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stupid bulbs!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ok .. My blog yesterday talked about the "STUPID BULBS" I have all over one side of my garden.

They are called Star of Bethlehem.... well I wish they would go back to Bethlehem! LOL

So I am going to show you what I am up against!
Pretty white flowers.... that look like grass in the Spring then wither away to nothing..... they multiply like ants!

this is how they look when they are EVERYWHERE in my garden! GRRR



This is how tiny they are.


this is just one of the pesky buggers!


SOOO that is why I made the sifter...... every time I dig a hole THEY are there!
This is what I pulled out this past spring while the ground was very soft and I pulled like crazy! This filled a LARGE wheelbarrow to over flowing


The vase is about 14 inches tall to add some scale to it. If you want to actually buy these little evil devils they are about 1.00 A PIECE !

So now you know the reason for my sifter!

  
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CASEYSAUER 7/29/2014 9:21AM

    THAT'S what they are called! I never knew. Thank you! I have a few of those but they do not seem to be spreading (which I am grateful for). We have had the same 5 plants since we moved into our house 14 years ago. I am excited to tell DH what they name of these flowers are called. Good luck with the invasion!

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SAL1512 7/28/2014 6:46PM

    Sounds like they belong in the ugly railroad easement in our neighborhood! They might crowd out some of those ugly weeds!
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FANGFACEKITTY 7/25/2014 12:28AM

    If I pulled out all of the weeds in my "lawn".. I would have no lawn! Which would not necessarily be a bad thing, but it's not my lawn and I'm not quite ready to invest in landscaping the yard for the owner. So I mow it until it looks like lawn lol.

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MAVERICKDR 7/23/2014 7:48PM

    I hope you root out every last one of them. Reminds me of some of my experience with lilies of the valley, yucca, and morning glories. Not bulbs per se but a pain to eradicate.

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PAMBWS 7/23/2014 7:18PM

    Sounds about like what I used to go through with Lily of the Valley. Beautiful while it lasts, but takes over everything.

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/23/2014 2:32PM

    Too bad you can't sell them!

Wonder if you could put a bunch in extra pots and give them as gifts when they are flowering.

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2BDYNAMIC 7/23/2014 7:53AM

    Wow!!! emoticon What a pain in the Ar$$ .......... Nasty! I see why and how you burned a zillion calories and great job on the sifter ...... Buh bye bulbs!!! ........ Back to dust you go .......... or 'Get behind me Satan!" ....... emoticon

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LEXIE63 7/23/2014 4:02AM

    I can see why you find them so frustrating. I am fighting a similar losing battle - with giant bindweed. Runners everywhere I dig, and it is the very devil to get through. Currently it's invading the compost heap and my new raised beds. What a pain!

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/23/2014 3:55AM

    Yikes! They are really invasive like a weed. Good luck in getting rid of so many of them.

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TUDAFD 7/23/2014 12:44AM

    Wow. I'm happy I'm not fighting that along with grass, creeping charlie, and thistles even if it is prettier and looks to be easier to pull than grass or thistles. Thanks for the warning.

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MCFITZ2 7/22/2014 10:41PM

    Be glad to take some of them in trade for creeping charlie which is aggressive, invasive and doesn't even have pretty flowers. emoticon

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MILLISMA 7/22/2014 10:21PM

    Yes, these are frustrating little buggers. I can't seem to get rid of them either!!! emoticon

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EHLIFESSHORT 7/22/2014 10:19PM

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BIGPAWSUP 7/22/2014 9:48PM

    Wow - invasive little buggers. Best of luck.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/22/2014 9:27PM

    OH wow. I've never seen these before What a pain! Maybe a local nursery can help you out with some tips???

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My Garden.

Monday, July 21, 2014

This has been a bad year for my garden.... With all the rain and then very hot and humid. It was unbearable to be outside.

I took off Friday as I did not need to work my part time job.... and the weather cooperated!

I feel very good about all the work I did! I am sore, but I burned LOTS of calories.

I even made my sifter for those stupid bulbs I have all over my garden

It is 1/4 hardware mesh with a corner of it crisscrossed for small bulbs... it worked very well yesterday. It took me about 2 hours of cutting, mostly the cloth was a pain to cut.

I still have a few things left to do but, now it is just maintenance.

Thanks for stopping by!

  
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SAL1512 7/22/2014 8:50PM

    My squash has holes in it from the hail, but it does not seem to bother it. I already have buds and soon blossoms. It is ahead of the garden I had two years ago. Last year I did not plant a garden because of our son's family adding another little girl. We went to Florida much earlier for that event and I knew I would not be home to harvest my garden.
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IMAVISION 7/22/2014 6:58PM

    It was a hard fifteen minute hail that did our gardens damage. emoticon

I hope your garden (as well as ours) springs back beautifully.



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2BDYNAMIC 7/22/2014 5:51PM

    Yes, your handiwork is quite impressive ........ Hope that weather gets nicer and more compatible as I know how much you love your garden .............. emoticon emoticon

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MAVERICKDR 7/22/2014 2:51PM

    I am impressed with your handiwork. Happy for your garden, too.
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BONNIEMARGAY 7/22/2014 1:26PM

    Wonderful!

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DEBBYFROMMT 7/22/2014 12:52PM

    Wow, cool idea! Necessity's the mother of invention

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PAMBWS 7/22/2014 8:52AM

    Wow...how industrious you are!

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SEAGLASS1215 7/22/2014 4:57AM

    My garden is doing well, probably because I don't touch it (I can kill a cactus by looking at it) and I let my husband do all the work! We've had two nice zucchinis so far and the tomatoes are starting to turn orange. Not sure what one does with a sifter for bulbs but it looks like you did a great job making it!

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/21/2014 9:56PM

    Great job on the sifter. Good luck finishing up the rest of what you need to do. You should take some pics of your garden for us.

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EHLIFESSHORT 7/21/2014 9:30PM

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2014 9:11PM

    My tomatoes bit the dust. Blighted. This is the 3rd year. Think I need to re-assess and just buy locally grown and forget growing m own.

HUGS

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Vacations

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I have been on Vacation for the past week and a half. I usually spend all that time in my garden getting it ready for the summer.

This past week I've been dealing with physical therapy for my knee, which has caused me to be behind in my garden, and I am just feeling my "age" some here!
LOLOL I still enjoy the garden and want to finish, just going to take a little longer, plus the weather did not cooperate this year more, like blazing hot summer, to spring thunderstorms all in one week!

I soooo want to retire! I DO NOT want to go back to work tomorrow!!! Been doing this job for 30 YEARS! and I am so done with it! Don't get me wrong I'm grateful to have a job and still relatively health to do it, I'm just tired of dealing with the public and their selfishness. There used to be more politeness from people, not so much any more!

Oh well.... off my pity party! Going to enjoy the rest of the gorgeous day!

  
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KIM22211 7/10/2014 6:08PM

    I am on vaca this week and loving it! Going to make some salsa with all the tomatoes!

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IMAVISION 7/5/2014 4:00PM

    I hope that you found a renew appreciation for the actual job you are blessed with.

Retirement cannot be that far away.

Enjoy the gift of each day, whatever those gifts might be.

For now one gift of each day is that you are closer to the next full paycheck.


IN GOD WE TRUST ~ “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” ~ Psalm 33:12

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FIFIFRIZZLE 6/13/2014 1:19PM

    Thirty years is a long time in the one job!
I'm a bit over my work, too. On holiday for a week, like you. Will have to go back, like you.
Focusing on the good things
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BOSS61 6/12/2014 7:39AM

    Every day is one day closer to the next vacation!

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EHLIFESSHORT 6/10/2014 11:10PM

    I hear ya,
have a great party,
I love whine too,
LMAO
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SAL1512 6/7/2014 12:49AM

    There is nothing that can replace the memories of a garden. My butternut squash just broke thru the soil this morning. It really touched my soul. I can hardly wait to see more seedlings tomorrow!
Happy gardening,
Sally

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2BDYNAMIC 6/5/2014 5:13PM

    Maybe things would be different if you had peeps that were polite with manners and halfway intelligent like YOU AND ME!!!!!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/4/2014 2:06PM

    Hope things get better.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/3/2014 8:33PM

    Sorry your knees are making gardening difficult.

Hang in there with the job. NOT easy, but hang in there.

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CATHYGETSFIT 6/3/2014 6:11PM

    Sorry about your knee. I don't work with the public but I do understand what you mean. Even 20 years ago people used to be more polite. I think people are becoming more selfish. emoticon I hope you get to your gardens and get everything planted, weeded, etc. soon.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/3/2014 5:01PM

    What a blessing to have so many new and delightful gardening memories to carry you through the rough spots at work.

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LEXIE63 6/3/2014 1:45PM

    I've been having a slow run in the garden with my wrist, so know where you are. And when I feel up to it the weather refuses to play ball. LOL
Only ten days till the cast comes off - x-ray permitting.
Hope both your knee and my wrist are both fully functioning soon.
Hugs,
Lex xxx


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MAVERICKDR 6/3/2014 1:36PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your knee. Wherever you are, whatever you do, I wish you all the best.

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Happy Mothers Day!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

To all the incredible Women here on Spark! Enjoy your day!

Our Children do not care whether we are fat or skinny, short or tall, or any other things that we use to denigrate ourselves...... you are beautiful in their eyes!

Went to church with my mom and my son. Heard a great speaker! and it was a very nice service. Then out to breakfast .... the place I was going to go to, had a long line, so stopped at the big box store to pick up some things, got gas and kept going east and found a new place to eat....... I had an omlette, hash browns and pan cakes, could not finish it all.

Then home and "let" my mom help me trim my roses and blackberries! LOL
She wants to help and it is more work , but I let her anyway.

She had had a water leak from her ice maker, my brother fixed it for her, but her carpet is all wet and I sent my son over with the wet vac and a box fan for him to help her.

It looks like rain and I might just lay down and take a nap!

  
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SAL1512 6/2/2014 12:22AM

    A belated Happy Mother's Day to you! Hope that you enjoyed your day!
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BLITZEN44 5/24/2014 12:15PM

    Happy belated. Glad it was a good one!

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LEXIE63 5/16/2014 6:12AM

    LOL. Love your background. *grin*
Glad you and your Mum had a good day. :-)

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2BDYNAMIC 5/13/2014 5:37PM

    Belated ........... but glad you had a nice day ....... Now let someone take care of YOU! emoticon emoticon

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PAMBWS 5/13/2014 9:04AM

    Sounds like a nice day, all round.

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OHANAMAMA 5/12/2014 5:06PM

    Sounds like a nice Mother's Day!!
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BONNIEMARGAY 5/12/2014 3:16PM

    Blessings to you! emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/12/2014 2:26AM

    Glad you had a nice Mother's Day. Hope you got to take your nap.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/11/2014 8:06PM

    Yeah, parents are like that . . . . they just want to feel useful! I think it's awesome. Lots of spunk! My Mom is 85 and is the same way!

HUGS and hope you got that nap!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/11/2014 7:13PM

    Glad you had a good mother's day.

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EHLIFESSHORT 5/11/2014 6:09PM

    Happy Mothers Day

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 5/11/2014 5:34PM

    I think you earned that nap! Happy Mothers Day! :)

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MJRVIC2000 5/11/2014 5:22PM

    HAVE A BLESSED MOTHER'S DAY! Vic.

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I was SPA dayed!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Son owns 2 Planet Beach day spa's

Yesterday every nerve ending I had hurt! I asked my Son if he had any openings for me to do message. He texted me back yes come at 2:30, So I show up and he SPA'D ME! for 3 hours!

I did water message, it hurt like heck but I did it anyway, after about 10 minutes it felt better. He then put me in a sauna I sweated all that stuff out, emoticon there was about 2-3 cups of salty water in the suit. He next gave me 2 sessions of Red light therapy and topped it off with a facial!

I did one errand on the way home, ate dinner took a shower and was in bed by 8:45 and slept til 7:30 this morning. My shoulders are still a little sore, but I feel like a new person!

I have some follow ups with Doctors to schedule now that I'm back on home soil..... I do feel so much better today.

Thanks to everyone for the Prayers ... I'll still take them emoticon

Have A very Blessed HAPPY EASTER! Thank You Jesus!

  
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52BINCE 5/6/2014 11:22PM

    it is nice to be pampered..... nice to know you feel better

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BOPPY_ 4/27/2014 12:29PM

    Great!

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CATHYGETSFIT 4/21/2014 4:05AM

    emoticon So glad your son took care of you and happy that you are feeling better. Hope you had a Happy Easter!

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DJ4HEALTH 4/21/2014 1:58AM

    That is great and sounds like something that might help me but I don't have the connections that you do.

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SAL1512 4/20/2014 11:54PM

    A spa appointment is sooooooo much better than a Dr appointment!
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/20/2014 8:51PM

    Sounds like your son gave you a lovely spa day!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/20/2014 3:53PM

    How wonderful to have such great care.

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PAMBWS 4/20/2014 2:33PM

    Happy Easter...what I nice gift from your son.

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2BDYNAMIC 4/20/2014 12:31PM

    Sounds wonderful ...... Glad your Son took such good care of you! emoticon

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52BINCE 4/20/2014 11:49AM

    Sounds like your progressing quite well!

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APRILRUSSELL3 4/20/2014 10:55AM

    Wow, that sounded like a great day! Way to take care of you. Have a Happy Easter!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/20/2014 10:48AM

    So happy you are feeling better. Have a wonderful Easter.

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LEXIE63 4/20/2014 10:24AM

    Will you take some gentle hugs as well?
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