Happy Valentines Day Trash to treasurers!

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Happy Valentines Day Trash to treasurers!

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Happy Valentine's Day from one trash collector to another.

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DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

...Always good to hear from you Arlene...

The ironwork reminds me of the handcrafted paper scrolled ornaments that my Mother and Grandmother used to get us involved in making once upon a time. It's very much special in your gardens.

The branches to the left look like Crepe Myrtle? I didn't know they thrived that far North if it is....?

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Yes, it is Crape Myrtle and we've had it since '92 or '93. It grew very well until the storm, Irene, took down the big Acer Negundo to the right and a huge limb fell on the poor Crape Myrtle. It did survive and it did bloom last year. By next year I'm hoping it will be as grand and glorious as it once was.

1. A few weeks before the storm.
2. Crushed!
3. Rebounding in 2011.
4. Looking good in 2012. I did remove the suckers that were blooming to the left of it.

We do have other Crape Myrtles and they do very well here, especially Powhatan. I love the fall colors of that one.

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DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Your gardens are picture perfect and the fall color on that Crape is amazing. Ours don't get that kind of color...

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Thanks, David. It's the only colorful CM for us.

Newark, DE

Happy Valentines Day to all!

May you have someone special to spend your day with.....and don't forget to smile...maybe this quote will help

"I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon."



Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

Happy Valentine's Day from another 'junkie'!

Provo, UT

thanks for that!! I know it might be late but I wanted to share because I found a late Valentines gift for my wife this morning. We've been really into gardening this last year so I wanted to get her something she could use for gardening in the spring. I found this website and purchased a few things, I really liked what I saw on it. Check it out and see what you think about the materials and stuff.


DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Thank you for the return greetings on this Valentines Day Arlene,Debbie,Kay and Brett!

Arlene,...The coleus I was asking about was the one in the multi-pot that was more burgundy and such with the white edges. The lady that gave it to me seemed to believe it was an old and special heirloom type. Maybe it is...; that would be special!

Brett,...It is a really good thing that your wife and you love gardening together, and I think any of the choices you have made from the items you have shared on Squidoo would be perfect. Pink Flamingos included! There is a group of gardeners here in DeLand that randomly set out 2 dozen or so of those Flamingos in some folks gardens as a fun prank annually and sometimes it makes the local paper. All in fun, and is done by the Garden Club Ladies locally. These gals have been doing it for years and it is a tradition that was set well before shows like "Punk'd". Some of them are in their 80's!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Here's another try, David.

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DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Thanks Arlene. You have a very nice collection!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Actually, I was hoping to have the right photo for the coleus cutting the lady gave you.

(Pat) Kennewick, WA(Zone 5b)

We've had some churches that have done the flamingo thing as a fund raiser. You pay $20 and they place the flamingos in somebody's yard. I think that's a cute fun idea for a fund raiser and no expense after the first purchase of the ornaments. They post a little sign with it as advertising for more "sales".

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

My story had nothing to do with sales. The ones who do it here do it for fun amongst old friends.

I do agree it is a fun idea for a fundraiser for worthy causes...

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