they only used it a few times. Couldn't have worked very well!

I have one of the bouncer chairs. Nice to sit in.

Got potatoes ready for market tomorrow. Great crop this year. Also picked & sorted tomatoes. They sell like hotcakes with no garden tomatoes yet. One vendor brought some garden tomatoes Saturday, but they weren't at all ripe. I don't know why people sell them that way. The ones I picked today are ready to eat. One cracked, so we had it for supper. Delicious!

Moved more strawberries today. Don't have quite enough room, so need to make some more beds. Saw honey bees on them this afternoon.

Bernie
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6904129

We spent the whole day working plants.
Weeding, repotting, repositioning, etc.
The Flamingo Garden is about back in shape.
Looks like a bomb went off back there...lol!
TOTALLY Relaxing!

Also started playing w/ Garden Art again.
Did the first piece of the new ones today.

Being in the yard working the decks and stuff we haven't kept up very well.
Plus the new projects have changed the 'feel' of the yard.
As our neighbor Eric says... "It has flow..."
Now we need to redesign the plantings to enhance that.

I'll BBL w/ comments.
Off to Loaf on the Deck and in the Tub.
Ric
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #6904162

Got up to 92 today. HOT!!! I wasn't able to work on my new bed today. Hopefully tomorrow.

One of my lilies going in the new bed. Statement. Major fragrance!!! Big blooms too. Can get up to 14 inches across.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
3:22 AM

Post #6904615

Kell I can spot PI or Oak from 50 paces! lol!
Thanks again!

Great deals e_b!
Those bouncers are in great shape!
My Grandmother had 4 and a glider.
They weighed a ton.

Jon's got 2 and a table we use when we sit around the fire at their place.
NOT a good winter seat but nice when the weather's good.

Ric
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 4, 2009
3:31 AM

Post #6904651

Except when you're wearing shorts and your legs stick to them
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2009
11:34 AM

Post #6905301

Well, I'm so far behind I'll never catchup! Peanut has her spay and ID chip appointment this morning. She is very upset with us because she is h-u-n-g-r-y.

75.6 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 71 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.09 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 75 F
Visibility: 9.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 15000 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft

Today
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms...mainly in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 mph shifting to the southeast in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Boo helping me make up the bed...she's a big help lol!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
1:13 PM

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Went to bed w/ a forecast of 58 overnight mostly Sunny and 88 today.
Woke up this morning at 7:30 am to thunder... then a nice T-Storm rolled thru.
It's currently 68 and still raining and rumbling but it appears to just about be moved out.
TWC is saying clearing and partly cloudy by 10 AM.

We'll see...

I went out and scrubbed the deck in the rain.
Might as well let Mother Nature do the pressure washing...

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2009
2:21 PM

Post #6905760

Sharon, I woke to hungry animals this morning, too. Darrell couldn't find his keys and didn't have time to feed them. Monty woke me with his teeny meow.

Ric, I agree that your yard has flow. It's wonderful.

75.5 F with 95 for the high. Should be cooling to the lower 80s by the weekend.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 19%
Dew Point: 30 F
Wind: 3.0 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 13.0 mph
Pressure: 29.94 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 76 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 14000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Chickadee doing his morning Pilates.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2009
2:24 PM

Post #6905773

EB, Your beds look amazing.

Mau, Friday looks so grown up. How did that happen so fast?

Morning Glory, 'Milky Way".

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
2:54 PM

Post #6905875

Celia THANKS! and LOL! on the Pilates!

e_b I forgot to comment on your yard shots.
That project has turmed out Stellar and just gets better w/ age.
I have 'stolen' the window idea but only now have found time to start using them.

I just talked to Dispatcher1 up in Seymor, IN. (Yes site of John Melonhead's "Little Pink House's").
She said they had 3 1/2" of rain in 3 1/2 hours.
Streets and yard are flooded.
Plus the worst lightning she's seen in her 60+ years of living there.

Ric

henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6906122

Look at THIS ugly mess!

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #6906212

Finally got the Ugly Clay mess shots up.
Here's the behind and under the scenes Futon Deck shots.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/sets/72157621943196442/

Ric
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
6:32 PM

Post #6906595

Bernie...those tillers would be uncontrollable with the tines installed backwards. Hold on tight! You're going for a ride! I wonder if our local TSC is doing the same thing? I dug some potatoes yesterday at the FIL's. Love the little red ones.



early_bloomer
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #6906630

70 and we'll have rain thru the morning. That's TOMORROW morning!
So much for the Sunny and near 90.

We are in fact under ANOTHER Flash Flood Watch.
We've already gotten over an inch here and they expect up to 3 more.
Just south of us they are currently getting pounded.
Already 3" there and...
The lightning is wild... lots of cloud rumbles, in fact almost constant now.
Then FLASH like a camera strobe at about 10' then BOOM!
These are the ground strikes. About 3 miles away by my timing.
The weird thing is they are 10-15 minutes apart.
Usually you get them back to back w/ seconds to maybe a minute between strikes.

Ric
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6906658

Ric...Just looked at the weather radar for Cincy. That's quite a storm. Hold on tight!



early_bloomer
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
6:55 PM

Post #6906674

The bad stuff has moved a bit south now.
e_b as you look at the map we're at about 4-5 o'clock just inside the I-275 beltway.

Nothing major hitting just steady rain and rumbles.
The deck should be VERY well washed by morning...LOL!
Ric
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
7:19 PM

Post #6906778

Ric: sounds like you folks in Ohio are really getting pounded. Looks like all our rain moved up your way. Those are some great shots of your deck and garden area. Roll one of those spool tables down here--already painted, of course!! I like the obelisk shaped plant stand, too. Wonder if it would roll? LOL

Announcement: The Geek Squad fixed my laptop in about 10 minutes this morning! Hooray! This, after hours on the internet talking to the people at HP. DUH!! However, the important thing is that I am able to use my laptop once again. Hooray! Now I have to get used to using it all over again. I'm not getting rid of the old reliable desktop, though--just in case.

Hot and sunny--my car thermometer said it was 98 F when I was driving home from Best Buy earlier. Back to the 'dog days' of summer down here.

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #6907288

It's so hotter here at 98* now!
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #6908190

HEY it Quit Raining!
For an hour or two anyway... lol!

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
5:14 AM

Post #6909150

Glad it stopped raining for a minute and glad the computer got fixed.

Ick! I feel bad for you Rusty. Those high temps are not comfortable.

Well, I told a few people but I didn't mention it here. I had laser surgery on my eye today. I have had problems seeing out of it for the last 4-5 months. I couldn't focus on anything with it and things looked really dark. Turns out I have some leaking vessels causing the lens to have fluid build-up behind it. They were repaired today. It was neat because I was in and out in about an hour. In a few weeks I should have "normal" sight out of it.

I can still function and I got the rest of the slate laid today.

Oh, and it was hot. Hot and sticky. It's after 11:pm and still 75.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 5, 2009
11:19 AM

Post #6909477

Celia Love the Pilates pic!
Ric You sure are getting a fair share of rain lately! Do you need us to send ark supplies?
Mau Congrats on getting laptop repaired! Were back to dog days here too.
Rusty I feel the heat too! Im looking forward to Fall.
Celia Glad your surgery went well! The GH looks great. The upper 70s and high humidity are the norm here in the morning now. Well get closer to the 80s by the end of August (whimper).

74.7 F
Clear
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 68 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.03 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 71 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16

Today
Partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Our "high" temps are getting into the vague category. WX does this every year. We had a major storm move through late yesterday afternoon. It got Dysondark around 4:30 and stayed that way until 7 - lots of rain, thunder and lightening. The power went out for a little while. Good thing I had Peanut home by then. She's still unhappy wth us, but is feeling a "little" better today.

Here's a better picture of our skink.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
12:16 PM

Post #6909600

Sharon, cool shot!

I have to rephrase what I said last night. Not really surgery, more of an in-office procedure.

74.2 F with 95 for the high.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 22%
Dew Point: 33 F
Wind: 1.0 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 8.0 mph
Pressure: 29.94 in (Rising)
Heat Index: 76 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 13000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Isis likes to snoop under the carex.

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music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2009
12:18 PM

Post #6909603

Mornin'! Sorry, I think I was lost! :D Well, we are having more rain this morning...I think I've watered flowers 2-3 times this summer!
Am hopelessly behind! I've been putting up peas, green beans, & freezing Zuchini bread...Oh! & picking blackberries! I've been trying to bleach my deck for a week now..in between the rains. :) I've also been trying to get a couple of pictures ready for the state fair which starts the 14th.
In Dublin...
Rain: 66F
Feels like: 66F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 66
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 10 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 5 mph SSW
Sunrise: 6:31 AM
Sunset: 8:27 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Have a Great Day! All! :D
JW eating blackberries!

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #6909903

Sharon that's one of the first lizards I had as a pet.
Cool little guys!

Celia that's an odd marking on Isis leg.
Don't think I've seen one like it before.

Incredible job on the GH! It looks GREAT!
VERY stylish looking scene it sets. Kudos!

LOL! JW wearing Blackberries!
Looks like you are getting our yesterday weather.

Misty and grey here.
It IS supposed to burn off.
Mid 90's by the weekend.

Ric off to the Garden...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2009
2:15 PM

Post #6909964

LOL at JW!

Thanks, Ric. Coming from you, that means a lot.

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 5, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6910416

Joey, great to see you again and JW! How sweet! You have been busy!
Celia, I'm glad you are feeling well and it wasn't anything too serious. I should know about how bad is loosing the eyesight with my DH being almost blind. Take care of you and get well soon!
It's been an earthquake this morning, and I felt it while I was on my chair at the computer desk. It was 5.5 and it was in the Black Sea. They said it was another one, bugger 7.2 back in 1901 and there were tsunami...grrrr!
Talk to you later, I have to work now!
Adina
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6911975

Ah, JW and blackberries--what could be sweeter!! :o))

Celia: so glad the procedure on your eye went well. Buddy was blind in his right eye and had a cataract growing in his left eye so he could have related to what you have been going through lately.We sometimes don't appreciate our eyesight until we are in danger of losing it.
The greenhouse looks "Mahvelous, dahling!"

Adina; sure hope you don't have any more earthquakes!

Sharon: Your rainstorm must have circled around and come back to us. We had a real thunderboomer this morning about 4 a.m. Put 13,000 houses out of power in my area, but fortunately mine wasn't one of them. I was without internet and cable tv until after lunch though. I also had several large limbs from the neighbor's big oak tree in my back yard this morning. However, they were small enough that I was able to drag them from the back yard to the front yard for the garbage people to pick up. It was cooler for a while this morning but that didn't last long--it's hot and humid once again.
The next few days are supposed to be hot and sunny--up into the 90's and humid, too!

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2009
11:40 PM

Post #6911999

It's 91* and hot humid today...
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2009
1:07 AM

Post #6912347

Sitting out on the Futon Swing where it's 76 and Clear.
Supposed to get down to 62 tonight.
It was mostly cloudy all day... errrrr... but the rains appear to have gone down to Mau,
Tomorrow we're only looking at 82 but Sunny.

Well I'm a horrible touch typist on a laptop and it's getting dark so... lol!

Ric

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2009
1:23 AM

Post #6912405

A storm is brewing. High winds and lots of clouds. It feels humid so maybe we'll get some rain.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6912459

Hot and humid. Temps in the low 80s but it's still to humid for me to work on my lily bed. Rain night before and supposed to hit tomorrow night also.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 6, 2009
10:03 AM

Post #6913377

Celia Isis is a cutie.
Joey Nice to see you again! JW is way too cute LOL! Hows big Jack doing these days?
Adina An earthquake? I hope there wasnt any damage. Thats so scary.
Mau These afternoon storms can be a little volatile. There are a reported 6 trees down in 3 counties 2 in Nassau but on the mainland (not here). Another hit yesterday just as we were closing the office, lasted about an hour, we had 3.5 of rain in that time period. Temps went; from 93 to 70. Felt good outside for a change LOL!
Rusty Im trying to send you some rain!

71.5 F (not too shabby)
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 98% (except for this)
Dew Point: 71 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 1.0 mph
Pressure: 29.91 in(Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 13000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft (hmmm we gained 2')

Today
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late in the morning...then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Blue Daze are blooming again!

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 6, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6913760

Good Morning! Well we get a drencher yesterday afternoon! Well over 2" in an hour 1/2! We were under a flash flood warning until 12:00pm. It was so dark at 4:00pm that it looked like we were having an eclipse!
At Dublin...
Partly Cloudy: 68F
Feels like: 68F
Barometer: 30.1 in
Dewpoint: 68
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 7 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:32 AM
Sunset: 8:26 PM
UV Index: 0 Low

Sharon, Love that Flower! :D Yes, he's cute, but he's so full of himself! ;) We laugh at him a lot!:D Thanks for asking about the poochie...he's doing very well, but I don't think the toe nail will grow back to it's normal size. He won't quit Running! ;D
Celia, Love the GH! I want one! ;) Yes...JW is a funny bird! ;)
Ric, Glad to hear that your job is going to crank back up soon. :D Love the patio that you & Robyn have finished! Looks Great!
Mau, He should be plenty sweet! He ate so many that I thing he ate more than I froze! ;)
Kiska? Are you going to be home next week?
Pepper & Rusty, I hope things cool down for you two! I really don't care for the 'hot & muggy'!
E_B! What great finds! Love those retro chairs!
Kelli! Great shots! I just love your tours! ;)

Well, gotta run...
Have a great day!

Joey

(we counted 117 deer in a 4 square mile area!)

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #6913777

Ric: the rain has left us for a few days, hopefully. I did awake to very foggy conditions but the sun is beginning to burn it off. However, the humidity hasn't left with the rain. LOL
Sharon:; hope Peanut is feeling better today. We have those "skinks" here, too, but I have always just called them "blue-tailed lizards" LOL Blue Daze is dazzling!
Celia: did that storm materialize last night?
edited to add: Joey--we crossed. Are you going to Alaska? The deer are thriving in your area--and here, too!
Tonight DGD and I are going to try once again to see the Drum and Bugle Corps which we didn't get to see last month due to rain. This time, however, it will be inside the comfort of a movie theater that will have a hook-up to a live performance somewhere. The movie theater where we will be going is in Little Rock about 35 miles from my house--a lot closer than the 2 1/2 hour drive we were going to make to see them "in person" last month.

Today we are supposed to have partly sunny conditions--high in the low 90's.

Y'all have a good day!

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 6, 2009
1:55 PM

Post #6913901

Hot weather heading this way! 90 on Saturday.
All are complaining about no 90's. Only thing is, things grow a whole lot better at 75 to 80 than they do in the hot.
Crops & gardens are unbelievable.
Also hot weather brings the bad storms.

DS just informed me that the soybean aphids have moved into the bell peppers. Now we must deal with that. Aphids are so hard to kill.

Time to go wash veggies.
Bernie

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #6914433

Good luck getting rid of those aphids, Bernie.

No, nothing developed storm-wise last night. We had high winds and a lot of bluster but that was it.

Joey, I miss seeing the deer around.

73.8 F with 92 for the high and 30% chance of rain.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 46%
Dew Point: 52 F
Wind: 3.4 mphfrom the NNE
Wind Gust: 15.7 mph
Pressure: 29.89 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 77 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 1 out of 16
Clouds: Few 8000 ft
Scattered Clouds 11000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4266 ft

Monty helping.

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 6, 2009
5:33 PM

Post #6914773

Rain is forecast. A good hard rain takes care of them.
All set for market. I'll have pictures tonight.
Bernie
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 6, 2009
5:56 PM

Post #6914864

Celia: looks more like Monty is "supervising"--LOL
Bernie: hope the forecast rain gets rid of those aphids for you!

Currently partly cloudy but the sun is shining in my yard. It's 86F and humid.

a portion of the front flower bed today

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 6, 2009
10:25 PM

Post #6915846

No damage after the earthquake, thanks for caring! It rained today a lot finally! I got home late after we visited some friends and it was still pouring.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2009
12:03 AM

Post #6916226

Hot today but not so muggy. Temps were in the high 80s. There was a breeze but whether or not we felt it depended on where we were in the garden today. All in all it could have been worse.

Oh!! I've picked 2 cantelopes from the garden. Now waiting on a 3rd one and on at least one watermelon and the weird squash. lol

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #6916818

We have a fire about 45 miles west of us.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 7, 2009
7:20 AM

Post #6917616

Good morning everyone!
Last night I was too upset to say something and it was too late...also I got wet from the rain and was a bit cold.
The visit was nice , the dentist friend and her DH are nice people and they were happy to have us in their home because they are both sick and they mostly stay at home . They have a beautiful garden, with many roses and fruit trees, but it's not taken care of so well now. They always have to call someone to clean it and do the works.
On our way back, a stray dog jumped in the front of my car, but we were both lucky I was just slowing down for a
passing(or how do you call it?). Still I hit him which I thought it was hard...even broke a plastic mask on my car!
But he was OK, just ran away and didn't even whine...ugh! It scared me, but mostly it upset me so much...I
could've killed the fool dog...grrrrr! I was still shaking when I got back home.
Then I had to prepare food for the dogs because the kibbles were gone and it was too late to buy some. I made them
spaghetti and chicken. It was almost midnight when it was cool enough for them to eat it...ugh! Anyway, I'm on
vacation and we slept in this morning. I could hardly wait to see if there was another damage to the car from the
hit last night...I'm still so upset!
Still cloudy today and chilly, 55 this morning and 76 now...a great change after so many 90s!
Pepper, I'm ging to harvest 3 squash too, they've grown big enough.
Mau, the flower bed looks great. The alocasia is growing amazingly!
Sharon, what a cute helper!LOL
Joey, so dark like an eclipse... grrr!
Celia, wherefrom is that fire? Take care!

Adina

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
11:28 AM

Post #6917825

72
Rain!
It's a beautiful day!

Here's what we look like when you drive into the parking lot of our Farmers Market.
Bernie

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
11:29 AM

Post #6917830

This is the working side.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
11:31 AM

Post #6917833

New egg sign. I found a clock & a thermometer, both with a big rooster on them.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
11:33 AM

Post #6917836

Flowers for sale.
Only a couple bunches left at end of day.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 7, 2009
11:47 AM

Post #6917866

Joey 117 deer? Is that the road to your house?
Mau Peanut is feeling better, but she is not 100%. She is keeping her ears down and the stink eye lingers. How was the show?
Bernie Good luck with the aphids. I cant stand them either. My veggies arent doing very well (90s here).
Celia - Monty is helpinghes dusting the chair!
Pepper Congrats on the cantaloupes and watermelon!
Celia Pretty smoky pic, but I dont like the circumstances. I hope no one was harmed in the fire.
Adina Im so sorry that happened to you. {{{hughs}}}

72.5 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 86%
Dew Point: 68 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.09 in(Rising)
Heat Index: 71 F
Visibility: 9.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Scattered Clouds 15000 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft (2' are gone!)

Today
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 90s. North winds 5 mph shifting to the east in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40 percent.

More rain late last night, but nothing major.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
12:05 PM

Post #6917905

Just checked the gauge, .4". But shortly after a little downpour.
Love it.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2009
1:27 PM

Post #6918106

Bernie that's an impressive set up!
LOVE the Glads!
(BTW How far can Eggs Range? Just Kidding! lol!)
What's your secret on the Glads? We don't do well w/ them at all.

Adina you and the dog are both lucky.
Most people here are hurt by trying to miss animals in the road.
Deer take a terrible number.

Well we had a beautiful cool sunny day yesterday.
Upper 70 and a frying sun!
Our heat will build thru the mid 90's by Sunday.
MAYBE we'll FINALLY get some Maters!

We've spent the whole week getting the garden back in shape.
Weeded a bushel of vines off the trellis in the Brick Room yesterday.
The Mandevilla is 10' tall now so I had to extend the Trellis.
Looks bare but it will fill back in.
Mau some of your Illustris are in this shot also.

Ric

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2009
1:34 PM

Post #6918127

Because of the new deck height we are raising all the Island Bed rock wall heights.
First a layer of pavers then the rearranged rock.
Here's Robyn the Mason.

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2009
1:36 PM

Post #6918135

And the new and improved Wall

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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #6918139

Secret? Plant them, pull weeds, cut flowers, dig bulbs, store away.

I don't know why, but anything we stick in this soil here does wonderful. Now today a nice rain to keep it all going.

Farmers here are thinking 240 bushel per acre corn this year. Unheard of!

I had a Walla-Walla onion the other day, when I weighed it, went 1lb 15 oz.
We are going to start pulling Big Daddy onions soon. They are bigger!
Bernie
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #6918150

That's what ALL great glad growers say! LOL!
Do you have a shot of the Glad Field?
I was going to comment on those Onions. NICE!
kiska

(Zone 3b)

August 7, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6918334

50* low clouds; highs to the 60's.
Sunrise: 5:42 Sunset: 10:19 18h 39m visible light.
ric~bet you are catching up on daylight as we're beginning to lose 5 1/2 min daily.
Everyone's places are looking good~poor little Friday, though:) Bet it feels nice and cool for him.
Celia~get well soon; glad it went well and fast.
Went to Anchorage yesterday; picked out some nice pieces of glass at the glass store and now, time to get busy again.
The old, restored buildings at Independence Gold Mine; Hatcher Pass; Palmer, Alaska

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2009
3:56 PM

Post #6918647

Bernie, great pics. Let's us know what it's like on the other side of the table. I'd like to see the fields, too.

Sharon, cardinals are some of my favorite birds. We don't see them here. I've been able to lure the chickadees into the yard, finally. 5 years and they decide ours is good enough! LOL

Kiska, what a great pic! I got an eerie feeling looking at it.

Ric, so much good work. Tell Robyn that Darrell and I are envious. He also wants to know when you both relax. LOL

Adina, sorry about the dog!!! I hope he really is okay and that you've calmed down a least a little. It's very scary when that happens. Everyone is okay? The fire is still burning and was started by lightning. It's burned 20,000 acres now and is only 10% contained.

65.6 F with 76!!! for the high. So much better.
Clear
Humidity: 45%
Dew Point: 44 F
Wind: 2.0 mph from the North
Wind Gust: 6.0 mph
Pressure: 29.89 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

The fire was made worse by high winds last night. We had sustained wind of MPH and gusts up to MPH. This lasted until almost midnight. The GH held but I lost my arbor.

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2009
4:03 PM

Post #6918679

Celia: hope the fire didn't do too much damage and that nobody has been hurt.
Adina: so sorry about your accident with the dog--glad neither of you seemed to be hurt. Pretty red flowers--are those impatiens?
Bernie: everything is looking good--I only buy free-range eggs or should I say eggs from free range chickens? LOL
Ric: WOW--great photos! Your garden is really taking shape and looking good! I can't believe how big the Illustris are--they like it there!! I really like the bar stools--are those a find from an old soda shop?
Kiska: can you imagine what it must have been like at that gold mine during its "heyday"--you probably couldn't stir the people with a stick--as the old saying goes.

DGD and one of her friends and I went to see the Drum Corps International quarter finals last night. As I said above, we saw them live via satellite hook-up at a local movie theater (well, not Cabot local but Little Rock local). It was great--those teams do a marvelous job. It was almost midnight by the time we got back to Cabot, though--way past my normal bedtime! LOL

Hot and sunny again today, not to mention humid! Typical August weather for us.
I
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #6918687

Celia: we crossed-=-so sorry you lost the arbor but at least the GH stayed intact.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2009
4:08 PM

Post #6918697

The big fire has taken a farm and some buildings but no people have been hurt.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 7, 2009
4:12 PM

Post #6918722

Too bad for the farm owners and the other building owners but glad nobody has been hurt.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
6:48 PM

Post #6919290

Here you go, Ric. We are picking at about 6 PM if you want to come help!
This is half the patch. Others aren't blooming yet.

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Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
6:50 PM

Post #6919297

Different angle.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #6919304

Overall shot of the garden, at least most of it.

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 7, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #6919836

Bernie, where you able to sell all of your white glads?


A little less hot today, but otherwise not much different from the usual.

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on August 07, 2009
79 F
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 47%
Dew Point: 57 F
Wind: 12 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 16 mph
Pressure: 29.95 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 11 out of 16
Clouds: Few 5000 ft
(Above Ground Level)

pineapple lily

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 7, 2009
9:59 PM

Post #6919982

The day we had the biggest amount of white, a decorator came looking for white & purple.
She was getting the country club ready for somebodies wedding dinner. Worked out great. Glads aren't selling well this year. Poor economy & no extra money I would expect.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 7, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #6920060

That's good that you were able to sell them.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2009
2:08 AM

Post #6920947

Hot and windy. Heat advisory tomorrow and even hotter with temps in the high 90s and heat indexes probably getting close to mid 100s.

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #6922015

Morning All! :D Well things seem to be nice & quiet today...so far. We're supposed to be getting hotter & hotter as the week end & new week progresses. We've been quite fortunate so far this year, as far as heat goes.
At Peterstown (they've finally started to give the temps for here!)...
Fog: 64F
Feels like: 64F
Barometer: 30.3 in
Dewpoint: 64
Humidity: 100%
Visibility: 4 miles
Precip in last hr: NA
Precip last 24 hrs: NA
Wind: 0 mph
Sunrise: 6:34 AM
Sunset: 8:24 PM
UV Index: 1 Low

Well, Yesterday was rather 'hair raising'...My pc mouse quit working! I was trying to everything manually! Not good! So I gave up, especially after my PC told me that it was working & I knew better!
Sharon, I wish that the road was to my house! I'd have over a hundred acres of farm land! That's up on Peters Mountain. We went out day before yesterday & counted 132 deer, 52 rabbits (all of which were in the road) 5 turkeys, & 1 Coyote! The Coyote was about 2 miles from my house!
Ric, Robyn looks like she is really enjoying herself! ;) Wonderful Job!
Celia, We have too many deer. The body shops around can't keep up! Really sorry to hear about your arbor!, but glad it wasn't worse!
Bernie, Great looking garden! Glads are gorgeous! Neat - O
Kiska! Great Shot! Love it! :D
Adina, LOl! Yep, it sure was dark! ;)
Mau, is it still hot down there? If so, HGTV would be good to watch, so you can stay cool! ;)

Have a Great Day!
Joey

Celia...here are some more deer you can see ;)

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2009
12:50 PM

Post #6922021

This is a nice one...he was like JW & moving his head! LOL

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music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2009
12:53 PM

Post #6922027

And this fella was as large as Jack...DH thinks he was a bit bigger. So he was huge for a Coyote as far as standard size goes.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #6922344

Joey, that 2nd deer pic looks like a painting. Very nice and thank you. That coy is HUGE.

Bernie, I'm glad you were able to get a buyer for the flowers, They're so pretty. I wish we had a local grower close by.

Pepper, Stay cool!

54.8 F with 70 for the high. 50% chance of rain and it looks like it.
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 73%
Dew Point: 46 F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 5.0 mph
Pressure: 30.06 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds: Few 4300 ft
Scattered Clouds 6000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 9000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 13000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

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henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #6922387

Nice shots Joey!
Could well be a Coyote-Dog.
They are interbreeding around here pretty heavily.
But as there are no more Wolves around (well legally released at least) they are breeding up.
Some Coyote are actively hunting deer around here now.
And because the population is so large they are getting quite good at it...

Hot but not REALLY hot here today.
'Might' hit 90.

We're off to Joycet's place today.
She has a new pond and we're taking up some stock.
We have many different perennial bog plants that will love it in her full sun location.

BBL
Ric

adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 8, 2009
8:20 PM

Post #6923427

I'm OK now, thanks for caring guys!
Celia, those are such pretty flowers! I hope you are not in danger with the fires.
Mau, they are red petunias!
Ric, great job!
Bernie, that's so impressive!
Sharon, such a cute bird!
It's been sunny, but windy today. Only 80 at noon.
My orange cosmos finally bloomed!
Adina

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

August 8, 2009
8:34 PM

Post #6923472

Just back from market. Sold 79 bunches of Glads. About 30 less than same Saturday last year. Economy!

Tomatoes were gone by 10 AM & I had tons of them. Anything over 3 oz sold by each. 75 to $2.25. People love their tomatoes! Garden ones aren't ripe yet here.

Bernie

billyporter

billyporter
Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2009
9:09 PM

Post #6923605

I cannot catch up. I skimmed the last link, but I need to get busy writing letters to my cousins. Something I've put off since the 4th of July.

It's been beautiful until today. Now it's 92 , hot, humid and muggy. It has hardly been above 80 the whole month of July. We got 1 3/10'' rain yesterday, but I still pumped and toted water to a lot of transplants, the garden and touchy plants like astilbes and phlox.

Country, a big congrats on the neighbor's flowers. She found a loving home!

I got almost all my outdoor to-do list done. I'm also water bath canning, pressure canning and my sauerkraut is brewing nicely. We brought it back in the house since it's a heat wave all week.

Beautiful pictures, this link and last. Sorry to not comment on anything else. It's just a busy busy summer.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 8, 2009
9:27 PM

Post #6923663

Joey, your wildlife looks well-fed.


Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on August 08, 2009
82 F
Clear
Humidity: 41%
Dew Point: 56 F
Wind: 10 mph from the SE
Pressure: 29.92 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 82 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 11 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

a few hiking pictures

vervain

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 8, 2009
9:28 PM

Post #6923671

umber skipper (note the spider behind it)

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 8, 2009
9:31 PM

Post #6923684

I think this is called golden polistes.

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #6923887

Well, I just still alive and not feel well this time when I got back from trip (family reunion in IL)... Got real hot got me bad that I drove home all day and 45 mins. traffic jam first time out of city St. Louis... So, I got home and Rusty was so happy and keep cool also I got my both eyes puff up and feel like someone take my eyes out but it bad for me on hot weather...

As today, I went to 2 different places for farmer market and sure I get huge melon for $4! wow! also I got 4 big huge zucchis , yellow squashes, tomatoes, and poblanos...

I got real good vegetables to cook for zucchi cut half and cook some meat (any meat you like), rice, your favorite seasoned and little tomato sauce (first cut half then spoon out all the seeds out) then put stuff in middle zucchi cook 325 degrees for an hour (test on knife to soft on zucchi) then I put some cheese on top to melt for 10 minutes... YUMMY-o...

It hot and heat index feel like 101...
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #6923901

Hot and windy.

Been busy today. A local festival this morning, birthday party this afternoon, then going back to the festival tonight to beat a friend at skee ball. LOL

Tomorrow it's Butterfly Festival at Powell Gardens from 8:30am to 6pm.
henryr10
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2009
4:25 AM

Post #6924993

Butterfly Festivals are always fun! ENJOY Pepper!

COOL Bugs Kelli
Especially like the Wasp!
The flowers are looking more thistley if that's a word.
Much more like hot dry climate blooms.

Beautiful Cosmos Adina and Thanks!

Friday we dug out the last of the escaped miniature green bamboo.
Then we finished running the rock wall up along the Boardwalk.
The huge hanging plant stand got moved across the walk temporarily.
This to better show off some of the yard art.

Today we spent 5 hours up at Joyce's digging plants and catching and moving Koi.
I spent about 2 hours in the pond at her rental.
The first 3 Koi came out easily the fourth was a chase and the 5th is still in there.
The pond got so muddy we couldn't find it... till about an hour later.
He'll move another day! lol!

While I was catching fish Robyn dug a bunch of plants.
Japanese Anemone clump had to be 6' across.
We brought home about a aquare yard of it.
Also a huge Bear's Britches, nice cumps of two different Phlox, a butterfly Bush and 3 5 gallon buckets of water lilies.

We were whipped!
But had a blast.
Touring Joyce's Garden started the visit and just sitting around chewing the fat ended the day.

Weather was perfect for pond walking, Upper 80's, Sunny and a nice breeze.

Ric

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2009
10:43 AM

Post #6925275

Oh Butterflies coming to Powell Garden that's very excellent which it get for flowers pollen each times...

I took this injury moth in IL which I took the old wood panel truck so it was on ground...

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rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #6925758

I'm hopelessly behind so I can't comment on everyone's posts.

It's been cloudy for most of the week and some rain most of the days. Mosty dry yesterday though. Raining again today. The plants really, really needed it! Pretty warm, I'd guess around 60F. Fairly calm too.

Ric - you deserve some rest after all your hard work! Enjoy it :-)

Celia - the greenhouse looks great! :-)

Kiska - love the photo of the old houses :-)

I've been a bit bummed out lately. We're really starting to feel the effects of the depression here... the price of gasoline and food is just going through the roof. So we will really need to cut back (more) ... (groan) ... not liking this at all :-p

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 9, 2009
4:29 PM

Post #6926205

Very cool moth you have there, Rusty. Looks like an owl looking at us!

Lots of work, Ric, but well worth it.

Thanks, Rann. Now I just have to figure out what to put in it! LOL

The right click on my computer's mouse won't work. Don't know what's up with that.

69 and headed for 76. Partly cloudy and very nice.
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2009
7:56 PM

Post #6926929

So far behind. Had company this weekend. I'm being a little lazy today.

85.8 F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 61%
Dew Point: 70 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 5.0 mph
Pressure: 30.18 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 91 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 4500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 18 ft

Tonight
Partly cloudy. Areas of fog late in the night. Low 74. Northeast winds 5 mph in the evening becoming light.

I have 12 E. Hookeri buds, 1 bloomed last night. It was beautiful to watch.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 9, 2009
8:08 PM

Post #6926967

Kelli, cool pics!
Ric, fish and plants, that's great! Can't wiat to see the pics and Joyce-s Garden!
Sharon, that is so beautiful!
Rusty, awesome moth!
Rann, sorry for the crisis! Try not to get depressed about it, life is too short!
Today has been a changing weather, sunny, cloudy and rain. It's almost chilly in the evening.
Adina

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 9, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #6927437

That is an interesting moth, Rusty, and your zucchini recipe sounds good, too.

Adina, your yard has gotten beautiful

Nothing new here

Van Nuys, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:51 PM PDT on August 09, 2009
86 F
Clear
Humidity: 36%
Dew Point: 56 F
Wind: 4 mph Variable
Pressure: 29.89 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 85 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 11 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)

Some more pictures from yesterday. I have never seen this creek go completely dry. (I used to live next to it.)

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 9, 2009
9:52 PM

Post #6927438

wild heliotrope

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Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 9, 2009
9:53 PM

Post #6927441

Wild gourd leaves smell like onions.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #6927667

Hot and windy here again.

Butterfly festival attendence is waaaay down this year. Normally we average over 2000 people a year but today we had probably around 900 if even that.
Kelli
L.A. (Canoga Park), CA
(Zone 10a)

August 10, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #6927906

Too hot?
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6928068

No cause it's been hotter and with no breeze. I think it's just the economy. Our overall attendence for the year is super low.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2009
3:33 PM

Post #6930105

68.4 F with 85 for the high.
Clear
Humidity: 35%
Dew Point: 40 F
Wind: 3.0 mph from the ESE
Wind Gust: 7.0 mph
Pressure: 30.18 in (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Clouds: Clear -
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4383 ft

Nothing going on today.

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MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2009
4:26 PM

Post #6930317

Adina Your garden has matured so much in the first year! Looks great!
Kelli - Do you think there is an aquifer below that creek?

83.8 F
Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 68%
Dew Point: 72 F
Wind: 0.0 mph
Wind Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 30.18 in (Steady)
Heat Index: 89 F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 10 out of 16

Rest of Today
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. High 92. Northeast winds 5 mph increasing to east 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

I'm still trying to recover from my weekend guest! I'm so tired. E. Hookeri had 3 more blooms this morning. I'll start a new thread after work.

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adinamiti

adinamiti
Balotesti
Romania

August 10, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6931455

Thank you, guys!
Sharon, those flowers are so beautiful!
It's been warm, sunny, but windy today.
I took a picture from upstairs.
Adina

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marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2009
9:51 PM

Post #6931569

I'm behind again, too. I'm here at my daughter's house in Harrison, AR for a few days --came up here on Saturday, we had a family birthday party and housewarming yesterday afternoon for various family members and one that has a new house. It was fun!
Ric: the garden is looking great--you and Robyn have really put in the hours and the result of all that hard work is beautiful!
Rusty: pretty moth
Kelli: more great hiking photos. I have Indian Heliotrope growing in my garden--came up voluntarily. I like the bloom but it is very invasive so I try to keep it pulled up.
Rann: sorry about the economic situation in Iceland--hope things get better for you and your countrymen soon!
Sharon: e hookerii is beautiful!
Adina: more lovely flowers!

It's been raining here off and on most of the afternoon--has cooled things off a bit but will probably be steamy if the sun comes out again this afternoon--not likely, though--I can hear thunder in the distance. Have a good evening, everyone!
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #6931612

we've moved here!
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1025818/
rannveig

(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2009
11:46 AM

Post #6933768

It stopped raining :-) At least for now. Partly sunny yesterday ... or mostly cloudy depending how you look at it ... pretty warm and fairly calm. I'd guess high 50's. Sunny this morning :-) There is a bank of clouds to the south, hope they're moving away ... should be around 60F today. Just a light breeze blowing.

We've been trying to get rid of a yellow jacket nest in the garden for a few weeks now. The entrance was in a bank of soil. I tried to spray some bugspray into the opening a few times, but next morning the traffic continued in and out ... Finally we decided to light up the entrance and dig out the nest ... the first night we dug about 20 cm (8") into the bank without finding a thing ... couldn't find the opening either so we decided to wait until morning to see if there'd be any traffic still. There was. So the following night we lit another fire at the new opening and dug further until we finally found the nest ... about 50-60 cm (20-24") into the bank. Lit up the nest and thought that was the end of it. But noooooooooo ... yesterday morning there were still a number of wasps swarming around the burnt remains of the nest. Sheeesh! I really needed to get rid of them since I need to dig up the area where the nest was ... so I offered the survivors some grenadine in syrup served in a trap ... which they could not resist ;-) lol Last night when I went outside to clean out the rest of the nest, there was one lone wasp still there, the others were in the trap. So I think I finally managed to get rid of the whole thing! :-) Without a single sting! :-) Still can't believe how far into the bank the nest was.

Here's a photo of the dugout ... the nest was where the root is sticking out.

Hope you all have a great day!

Rann

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