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Imageluvsgrtdanes
May 21, 2012 12:49 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

ImageRoses_R_Red
May 21, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Things are finally starting to blossom here. We had an early flush of spring blooms and then nothing for a while. Hopefully, the rain will stop before the roses get too much black spot and everything else gets too soggy.
Imageluvsgrtdanes
May 21, 2012 1:02 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Busy busy busy Whistling this time of year can be real trying...between the puppy, my girlies, my sister's dilemma, trying to get my gardening in and a full weekend every week in June...Yikes I am wishing for September already!

My son asked me to watch the girls everyday in the summer, my DIL was going to go back to work full time in September but due to heath insurance issues she has to do it sooner. I can't really say no because paying a sitter would defeat the purpose. I figure it's only for the summer then they will be in school full time. I'll probably miss them when they aren't here Whistling for a few days anyway Hilarious!
her mom won't commit to anything steady with her husband having dementia and the kids upset him very easily and he gets real agitated and angry, she does have her hands full I guess Blinking
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imageluvsgrtdanes
May 21, 2012 1:04 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Teri I hope the rain ends soon...looks like it'd going to be all week though Crying
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

ImageRoses_R_Red
May 21, 2012 1:39 PM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
It won't be too bad if the sun is out a while and then we get a short thunder storm.
ImageHollyAnnS
May 21, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Yes, dementia is so hard to deal with, it takes away the person you know and love.
Luvs, It is so good of you to take on the girls for the whole summer, I hope your son and DIL value what you are doing. I love my Grands and I watch them quite often but I wouldn't want to have them every day. I am sure if needed I would step in also. You are providing them with a loving and stable atmosphere.
Life is Great! Holly
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ImageOnewish1
May 21, 2012 3:33 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
amazing how important insurance is... that's nice of you Ronnie to take care of the kids

soggy woggy out there!!!
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jun 1, 2012 5:30 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
NASTY NASTY weather today and tonight in the Mid-Atlantic! Stay safe everyone, and when you can, let us know how you fared. Group hug

We've had lots of tornado WARNINGS in the DC Metro area today, but so far, no confirmed touchdowns, or damage indicative of tornadoes. Flash flood warnings are up everywhere, and it's still raining quite heavily. We've had 1.5" inches so far. Luckily, not even high winds, which would wreak havoc with our old poplar trees. Thumbs down Power still on too - it blinked about 4:30, stayed off long enough to set everything blinking, but so far so good. Whistling
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
ImageOnewish1
Jun 1, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
yes all be safe tonight.. we got a severe storm warning too
ImageRoses_R_Red
Jun 2, 2012 4:20 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Don't need to water again today. Wish there were some way of drying out my rain soaked, black spotted roses. They really don't like this weather. Looks like we're gonna get some nice cool weather to work in next week, despite a few scattered thunder showers. Still have lots to do and was hoping to be mostly done by June so I could just sit on the deck with a nice cocktail and enjoy the view. Maybe it'll happen in July..
ImageHollyAnnS
Jun 2, 2012 4:47 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Oh Roses how about a glass of wine in the Gazebo. The GH is still full of annuals that we what to plant in the yard and pots that are still sitting empty and waiting.
Life is Great! Holly
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ImageRoses_R_Red
Jun 2, 2012 11:00 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
Either way, Holly, it sounds great.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jun 2, 2012 10:17 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
I'm with ya - CHEERS! Hilarious! How about a nice cocktail wherever you are? Whistling

Seriously, Teri, have you tried the Bayer stuff for your roses? I can't remember the name right now, but you can find it in any garden store or Home Depot or Lowe's - it's a 3-in-one treatment and really does work.

OK - just ran to check the name: "All-in-One Rose & Flower Care". It worked wonderfully on my one rose. This container is about 2 years old, maybe, so the name could have changed, but Bayer is the key. Hope this helps.

We got about 2" of rain in the storm, but thankfully no high winds, which meant no freakin' poplar limbs down. Hooray!
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
ImageRoses_R_Red
Jun 3, 2012 4:43 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
I do use the Bayer 3 in One. If I don't start spraying with a fungicide as soon as the roses start leafing out, Blackspot will appear if the weather is too rainy. This is true especially of SOME of the Hybrid Teas. Not all of them are as susceptible as the others. The long range weather forecast here is for lots of rain, so I'll keep spraying.
ImageHollyAnnS
Jun 3, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
What fungicide do you use Roses? I use the Bayer 3 in one too. I have some black spot but not too bad yet. . I should get a few pictures of the roses. The heavy rain just knocked the blooms off my White Dawn Roses. They were barely open and now all the petals are on the ground.
Life is Great! Holly
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ImageRoses_R_Red
Jun 3, 2012 10:36 AM CST
Name: Teri
Mount Bethel, PA
I try Copper Sulfate first. If I don't get results, I use Daconil.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jun 6, 2012 8:19 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
All good things to know. As I said, I only have the one rose, so it's easy to spot problems as they occur, and try to prevent ones that haven't. Wish I had room for more... Whistling

Anyway, wanted to let y'all know that you can take a peek at some neat photos and cast your vote in Duncraft's annual photo contest.

Here's the link: http://blog.duncraft.com/2012/06/05/finalists-vote-for-your-...

Voting goes through June 13th. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: No, I don't have any photos entered, I just like looking at them. Big Grin
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imageluvsgrtdanes
Jun 25, 2012 1:49 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Hey guys, it's been real quiet here for some time so I thought since I had a free minute (don't know what that is anymore) I'd give a few updates.
I'm sorry to say I haven't heard a thing from Stormy Confused I've emailed, cmailed, dmailed and voice mailed several times with know response. I sure hope she is just as busy as can be and will be back with us soon. If anyone has any info or ideas as to what else to do I would love to hear from you. She doesn't live far from me but I don't want to intrude and call on her.

Well for me it's been one thing after another, quite a hectic start to the summer. Besides being busy with Winston, and as most of you know, I have the girlies 5 days a week, I had a very severe case of poison ivy, my first and hopefully my last. What started out to be, what I thought were a mess of skeeter bites wasn't Crying I was covered. All but my face, hands and arms. I am presuming it got on my clothes and spread from there. A series of steroids helped but I'm still itchy and it's been almost 4 weeks.

Luci my GD got her foot broke in four place while at the day care in the gym I go too. We take them with us and a table was pulled over by another kid and fell on her foot. A cast from her toes to her knee for at least four weeks...no swimming for her Sad and no gym for me until they go back to school. So far she has been a real trooper Thumbs up and hasn't complained one bit. Thank goodness for AC the past week Whistling

The worst part was a time we had for a few weeks with our GS Domenic...he had what at first the docs thought was a Nystagmus and after seeing several docs they ruled that out and wanted to have him tested for a tumor. Needless to say we were a mess. He went in for the test and while there they wanted to do another and that scared us even more thinking they saw something...he needed to be sedated for the second test and. My son Joey was a wreck. After a week of waiting all the test came back negative Hurray! You can't even imagine the relief all of us felt. they have diagnosed it as "Baby ocular flutter" and it should go away within the year. No eye sight problems and he can't feel it. Such a happy happy Noni I am Lovey dubby

So hopefully soon when Luci gets her cast off (hoping it won't need recasting) things can get back to semi normal. It's the first time in my life I've ever wished the summer was over.

I hope everyone is well and enjoying their gardens

Big Grin
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagebitbit
Jun 25, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Sounds like a crazy summer, Ronnie. Hope Luci's foot is feeling better soon!

I have exciting news - I just found out I was awarded a fellowship that will let me work in North Carolina for the next two years. I was having a hard time dealing with the prospect of moving to California (3000 miles from my husband, house, dog, and garden), so I'm beyond happy that this came up. It isn't quite as glamorous as the other job (no summers in the south of France) but it's a better fit for me, and will be financially better as well. It's close enough to Norfolk that I'll be able to see my husband most weekends. Thumbs up

I took these at work today. The flower isn't mine, but I saw it and just couldn't walk by without getting a picture. So beautiful!

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ImageHollyAnnS
Jun 25, 2012 2:44 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
WOW Luvs, You really have had your hands full. So much going on all at once. So glad the Grandchildren are going to be fine. Poor Lucy no pool for 4 weeks. Glad Domenic's tests came back clear, really the way they make you wait for the results. All the time you are thinking the worst. You will miss the gym.
Bitbit, I am very happy you have found a job closer to home. Beautiful Water Lotus, looks like the one I had a few years ago.
Things have been pretty busy here, too. Nothing like your house Luvs, I quit my job at Lowes, I was having problems with my shoulder, and was just exhausted all the time. I still seem overly tired some days but I am getting things done and much better now that I am not working. The shoulder has not gotten better since I quit so I scheduled an appt with my Orthopedist for next week.
Life is Great! Holly
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