Mid Atlantic Gardening forum: Happy Critter birthday!

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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
You can't have too many viburnums..
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ViburnumValley
Feb 19, 2017 10:50 AM CST
Toasting in your general direction...hope you enjoy this (gray overcast here, but mild) day!
John
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 19, 2017 6:34 PM CST
Ditto on the birthday wishes, as you're spending it with Mom And Dad, can't think of much better way. Hurray!
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Feb 19, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Best birthday wishes. Do admire your fortitude!
Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Feb 19, 2017 7:21 PM CST
Happy Birthday Jill! Hope you are having a good one.
Name: Donner
Damascus, MD (Zone 7a)
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Donnerville
Feb 19, 2017 9:06 PM CST
Happy birthday, Jill! Group hug
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Feb 19, 2017 9:13 PM CST
A belated Happy Birthday, Jill! I hope it was a fun one! Group hug
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Feb 19, 2017 11:21 PM CST
Agree with Sally - hugs!!!
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Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
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Eric4home
Feb 20, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Hope it was a good one. Lovey dubby
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Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
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robinbunch5
Feb 20, 2017 2:53 PM CST
Happy birthday Jill, a little late. What a great weekend for your birthday, did you special order it? 🌻 🎂
Falls Church, VA
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tantefrancine
Feb 20, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Hi Jill, no wonder all the pretty happy faces of the crocuses and hellebores, snowdrops are celebrating your birthday! Happy Birthday, hope you have enjoyed your special day!--Hugs--
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 21, 2017 9:03 PM CST
Thank you all very much!

I didn't have the day that was planned, but I got the best possible birthday present... Mom is OK. We'd planned to come up Saturday, but it turned out to be just me visiting, and Mom in the hospital. I stayed with her from Sunday afternoon until we got home around noon today, while Dad came & went so he could take care of the dog and get some rest.

I'll stay another night or two before heading home. For one thing, I need a real night's sleep... hospitals! Rolling my eyes.

I had a great belated birthday dinner tonight, with BOTH tuna AND salmon that I found at Aldi's. Dad grilled the fish and Mom smashed the potatoes. I was as happy as Josie, who couldn't stop wagging her tail -- indeed, she was wagging her entire self, nose to tail! Lovey dubby

I'm looking forward to some nice gardening weather, although I think there's some rain in the forecast that could cramp my style. That's OK, I have plenty of rainy-day things to do, including starting seeds!

I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Jan Jackson
south Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Jan
Feb 28, 2017 6:51 AM CST
I missed this. AACCKKK!
I wish you a Happy Birth Month!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 28, 2017 7:40 AM CST
Thanks! Since the actual day was spent in the hospital with Mom, I've continued celebrating all month anyway. "Since it's my birthday..." is a great excuse for all sorts of things!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Name: Jan Jackson
south Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Jan
Feb 28, 2017 5:08 PM CST
Absolutely!!!
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 28, 2017 7:42 PM CST
For example... I'd sorta wanted a chocolate-orange birthday cake... so this afternoon, I made chocolate-orange cupcakes, topped with vanilla-orange buttercream, striped with purple, gold, and green sugar. Happy Fat Tuesday! Joyanna carried them up and down the court to share with our friends. She & I took a set next door (along with some Hellebore blooms) also, and we met our new neighbors, a nice young couple with a 1 year old son (big grin, blue eyes) and a sweet yellow lab... Joyanna lost no time in making friends with the dog!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
Falls Church, VA
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tantefrancine
Mar 3, 2018 8:44 AM CST
OH oh, I missed your birthday. It is never too late to wish you a happy birthday! Wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope you have enjoyed it. Jill I just received my order from Amazon for Holy Basil seeds and it arrived from Thailand. I would like to send you a package. Forgot your address. Could you please tree mail it to me? I am not very successful doing seeds, what was the seeds I got from you? At the seed swap? With all those fuzzy stuff? I did not put a label and I do not remember. I am going to move the seed planter so it gets more warmth.
Name: Critter (Jill)
Frederick, MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
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critterologist
Mar 3, 2018 2:57 PM CST
Thanks, Francine!

I've had good luck doing basil with Tom DeBaggio's clump transplanting method... https://davesgarden.com/guides... I think there are links in the first paragraph to articles on heat mats (and inexpensive alternatives) and light shelves (which also don't have to be $$) and preventing damping-off. That whole "Seed Starting 101" series that I did for DG sets out my seed starting methods pretty clearly -- it's not the only way to do things, but it's a way that many people have success with!

I'm not sure what seed you got from me, sorry. I know there were some packets being split, but I just don't remember which ones. fuzzy stuff... Hey, maybe you're talking about the Torenia seeds (blue mix) that still had pods & chaff in the bag? If so, get them started; they take a while.

I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.

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