Inspiration for May 11, 2018: So True, especially about Life.

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Dec 15, 2016 8:31 AM CST
We just lost our beloved cat Angel, she was so sweet and lovely, but she was old and her time had come, she is part of our garden now.
God Bless her, we will miss her very much, she leaves a big void in our daily lives. Sad Sad
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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carenjean
Dec 15, 2016 8:36 AM CST
So a sorry for your loss.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Dec 15, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Thank you Carenjean. Smiling
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Dec 15, 2016 12:32 PM CST
So sorry for your loss, Josephine. I have a cousin who has lost a couple of pets and they are buried in a special spot in their yard.

I can certainly identify with today's quote. We lost our 90 foot oak tree in January. All the plants that I had grown under the tree were for shade. Some, like the elephant ears still did well this summer without being in the shade, but they just didn't have that rainforest look to them.

While losing the oak tree was a terrible loss,next summer I plan to clear out all the tradescantia (try to anyway, I know it is difficult to get rid of) that had also grown under the old oak tree. Then maybe find some sun loving plants.

Sometimes we fight a losing battle with our plants, but those losses teach us what not to do the next time and if given enough chances, we do triumph!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover
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frostweed
Dec 15, 2016 3:00 PM CST
You are so right Vickie, the loss of trees is very sad, we have two maples that are in the process of dying right now, I know we will miss them greatly. Sad
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
May 10, 2017 7:47 PM CST
I needed that quote today as critters (squirrels or magpies) have destroyed my tulip plantings just as they were sprouting.
The same also did a dance through the garlic!

But I need to not think about that now. Next year I will keep the bulb plantings wet.

And now focus on the summer garden !

Life is like that and we must not spend too much time on the things that go wrong. Instead focus on new things which might turn out better.
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
May 10, 2018 7:36 PM CST
Yes it is. In the past six months we lost grandma, grandpa, and a friend. But we gained a Grandbaby!! I have comfort in the fact that they are together in heaven.

Gardens are the same way. You might make a mistake or a season ends but there is always the chance for a new beginning.

Mindi
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
May 11, 2018 4:53 AM CST
Well said, Mindi!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Mindi Hammerstone
Tracy, CA (Zone 9b)
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MindiHammerstone
May 11, 2018 6:32 AM CST
Thank you Vickie!!

Mindi

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