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Old 05-12-2014, 02:37 PM   #19381
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Nooo! I got dressed and went out. One of the old sticks has a couple green buds coming out. There is a lot of green down at the bottom of the plant, so it's still alive, but I don't know if it will get any actual flowers.
Like Dawg said, it depends on the variety you have. Some hydrangeas bloom on second-year wood.

You can cut a single branch and take it to your local Cooperative Extension office. A master gardeners or extension agent can identify it for you and give you a handout on how to take care of it. Or, this might help you identify it: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Gardens/faq...angeafaq2.html
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:08 PM   #19382
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...And we DO know that everyone here ALWAYS reads ALL the previous posts before commenting, right?
I'm not "everyone", but I'm guilty as charged. In fact, if an older thread resurfaces after I've deleted it from my Subscription list I'll skim through the entire thread from the beginning to refresh my memory. I make an exception to that though if the thread is pages and pages and pages long. After the second or third page most threads go OT anyway. We kinda do that around here...
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:54 PM   #19383
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My neighbor has a huge patch of rhubarb. Since his wife recently left him, I knew he wasn't going to do anything with it, so I asked if I could have some in exchange for some rhubarb jam. I now have a nice sink-full of rhubarb.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:05 PM   #19384
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My neighbor has a huge patch of rhubarb. Since his wife recently left him, I knew he wasn't going to do anything with it, so I asked if I could have some in exchange for some rhubarb jam. I now have a nice sink-full of rhubarb.
Try making a rhubarb upside down cake and don't forget the whipped cream!
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:14 PM   #19385
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Try making a rhubarb upside down cake and don't forget the whipped cream!

And rhubarb crisp! And rhubarb bars! I may need to bake for a change!
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:34 PM   #19386
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And rhubarb crisp! And rhubarb bars! I may need to bake for a change!
Definitely, oats and rhubarb are made for each other.

When I was a kid we had a dish of rhubarb sauce at every meal in the spring and rhubarb pie on Sunday. we also had rhubarb sauce over tapioca pudding! My grandmother called rhubarb "pie timber"! I guess pie timber is really any fruit that makes up the main filling ingredient in a pie.
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Definitely, oats and rhubarb are made for each other.

When I was a kid we had a dish of rhubarb sauce at every meal in the spring and rhubarb pie on Sunday. we also had rhubarb sauce over tapioca pudding! My grandmother called rhubarb "pie timber"! I guess pie timber is really any fruit that makes up the main filling ingredient in a pie.

Hmm, rhubarb and tapioca sounds great! I grew up with constant rhubarb too, it was always on Grandma's table, she had a big patch of it. I'm a purist, no strawberries in my rhubarb. Can't get enough of the stuff!

An expat friend who lives in Mexico says they can't get rhubarb down there, I told her I'll bring her some jam when we go back.
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I am doing a (careful) happy dance! We saw the doctor today and my iron levels are finally starting to go up! They are still on the lower side, but getting closer to normal. I am feeling it too. It is so nice not to feel like you are carrying 10 ton bricks around with you all the time!

TB didn't fare so well though. He needs to get his thyroid checked again and it is a bit low so another adjustment in his medication. He also now has a lung infection and is the one on anti-biotics.

I am still retaining fluid so she adjusted my medication for that, but all in all was very pleased by my recovery. I am too!
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My daughter and I went to get out haircut today. Next to the hair salon is a massage parlor. They have been given notice by the Revere Police Department that the City Council has revoked their license and they have 30 days to vacate the premises. Let's just say they give services that leave you with a happy feeling.

So I am waiting for my daughter to be finished and I go outside for a cigarette. I am standing there looking at the items in their window display. Facial gel masks, special creams, etc. I start to walk away after I finished my cigarette and the door opens. "Did you want to come in here dear?" "No, no thank you. Just looking at your window display." I should have asked her if she was taking applications. On the line where it would ask, "When were you last employed?" Or, "Do you have any experience in this line of work?" I suppose I should feel flattered that she thought I might be employable in her line of work. As I was walking away, a customer came out the with a smile on his face displaying that happy feeling.

When I went back into the salon, I told them about her asking me if I want to go in. Let me tell you, we had almost an hour of constant laughter with all of the comebacks we thought of.

So if I go MIA, you will know I took her up on her offer of employment.
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My neighbor has a huge patch of rhubarb. Since his wife recently left him, I knew he wasn't going to do anything with it, so I asked if I could have some in exchange for some rhubarb jam. I now have a nice sink-full of rhubarb.

I wish we lived near each other I would give you your very own rhubarb plant. We have been trying to get rid of some, we just can't eat all that our plants produce. I've given 1 away but have another to give away.
Maybe you should ask your neighbor if he would divide his plant.
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