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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Dec 15, 2011 3:36 PM CST
Was that a typo or a Freudian slip? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Dec 16, 2011 1:00 PM CST
I know. I labeled inside the photo wrong. My mind is past the best years if you know what I mean. I got the spelling right for everything else. To change the misspelling, I would mess up the picture. Just thought nobody would notice it. To my defense, that misspelling passed spell-check.
Can't spell Stush.
PS. Hope my grade school teachers not watching!
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Dec 16, 2011 5:45 PM CST
LOL, I think it's funny.

Actually, your teachers would be impressed - expatiation is not a very common word!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Dec 17, 2011 12:06 PM CST
Hey, Just thought of something. Maybe it's a new hosta called Great Expatiation. After all there are so many yellow centered ones out there. Al shucks that would be wrong. Oh well.
Cant sepll Stush
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Dec 17, 2011 7:57 PM CST
>grin< Don't worry, there's a lot of us out there! Big Grin
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 21, 2011 5:43 PM CST
Very nice Hostas Stuch!! Big Grin
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Dec 22, 2011 1:55 PM CST
Susan,
Name is Stush, or I should say, nickname. I see you mistype also. Stuch. Welcome to my world. What I hate is when the spell checker doesn't have a clue what I am trying to spell. Or worse my misspelled word is also a word for something else and is not caught.
BTW, thanks for the compliment. It's all in the soil and the water used. Also a little shade helps.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Dec 22, 2011 4:47 PM CST
Sorry Stush, *Blush* My spell checker is not that great either, I think it misspells things more than me! Rolling on the floor laughing
susan Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 20, 2012 7:43 PM CST
sheryl said:LOL, I think it's funny.

Actually, your teachers would be impressed - expatiation is not a very common word!


Sheryl, how hot is it?? Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Oct 23, 2012 8:19 PM CST
Ha! We're actually cooling off now - it only reached 84 today - I wore long sleeves. Seriously.

How are you doing? Hope you weren't too hot yourself this past summer.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 24, 2012 3:54 AM CST
As far as I know everyone was hot this past summer. I read on the forums that even up north it was 100° for weeks at a time and no rain at all. I made out pretty good because I did at least get some rain. I am thankful for that because I planted a lot of stuff and did not have time to water much.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Oct 25, 2012 11:10 AM CST
Wow, that was lucky. Your plant karma must be very good!

Yeah, it got to 115º+ here a couple of times, but we had a strong monsoon season, thankfully.

Of course, I didn't have any plants until now, and now I have too many... .isn't that always the way?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Oct 25, 2012 3:16 PM CST
We had it nice up the North East part of United States. Some around us didn't fair so well. Here in South-West Pennsylvania, we were lucky again this year. Plants did better this year for me than most years. And we are having a extended summer. With Herricane Sandy, we don't know what to expect this week-end. I don't think it will affect us but poor New York and North. Hope it goes to sea instead.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Oct 25, 2012 3:24 PM CST
For sure!!!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 25, 2012 6:38 PM CST
Stush, I read that it will be as far inland as Ohio. Keep your radio on! How are you? Green Grin!


sheryl, what kind of plants do you grow in az, I mean besides the cactus. 115, yikes!
I did the same thing last spring, over the winter I ordered too much stuff for spring delivery and about a hundred plants showed up at my door during april and may. My husband was scratching his head. Whistling
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Oct 29, 2012 11:57 AM CST
LOL - oh boy, BT,DT!!!! Complete with DH, only he was just shaking his head....

Well, first off ,there's a lot of different cactus, although really, I probably grow more succulents than cacti - you've heard the old saying, all cactus are succulents but not all succulents are cactus? Anyway, my biggest project has been using some some purple fountain grass in some big planters (2) with calabrocha, gazania and herbs and ornamental sweet potatoes as spillers. They came out pretty good, but will need some tweaking - the gazanias are great colors, but too short to really show off against the grass.

The biggest and first goal was to get more trees in. Many desert plants love the dappled light you get under desert trees, almost *no* plants (even cactus) like being out in our full sun, it's just murderously hot. So, 9 trees later, two still to get into the ground, and two more to purchase and plant.

Then there's my agaves - some of my absolute favorite plants, and one of the few that I missed while living in TN. Love their sculptural form; slow growing, but worth the wait. I'm also growing a number of aloes (and have a few more on my list!), some salvias, guara, and gaillardia. Will be putting out seeds for more gaillardia, desert bluebells, penstemon and california poppies. Spring is a great time for wild-flowers, here.

Anything new in your garden this summer?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 29, 2012 12:45 PM CST
Well, first of all I bought almost no Hostas and that is a first. I was buying a lot of butterfly plants and perennials, including coneflowers. I got about 15 coneflowers all together but a few died or at least they look dead. When they turn black I worry. Rolling on the floor laughing
I did plant Hostas out front in the morning sun and most fried so I moved them and replaced them with daylilies which is my new love. I have gone crazy over daylilies. By next year they should be every where.
But I still have my perennial beds, and several hosta beds and an TB Iris bed. I purchased some Hibiscus and blueberry bushes and viburnums, a morning glory tree and a cherry tree, oh also 3 winter berries including a pollinator called Jim Dandy. Green Grin! Also I purchased some Siberian Irish and a couple of Japanese Iris and that will be a first for me. I also got a dwarf Banana Tree. Funny thing is I had one cactus and killed it. Grumbling

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Oct 29, 2012 12:55 PM CST
Oh, it sounds like spring will be absolutely gorgeous at your place! I hope to see lots of pictures!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 29, 2012 1:15 PM CST
You know I like pictures. Lovey dubby You got your camera unpacked? Hurray!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Oct 30, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Thanks for asking. We are fine here in Pittsburgh, Pa. Not so well for the folks in the East Coast. Did you see the fires in Queens, NY. How very sad.
Stush

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