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Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 29, 2017 5:32 PM CST
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Welcome! You made it!
Don ' t mind the other residents.
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Turn to the left.
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Please have a seat! I would pick one in the shade.
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We are going to have so much fun! We will look at my garden, how did it get this way, check out my garden projects and plants, along with so much more! The seat in the shade was a good choice because it is hot in Texas and I can talk alot!

May God Bless You and may your heart be happy!
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I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Dave
Southern wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Region: Wisconsin Lilies Dog Lover Garden Photography Daylilies Hybridizer
Plant and/or Seed Trader Pollen collector Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Nhra_20
May 29, 2017 6:00 PM CST
Sharon, i love your opening post. Oh heck, I love your personality. You are always so cheerful!

I agree, it gets hot in Texas. I lived in Lufkin for a year.

Beautiful gardens.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 29, 2017 6:07 PM CST
Thank You! You were my first reply! You are very kind and I can not wait to see your garden progression this year.
May you be blessed with an exceptionally good week!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
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
May 29, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Sharon, I like the sitting area. Thumbs up

See what you meant by the concrete sections. Smiling
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea
Region: United States of America Hostas Bulbs Dog Lover Region: Iowa Miniature Gardening
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Legalily
May 29, 2017 9:23 PM CST
I know I'm going to love this thread Hurray! Lovey dubby
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 30, 2017 9:46 AM CST
Thank You! Debra! It is a great place to sit and relax! There is very little grass here. The grass that is here is in all the wrong places, like flowerbeds! Grumbling

Oh Ginny-- I hope you will love this thread. I have some fun and interesting ideas.

I have a fun story to tell later today. Forgot to water some new plants yesterday. Big no no here. Enjoy some coffee and smell the flowers until I return.
Garden mum's and Coneflowers
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This one smells heavenly! Scentimental

And do not forget the Easter Lilies. Such a spectacular fragrance as I come in and out of the house.
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May today and everyday bring you happiness!

I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
May 30, 2017 10:18 AM CST
Gorgeous Hurray! Hurray!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 30, 2017 4:38 PM CST
One evening my oldest daughter took her youngest sister with her to the store. Right after they had checked out the younger sister turned to her and said, "Did you see his name? Who would ever name their son that name-- Dick." Her older sister was horrified! Fear running through her mind as to what her sister was thinking. So she braced herself for the answer and calmly asked, "What do you mean?" Her sister said " Well, why would you want to name someone Dicholas? You know Nick--Nicholas and Dick-- Dicholas."

So I have this beautiful Noid to share pictures of. It is in an 18 inch pot.

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Huge and captivating! I have been on a mission to find out it's name. Had been thinking of calling it the flying saucer or the dinner plate of daylilies! Who would ever think I would be sent a lost tag daylily that turns out to be Nicholas!! Hurray!
And better yet now it has two:
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If I end up with viable seeds , then seedlings what do you think they should be named? nodding

Oh what joy when ours fears are nothing!
"Fear not I am with you," says the Lord.
May your worries and trouble dissolve into nothingness!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea
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Legalily
May 30, 2017 4:49 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I didn't see that one coming! Funny! Love the NOID! One of my favorite NOIDs is a ruffled bright yellow. Sure wish I knew the name! Have a wonderful day Lovey dubby
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
May 30, 2017 7:54 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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crawgarden
May 30, 2017 8:08 PM CST
Beautiful garden Sharon! Speaking of names, my younger son, got 4 names...really does not like it when he has to sign legal docs.
Keep Calm and Carry On
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 31, 2017 7:07 AM CST
Thank You! RJ! I can understand that problem of signing legal documents. Along time ago in Texas, a woman's middle name was automatically replaced by her maiden name on a driver's license. No option to keep your birth middle name. I liked my middle name's initial better. So my signature did not match my driver's license. Some legal documents require you to sign all possible versions of your name. So four names can fill a page especially if you have to do all versions of initials, too! I feel for your son.
May you and your entire family experience many blessings this year!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea
Region: United States of America Hostas Bulbs Dog Lover Region: Iowa Miniature Gardening
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Legalily
May 31, 2017 7:27 AM CST
Sharon if I'm going to read this "Caffeinated " post with my coffee you'll need to get up an hour earlier Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 31, 2017 8:44 AM CST
You know Ginny I was thinking I needed to explain that "Caffeinated Garden" part. It is the literal amount of caffeine in my garden! All my coffee grounds along with coffee grounds from anywhere that will let me have them, go into the garden. When the coffee in the pot got "old" I would fill the remainder of the pot with water and a different plant would have coffee, too. Everyday the plants and I drank coffee. One of my daughters got me a Keurig for Christmas so the coffee distribution is a little different now. My personal opinion is that coffee grounds should never go in the trash. If nothing else just sprinkle on the grass, under a bush or around a tree. Now I sit in the garden opening K cups and rinse out in a bucket.

Just think of the soil improvement in the USA, if all coffee grounds, banana peels, and egg shells were put back into the ground Hurray! ! It would take alot of work on everyone's part especially Businesses and urban dwellers might be at a disadvantage. But it would be an easy way to help the Earth.

It is a nice thought of reading the "Caffeinated Garden" with coffee in the mornings. Even though I know you are teasing me. Thumbs up That is a very good idea! I tip my hat to you. I will see how I can develop that in!

And just for fun, I was watched this morning. You have to open up the picture and find the "watcher"
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May success be among your blessings!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
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Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea
Region: United States of America Hostas Bulbs Dog Lover Region: Iowa Miniature Gardening
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Legalily
May 31, 2017 10:55 AM CST
I love the explanation and have been adding coffee grounds to mine too. Now I'll also add the leftover diluted coffee and the banana peels, etc. You know I was just kidding Lovey dubby Lovey dubby and thank you for the acorn Smiling Thank You!
Don't you just love it when our animals photo bomb our picture Hilarious! Hilarious!
Blessings to you today and always!!!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
May 31, 2017 11:49 AM CST
Teasing and kidding mean the same thing to me. Although a better word choice would have been you were " funning" or joking with me! Teasing has become negative, but people used to tease you if they liked you.
But it did become a lovely thought with me that you could enjoy your coffee while seeing what's going on over here. So you are very Welcome! .
My kids would call that improper use of an emoji. nodding

And it is great when they photo bomb. We have one dog that photo bombs the other dogs. She equates pictures with treats and more pictures means more treats.
Thank you for the blessings and may you always be blessed, too!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
Daylilies Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers Zinnias Salvias Bulbs
Amaryllis Lilies Clematis Region: Texas Irises Garden Art
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Altheabyanothername
Jun 1, 2017 5:38 AM CST
My garden has gone through many stages. Normal grass has not been one of them. Just like in life there are before and afters, so my garden has them. How do you show it? Is it like weight loss before pic and after pic? What about the in-between times, what about now? I will focus on the present and when we are in garden down time, show older pictures. But here is a little background.

This was a mess. It used to be a field lot with dumping, weed trees, and stickers. I was going to live here with my daughter. We cleaned the lot it looked better. But no real grass, a nice crape myrtle, a huge pecan in the wrong place and an ornamental pomegranate. Lots of large bushes the size of trees and trees in fence lines. Poor, poor soil, extra hot, lots of roots from weed trees, and squirrels, moles and voles, lots of wildlife except no deer this close.

Her double wide was delivered in May and I had never seen so many June bugs. Like a plague they were everywhere. Cycle of life. June bugs lay eggs, eggs are grub worms, grub worms eat all plant roots in the soil. Somehow moles hear the smorgasbord and tear up everything getting there. Twice we tried to put in a lawn. All we did was waste money and water. Somewhere along the way I became her gardener. The garden was semi-sucessful. Some things made it but even more did not.
Couple of years later this became our temporary reprieve. Broken cement pieces.
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The front yard layout had been done, or so I thought. Flower. gardens in with a with a mulched seating area. The mulch had only been spread for a week or two. When my daughter came home for lunch, talking about all this broken cement. I went to check it out. Later I spoke with the man who agreed to give me two or three weeks to get it all out of there. I personally brought home an entire 2 car driveway and laid it out in the front yard. Win for him because it was kept out of a landfill no dumping fees. Win for me I had beautiful free stone work.

Tomorrow -- How the blessing of getting the stones changed the garden dynamics. Until then beautiful garden pictures.
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May this day wrap you in love and comfort, while happiness surrounds you!
I prefer to walk in the light, I prefer a world where people want to be kind and bless each other, I prefer a God who loves and shares so much that he gave up his only Son for me. I prefer to choose the God of Abraham. Let there be peace and let it begin with me.
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Name: Ginny G
Pella, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Echinacea
Region: United States of America Hostas Bulbs Dog Lover Region: Iowa Miniature Gardening
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Legalily
Jun 1, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Wow!!! Beautiful transformation Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
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TexasPlumeria87
Jun 1, 2017 10:31 AM CST
Your garden is amazing Sharon! You have so much color and I LOVE the flagstone pathways! Your day lilies are beautiful too. So far only my Kwanso and Early Bird Cardinal are blooming.
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
Jun 1, 2017 10:58 AM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

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