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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
Jan 1, 2017 10:19 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:
This quote is from the beginning of My Garden thread for 2015. With 26,885 views and 2,535 replies, I consider it a rousing success and know we will have just as much fun in this coming year on the 2016 thread as we did in the one for the last year. Thumbs up
(If you want to refer back to the 2015 thread: The thread "My Garden and other stuff - 2015" in Garden Photos forum)


I try to post flower/plant/garden images often, so if you don't care for chit-chat just skim past it.


Otherwise, feel free to browse, lurk, comment, jump in--there is no such thing as 'off topic' and the more in the pool, the merrier we will all be. Big Grin


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Okay, so...WOW. Going into the third year with these threads and have to say I am happy and thrilled that the 2016 thread had 33,397 views and 2,152 replies. We ARE a chatty bunch. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Posting the 2016 thread link if anyone wants to refer back to it.
The thread "My Garden and other stuff - 2016" in Garden Photos forum

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Back more toward normal with our winter temperatures and most blooms are now gone. Except these Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox. Lovey dubby
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However, we have also been on a crazy roller coaster ride of temperatures (67 expected today, 73 tomorrow, but 34 by Friday with some light snow) It will be interesting to see what else, if anything, pops up in flower before the usual mid-February blooms.

Can't wait. Angel

I love living in Texas. Smiling
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
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Name: Ginny G
Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
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Hostas Bulbs Dog Lover Region: Iowa Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Legalily
Jan 1, 2017 10:24 AM CST
I love your chat page Debra because we don't get kicked off for general chatting Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling Whistling Happy New Year 🎊
Be a person that makes others feel special.
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
Jan 1, 2017 11:21 AM CST
Nope, Ginny, the only thing that would get someone kicked off is being mean or trying to ride roughshod over anyone else. We have a safe zone, here. Smiling
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 1, 2017 9:13 PM CST
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love that phlox Debra. I think phlox is wonderful stuff.
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: 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
Jan 1, 2017 10:52 PM CST
To you, too, Ann. Smiling

Yep, it is good when green. Lethal when dried out and brown, but I can work around that. Hilarious!
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Butterflies Tropicals Bulbs Lilies Daylilies Garden Procrastinator
Kabby
Jan 2, 2017 7:23 AM CST
I agree Ann. I bought my first creeping Phlox last spring and it did well during the drought. I adore tall Phlox.
I have a knockout rose blooming and the tiny flowers of a tea olive are wafting about.
Deb you mentioned your peony budding out, my gingko tree just lost all of it's leaves last week and it's also trying to bud.
I'm happy to be part of Debra's posse and seeing the friends I met here in 2017! Group hug
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Ponds Foliage Fan
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cliftoncat
Jan 2, 2017 9:38 AM CST
HAPPY happy happy happy birthday, Debra! Hurray! Lovey dubby 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
Jan 2, 2017 10:01 AM CST
Lovey dubby Kabby

Thank you, Mika. Smiling
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Jan 2, 2017 10:04 AM CST
Hurray! Happy Birthday Debra!! Hurray!
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
Frogs and Toads Birds Roses Region: United States of America Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
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daylilydreams
Jan 2, 2017 12:15 PM CST
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBRA! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2017 12:22 PM CST
Big Grin Wishing you a wonderful birthday Debra, filled with plants !! Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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
Jan 2, 2017 1:52 PM CST
Thank ya, thank ya. Smiling

Linda, it will have some plants--my friend Shelley sent me a gift certificate to The Shady Spot Iris. Look what I ordered:

http://theshadyspotiris.com/co...

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Annnnnnnd, the certificate was so generous I was also able to get these:

http://theshadyspotiris.com/pr...











One of my favorite movies, ever. HAD to have it. Big Grin

"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2017 2:03 PM CST
That is an incredible gift your friend, Shelley gave you! Thumbs up How fun picking out what you wanted. I think plants are just the greatest gift! Shelley sounds like a wonderful, generous friend, a real treasure! Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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
Jan 2, 2017 2:08 PM CST
She is that, Linda. Smiling Been my friend for nearly 30 years. We've traveled overseas four times together, been through tons of familial crises (mostly mine), work crises (mostly hers), and she saved me from losing my house in 2013 after I was let go from the job. My life would be infinitely darker without her. Lovey dubby
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2017 2:58 PM CST
Not many people these days have friends like that Debra. You are blessed and she is as well. Smiling
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 2, 2017 5:34 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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: 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
Image
lovemyhouse
Jan 2, 2017 8:09 PM CST
I am that, Linda. Smiling

Thank you, Ann. Lovey dubby
"Every life has a death, and every light a shadow. Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will." Mary Stewart
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Butterflies Tropicals Bulbs Lilies Daylilies Garden Procrastinator
Kabby
Jan 2, 2017 9:14 PM CST
Happy birthday my friend! We'll be the same age for 10 months and then I'll leave you for a little while. I knew we had a lot in common, we survived our teenage years in the 70s. Sticking tongue out Love you much!!

I'm glad you have your good friend Shelley. February of '15 I found my best friend from high school and the years have fallen away being with her again. Crying I get weepy just thinking about being away from her. There's something special about people that "get" you.

I'm looking forward to seeing your iris and other bloomers this year!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 2, 2017 9:15 PM CST
Welcome! Debra!

Did you have some cake today? Failing that, how about pie? Pie is always a good substitute for cake. Oh, and brownies too! Drooling
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: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Hellebores Irises
Ferns Foliage Fan Ponds Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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aspenhill
Jan 5, 2017 10:38 AM CST
Happy belated birthday Debra. Glad to see a new fresh thread for 2017. I was very sporatic getting online to check everything out in 2016 and I kept getting really behind on yours - lots and lots of posts is a good thing but I would want to read back all the way to where I left off and limited time to do it in Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Fresh thread, fresh start to the new year, and hopefully I can keep up with this one. I'm retiring in a few more weeks and should have a lot more free time on my hands Thumbs up

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