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#381979 Apr 28th, 2014 at 02:25 AM
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spring has sprung and we're expecting 3 days of torrential rains and possibly tornadoes.

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in the back yard

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That is so beautiful, praying the weather spares you any damage.


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Those pictures are great ! Plus you have blackberries.. Yay ! How I miss mine. I guess I will have try to plant some more again soon. And I agree with Sunny, I pray you are spared any damage.


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The iris's are gone. We had to have our septic tank worked on and the man ran right over them and then backed over them then spun his tires it's awful. He had told Johnny that he "may" catch the corner of them but there isn't anything left standing and the way he spread the dirt I can't even see anything green. Did I mention it's awful?




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I don't suppose you can complain to them so they at very least buy you new rhizomes. After all he said he would likly just get the corner of them--clearly he misjudged his ability.


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I agree...he should replace what he damaged. Hopefully they will pop up again next year and multiply.

Thanks for sharing your cheery pics.


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
I agree...he should replace what he damaged. Hopefully they will pop up again next year and multiply.


I was hoping thaty somewhere under the messed up soil are still some viable . (We can hope---did you try to look ???)


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I have another sad story. Most of the blackberries were destroyed by the yahoos who "tried" to take down a large,diseased oak tree. This tree company is on Angie's list and we are filing a claim with their insurance company. They made the biggest mess and tried to hide it by taking a tractor and pushing the tree wood into the woods scraping up the blackberries a long the way. We called another company and it cost us $2,000.00 to fix the mess they made I think the blackberries will come back but they're gone for this year.




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OMG !!! Your Blackberries....I so wish I still had Blackberry bushes. I was just looking at all of your photos from earlier this season & was so envious of your berry bushes.
I think I would contact Angies List & tell them of this---I am certain that they do not want that type of person on their list of recommened businesses. nono



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We're filing a claim against their insurance.

I do have a few things blooming but the heat is getting to them already.

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not sure what this is.

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these always show up

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awesome SHERI


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Thanks dodge.




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Yes VERY fine indeed, Sheri !! thumbup


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Love it...especially the sunflower grin


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this is borage that's growing with the tomatoes. It's supposed to make tomatoes taste sweeter but I don't believe it. I just think it's a pretty plant.




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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Love it...especially the sunflower grin


doesn't surprise me for some reason flwr




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I love the little flag, and all of the colors!


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Let us know what you think of using the borage by tomatoes to improve the flavor. I have tried that with basil and I did not notice the difference either. I have also heard that about Borage but I have not ever tried it...as I say, let us know if it does work......


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I love the color of borage blooms. I always wish they had a bigger bloom or a larger cluster to show off.


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does anyone know what this one is

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the flowers don't smell but the foliage sort of smells like basil. Even in the hottest sun the leaves don't wilt.




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It looks a lot like zinnia, Sheri. The leaves of zinnias can take all types of heat. I have not seen that kind of flower form though. Going to check.


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I don't think it's a zinnia. At least I can't find a zinnia that looks like it.




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The tops resemble a coneflower...


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
The tops resemble a coneflower...


That is what I was thinking, Sunny--I need to go out & get a few leaves & compare them....


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It was the leaf structure that brought zinnias to my mind. I googled "zinnia with wimpy cactus petals images" and found a couple that were close to Sheri's. winky


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I would have never thought Zinnia's come in so many forms. Here the only ones we see resemble mini sunflowers...very cool though.


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I always think of TK Hooper (is that her name on here) when I see portulaca.

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I planted carrot seeds in the window boxes.


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pretty zinnia




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Lovely, Sheri.


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yes, beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing !!


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It's really unusual for my yard to be so lush during August but I'm loving it.




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That's great.

Our 'black eyed susan's' are starting to bloom....Fall is on it's way.


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they bloom in the fall for you Sunny? They're through here.




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Yup, black eyed susans are the last flowers to bloom here, they'll bloom until frost. When we see them pop then we know that the temps are changing.


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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
Yup, black eyed susans are the last flowers to bloom here, they'll bloom until frost. When we see them pop then we know that the temps are changing.


Interesting......


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Everything here is still blooming or is blooming again.

this is a bee in my window box flowers.

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You are so lucky to have such beautiful flowers this time of year. Thanks for sharing.


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Tonight someone told me that it's going to be 35 Saturday morning. I'm going to try and figure out a why to save the gardenia. I don't think I'm going to heat the pretend greenhouse this winter so I've got to come up with a plan.




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