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Old 05-17-2014, 08:12 AM   #19461
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This is what retirement does to you...I thought it was still April and argued with DH when he told me Memorial Day is coming up. Time isn't flying, it's soaring!!!

Alix, I clicked on your link and thought those pictures were from a magazine! Lovely!

Monky, sorry for your loss. I lost my older sister in March so I am the last living member of my family at 68, and it is a weird feeling. I keep singing to myself "The Cheese Stands Alone."
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:55 PM   #19462
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I just finshed making a bunch of croutons out of some french bread.
Looks like was the busy member today, lol
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:29 PM   #19463
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Had bought a bag of Key Limes and had to use them before they went bad. Found a recipe online for Key Lime Bars. They were so easy and smell amazing. We'll have them after dinner, which tonight I'm making Baby Back Pork Ribs with a cole slaw salad. Very summer-ish.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:32 PM   #19464
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What are you doing?

After waiting anxiously for my climbing roses and other shrubs to bud out, I came to the realization that it wasn't going to happen. They were dry and crunchy. This winter was hard on a lot of my plants that are usually so reliable. Thankfully there is some growth coming up from the base of most.

So I hacked off a lot of dead branches from my favorite old reliables. I'm covered in scratches.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:46 PM   #19465
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Meds picked up, porches swept, will be working on my flat surface problem in the "dining" room once I get some food. Costco was almost a graveyard today when we got there! YAY!!!!
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:10 PM   #19466
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I think a couple of my rose bushes look "crunchy", too.
I've been biding my time to get out the spade shovel.
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Old 05-17-2014, 08:31 PM   #19467
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I'm holding out on the hydrangeas for now, except for the monstrosity from Hades that we hacked to the ground, and it's sprung back and more. But I think I may have to take the loppers to the others tomorrow.
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:33 AM   #19468
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Dawg, if those roses that are "sprouting from the ground" are hybrids of any kind or grafted, you may only get flowerrs that look something like wild roses. I've had this happen with tea roses and others. Any growth from below the graft will not produce the same blooms that you had last year :(. Good luck I hope your roses survived.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:54 AM   #19469
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I'm getting ready for bed after watching the Hobbit sequel with TB. It was okay.

I need to be up early for church so am hoping there is no sleepless night in my very near future.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:02 AM   #19470
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After waiting anxiously for my climbing roses and other shrubs to bud out, I came to the realization that it wasn't going to happen. They were dry and crunchy. This winter was hard on a lot of my plants that are usually so reliable. Thankfully there is some growth coming up from the base of most.

So I hacked off a lot of dead branches from my favorite old reliables. I'm covered in scratches.

I'm glad you're here to discuss these things. Two of my rose bushes look totally dead. We were going to dig them out. I will have to look closely and see if there's any new growth from the base.
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