Missed your b-day dear girl. I know you will understand as I was busy with trying to do my Avant Garden Spring Order as well as reading a pile of Jan.Garden cats. Hope you found some warm PJ's and a new purse with some crisp green stuff to go in it. Patti
Iris pseudacorus x 'Berlin Tiger' that was a gift from Boojum a few years back.
I didnt find PJ's and went on line to buy more of the waffle weave ones I have had for 10 years.Eddie Bauer.NO pj's like these.I looked everywhere and nothing but light cotton yoga pants with a tee shirt from womens appearal.What is with the world anyway?
I did get a nice small flat handsfree purse.Just big enough for diabetes test kit and insulin pen and in the main compartment ,my wallet and keys.
Rosemary, that peony is gorgeous. I like the color a lot.
Jo, I completely understand what you mean about sticking with the PJs you like. I finally found exactly the right length and perfect summer nightgown after a very long search, so I bought 5 in different flower colors so I will be set for the rest of my life! LOL
Hi Patti! Nice to see so many of my old buddies when I can get to computering. :)
DonnieBrook, It must be nice to be outside in the sun so much that you can ignore us! Funny about all our PJ searches as I just bought light weight long sleeve PJ's at OSJL for 15.00 last week and like them so much that I am going to go get more next trip off as I can never find them. Patti
LOL, Patti! I do plan to get out there tomorrow to plant some geraniums and sunpatiens. We are almost finished with the push to get the house ready to put it on the market. We only have some painting of drywall repairs after the replumbing and window washing left to do. I have packed 20 boxes and stacked them in our shed. I am trying to just keep up by taking an afternoon nap, and I hate having to nap, because I feel like I'm missing out on life when I have to sleep during the day. LOL.
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who is picky about my sleepware! :)
We will only go for 3 months after Christmas- as winter visitors instead of residents. We have had the house for 18 years, and we feel it's time to move to Phase 3 to be closer to kids, grandkids and doctors at Mass General since they will be primary for me from now on. We have bought a condo about a mile from my son in Connecticut, so the farm in Nh will be our primary residence and the condo will be a second home.. The condo was Hank's find when he got really worried about my medical deal in the summer, and it is something we had always planned to do at some point. We are just accelerating the game plan, and we will spend a couple months in Connecticut in the fall after we close up the farm, and we will get to spend the holidays with the kids and 2 of the grandkids instead of being alone in Florida. We will also come back to CT in April for a month before we open up the farm. In the summer we will continue going to CT each week so Hank can continue playing in his golf league without the tiring drive at night back to the farm, and I can spend time with my son as has been our tradition since we retired. My son enjoys making dinner for us after the golf league, so we will now have just a mile drive instead of a couple hours to get home. Whew! Sorry you asked? LOL
Thanks, guys! It will be very nice to be closer and to simplify life a bit. We are really liking the idea of no maintenance in CT! They even wash your windows and do the digging if you decide to buy shrubs or trees instead of the common ones that are there. Of course I am having fun thinking about a new little garden to plant in the front. Hank just shakes his head and says, " My plan was to have no plants you would have to tend to there!". Oh, silly boy! What care can a few daylilies etc require? Hahahahahahaha! I don't see why I can't have an RU in the garage!?? This is a small Planned Unit Development with lots of beautiful individualized landscaping. Since it is a PUD, you own the land around your unit. There are also great walking paths and a lot of natural forest throughout. Hank knew about it because his childhood best buddy developed it from part of his tobacco farm. He is a 14th generation farmer and he and his wife will retire to their unit in the development at some point. I didn't even know it was there, but I like it a lot, and the neighbors on our little cul de sac are gardeners...and very friendly.
Yes, BA...isn't that amazing? Hank says the farm looks just as it always looked when he was a kid. From our dining room window when the leaves were off the trees, we could see Bill and his son riding by on a tractor a ross the road. He is a very comical guy, and we got a kick out of watching his antics while we had lunch. We weren't there very long, so we are both looking forward to actually being there and settling in when we bring some furniture up from Fla. Instead of dwelling on the pangs about leaving our place and our neighbors down here, we are being forward looking as much as possible. After all, life is all about choices and attitude!
DonnieBrook. what do we now call a three place person, now that you aren't going to really be a snowbird? A Fall-en Snowbird. Where in Ct?
I assume you will be driving north via I91, so we will have to finally meet up. Tower Hill has it's Narcissus show the first week end May 4-5, West Boylston, Massachusetts Seven States Daffodil Society Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, West Boylston, MA and the week before is Nantucket and Meriden Ct. shows. I don't show my Narcissus, but I like to go and see some of those $150 EACH bulbs. Look, don't buy types. Last year because of the heat they cancelled almost all the NE shows, so who knows what will be actually happening yet. I especially like the Tower Hill show as the normally have a primula show on the same day with many of the specialty primula growers selling some really choice plants at reasonable prices. Patti
April 27th-28th - Nantucket Island Daffodil Festival attend and join the fun parade, featuring over 100 daffodil bedecked antique cars.
April 27th-28th - 35th Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival in Hubbard Park of Meriden Connecticut.
May 4-5, West Boylston, Massachusetts Seven States Daffodil Society Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, West Boylston, MA
Patti, I think the answer to your question is: "NUTS!". LOL
Boy, I would love to go to the show where they have special primula! I LOVE those awesome little beauties! They look so dainty, but are so hearty and bright!
We have a wedding to go to at the Coast Guard Academy that weekend though.
Yes, it is HIGH time we met in person! Surely we must be crossing paths at some point this summer!
I never busted the bank as I paid usually $5.00 to $12.00 per plant. People like Susan E. Schnare of Mountain Brook in NH and Wrightman Alpines Nursery from Ont. and Sunny Border in Ct, and Rocky Dale in Vt were there 2 years ago as well as some others, but as it was cancelled last year, I have no idea who might be there to flog there primula if the show happens this year. Panic is out among Narcissus growers about the weather again this year as being so much warmer that the late New England Narcissus shows may get cancelled again if not moved into early April. This is from a post in Daffnet "For people interested in growing, showing, or hybridizing daffodils" which is part of American Daffodil Society. Patti
Earlier Spring flowering times
By Melissa Reading, California
January 17, 2013
Since we have hijacked Dear Jo's birthday thread, we probably should be having our chat on the Spending Spree thread, so everyone can add what they are putting on their wish list from all the cool catalogs that are coming in. I'm heading there later today. Sorry Jo! I think You should get one of my primulas for a late birthday present! :)