Birdie, you're so young you'll never retire! Bob Fogel (Louisiana from Utah) fellow was a school mate in Oregon where we grew up by the way. He's an expert in fungi, etc...in case you need a fungi expert. Happy Gardening. Looks you had a great time in Hawaii - one of my more favorite places on earth. Not a big fan of Oahu but I do love all the other islands.
Have fun in Hawaii! I haven't been since 2006, but we loved it! Kauii (not sure if that's spelled correctly), was our favorite island. All the ferns that just grow wild there amazed me. I told my husband, we have to buy those, & they just grow everywhere here wild! Make plenty of pics to show us! I believe I visited every nursery & garden in Kauii & Mauii. I brought home some plants & seeds. Yes, some of the plants looked like they needed deadheading, so I helped, even though if they would have found the seeds, I would have had to pay a hefty fine. They all grew for me, but the cold got the trees once I put them in the ground. I should have kept them in pots. :(
"Such great new pics, all! I love them. The swallows are fun and the young robin has such a neat appearance. Love these!
I just got back from a hellish work trip and am so happy to be back home. I had to spend a night/morning…"
"Thanks, Vicky, it really was pretty awful, but obviously worse for my coworker who had to spend all night/morning in the ER, so I guess I can't complain. Sorry to hear you got sick I hope you're on the mend! That construction…"
"Love all the colors. Every year I say I am going to plant new colors and never do it. When I do go to purchase them and see the rhizone I get a little disappointed. I did get some new ones from a family member they are…"
"That is a Kousa Dogwood we call it our Milky Way becuase it is white. flowers til late Spring and then gets a pinkish red fruit that the birds love until fall. Then the leaves turn a redish orange before the fall off and then the…"