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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 2, 2015 1:06 PM CST
I have slices, scrapes, and scars from being in my yard. This is the third one this season alone, brand new razor-sharp thin snips. Im lucky it didnt go further and chop off my toes! It's covered in a thin layer of bacitracin zinc. Sighhhh. Yes, i am up-to-date on my tetnus vaccine.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 2, 2015 1:15 PM CST
Sorry to see it and hope you heal fast.

Got a new Tetanus shot this morning.
Name: Linda Williams
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LindaTX8
Jul 2, 2015 1:52 PM CST
I'm always get scratches or cuts. They say that old people have thinner skin, so it happens more. Especially living in Texas, where so many plants have thorns!
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 2, 2015 1:54 PM CST
That scratch is seriously close to my inner thigh. The skin is so much thinner there than anywhere on my leg! Between the yard and at work, I am keeping Neosporin in business!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 2, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Owie, Cheryl! I'm certainly eligible for membership in the "always getting scratches, scrapes and bruises" club... and usually can't remember what I did to actually get them, so if anyone asks I just tell them I'm pretty certain it had something to do with gardening Rolling my eyes.
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 2, 2015 2:50 PM CST
For all my bumps, bruises, black and blue marks, I just reply (when asked how I got them)...rough sex. That shuts down the conversation.
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 2, 2015 2:55 PM CST
@arlene Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 2, 2015 3:45 PM CST
I'm almost 74 and Jack is 85. Most people don't know whether I'm fooling or not. (I am.)
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 2, 2015 5:43 PM CST
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 3, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Well this was very interesting. I stopped in just to see what the 'oops' was about and um...
I'm gonna move along to the next thread. Sad Whistling
You guys are dangerous. Rolling on the floor laughing

But before I go I dug up these gardening mishaps:
Jammed hand big time; the bruises starting to fade:
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Eastern Glass Lizard bite:
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I have long ago given up trying to use a razor! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jul 3, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Beware of knives. You've had some damage there.

I gave up my cleaver when my tremors made me too nervous to use it. I like ten fingers for typing and gardening.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 4, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Dang Greene, you're a walking hazard. The glass lizard bit you????

Cheryl you better watch those thin snips.


Got my last tetanus shot in fall of 2010 & had to fight with the doc about getting it. He thought it was ridiculous & I told him I'm a gardener & we never know what we're going to run into. He still thought I was crazy but I insisted & he complied. Can you imagine?
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 4, 2015 7:49 PM CST
I won't mention the time I was in a hurry to clean out the trunk of my car. I forgot that I had my lovely sharp long-handled lopping shears in there. I grabbed a handful of whatever and scooped it into my arms and yeow! The loppers bit me on the arm just above the inside wrist. Had to do some quick first aid by using whatever came to hand (bandanna and duct tape Thumbs up ) until I could get home. One little problem...I was cleaning the trunk out of sheer boredom as my car was broken down and I was waiting for the mechanic to arrive. (I have to be pretty desperate to clean. *Blush* )
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 4, 2015 8:02 PM CST
Blinking Blinking Blinking Oweeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!
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: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 4, 2015 9:18 PM CST
We keep our tools sharp for a reason. But dang! That can bite us back!



Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 5, 2015 4:58 AM CST
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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: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Jul 5, 2015 10:17 AM CST
I didn't know glass lizards bit...... Blinking
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 5, 2015 8:29 PM CST
They can bite if you pick them up and show them to someone. I guess my grip may have been too rough or perhaps the glass lizard was in a hurry to grab lunch.

Edit to add:
I forgot to say, the lizard was like a bulldog; he (or she) didn't want to let go.

For those who never saw an Eastern Glass Lizard and since I was not able to take a photo that day, here is a link.
http://srelherp.uga.edu/lizard...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 5, 2015 9:02 PM CST
EGADS!!! That looks like a SNAKE!!! Blinking
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Weedwhacker
Jul 5, 2015 9:15 PM CST
One more thing I have never heard of! How interesting, though... a legless lizard. When you look at the 4 together in the one photo, the heads DO look more like lizards than snakes, but I'm sure if I ever saw one crawling on the ground I would just think it was a snake.

And honestly, Greene -- I thought we were talking about some kind of decorative lizard made out of glass that broke and cut you or something Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
C/F temp conversion

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