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Finally Fall Cleanup Ensues!!
Posted on Oct 28, 2018 9:08 PM

On October 24th, I got outside and worked for the first time, since we got Ryker! Hurray! I tied him up on the run, let Jasper out, and started cleanup. The old tree garden was the worst, in back, so it was mostly weeding and redefining and hand trimming the edging Glare , but also removing leftover scapes from the late blooming DL's, and giving them a "haircut". I still have the center area of the tree garden to finish weeding, but I was running on an empty stomach, literally, and thought it best to get inside and eat, and save the center for another day (hopefully today) and then mulch. It takes a bit of a balancing act to work in the center, which isn't good to try when one is shaking from starvation. Blinking Hilarious! Hilarious!

I also hand trimmed and weeded along the garage and hand trimmed and gave the DL's a second haircut in half of the family garden. So there's the Kennel garden DL's to re-trim, the NE tree garden to weed and hand edge, and weeding around other plantings, to finish off the back yard. Then it's on to the same in the front, and then storing the hoses and yard deco, fertilizing the evergreens, and wrapping the tender evergreens, and then I'll be done! Hurray! Hurray!

Ryker was very busy trying to chase Jasper and digging the ground. Jasper and Osciver teased Ryker by standing just beyond where he could reach them, and it drove him absolutely crazy! Sometimes they'd run past him, and he had a ball with them, and Jasper did his usual fly by's with me. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

All in all, it was a productive day, and a good time was had by all! Smiling

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(Late) July 2018 Gardens and Blooms VII
Posted on Aug 1, 2018 1:56 PM

Red Hydrangea
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I missed many daylily LFO's, last week 😕😕 but I managed this one! Hurray!
'Moroccan Sapphire' LF's
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Missing My Baby
Posted on Jul 26, 2018 12:25 PM

Since Piccolo's sudden passing, on July 23rd, I'm so heartbroken, I have no desire to do anything, not even outside. 😢😢😢

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July 2018 Gardens and Blooms VI
Posted on Jul 21, 2018 2:43 AM

Blooms from the 18th....
'Lavender Moonchild' with a photo bomb from 'Two Sues' Smiling
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'Asheville Social Butterfly'
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'Larry Grace'
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'Frans Hals'
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'Asheville Pink Lady'
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'Honky Tonk Barbie'
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The Welcome To Asheville Garden
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Freshly painted frogs back in their spot to welcome visitors
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Jasper yoga on the patio
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Back yard view from the balcony, July 17th
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Old Tree Garden looking not too shabby!
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View from the patio
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View from the very back of the yard
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Family Garden
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July 2018 Gardens and Blooms V
Posted on Jul 16, 2018 5:42 PM

Today I finally got out there early enough to plant my seedlings from Winter sowing, on the pathway side of the kennel garden. Asclepias and Blue Sea Holly. My first success story in growing ANYTHING from seed, and they're living to tell the tale in this "Kodak moment"!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing ....and the far right Asclepias, in the first photo, actually has buds on it!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Purple Liatris with a friend Lovey dubby .....a bit blurry, but I'm just happy I managed these photos unharmed bc I was warned a couple times that this was HIS territory Angry Angry , and close behind me was our car D'Oh! D'Oh!
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White allium garlic.....also part of my first ever Winter sowing program. Other allium seed did not germinate though.
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Daylily photos from today.....

'Gus Townsend' FFE
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'El Nino' 4 petals and 3 is he a poly wannabe? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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'Sincere Prayer' FFO
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'Venetian Royalty'
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'Stargate Portal'
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'Mountain Lifestyles'
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'War Horse'
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'Moroccan Sapphire'
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'Asheville Social Butterfly'
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'Asheville Pink Lady'
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'Two Sues'
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'Lilac Moonchild'
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'Coral Majority'
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'Plum Tuckered'
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'Thumbthing Special'
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'Meerkat Manor'
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'Mystic Pizza'
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'Arachnidan Trap'
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'Flycatcher' x 'Heavenly Curls' Kim Klarner, hybridizer
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'Don't Leave Empty-Handed'
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'Lily Munster'
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'Spock's Ears'
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Who needs garden gnomes when Jasper's around? nodding nodding Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Red of many that decorated our church's altar, on Mother's Day, 2017. Our pastor gave them away after the final mass of the day......this year's photos Smiling Honestly, I thought I'd killed it D'Oh! , but there must have been some Divine Intervention going on during the past year!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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