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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 19, 2012 6:09 PM CST
Sounds like a winner to me! I love the feeling of accomplishment. I sure wish I could go that long & work that hard without eating though. I could get so much more done! Seems I'm constantly being interrupted by those pesky meal preparations.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Feb 19, 2012 6:58 PM CST
I think I had some snack crackers while I was driving around - I tend to keep some of those in the car. Had a nice long soak in the tub (reading my ebook on my kindle with a glass of wine -- how cool!) I seriously don't remember eating breakfast - it's possible that I did, but I tend to remember little things like that.

I did finish it up, too. Took another trip to Home Depot to do it (doesn't it always?), and I came home with 4 new azaleas as well as what I went after, but that's ok. What I *really* want is some clover seed, but that has to wait until I'm over by my office -- it's the only feed store I know how to get to, and I know they sell it.
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 19, 2012 7:20 PM CST
Next time you go to get something like a wheelbarrow remember that if you get it disassembled It will fit whereas assembled may not. Only takes a little while to put together. And sometimes they cost more already assembled.

Ah ha! That's always the trouble with going back --- you see something you just gotta have! Spend mo' money! Clover? Most people curse the stuff. Confused
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 19, 2012 7:57 PM CST
Clover fixes nitrogen in the soil, feeds the pollinators, stays green in sun or shade, winter or summer, smells wonderful when you cut it, and is tolerant of foot traffic. It used to be a standard component of lawns, until companies started making broad-leaf herbicides, and couldn't keep from killing the clover, so they painted it as a villain instead. Or so says the research I've done as I've looked into getting away from a monoculture lawn. I don't mind having some patches of grass, but I don't want it to be the only thing out there, cause it doesn't really feed anything except the japanese beetle larvae, from what I've read.

Clover's biggest appeal for me? Supposedly it will choke out other weeds, once it's established well enough. I'm planting it in my beds as a groundcover, and in the bare and/or weedy spots of my lawn, and in my wildlife area. If I'd had some on hand, I'd have sprinkled it over the detritus I shifted to those spots behind the shed, but it can wait. It's $20 for 5lbs at my feed store over by the office.

I hate assembling things -- it usually takes 2 ppl to be painless, and I'm only one person. My dogs are useless at helping with things like that. Hilarious!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 19, 2012 8:35 PM CST
Very interesting info on the clover. You mean it still thrives in your summer heat? It was always a winter grower down south. Wonder about up here?

When I assemble things my legs & toes usually get involved in the act ~~~ same for wrapping Xmas presents. Rolling on the floor laughing
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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