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1/30/09 8:37 A

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I'm so jealous of you all with the big yards! I was thrilled to move into my little house a year and a half ago, but the yard is tiny! I have a very limited budget, but I planted some bulbs the first fall I was here, so I had tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth which should come back. My big splurge was on a perennial bed out front - I can't wait to see what it does this year. I had a small veggie garden and am planning on expanding that this year and hopefully put in an arbor with either clematis or climbing roses. I wish I had more room (and more money lol).

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1/29/09 12:43 P

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I will save some of the seeds from my hollyhocks this year just for you. I will ask Dad if he has
any more. You might get some this year.
I will let you know as I hope they do well.

The Daisy bed is doing great as I planted it the year we moved here so it has been going for 10 years and has spread clear across the south side of the house. I had to move my Roses last year as they took over. I have a photo of the Daisy garden so will look for it and post it on my page.

Take care - I am off to get some things done.

Hugs, Sunny

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1/29/09 12:30 P

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OOO Sunny we have so much in common. I love the old fashion single hollyhocks but have had trouble finding the seeds as most are hybrids and double ruffle. I have some old fashioned morning glory which grow and bloom around our backyard fence each year. I've saved seeds from them and pass on each year to others. I also have some of the old antique iris roots that were in my grandmother's yard. I transplanted them along with the hybrid ones my friend in North Arkansas raises. She has every kind imaginable and is now selling them. She sent me a box full back in 2001 when I had my knees replaced. They have multiplies and I bought some from her last fall and planted. I love the black and deep purple ones so mainly got them. I can't wait to hear how the hollyhocks and daisys grow for you this year. I may have to break down this year and really try planting some perennials and some reseeder flowers. And thanks for adding me as your spark friend. I love the sunflowers you have on your background too. How cheery and bright and gives a lift to our winter time. Hugs. Barb

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1/29/09 12:15 P

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Hi Barb - Nice to meet you and thanks for the nice welcome. I love the Red Work you have on your page and also the other needle work. I hope to have more time for needle work after I reduce my hours at work.

I found some wild crocus and wild iris last year and I was so excited. I also did manage to transplant some of the wild violets out of the woods into my yard a few years back and they have bloomed the past couple of years.

I have a beautiful Daisy Garden that came from seeds from my Mother's garden. I lost my mother in 1985 and when we moved here almost 10 years ago, my Father - Bless his Heart - Cut and dried some of the
daisy's so I could have a daisy garden that would remind me of my Mother.

My Father sold our Childhood home this year so sent me some dried Hollyhock seeds from the garden also. He sent red, pink and white. I am going to plant them along the garage and a little protected from the wind.

I am ready for Spring - can't you tell.

Hugs, Sunny

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1/29/09 11:54 A

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Hi Sunny I love the dutchman's breeches and all the lovely wild violets. Have you ever tried sugaring them. I tried last year and made a terrible mess but was fun trying. I live in the wilds of the Ouachita mountains of Arkansas so we have a few of the same wild flowers here. We have a fern garden next to the house where we have planted wild ferns. I also found some wild thrilliums and replanted them to my front flower bed. They have bloomed every year except last year. We also have the wilder variety of crocus. They are tiny. I noticed my daffodils are coming up too. We have had the bluets to bloom all this winter as well. When I taught resouce kids, I would help them in their biology class to make a wildflower collection. So I really have gotten into wild flowers and natural herbs that grow wild. I have taken tons of photos of them. So glad you joined us. Hugs.

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1/29/09 11:03 A

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HI SUNNY,
WELCOME TO THE TEAM--YOU COULDN'T GET A BETTER ONE!
CUTTING GARDENS ARE GREAT. I GROW GLADIOLAS AND IRIS' JUST FOR THAT REASON. FRESH FLOWERS SEEM TO BRIGHTEN UP A ROOM.
LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR PICTURES. DUTCHMAN'S BREECHES ARE A NEW ONE TO ME.

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1/29/09 10:23 A

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Dutchman's Breeches grow wild in the woods and
are usually our first flower of spring in this
part of the country. I really get excited when
I see them. I will try to get a photo this year.
You can see them on the WWW if you type in Dutchman's Breeches in the search box. There are so many links. I was certainly surprised.


Sunny

I am fairly new to gardening but love a "cutting garden". I like bringing my blooms inside and also love to share them with my friends at work. I think that is why I love the Sunflowers so much - they do cheer me up outside and inside.

I also love the first veggies of the season - lettuce, radishes, and spinach. I plant a wide variety of lettuces and am also so disappointed when they are gone.

Hope you "warm" up there soon.

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1/29/09 10:12 A

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Welcome to the Veggies and Blooms Garden Team!
I have been busy digging out... we have been under snow emergencies with all this new snow nad the blowing going on. Looking forward to getting that under control.

I have never heard of that flower you listed. I hope you share some photos when they start blooming.

What type of gardening do you enjoy or are you totally new to gardening. I do a little of just about everything. My favorite is container arrangements, veggies, and herb gardens.

WELCOME to our team!
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1/29/09 9:29 A

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Hi Karen - I think I met you at the Blue Star Team also.

My soldier boy just called - He is flying out of frankfort on 3/16/09 and meeting us in Orlando. We are taking our boy to Disney World! I am so excited.

Nice to meet you. Sunny

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1/29/09 9:03 A

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HI Sunny!m I'm glad you found us. This is a great place to come and talk dirt lol.

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1/29/09 8:51 A

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Hi Everyone - Just found this thread this morning and wanted to jump in and say Hello. I am Marilyn/Sunny332 from Northeast Missouri. I get my nickname from the fact that I raise hybrid Sunflowers. I grew up in Kansas and that is where my love of Sunny Flowers started.

We have lived here in Missouri for the past 10 years and I love the wild Violets that bloom here in the spring. Also - another first sign of spring here is a flower called "Dutchman's Breeches".

I am an LPN and work at our local hospital in Pain Management. I just went part time and looking forward to a little more gardening time this year.

Nice to meet you all! Sunny emoticon

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