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Imagemarti
Sep 15, 2011 6:39 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Well, time to start posting pictures of my "new yard", so here goes!
Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/d66b5a This is right infront of the trailer. My son tore out the big bushes that were there and planted the roses. The lady who sold him the trailer still lives in this park and was very unhappy when she drove by and saw the bushes gone. OH, WELL!!

Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/18c5df Front porch that is being enclosed to make a small bedroom for me. 18X8 feet.


Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/9f13d7 This is called the front yard. Runs the length of the trailer. 3 feet wide and I have to leave a path along the edge of the porch when I put in the planter box. I will plant a climbing rose bush, Debutante, here and let it climb about 4 feet high and the whole length of the area.


Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/6dcc23 This is the carport and I'm cleaning out most of the plants there except for the camellias and 1 hydrangea I found.


Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/1206e6 This is the backyard. I will have the large bushes on the right removed and my other climbing rose, Laure Davoust, will go there.


Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/b78f84 As you can see we've already removed some things along the carport. They were the Jade Plants and other succulents that had gone wild and out of control, plus a large bush that blocked line of sight for backing out of the driveway. I want to plant something there that will bloom most of the year, yet stay low. I'm thinking of Sea Lavender.
Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/b64ad9 Purple Morning Glories growing wild at the end of the driveway and over the storage shed.

Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/9e6de6 Another Morning Glory I found growing in amongst the bushes. I'll collect seeds of both for later.
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ImageLaVonne
Sep 15, 2011 8:55 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Your doing a great job there, Sis
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Imagemarti
Sep 15, 2011 10:16 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Thanks Sissy! How you feeling?
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Imagemarti
Sep 15, 2011 10:19 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
This is part of the back yard. Also for now home to my mini-roses.Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/c448cb

This is how the park gardener trims bushes.
Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/14275f
And this is what the bush looks like untrimmed.Thumb of 2011-09-16/marti/30a606
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ImageLaVonne
Sep 15, 2011 10:21 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

after a trip to the chiro am doing better...see him again Tuesday...its my sciatica...

still having insomnia most nights but am going to ask Dr. if I can take the same sleep med that Eric has...it is gentle on the liver and kidneys.

That "gardner" needs an education.

I call tomorrow--ok?
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Imagesmiley
Sep 16, 2011 4:10 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Hurray! Good deal Marti! So many possibilities! I look forward to hearing what you do over there!

LaVonne, ouch... I just went through the same thing. I hope you feel better soon.
Imagemarti
Sep 16, 2011 8:01 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Sissy, just take it easy and when you see him again. Tell him I have not forgotten him and will starting sending him something every month soon.

Now you can see why I'm going to get a space at the community garden for my veggie garden. My son and DIL would like to fix the small back yard so that we can have a BBQer and picnic table out there. What they were thinking of is removing all the rock and leveling the area, than putting down artifical grass (will not have to buy a mower) and than getting a nice BBQ unit and table. One of the other owners in the park as artifical grass infront of their unit and it almost feels real. I walked on it barefoot and had no problems. Plus against the back of the trailer, I am going to get plant racks to put my mini-roses on. I need to keep them in pots to show at the fair and some flower shows have an event for potted flowers.
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Imagesmiley
Sep 16, 2011 11:06 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
It sounds nice Marti! They've come so far with those artificial turfs now.
Imagemarti
Sep 18, 2011 11:00 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Look what I woke up to this morning!!! Hurray!

Thumb of 2011-09-18/marti/819fcc

One of my NOID's bloomed. Isn't she lovely!! I wish I knew her name as I would like to use it when talking to her, but I think of something for her. She now joins my one of my other NOID's Thumb of 2011-09-18/marti/243ee1

AND my Jefferson Rose has a bud forming. My babies all seem to like the Ventura weather and the move here.
Lovey dubby
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ImageLaVonne
Sep 18, 2011 2:33 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Garden here is doing well. The rains have been their salvation. We are now starting to get cooler nights. More like Autumn should be around here. I wish I could get out and see all the trees on the hillsides beginning to turn colors. Haven't been down to the lake since you took me before you departed so I have no idea what it is like, except wet.
I might have someone who will mow the yard on a regular basis. I know Eric's thinking on the subject. He thinks when he finally gets the rider fixed that he and Jackie will mow the yard and get the $30.00 each month...I have news for him...NAH! AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!

I have to say that I am not looking forward to winter...the forecasters (old timers) are saying it is going to be a bad one. I am glad I still have all those sweats that really don't fit me cause I believe I will be wearing them 3 and 4 deep. Still can't get anyone to get under the trailer to beef up that sagging duct with insulation and tape it off the ground.

Got some news the other day about John...he had to go back to the hospital and while there died. However, they were able to resuscitate him get him stabilized and after a couple of days sent him home saying there was nothing else they could do for him. To top it all off his wife has been treating him like a pile of [email protected] She yells at him for not working in the yard, then for working in the yard...poor guy doesn't know which pot to P in....he told Jackie that since she has been treating him like this he wished he would die and there be no one to bring him back to hell....at least in death he would not hear her shrewness.

In order to get on some kind of program that would help with his large medical bills they had to sell 2 cars, and have their kids find other housing. I think he was giving her kids a place to live so they could save money to buy a place when the time was right. She has not been a happy camper since she had to tell them to move out.

John told Jackie that her behavior has been going on for quite some time and he doesn't know how much more he can deal with. No one can say anything to her because she thinks she is not behaving badly. Even members of their church have tried to help her to no avail.

Well that is the news from here...chat with you later.

Sissy
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Imagemarti
Sep 18, 2011 3:21 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
So much for her Christian beliefs! If you talk to John tell him I said HI and I wish there was something I could do be him. Maybe he can move into the spare bedroom?
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Imagesmiley
Sep 18, 2011 3:46 PM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Well I don't know John, but my wish for him would be peace. That's a very pretty pink rose Marti!
Imagemarti
Sep 18, 2011 4:10 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
John is a good friend of my sister and her plumber. He has liver failure and is on the transplant list, but none available at this time. Even he doubts he'll get a new liver. He is a good man who made mistakes in his younger years and is now paying the price, but he hold no anger with anyone, including himself. He still goes to church and has helped out many people who needed plumbing done and had little or no money. He will be missed when that time comes.

I love this little rose. Am trying to find her name, but name or no, I will keep her and enjoy her beauty.
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ImageLaVonne
Sep 18, 2011 6:47 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

she is a beauty that is for sure and I think there is someone out there who knows her name. Check and see if there is a master gardener out there or a Rose Society...maybe Barbara at the Fair grounds can help you find out her name.
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Imagemarti
Sep 18, 2011 7:05 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
That's what I figured I'd do tomorrow is take them over to Barbara. After all she is a certified rose judge and has judged at the big rose shows. Even in Vegas.
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Imagemarti
Sep 28, 2011 8:42 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Barbara is trying to find out what my pink rose is. The white one is not Popcorn. She has taken cuttings of 2 of my mini's and is trying to root them. She gave me a mini fuchsia and a species geranium. Sissy, you know the one I liked so much that she had. She also gave me seeds for Mexican Poppy and white sweet peas.
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Imagemarti
Sep 28, 2011 8:45 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
I forgot! They've started work on my enclosed porch which will become my room.
Thumb of 2011-09-29/marti/e0deb1 Taking down the old porch as the boards where rotten.

Thumb of 2011-09-29/marti/7103d8

Thumb of 2011-09-29/marti/09197a

Thumb of 2011-09-29/marti/c89c9e

Thumb of 2011-09-29/marti/44a7c7 All new boards

Thumb of 2011-09-29/marti/b2e755 new carpet down.
Now they are putting the new overhead on.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
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Imagesmiley
Sep 29, 2011 3:59 AM CST
Name: Julie
Kenmore, NY
Hurray! Good deal Marti!
ImageLaVonne
Sep 29, 2011 5:07 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

wooohooo they should have it done in no time...
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Imagemarti
Sep 29, 2011 8:19 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Now they just have to add walls and the electric outlets and windows and I can move in. Will keep you all informed of progress!!!
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
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