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Old 07-29-2014, 11:53 PM   #20581
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Yes! Welcome home, LP!
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:16 AM   #20582
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Home. What a great place to be, right Laurie? So glad you finally got your freedom. And it's nice to see you have a doctor being very cautious. That has to make you feel extra good about going home. Hope you're getting lots of snuggles from Monkey and Violet.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:34 AM   #20583
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Being fairly artistic, colours are important to me. I didn't realise that when I planted a pink hydrangea plant near a japanese acer (dark red/copper leaves) that it would be a bit of a colour clash. It has settled in so didn't want to uproot it.

I thought something blue inbetween these 2 clashing coloured plants would be a good idea. However, I couldn't get blue flowers to grow in between them so I hit on the idea of covering a long wooden post with some bright blue cloth to go inbetween them and be complimentary! Result!
This tells you how to change pink hydrangeas to blue.



Lots of other articles about this on Google.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:10 AM   #20584
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I am not sure - the surgeon talks so fast. But all I know is whatever he was looking for went up and I got to go home. I didn't have a shot, a transfusion or surgery. I left about 5:30 and got home at 6:30.

The reasoning behind a possible second surgery was that there was extra bleeding during the first and he was worried it was seeping. But my vitals were fine and I was feeling great. He was just being extra cautious, which, after some of my other experiences was refreshing.

Well, I think I will cuddle with my fur kids and go to bed. Night all. I am glad this experience is all over.
I'm glad it's over for you, too, Laurie. I hope you had a restful night
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #20585
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This tells you how to change pink hydrangeas to blue.



Lots of other articles about this on Google.
Yeah, I was thinking that a change of pH of the soil would change the hydrangeas to blue. Thanks for finding the video.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:36 AM   #20586
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Thanks Mad Cook....yes I do know about alum sulphate. The thing is it is only sold in huge bags and my bush is quite small. You only need 1 tablespoon of it per year (so the colour change is very slow anyway). Upshot is I am reluctant to buy a big bag of something I only need a small quantity of.

I heard that rusty nails do a similar thing... Have those around the base of the small bush - to no effect.

Anyway, problem now sorted since - as mentioned - now have a lovely bright blue post inbetween the 2 clashing coloured plants.

Thanks for your post though.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:24 AM   #20587
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I've had great success just using plain old used coffee grounds to turn our hydrangeas blue. After my morning and afternoon pots, I'd just take them out there and place them discreetly under the leaves and in about 3 weeks they did turn brilliant blue.

Which reminds me I should start that again...we have guests coming that are avid gardners and would love to see that.

As for what I'm doing, I'm home for day 3 with a sick child. Taking them to the clinic this afternoon (dh's work has their own clinic...hoping we like the Dr. and that ds doesn't have strep!) Then hopefully I'll do more tomato sauces.

Take care everybody!
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:40 AM   #20588
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Our container vegetable garden experiment this year has succeeded beyond our wildest dreams so...

Today I will occupy myself by preparing lots of eggplant Parmesan (some to eat, some to freeze), a bunch of stuffed green bell peppers (some to eat, some to freeze, a quantity of yellow squash casserole (some to eat, some to freeze), and can about a half gallon of my oven-roasted tomato sauce. I've decided I'm going to put the tomato sauce up in half-pint jars this time. I've discovered that since it's just the two of us I don't always need a full pint when I need tomato sauce and I am loathe to letting something that good go to waste.

Should be a pretty busy day. Thank goodness the weather is unusually mild and dry. Heating the kitchen up won't be such an uncomfortable experience.

P.S. Laurie, I'm so happy you're home. There's no place like home!
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:33 PM   #20589
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... As for what I'm doing, I'm home for day 3 with a sick child. Taking them to the clinic this afternoon (dh's work has their own clinic...hoping we like the Dr. and that ds doesn't have strep!)
Hope your Little is OK, or will be soon.


Once again I'm stalling and avoiding real work. I still have my plants to repot, and I must finish cleaning the basement and all the nooks and crannies in the house so I can have my garage sale in September. But, times a wasting, so off I go!
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Glad to hear Poo's coming along well and is home.

And Boo to his wife.

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