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Interesting 2017 Season!!
Posted on Aug 24, 2017 7:57 AM

Most interesting 2017 growing season, here in Canton, OH! Not only for the daylilies and perennials, but for trees and critters! Smiling

Bunny rabbit scared stiff, in a garden, when I let the dogs out, one Spring day:
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Two families of House Wrens (I think? Not a bird watcher...) took up residence in our bird house:
Family #1, Papa helping to build the nest:
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Family #1, Hungry babes:
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Apparently, all I have is a video clip of Family #2, which I can't download!😕

Litter of kittens found in our hollow tree, while it was being cut down, after a huge branch came down from 60mph wind gusts in March. Their mama took off, sensing the danger, and the workers extracted the litter for us.
Tree being cut down, and fetching the litter of kittens in April:
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Need I say more?
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Okay, okay! I'm smitten! Lovey dubby
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Nursing with surrogate Mama:
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Hanging with temporary siblings:
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Black and white kitten watching "Clifford the Big Red Dog" with surrogate family's precious little baby 💗:
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Kittens came home after they were weaned from surrogate Mama:
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Black and white kitten's first attempt (of many future attempts) to make a prison break, on the way home!😀
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Life changed drastically with three precocious young kittens:
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Keeping their litter pan as pristine as possible was a must, for a spell, and they got regular "baths" with kitty wipes!😂😂
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We finally named the kittens:
Jasper:
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Dusty:
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Crush:
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We couldn't keep them all, but we did keep Jasper, as he could handle our dogs the best of the three. Smiling (The other two had to go to the Humane Society bc we had several potential adoptions fall through. Sad )
Our adopted kitten, Jasper:
He snuggles so close to my neck,
at the end of the day!
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I wouldn't change a thing!!!😊
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17.02.13
Posted on Feb 13, 2017 3:21 AM

This has been such a rollercoaster of a winter season, here in Northeast Ohio!! A few days of seasonable weather followed by a few days of unseasonably warm weather! It's been simply crazy!!

We're fighting foreclosure, and I'm trying to stay optimistic.

Yesterday night, we had sustained winds at 20mph, with wind gusts at 41mph, and around 11:30pm, a huge branch fell from our NW tree! It didn't hit the garage or house, thank heavens! It did detach the dog run from the house, which made a loud noise that made me jump! The branch also brought down the AT&T phone line. Oddly enough, it's still attached to the house and the line on the telephone poles! No problem for us bc we have VoIP Vonage. Not sure if it affects the neighbors, right now..

WEATHER TODAY:
Monday February 13, 2017
Chance Snow Showers then Partly Sunny
High 34
A chance of snow showers before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 34. Northwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

TODO LIST:

NEW PLANTS, ON ORDER FOR SPRING SHIPPING, SINCE LAST POST:
* White Feather Hosta (Real cheap & BOGO free from Michigan Bulb!)
* Ostrich Fern (Real cheap & BOGO free from Michigan Bulb!)
DAYLILIES:
* 'Venetian Royalty'
* 'Feminine Fingers'
* 'Honky Tonk Barbie'
* 'Asheville Social Butterfly'
* 'Bam'
I'M SO EXCITED!!!

GARDEN:
SPROUTING / BUDDING SINCE LAST POST:
* Some daylilies are actually peaking out of the ground. They're quite confused!
* 'Quail' Daffodils

BLOOMING SINCE LAST POST:
N/A

DONE BLOOMING SINCE LAST POST:
* Stellas

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16.09.08
Posted on Sep 8, 2016 7:38 PM

Well I've been away from the NGA for a while. Life changes threw me into a debilitating tailspin. But things are smoothing over now.


WEATHER TODAY: Hot and humid with a high of 85. Windy with gusts um
Sun and clouds until 5:00 pm downpours. Thunderstorms just finished up.


NEW PLANTS SINCE LAST POST:
* J&J Daylily

GARDEN:
SPROUTING / BUDDING SINCE LAST POST:
* None

BLOOMING SINCE LAST POST:
* Stella De Oro

DONE BLOOMING SINCE LAST POST:
* All but Stella!

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16.06.13
Posted on Jun 12, 2016 10:46 PM

Yesterday, the DH and I began the installation of our new hosebib...finally!! The outside finish plumbing is complete, so the inside rough plumbing is left to do. Love the Pex system! Can't wait til it's finished!! We've had drought conditions for at least one month. Only just a couple of rains measuring a whopping 1/4" each! Very challenging to keep things irrigated, when limited to only 28 gallons of water at a time (from the spring) and only one car in use by my DH who is working two jobs, now! We just got our second car last week, after an accident totaled our second car in 2014.

The backstory on the hosebib pipe is that it burst two weeks before Christmas in 2013. And then, that very same evening, our inside main valve began leaking around three hours after the emergency, temporary plumbing was complete for the hosebib!! We were struggling financially (almost lost our home three times since 2011), and couldn't afford to have both issues fixed, so the inside main was the priority! (Folks, I couldn't make this up if you paid me!) Rolling my eyes.

Now that things are underway, our trips to the local spring, for my garden water, will soon be a thing of the past after putting up with it for three years!! My last trip will be this week!!!

I'm beyond crazy ecstatic!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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16.06.04
Posted on Jun 4, 2016 9:42 PM

WEATHER TODAY:
Today was overcast and upper 70's and humid with not a whisper of a breeze.

We are hurting bad for rain! Supposed to get thunderstorms tonight and rain all day tomorrow. Gosh I hope so!!

Our clay soil is looking like something from the desert!! Got alot of wilting plants in the gardens that aren't ready for mulch yet! Even some of my hostas and daylilies are showing a little stress! Our hose bibb is busted and I'm frustrated! Grumbling I do get water at a local spring, but only about 30 gallons at a time. Pretty difficult to combat extended drought this way.

Oh, wait!!! It's just started to rain!!

Thank heavens!!

NEW PLANTS SINCE LAST POST:
* None

GARDENING SINCE LAST POST:
* Moved 'Phyllis Cantini' to northeast garden. Planted 'Clockwork' and 'Asheville Pink Lady' in west foundation garden, by the driveway. Planted the Lily of the Valley from the DG trade with Candi. Then dressed the critical areas of the northeast garden with mulch. Supplement watered the wilting perennials in the northwest and the northeast gardens as much as possible without using up too much spring water.

SPROUTING / BUDDING SINCE LAST POST:
* Daylily 'Laughing Skies'

BLOOMING SINCE LAST POST:
* Clematis 'Niobe'

DONE BLOOMING SINCE LAST POST:
* None

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