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vic
Jul 21, 2015 2:17 PM CST
All the color in your photo's just make me SMILE Sharon Lovey dubby Green Grin! Double smile on all those caladiums, especially the one that looks like a stained glass window Lovey dubby

I'm so thankful you're here to post all these lovely photo's. You've had a season - or two - of discontent. I get that. Whistling

So thankful your dear sweet heart is mending Lovey dubby Group hug
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 21, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Sweet words, Vic, thank you so much.

It's so good to feel well for a change. *Blush*
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Jul 21, 2015 4:03 PM CST
I had wondered where you were, but did not like to be too inquisitive. Hilarious! Whistling
I am so glad to hear the arrest was not a complete end and that you are with us again. Hurray!

I agree with Vic, your pics are wonderful, I did not realize the bulbs came in so many wonderful colors.

Keep us posted and prayers are going out that you will stay well Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 21, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Hi Marilyn,

Thanks for not being inquisitive, I've never been sick in years and years till this heart thing sneaked in, so I don't talk much about health issues. I'm doing really well, though, and thanks for the prayers.

I've grown Caladiums before but never in such abundance. They are simply so beautiful, it's a new scene every day. I staggered their planting a little bit, so they didn't all come up at once. It wasn't intentional but I was following orders and not letting myself get overtired. That surely worked because every day there's a new leaf and I never know till it opens what color it will be.

Amazing, those Caladiums! Love them!
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tarev
Jul 22, 2015 10:22 AM CST
So happy to see you back Sharon and recovering well! I am also discovering Caladiums, thanks to Bill's generous prize donation to our ATP raffle which I won one time. They sure lift the spirits up Big Grin Take care!
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lovemyhouse
Jul 22, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Group hug Sharon Group hug

Beautiful palette on those Caladiums. Thumbs up (Bill is a great guy Smiling )
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 22, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Tarev and Debra,

Thank you and yes, it's great to be feeling so much better.

The Caladiums are the icing on the cake, for sure! Group hug Group hug
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Calif_Sue
Jul 23, 2015 11:20 AM CST

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Oh Sharon, I had no idea about the scary health issues! I guess I am not in the right forums, and too busy to often check in on Cubits too.
So glad you are on the mend and it looks like your blooms and caladiums are there to cheer you on to continued recovery! Hurray!
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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 23, 2015 11:41 AM CST
Thanks Sue.
Truth is, I'm not one who talks much about health issues until they're over and done, so you didn't miss anything. Smiling
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Horseshoe
Jul 23, 2015 2:36 PM CST
Well I was nosy and knew about the heart stuff and was ready to come offer you a heart transplant if needed. Then again, my Grandmother always said we should eat more beans cus they're good for your heart so hope you are getting your share. ("Beans, beans, good for your heart. The more you eat the more you f_rt.") (<--- we allowed to say that last word in public these days?) I guess the beans help us to equalize our inner pressure, eh? I'm sure it is highly technical and beyond my understanding. :>?

Love those Caladiums, Sharon, and really glad to see them grow so well in pots. I hope one day I am wise enough to follow suit. Glad you have some great color in your life!

Shoe (off to pick purple podded pole beans, and enjoy the color and the taste.)

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jul 23, 2015 3:00 PM CST
So glad, Shoe, that I didn't have to take you up on the offer of the heart transplant. Why, who knows, I might have ended up with a long white beard and shoes that wouldn't for the life of me fit my bigger feet. I thank you anyway for the offer, and I know it came from the heart. Smiling

As for beans, well, they're staples in my diet and being a little old lady, of course I won't touch the rest of your bean topic with a 10 foot pole, but aside from that, I do get my share. Great source of protein, too, ya know. Grandmothers and Great Aunt Betts knew what they were talking about.

But the best thing, Shoe, just look all these Caladiums!! I've always thought foliage was just as pretty as most blooms and now I know for sure. The other best thing is that we've had so much rain I have hardly ever had to water them.

All in all it's been a pretty good summer in spite of having to give up those best laid plans. I reckon I can't complain a bit.
Always great to hear from you, Shoe, thanks so much.
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