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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 29, 2016 7:32 PM CST
It has made a world of difference this winter, Molly. Smiling
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Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Jan 30, 2016 10:48 PM CST
Temps here hit a record-breaking 72 yesterday, and the soil is perfectly workable! I dug way too many holes for bulbs and my back is screaming. I'll go out and do it again tomorrow, because we only get 1 or 2 more good days before winter returns.
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I worked until after sunset in short sleeves, what a wonderful day! Then I watched KU beat Kentucky in a nailbiter...too close.
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 1, 2016 1:32 AM CST

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While I was planting those three roses five days ago, I scraped my shin on one of the rocks that surround my flower beds and got the most hideous skin tear. Oddly, it didn't hurt when it happened, but the pain has been escalating since then. Needless to say, I haven't been outside except to check the mailbox for the last 5 days. I have to guard against infection and I also can't really put any weight on that leg. Luckily, it has been raining, so the roots of my new roses won't dry out while I'm recuperating.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 1, 2016 6:05 AM CST
Sorry to hear about your injury zuzu, hope you heal quickly! Good timing planting your new roses, I love it when it rains after planting new stock Thumbs up

It was warm and sunny here all weekend. Saturday the ground was still frozen and just starting to thaw on the surface, which made for slippery spots around the yard. Just cleared some leaves from the garden Saturday, but yesterday the soil had thawed and I was able to do a lot of weeding. I was actually in the garden to put all the markers back in the ground that had been heaved up by freezing and thawing soil, but I don't waste the effort to squat- might as well pull the weeds while I'm down there! Rolling on the floor laughing
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 1, 2016 9:34 AM CST
Group hug Zuzu

Rolling on the floor laughing Neal
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 1, 2016 11:23 AM CST
zuzu said:While I was planting those three roses five days ago, I scraped my shin on one of the rocks that surround my flower beds and got the most hideous skin tear. Oddly, it didn't hurt when it happened, but the pain has been escalating since then. Needless to say, I haven't been outside except to check the mailbox for the last 5 days. I have to guard against infection and I also can't really put any weight on that leg. Luckily, it has been raining, so the roots of my new roses won't dry out while I'm recuperating.


Group hug Group hug
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 1, 2016 12:36 PM CST
@gemini_sage


Neal, wanted you to see some of the other bloom configurations on Heritage. It really is an intriguing Rose.

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Feb 1, 2016 1:35 PM CST
How beautiful!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 1, 2016 11:09 PM CST
I made a trip to Lowe's today and lucked up on a 90% off sale.
Here is what I bought. Somehow missed getting a photo of hybrid tea 'Tropicana'.
Sonia: Grandiflora Rose
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Queen Elizabeth: Grandiflora Rose
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Tropicana: Hybrid Tea:
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Zaide: Kordes Rose
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Eleganza: Kordes Rose
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Flamingo: Kordes Rose
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Lavender Veranda: Kordes Rose
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My total bill with tax was under $10.00. I thought that was a great deal.











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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Feb 2, 2016 12:20 AM CST

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Under $10? This would be a good deal even if you made a mistake and meant to type under $100.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Feb 2, 2016 8:18 AM CST
What a score Larry! Thumbs up Hurray! They all look really healthy and nice too!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Cindi
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 7a)
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CindiKS
Feb 5, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Wow, Larry, what a score! The regular price would have been a super bargain for those roses! I would faint from shock if I saw a Lavender Veranda at our Lowes.
Zuzu, I hope you have some powerful medicine on your injury. One of the women in our Rose Society is a veterinarian, and she is constantly warning us of the dangers of infection from injuries in the garden. Crying Group hug
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Feb 5, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Major score, indeed !
Talk about perfect timing !

We don't have an abundance of wild critters around here, except for squirrels and some occasional possums.
It's the raccoons that scare the daylights out of me, especially the huge ones.


Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Feb 5, 2016 12:06 PM CST

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Cindi, I'll certainly be more careful in the future. The skin tear is now 10 days old, and today I'm going to the hospital for a wound check. It was fine until a couple of days ago, when it got red and angry and incredibly painful. The area below the wound, including my foot, is swollen. I drew a pen line around the red portion to make sure it isn't growing. It hasn't grown since yesterday, but the pain's getting worse and worse.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 5, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Group hug Group hug
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Feb 5, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Glad you're getting that wound looked at zuzu, sounds like it is infected. Wishing you a speedy recovery Group hug
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Feb 5, 2016 4:12 PM CST

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Whew! My worst-case scenario didn't happen. I'm a great believer in the power of negative thinking. All of the terrible things that have happened to me have been surprises, so I now try to envision the worst in advance, thereby guarding against it. I expected the nurses and doctor to take one look at the wound and immediately call for an x-ray, which would show the start of osteomyelitis. I even took my nicotine lozenges and a copy of my advanced care directive with me in case I'd end up in the hospital.

None of that happened. They redressed the wound and gave me an oral antibiotic to take for the next 10 days. I'm happy. Smiling
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Feb 5, 2016 4:16 PM CST
Here, then, Zuzu--Good News Smiles. Smiling

A NoID and three Heritage..
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It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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zuzu
Feb 5, 2016 4:39 PM CST

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Oh, thank you, Debra. That's just what I needed. Smiling
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Roses Region: California Hummingbirder Farmer
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Calsurf73
Feb 5, 2016 9:58 PM CST
Zuzu: Just make sure you take the entire 10 days worth of the antibiotic...as if you didn't know that already.
This might also be a prudent time for you to start wearing PANTS when you're gardening and not dresses !!!
Glad your worst fears didn't come true. Smiling

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