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My Double-Bloom Rose of Sharon

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My daughter gave me a double bloom Rose of Sharon many years ago. When I moved from VA to NC, I cut it way back and took it with me. It grew and just flourished. When I knew I was moving back to VA,, I cut it back and dug it up and potted it for the move. Later I found a really small one (about 4") coming up from the original place in NC. I potted that one too. We didn't sell our house for two years and we took the potted plants to someone's house until we were actually moved. The larger one died and I was just so sad. However, I still had a piece from the original plant and when we moved into our house last year, I planted it. Here is a photo of how much it has grown in one year and yes, it still it a double bloom.. See how the flower is ruffled instead of flat? I cherish that because my daughter gave it to me. It was meant to be...it really looks like a rose.

Thank you Carla....I love you.....Mom





  
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PINKNFITCARLA 7/20/2012 10:07PM

    I'm really glad you still have a piece of it. I moved mine 16 years ago from Annandale to here and it's HUGE. I will try to take a picture of it tomorrow and post it. Love you too, bunches! emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 7/18/2012 10:13PM

    i have them all around my house but i never knew this or are they a new breed or something do you catch any bumblebees in urs

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/17/2012 4:47PM

    Beautiful

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KATHYJO56 7/17/2012 2:02PM

    These are absolutely beautiful! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 7/17/2012 12:56PM

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/17/2012 12:39PM

    It's just beautiful, Nancy!

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HFAYE81 7/17/2012 11:54AM

    Gorgeous!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/17/2012 11:30AM

    It's beautiful Nancy. I think you & Carla are Blessed to have each other. emoticon

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My Tomato is 1lb 4 oz.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I picked this tomato yesterday and it weighs 1lb 4oz. That will surely make a nice sandwich today. Once slice will more than cover the bread. Lori, you said you would like one slice for a sandwich and I would certainly share with you if you lived close by.





Our backyard is so fertile, and I have only fetilized it once when planted and then in about 2 weeks. We need to cut the grass back there every 3-4 days. This was farmland before the houses were built here.



  
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SAVINGHANNAH 7/15/2012 10:27PM

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CORINA-MOMOF4 7/15/2012 9:46PM

    yummy!! Love getting my tomatoes straight from the garden. The one I had today was so juicy!!!

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YAFENELRA 7/15/2012 7:59PM

    I miss the taste of 'real' tomatoes like we had in Ohio. That sure does look yummy!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/15/2012 4:46PM

    What a rich shade of red. Yum

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REACHING4HOME 7/15/2012 3:49PM

    THE TOMATOES HERE ARE GOING NUTS TOO. ONE SLICE WILL COVER AN ENTIRE SLICE OF BREAD. LOVE THEM! I MADE A SHRIMP MEDITERRANEAN PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATOES THE OTHER NIGHT AND IT WAS AMAZING.
BUT OUR CORN IS STUNTED DUE TO LACK OF RAIN. HOME GARDENS WE CAN WATER, BUT NOT MUCH GOING ON IN THE BIG FIELDS.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/15/2012 2:48PM

    That tomato looks so yummy!!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/15/2012 12:21PM

    Wow, that is one nice tomato. I'm glad DH isn't in here, he would love a tomato sandwich emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/15/2012 9:45AM

    Beautiful!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/15/2012 8:50AM

    Wow, thats a big tomato!

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/15/2012 8:33AM

    What a gorgeous tomato! I'll be there in 2 weeks to eat some :-)

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BARBARAROSE54 7/15/2012 8:27AM

    emoticon that is one big tomato

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LATTELEE 7/15/2012 8:17AM

  Wow!

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Check out my Hibiscus Flowers

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Here are hibiscus photos from two of my plants. One is red and the other is white with a pink throat. The plant in the middle got most of it's buds (that were ready to bloom) broken off in the storm 2 weeks ago. Those flowers are peppermint pink and white and I will post a photo of them when they bloom. They do have big buds but are not quite ready to open. I love those flowers because they are so big. Even though they only last a day, it is still one of my favorites because there are always some blooming each day.

Single Red:


Single White:


The whole white bush:


All three bushes: no blooms on middle one yet

  
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SAVINGHANNAH 7/15/2012 10:26PM

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/15/2012 8:32AM

    They are beautiful :-)

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RAINBOWMF 7/15/2012 7:42AM

    What Beauty
Thanks for sharing
Mary

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BARBARAROSE54 7/15/2012 6:55AM

    beautiful Nancy

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/15/2012 1:22AM

    They are beautiful Nancy. I wish I had a green thumb like you.

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FOXFIRENDTS 7/14/2012 10:06PM

    Beautiful, I will have to try these in my garden, are the annuals or perinals?

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/14/2012 9:24PM

    They are just beautiful, Nancy!!!

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LASKIE2 7/14/2012 8:53PM

    How beautiful, I love Hibiscus plants. In my winter home I have homemade window treatments with this flower.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/14/2012 7:29PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing these beautiful flower pictures.

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Today's Squash Bounty

Thursday, July 05, 2012

My little veggie garden gave me quite a few squash today. Photo below: yellow crookneck, straight neck and one zucchini. We froze 7 bags for servings when we can't just pick it fresh.

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 7/7/2012 7:43PM

    Yum Beautiful harvest

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WARMSPRINGDAY 7/7/2012 9:40AM

    I found this blog by way if KITT52. I'm curious how you freeze your squash. I've shredded them and frozen them for zucchini (squash) bread, but never frozen them otherwise. Do you cook them first? How do you cut them?

I've got squash ready very soon in my garden. We have yellow summer squash, butternut and acorn. I like zucchini, but my husband doesn't care for it as much, so we just grow the yellow.

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PINKNFITCARLA 7/6/2012 1:35PM

    Those look really nice!

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KATHYJO56 7/6/2012 7:06AM

    nice looking squash Your little garden is dong a nice job. emoticon

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/5/2012 9:25PM

    They look great! So glad they survived the storm!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/5/2012 3:46PM

    they look good enough to eat emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 7/5/2012 2:55PM

    nice

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GINGER_BEAR 7/5/2012 2:40PM

    Oooh, very nice!

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KITT52 7/5/2012 2:36PM

    oh we love those yellow squash...they were 2.48 a pound at wal-mart yesterday.....your's are beautiful

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HFAYE81 7/5/2012 1:55PM

    Yummy! What are you planning on doing with them?

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SUNNIBF 7/5/2012 1:36PM

    Wow, those are so nice looking!

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Levi's visit with me.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

When Levi was here a couple of weeks ago, I didn't post any photos. Here are a couple.. Great-Gram (me) sure does love spending time with him.





  
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PINKNFITCARLA 7/6/2012 1:37PM

    He is adorable!

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KATHYJO56 7/6/2012 7:07AM

    Nancy, These are so cute! He is really growing. I know that he gives you an incredible amount of pleasure. emoticon

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RORYLYONS 7/6/2012 2:18AM

    Aww he is so adorable!

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ELSCO55 7/5/2012 11:11PM

    so precious

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/5/2012 9:24PM

    He's such a cutie!!! Love the pictures!

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CORINA-MOMOF4 7/5/2012 8:18PM

    sweet!!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 7/5/2012 3:47PM

    Who's having more fun, gram or Levi? It looks like both of y'all are sooooo happy!

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BARBARAROSE54 7/5/2012 2:55PM

    so cute

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