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Cut Flowers and Floral Design: THE GPS 10 - The Glorified Potting Shed

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
8:05 AM

Post #7854835

Ok, as usual, the place is a mess inside and out...

...this year started out ok, then went down hill in a hurry and now we are trying to get back into the swing of things ... well maybe...

Whar do I start!? CLEANUP.. CLEANUP ISLE 13, looks like we need a bulldozer! Heck, maybe several! HA!

My, my how things can go down hill in a hurry! Dont know if I wanna go in thar!

This journal might just be the epitomy of all things bad with all things beautiful...

Jeez from the mess outdoors... hang on kids, were going in!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
8:08 AM

Post #7854841

DIve! DIve!!

Well, actually, its not all as bad as it seems.. a little nip here and a tuck there and maybe after surgery this place will come together.

Eh! Maybe not.. Im going back outside...


But I warn you you rotten mess of a GPS.. I WILL BE BACK!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
8:35 AM

Post #7854920

And ahhh yes, before I forget, we came from here!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1068990/

Ya'll thought that thread was a mess!

C'mon in! Have a cuppa and GET TO WERK! LOL!

I feel like that guy TY Pennington.. wheres my megaphone.. CLEAN UP THIS DUMP..!

Now theres a guy we could use around here, but noooo.. he's busy with Ms Piggy someplace else hollering Move that Bus. Well, maybe I will just have the troops get a semi parked here and start hollering MOVE THAT TRUCK... nah, thats too derned dramatic., besides, hate to see the derned thing moved. I like it parked there. LOL!

Anyway.. about my mums...

Poor things... somes good, some sickly...

These, well they are not half bad. They are about 2 feet tall...

The rest.. they is bad.




Ty , I dont think you could handle the challenge here. Its too ruff for ya boy! TOOOOO ROUGH! Swill it is I tell ya SWILLL.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #7854952

These mums.. THEIR BAAAAAAAD.. but whats a swamped gardener to do?




Their bad I tell ya bad bad bad...



Hey wait a minute, those are not mums! Those are cherry tomatoe volunteers!


WHoohooo! the mater bits are here!


Gonna have to put them in baskets again. Hope we got more!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
9:24 AM

Post #7855039

nnnnNOW, these mums.. ARE BADDDD!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
9:43 AM

Post #7855088

Coreopsis

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
10:09 AM

Post #7855178

Maltese cross...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
11:26 AM

Post #7855456

yano the trouble with that Maltese Cross in this garden is.. there just aint enough of them!


Now heres a lovely with a blooming problem too...Endless Summer.. why are you not so blue?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
6:48 PM

Post #7856712

Daylily.. gonna have to look this one up, memory fails me!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
6:50 PM

Post #7856722

Opuntia...is it me or does this look like its under water?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #7856732

thread leaf coreopsis

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 3, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7856751

hollyhock

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
3:45 AM

Post #7857569

More colors...

http://www.alighthouse.com/friend324.html

How great the art! Beautiful slide show! Now I wish I could garden like that!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
5:38 AM

Post #7857764

The Tiller Chickens.. c'mon girls werk those abs! Kick those legs...move it move it!

GET THOSE WEEDS!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2010
5:45 AM

Post #7857784

The girls are slacking.. they heard they are gettign married tomorrow.. I knew it, they would not clean up that mess in time for the loofas to get tendrils.

Petunias on them.

Least BLOOMERS is out there with a watering can.. shes a worker!

And that pink tunia, its a royal volunteer!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 14, 2010
3:51 AM

Post #7886728

got in 7 dDL's...

Wynadot =- red
Nob Hill - Pale pink
Mary Hamilton - yellow
Snow Elf - near white
Grape Arbor - grape
Full Reward - yellow
Little Sweet Sue - red

Blooming in the garden - thread leaf coreopsis

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:23 AM

Post #7892746

Snow Elf


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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:29 AM

Post #7892759

ooooh, some days the technology, just isnt... lets try that one again... drum rolll...

SNOW ELF.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:43 AM

Post #7892784

Citrina (I think, either that or a species...not sure, nobody tells me otherwise!!)

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:45 AM

Post #7892787

Siloam June Bug

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:49 AM

Post #7892792

Gonna have ta look this one up.. wheres my garden map?

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:52 AM

Post #7892797

A new hybrid.. its a Stella cross with who knows!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:53 AM

Post #7892804

Sally Farley

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
4:56 AM

Post #7892811

Pennies Worth, gotta be my mini-est mini!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:05 AM

Post #7892825

Orange DLs (fulva I think.. they are the singles ditch lily, species) and blue spiderwarts

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:08 AM

Post #7892835

Lillium - orange wanna be! Or is that gonna be!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:11 AM

Post #7892843

Yup, ORANGE.. its a tall asiatic, dont enlarge, the piels get lost and blurred!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:15 AM

Post #7892862

PANK tiger lily!!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:18 AM

Post #7892873

PANK tea rose

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:23 AM

Post #7892893

wild rose

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
5:29 AM

Post #7892914

My heirloom longstem, I only have a few roses...IGNOR THE WEEDS...I have gone informal! AHH! HA!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
7:07 AM

Post #7893209

An imp that looks like a peppermint rose

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
7:49 AM

Post #7893343

purple vinca, such a deal, $2 flat... those are going in baskets.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
7:53 AM

Post #7893355

$2flat tunias...PANK TUNIAS! WHoooohooo!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
8:08 AM

Post #7893393

Oh cute, cute as a button marigolds.. $2 flat again! YAY! Put those in my cart!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
8:16 AM

Post #7893426

oh good.. more of these!


Um, cleanup, Maltese cross isle.. OMG, the weeds!

In a perfect world, ole Blossoms garden would not have weeds... well ok, there not weeds, there just out of place...

Yup, the gardens are a disaster area.. no doubt.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #7893432

Begonias.. in red.. they were $2 a flat too.. if I only had a budget...!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
8:34 AM

Post #7893492

Coleus basket.. um, a carry over from last summer! They made it through the winter in the livingroom under lights. But I proceded to merder several flats of cuttings that I did thsi spring not able to keep up watering. SO ok, if I can, I wil do more cuttings later

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
9:47 AM

Post #7893693

a nasty, but a nice one at that...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
10:16 AM

Post #7893774

yucca...I often wondered how this plant got its name...

YU-KA! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
10:29 AM

Post #7893816

More yucca, with opuntia in the background

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
10:35 AM

Post #7893826

The opuntia

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
10:41 AM

Post #7893846

Holly hock, chatters pink

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
10:46 AM

Post #7893857

Carl Forestor grass...not sure if I got that one spelled right.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
10:50 AM

Post #7893867

Artemisia

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
11:00 AM

Post #7893901

Spiderwarts and onetherea..

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
11:15 AM

Post #7893951

polka dot plants - another $2 flat special

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
11:21 AM

Post #7893978

Endless Summer hydrangea.. umm, sposed to be blue, but the PH upset has mine a very pretty light lavender!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
11:27 AM

Post #7893991

Pink Spirea

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
11:33 AM

Post #7894011

not sure if this is a salpiglosas or not...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 16, 2010
2:49 PM

Post #7894530

25C - 3 INCH POTS! Whoohoo! Dont I just love the end of the season clearances..

got 5 assorted kinds of "creepy trailers in this tote perfect for hanging baskets

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2010
5:50 AM

Post #7898857

Oops, thats six varieties in that tote, total 18, good bargain!

Asperagus fern or as they labled it, Plumosa fern

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2010
5:57 AM

Post #7898866

Dichondra

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2010
6:02 AM

Post #7898881

Helichrysum

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
10:46 AM

Post #7913646

purple sweet potatoe vine

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
11:05 AM

Post #7913705

Iresine Purple Lady

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
11:09 AM

Post #7913717

plectranthus

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #7914097

Basket of the 6 plants

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
2:04 PM

Post #7914188

Hybrid.. stella de oro x daylily

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
3:08 PM

Post #7914389

Ok, I have a pile of daylilies so I started a DL thread called

DAYLILIES 2010 - WHOSE IN?!

Go here for more DL's

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1110344/

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
3:24 PM

Post #7914430

Cleanup - isle 12.. Sheesh this is worse than the mess in isle 13!

Here we have the little hoophouse that is going to be used like a trellis. Got some of the tomatoes poked in the ground. Got them tied to the hooper already. The whole dirt floor needs a work up so the Zukes can go in, need to weed and pott up the margarites that are strays here.

The baskets need weeding..

OY!..

Im going in.. trouble is, the makeover may take days as I dodge the storms!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
3:52 PM

Post #7914489

Another angle of this mess.. least the loofas are growing half way decent, those tomatoes are tied... must clean up the alley.. oY!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7914521

Ok, what the heck is this plant, they were trims off one of the hanging basket bargains.. its pretty, but gets straggly!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
4:09 PM

Post #7914543

YIkes, it looks worse in person! What a mess.. got lotsa work here..
needs weeding, leveling and primping!

Has had pelnty of rain!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
4:18 PM

Post #7914577

Alright, froggie, what are you doing here?! Purdy lil guy arent you! Now ya see them trillions of skeeters... SIC EM Leo!!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 23, 2010
5:57 PM

Post #7914878

Oy. Pots on the ground, pots on the ground. Rain rain go away, Blossom want's to play today. We're way below normal for rain in May and June, but its a good thing. It's just the right amount and no standing water most of the time. Mosquitoes are usually brutal by now, but this summer not too bad yet.

The most embarrassing thing happened this evening. I was watering the hibiscus on the side of the pool. For the first time, since I've lived here, I miscalculated how much room there was in between the hibbies and the pool. You guessed it...fell right into the pool. LOL Even "Jaws" was flapping the mouth and laughing at me.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7915072

Aawwwww crappers its back...Looks likethe angels gonna dump their pool on us again.. Run for cover they say high winds and bad news.. UGH!


I think were going for the wettest year here.. jeez!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:24 AM

Post #7916244

Whew! That was a nasty one last nite Jon! They said it had hurricane force winds in it..

Someone has got to tell the HEAD WEATHERGUY that Im inland.. LIKE WAAAAAAY INLAND! SHeesh, misdirected storms here if I ever saw them!

But anyway, we made it unscathed. Im heading out for the sunny patch... hope to find some!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:38 AM

Post #7916277

Oops, forgot the link!

To the sunnies we go:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1056996/
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
9:43 AM

Post #7916439

Ok, Im back from the sunny patch.. the GPS is still a mess.. need to weed the pots in here...Ugh
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
10:22 AM

Post #7916556

This is the small hoophouse...those hanging baskets need weeding too


The big hoops are going to have tomatoes goign up them and that trellis in the center willhave loofas.. I just hope I got the loofas in early enough to give me sponges this year!

I ought to fillthat old wash basin up with dirt and flowers too one year! GOt a hole in it fitting for Redneck Gardening

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
10:30 AM

Post #7916569

This is Barnie.. he was born a short while back and he just left his nest.

He is a barn swallow. With a beak like that I can see where he could
swallow a barn! R_R_R!!!!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:04 PM

Post #7918265

oh great, I forgot about the marigolds.. they were on special at $2 a flat... Im poking those in with the cherry maters in those big cans...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:09 PM

Post #7918277

Another...little pumpkin orange marigolds

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:11 PM

Post #7918283

Cute lil bronze edged mini marigold...

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 24, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #7918284

Another $2 bargain huh. Only have 2 varieties of marigolds this year and grew them myself...for some reason. One is very ordinary looking and the other one is slightly unique looking (Inca 2 Primrose)
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:16 PM

Post #7918290

Those marigolds went in withthe cherry maters in the #1500 cans. I also potted up (finally) the bulbs Sue gave me...took me long enough! HA!

Then foound this "weed" NOID growing everywhere in the garden. If it was not so cute, I would eradicate it! Just wished I knew what it was!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:24 PM

Post #7918319

Got Pic??! I have some of my seed sprouted from marigold of last year.. no blooms yet.

Um, Im a bargain hunter .. the newb DL's I got last week.. I paid $38 for 7 new ones and I tell ya, Jon, the clumps I got would retail for around $25 bucks each.. ($175. for the pile) For the last two decades I made an agreement with myself that I would spend around $50 annually for ne DLs...oh golly, I got $15 left...see ya when I get back from Morocco!

Eeks, I need to clean this Ostrich up..

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(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2010
8:31 PM

Post #7918335

Heres one of my border beds.. about 150 some feet long... there are annuals on the edge of the ties...its hard to take a pic of this the light is alwasy wrong!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 24, 2010
8:36 PM

Post #7918359

Yep, the lighting can make or break the picture. Yes, the daylily prices can be outrageous/ridiculous, especially for the new ones. I'll have to take marigold pics in the morning.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2010
7:15 AM

Post #7919191

If I take that bed in the morning, they are not open! LOL! I will go try again now!

Heres my longstem rose by the GPS.. its a small bloom this time!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 25, 2010
7:28 AM

Post #7919240

Nice photo. I prefer hybrid tea roses, but getting them to do well here, year after year, is pretty tough. There's no dormant/downtime season for them to rest. Had about 6 of them, but have removed all but one in the past two years. Will always hang onto Hybrid Tea Rose "Tahitian Sunset" because it is so fragrant. The fragrance has been bred out of so many of them, but not this one.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2010
10:11 AM

Post #7927644

I think I am getting immune to smelling certain scents.. When the daylilies first start opeing here I can smell them and they are really strong, now they are waining.

I only have one tea rose. I dont do much in roses.. I dont like thorny things. but I do like roses, I just do not like the extra work, the cones, the pruning.. all that and more. I suppose if this garden was not as big as it is, I would do more, but only have the pink tea, the red longstem and two climbers. All are heirlooms,

Ugh, just checked on the mess in the GPS.. we are behind.. needs a royal cleaning in there.. most all the annuals are dead, only a few coleus left and a couple odd plants
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 28, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #7927937

Have to make another plant shopping trip today. Bought and sent mom & dad two hibiscus plants two weeks ago. Last week they wanted Caladiums, so bought as mailed three of those. Now they want a Caladium plant, so gonna go plant hunting. For some reason the nurseries up there are way behind at getting their tropical plants in this summer so I'm just sending them from down here.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2010
1:04 PM

Post #7928091

I have not been to any nurseries since the $2 specials...do not tempt me!

I am looking at that thistle patch and going Daaaaylilies. DAAAY LILIES

I got to get more DAYLILIES!

After I finnish mowing the yard, raking, putting in the zuchinnies and weeding the lil hooper, cleaning the greenhouse. bathing the dog and cleaning house. THEN REWARD TIME! ... might be next year! LOL!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 28, 2010
2:13 PM

Post #7928300

LOL. No more Daylilies for me this year. I've gone from 6 to 15 just in the past month. Ah just go to the nursery and look around. You don't have to buy anything. LOL. Just got back from the nursery. Picked up this Mandevilla for mom and dad. Hope they like it. Gonna box it up and ship it in the morning.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2010
8:00 PM

Post #7929267

Dint get my chores done so no newbs today!

Im still mowing and raking... got dang near 21 carts of grass clippings whoohoo!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
7:48 AM

Post #7932701

Well, have to rake today.. OY!~ More rain looks like its coming. Gotta get those clippings!

Got out this AM, watered the containers by the Hooper. Finally dug in the zukes. weeded the glads, stargazers, cherry maters, marigold, moved the glads, tied some larege maters up, moved the cherry tomaters, moves some peppers.

Need to finish watering the daylily/cutting garden and the viranda.

then need to straighten out the GPS.

Ran my elf silly this morning.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2010
8:14 AM

Post #7932771

Guess you have a few things to do. Not much needs to be done here. Planted a few more Wild Lupine seeds last night, but that was it.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
12:49 PM

Post #7933340

Well I did some raking and mowing. The a guy contacted me had some wayward daylilies for me... so I got a pile of Burpees Red Token, a pile of Kwanzo, one hibiuscus, some var. vinca and a pile of bearded NOID iris... That will keep me busy for tomorrow, although I have to pot that viinca and the hib.

And iots back to mowing.

He had more iris and vinca, kwanzo...might go back again.. that varigatedvinca is great for baskets..

Price...free for the digging.. cant beat that! WHoohoo!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
7:46 PM

Post #7934355

The vinca. .. its a little droopy, hope it perks up... I gotta get more of that! It must be a giant variety compared to my other one. The leaves on this are huge!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
7:57 PM

Post #7934378

The pile of Red Token

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
8:16 PM

Post #7934423

The pile of bearded iris.. who knows what colors lurk in thar!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #7934427

the pile of kwanzos...
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #7934429

Hmm, that vinca is totally different than the tropical annual vinca we grow, in the summer, in Florida. Took this photo this evening of Vinca "Pacifica Really Red". Vinca is our summer substitute for impatiens.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
8:22 PM

Post #7934451

Well, remember that one I had in the basket last year.., this one here the leaves are like
2- 3 times bigger~! I have to go back to get more!Told the gentleman after the next rain I would come and dig again... besides that I got to pot these up...I have no clue as to where they are going...
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
8:31 PM

Post #7934474

Well that one is like my purple one! They were a $2 flat special..

The one in my basket I think is also refered to as periwinkle? Perhaps its called greater periwinkle? Dont know for sure.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
8:40 PM

Post #7934498

Scrounging around today.. found a pic of the GPS back in 2005.. little blurry, but boy the gardens were nicer back then!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
8:51 PM

Post #7934523

Another oldie shot! 2005.. yep, the gardens were less grassy! Nothing a case of Ornamec would not cure. That is on a dry spell too.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2010
8:57 PM

Post #7934536

Yes, that's the vinca we know. It's also known as periwinkle, but almost noone down here refers to it as periwinkle. I'm kickin myself for now growing some of the apricot colored vinca. Like it. Grew the "Really Red" myself, but it's nothing special. I like your $2 flat better. My guess is that yours is Vinca "Cora Lavender"
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
9:14 PM

Post #7934572

Dont know.. dint have a tak other than "vinca"! LOL!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2010
9:16 PM

Post #7934578

LOL. Gotta love those generic plant tags. I'm about 75% sure its Cora Lavender. The "Cora Series" is quite popular.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

June 30, 2010
9:36 PM

Post #7934603

oh oh.. another oldie pic! 2005...must have just finished the mowing.., my how that bed has changed.. it now has a row of Citrina going down its north side! The trees too are huge!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
6:54 PM

Post #7958533

Purple monarda.. do not know what the variety is...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
6:58 PM

Post #7958551

Stargazers have started...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #7958570

Tall white garden phlox is going strong.. I think this is David

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 10, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7958585

My purple tall garden phlox has gone insane.. I need to thin it out becasue Icannot find the daylilies in this bed and I have some nice DLs there. OY! What a mess!

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dalfyre
Christchurch
New Zealand

July 10, 2010
9:52 PM

Post #7958972

love the colour!
Must try phlox in my garden, I like the look of it.
Roll on spring down under!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 11, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #7960706

Hi dalfyre,

Oh I love the phlox, but its 5 foot tall and just over powered the rest of that garden.. I need to give them their own space I think!

Right now its summer...going to get zizzling temps again before too long!

Some of the additional DL's I got in from Jim will look like these next year!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 11, 2010
7:22 PM

Post #7961317

Love that Monarda and garden phlox. That phlox looks exactly like the wild phlox I would see blooming this time of year where I grew up in NY State. It grows and blooms everywhere. Saw all this "Veronica" growing and blooming in the wild this weekend in the Toronto, Canada area and was wondering what kind it was. There were tall purple Veronica stalks everywhere alongside the highways.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2010
7:09 AM

Post #7962188

Do ya have a pic of it Jon?

Im still trying to figure out what this plant is...I have it in this lovely peach, in purple and in yellow. Ima thinking veronica or verbena? The gal at the nursery told me, but the brains a pharting.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2010
7:30 AM

Post #7962224

Here are the 2 hibiscus Jim gave me.. they are surely a Rose of Sharon in either pink, white or lilac.. dont know.

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 12, 2010
8:00 AM

Post #7962282

I didn't take my camera with me to Toronto. Did find it funny to see all these tropical plants being grown as summer annuals in pots and flower beds in downtown Toronto.

Youe peach color flower looks like a verbena to me. They're popular year round plants in South Florida. Generally hardy in Zones 8-11 only. If it over wintered for you and/or set seed and grew you did well.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2010
8:39 AM

Post #7962403

Ah verbena, thats what she did say it was, and you seconded the motion! YAY! Um, the yellow diud set seed so I put them back into the basket the parent was growing in. Maybe I can winter them again. I wil have to plan to get more seed for all the colors! I like it! I cannot imagine it growing wild, but I bet its awesome! Hope you had a nice trip.

Well, here is my sunny that was in the strawberry basket.. it turned out to be knee high! LOL!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 12, 2010
8:52 AM

Post #7962444

Ima thinking this is a calendula...

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2010
10:03 AM

Post #7965190

liatris kobold... This ones by my porch, but I have them growing wild in the prairie as well. It tool almost 10 years to establish them on the prairie. There are not a lot, but they are starting to do their owwn thing now! YAY!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
6:47 AM

Post #8019899

Melons are up!

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
7:00 AM

Post #8019939

variagated baby sunrose

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
7:07 AM

Post #8019951

wander ing jew???

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2010
7:27 AM

Post #8019992

Nice photos Blossom. I'm thinking I need to try some Liatris kobold. A real eyecatcher.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
7:42 AM

Post #8020027

Thanks Jon. So hows things going down there. Its been very hot and humidy up here and I succombed to running the air which I never do. I have not been taking the humididity to well.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2010
8:56 AM

Post #8020181

Things are good down here Blossom. It's hot and humid, but that's a "given" in South Florida. The difference this summer is that it is not cooling down much at night. Normally it cools down to mid 70's at night, but this summer it's rarely getting below 80 at night. Also been drier than normal so have been watering much more than usual during the summer. Spent 10 hours from Fri-Mon evening weeding "everything". Probably sweated off about 10 pounds in the process. Took this front yard photo Tuesday after the weeding was done. It's all rudbeckias, echinacea and dahlias in this section right now.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
9:56 AM

Post #8020324

Oh that is lovely! I love ruds. I got some seed for some really pretty ones.. hoping I can get them started... Im not sure when to sow them...maybe now since that would be their natural time?

Last couple days I spent cleaning house.. eeks... note to self.. try to do that misser-a-bull job more often.. yeah like that will happen. Anyway I parked the bulldozer out back and finished the masters bedroom. God, how I wish I could just twitch my nose or fold my arms and boink my head to do that job. sheesh! My backs killing me from moving the funiture.

I got a new hen and chick in.. derned thing is brown already...













Well, the hens old, chicks new...LOL!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2010
12:24 PM

Post #8020587

LOL. Until I looked at the photo I wasn't sure if the hen & chick was an animal or the plant. Cleaning house yuck. Hope you had the air conditioning on when doing that stuff. That's almost as exciting as pulling weeds!!!

I'm pretty dumb (LOL) when it comes to the proper time to sew seeds up North. I have no clue so don't want to give the wrong information. Just looked up Rudbeckia sewing instructions on Thompson & Morgan and it mentions sewing them in Feb/March. I think that's what you guys and gals call "winter sewing". I've heard quite a few mention they seem to get the best results from winter sewing in Northern climates. I get the best results from Jan/Feb sewing. I think they respond to longer daylight hours so planting in Jan/Feb, when the days are beginning to lengthen again.

My favorite Rudbeckia this year has been "Cappuccino". Nice big sized 4-5" blooms on well branching plants. Took this photo of one "Cappuccino" plant on Sunday (August 1st). Picked a bunch of different Rudbeckias and brought them inside today.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
5:07 PM

Post #8021209

Ooooooo! That is lovely and looks much like the seed I got... im guessing this is a perennial or biennual so if I tossed them seed in now it would actually be on time with nature here. Then the youngings can go dormant for the winter and maybe I get blooms next spring? I dont know...

Yeah, had the A/c running and infact just turned it off and was gonna throw the windows open. It finally cooled off enough. I really despised chilled air. Its hard on my bones, but the humidity was getting the best of me. Felt like poo and the back is still out from lifting things bigger than me. Got two more peices to move that I cant do myself so this weekend the Hubba and I are gonna have to hit it. I got a rib that keeps popping out of a line and pinching me in the disc and eeks.. bout ready to call the doc and order a new body for the old brain.

LOL! well the chickens surpized me with some youngins this week. theres 2 and one hen is still brooding so might have a couple more. Guess the new rooster is da Man! LOL!
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2010
6:06 PM

Post #8021313

I'm pretty sure Rudbeckia "Cappuccino" is one of the newest Rudbeckias and just came out on the market in 2009. It blooms the first year from seed here, so I'm sure it would bloom next year for you. Another one I'm quite liking this year is "Indian Summer". It's just a typical yellow Rudbeckia but the blooms are extra large. Most of them are 4-6 inches, but a couple of them I measured at 8 inches across. That's BIG.

Your bones obviously like some humidity in the air. The air conditioning takes humidity out of the air as you know. Your bones must bother you during the typically dry winter days also? Take it easy on yourself and get some help with the furniture moving.

I guess your rooster gets feisty during the heat!!! LOL

Here are some "Cherry Brandy" Rudbeckia blooms. Different looking, that's for sure.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
7:05 PM

Post #8021444

oh thats a purdy!

Nah, the bones do not like cold moist air. I prefer the dry. Dont care for the weather changes... but take what comes... if it was nto for the aches and pains I would not know I was alive HA!

need that thar cement pond of yern for therapy! Non friction exersize is the best.. itherwise its all wear and tear..
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2010
7:44 PM

Post #8021550

I guess I'm used to the humidity after living down here for 20 years now. Just patiently waiting for that first cold front to come sweeping through here in mid to late October. It happens every year at that time. That's when the humidity and temperatures back off a bit and it begins the 6-7 months of perfect weather.

Cement pond? LOL Jaws would be pissed if the pool was filled in.

The only issue with Rudbeckia "Cherry Brandy" is that there are inconsistencies from plant to plant. Some plants produce the nice dark red blooms and some plants produce blooms like this. These blooms are just WieRd, but I still like them.
amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2010
7:46 PM

Post #8021554

Like this.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
8:02 PM

Post #8021576

LOL! lets not talk about cement.. we would not want to peeve the gator!

Um, you got somethng whomping you on the east coast there boy, you might want to prepare ye for some rain!

Well, as far as the ruds go, they can go play on my prairie anytime and make a mess of themselves. I think Im gonna have to pay my DL guru a visit again.. I noticed she was cleaning the ruds out and had the spent flowers on a pile.. dang that would have been a great haul for me. I would have taken her pile and spread the spent plants hither and yon and let them do their thingee! Anything "daisy" flowered is welcome out thar!

Storm we had a couple days ago.. the old nag in the foreground is 30 years young...heading for cover! Smart girl.. that storm packed some lightning, but dint last too long. That old girl has seen some days! One of a kind old mare.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
8:07 PM

Post #8021586

Oh gimme them rudbeckia rejects!! Wayward home for "wierd wild" fluers here.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
8:12 PM

Post #8021596

Nuther project under construction.. these are my zukes... been cutting up the old plastic feed sacks and using them for weed barriers... um, still working here, pardon the mess!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2010
8:18 PM

Post #8021604

Yep, that's a nice picture and I like the dark clouds. Love to watch the thunderstorms build down here in the summer. I like the thunder and the lightning.

Well we've already had Tropical Storm Bonnie pass through here two weeks ago. It was nothing other than some rain and some breezes that knocked over a few potted plants. Maybe you're referring to Tropical Storm Colin in the Atlantic right now. He's a wimp and he's not heading in this direction. Not going to get any rain or wind from that one. Too far away. Haven't had a bad one here since 2005. Trees came down, screening around the pool ripped apart, all the fencing came down, some roof tiles blew off and no power for 8 days. The winds were about 100 mph substained during that Hurricane. Here's a video link showing what it was like for several hours during that Hurricane.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bthycAK2jak


BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2010
8:46 PM

Post #8021656

Well thats good... wimpy is leaving...!
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2010
7:34 AM

Post #8022370

Well, heres one of my vincas.. I think its called the greater vinca.. if you enlarge it it shouls almost show actual size on your screen!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 6, 2010
7:50 AM

Post #8022406

Looks like a vinca monster. Getting pretty tall isn't it?

Here's a photo of my Vinca "Pacifica Really Red" seedlings, this morning, filling in under a palm tree. This tropical type annual vinca is a popular choice for summer color down here. When the impatiens die back in May, this is commonly grown as a replacement for color.

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BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2010
8:13 AM

Post #8022489

LOL! Well if that vinca of mine is getting tall that hanging basket its in must be upsidedown then Jon, no, that monstor is a vine.. Oh how I hope I can get more!

Wow, now thats a sharp looking garden you have there!

Got a little gomphrena popping up in the cutting bed...heres the magenta one...hope there are more!

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amorecuore
Ft Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 6, 2010
8:20 AM

Post #8022517

Nice. Been debating purchasing some Gomphrena and seen it locally. Need some more red and purple color outside. Been thinking I currently have too much orange, yellow, pink and white.
BLOSSOMBUDDY

(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2010
8:40 AM

Post #8022608

I like gomphrena...

Um, a word from the sponsor here...lets go to the GPS 11 and carry on there!

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