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Hey terri - can you take a photo of your ribes? I would love to see how big it is (hint, hint - bring them over to the spring yard to vase series LoL)
I just found out my office mate dug up a bunch of her snowdrops and threw them out - I told her I have always wanted some, so I think she is going to take it out of her trash pile and give me some tomorrow. I am so glad she said something. So, Terri, maybe next year I will have some snowdrops too and I hope they look as good as yours!! When did yours start blooming.
So pretty! Daffs are pretty wherever they are from!
Hubby and I worked for HOURS outside today. I am SO tired. We replaced our cool loving flowers with heat loving ones. Lots more to do , but we did a lot. I took a hot bath and a nap is coming SOOOON! :)
Well, the flowers that need cold weather are in the trash. We like to do all we can do prepare for summer before it gets HOT. Hard to work then. Our fall, winter and spring are gorgeous. Summer is hot and humid.
LOL! Sally, too bad you chucked them.. I got coold weather...with a wee tad of white today! Ya could have chucked them my way if they was worth the effort to salvage! LOL!
I did take a quick hike to peak in on my dafs out in the gardens and well, looks like they should be ok. Tomorrow will tell me the rest of the story. Hope its not a horror tale! As it stands now, we are no longer white, just very wet.. somewhat ponding!
Thanks haighr for the kudos on the boot. Lets hope we give the boot to the snow now!
Well, I tromped out in the garden this evening and did pick some more daffs.. they are just buds so no show! Maybe tomorrow!
The other day, the hub found a pussywillow growing in the woods so he brought a few snips back and we are trying to root them. He says just stick the cuttings in the dirt and by fall we will have a couple new starts... well time will tell.
I have siberians.. my gosh, they are thick this year.. I should divide them up and start new ones.
I love the freesia.. never had much luck growing them. I guess I should try them in a pot.
Oh would you look at all those freesia, what a great display of color. Terri I really like your colorful vase with the freesia, stunning as always.
You can also start some willow cutting in water blossom and then transplant them - I have started many willows that way. Would love to have a pussy willow, had a black one for a few years, but moved it into too much shade and it croaked. I also tried to start some contorted pussy willow but that pooped out as well. My corkscrew willows are hugeous though and they started from sticks, some in the dirt and others in water to root first. Enjoy as I wish I had a nice little pussy willow somewhere.
I dont know about that wreath if I should call it done or not...critique please! ah and BTW, the colors in the pic do not do it just is it is a vibrant gold, green and red in that thang! Whats it to be?
Terri - what are you going to do with your dried daffs? Inquiring minds want to know...here is the vase of daffs that I put on on March 18th - a tad past it's prime, I'm afraid. So, aside from tossing them out, what is the alternative????
No I just dry the daffs that way just by leaving the water run out on themselves. Do not add any water and once they are dry if there is still water in the vase dump it.. One way to do them is to make an arrangement with them fresh and do not add any water after the initial water goes in to enjoy them fresh for a few days!
Hmmm here is link to drying flowers we started earlier.. I dont think we have the word on doing the daffs there yet so I will add that...
Candee - the dried daffs and freesias the I showed in the photos above were done the same way as Blossom. But, I did not plan to dry any - I just forgot to toss them out when they were past their prime, and then now they are dried. There is still water in them, so I will heed Blossom's advice and dump out the water.
Now, all I have to do is wait for Terri to tell us the next step.
This is one of those good years for me with them.. I wonder if the ice storm and the flooding had anything to do with making them so beautiful! I sure did not use the newspaper to whack them with, but they did do well if I must say so myself
I will have to try to remember to take a photo of the bushes! They are near peak ina few days!
Couple more days and my snowball bush is going to be gangbusters in bloom too!
Sadly, I did not get any bloom on the forsythias.. hmmm.. none! I swear! They went to leaves right away
Oh blossom I love those snowball bushes, can't wait to see. I have several lilac bushes and they only reap a few posies each year, never sure why as they are 20 years +, but just don't produce. Better go and whack them LOL!
We dont do any fastfood joints here, just cannot stand the stuff. I'd rather just eat a sandwich than spend money for that crappy stuff. Steve is an excellent cook and I don't do too bad myself and we just can't justify spending money to eat out when we like what we have here. Okay will jump off that bandwagon LOL!
I'll head back into the bushes now and lurk with the camera!
Sorry sally, you are losing to the heat and we are losing to the drenching rains! Must admit I see my nasdturtiaim from the window and the are growing like weeds, but still early. Maters are dying rom the rains!
Haighr, we are SOOO VERY DRY. It is awful. We water with the sprinkler system, but rain is what we need. Especially the big trees, FOUNDATIONS of the houses, and of course wild animals etc. It is really bad.
One extreme to the other Sally, I believe we lost 34 of our 36 maters and likely the potatoes have rotted in the ground and the cauliflower and broccoli are likely beaten to nothing - just not sure about the carrots?
Dont feel bad, I dont even have our potatoes in and they are growing in the bag that they are setting in while I wait until the garden is doable. I know we have over 10 inches of rain in the last month.. I am just thanking God it aint snow!
I set three maters out into the garden today.. I am hedging on doing any more since I already lost 6 in the can and that was in the GPS.
Heres extreme arranging! I went to get a nursery can this afternoon and found this little begger making arrangements in it!! LOL!
Yes! The derned pot was blown off my stack into some tall grasses and I was going to pick it up but low and behold the sweet thing in it.
Bad news is is yeah, we got enogh bad stary cats around here, but I also heard a snake in the grass near the nest. I saw the grass move where the snake was, but never did actually see the snake only heard it as it slithered against thedried grass. So hopefully this little baby will make it, but he has tough odds.
Seems most of my nesting robins this year have taking a low approach to their home building. I dont know why, but they have and have picked places like tops of fence posts, on top of the kennel, just all sorts of low places and you would think they would pick better. I had one on the porce, but the danged stray cat got her and left 3 orphand eggs..
Well, if sticking a nest in a container is as close to sticking it in a vase as I can get today, this is the flower in it!! LOL!
Precious blossom, wonder why they are building so low to ground? Interesting fact, sure there is some reason.
Thanks Dianne, sure hope there is something left when this is over, it poured yesterday when I got home and kept up all night and today just as dark and miserable as it can be.
OH, THEY ARE BUILDIGN THEM EVERYWHERE, BUT SHOOT, WHY SO LOW TO WHERE THE CATS OR SNAKES CAN GET THEM IS BEYOND ME! i HAVE ONE THAT BUILD UNDER A TUB ON MY KENNEL.. hAVE NOT SEEN HER FOR A DAY OR SO.. WIL PEAK TO SEE IF SHE HAS ANY EGGS.
i HAVE BARN SWALLOWS TOO AND THEY ARE AWESOME. gOOD MOSQUITO EATERS!
(OOPS! SO sorry about the caps. dint realize my key was stuck! shhhh!)