Thank you Jan, I am looking forward to be friends, your photos are really beautiful. I will get back with you on the recipes for the preserves. We are having a thunder storm, and it sounds like it's cranking up out there. I should shut down the computer now. Good night
Hi Jan, Sorry I missed you you when you sent chat message. My Daughter called from NM and was talking to her when I saw your message pop up.Your AV are so pretty, also your Christmas and Easter cactus. This time of year COTs are resting. When you get them outside in the sun they will take off. My Clematis have big buds on them.
I have not been on in a long time. Hubby has Lymphoma. We found out about 8 months ago. He is in a wonderful hospital, however it is a 2 hour drive. They have what they call the Family House that only cost me 35.00 a night. It is only about a year old so it is real nice. It is built like a small motel so we have our own room.
Mike had his stem cell transplant this week so they told him he may have a couple rough days.
God has Blessed him in that he has not been real sick from chemo.
It's time for my pj's so will talk again soon. Sharon
Hi Jan and thank you for being my friend. Yes, it is nice to have other cold climate gardeners. We understand each others challenges growing in colder zones. Try again on my website. I think it is case sensitive. I have had no one say anything about user problems. I look forward to your posting. When I get some more time I would love to look over your gardens. Smiles, Lark
Your clematis are just beautiful. Love your pictures. I haven't had much luck growing them. I've killed 2 already. I was surprised when I saw the start. But within two days it was gone. I had used Deadline around it. Hopefully it will find the strength to regrow. Happy gardening. And yes, I do spend a lot of time outside in my garden. I have my summers off and I like to play in the yard.
"Just stunning Clare, so much colour to admire and like Lorraine said - that copper coloured Coleus is amazing (almost matches my hair!!) We actually had frosts this year so my coleus took a beating, but will chop them back and they will rise again."
"The most important thing for succulents, especially in a super humid and potentially rainy climate like Houston is to build a raised bed. You need some altitude, even if it's just a few inches, but better if its feet, like a foot or two…"