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Offline mitch777

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2013, 07:09:18 PM »
I love all the Pansies in this thread, and I'm not referring to the flowers.

Pansies are SO cute. ;) ;)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2013, 12:07:46 AM »
I love all the Pansies in this thread, and I'm not referring to the flowers.

That's why I have the Cards flag, so folks think me manly. 

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2013, 04:25:52 PM »
More pics (weasel likes them ;).)of Magnolias, phlox, and a Robin (Connecticut state bird) nesting in a tree we call "Lurch". Two of the pics are sideways and I am blaming Photobucket. ::)













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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2013, 02:43:20 PM »
Hmmm...

I thought 2 pics were going to show up sideways in the above post, as they appeared that way when I hit preview before posting.  ???

Many months ago I told Ted that I would post some better pictures of our pond.
The weather the past several days has been so beautiful.
Needed to get some things done outside before my "nose job" (as Kenny calls it) surgery on Monday.
Probably won't be able to do much outside for a week or two. :(
That blows! tee hee.

We built the pond about 12 years ago...

This is a view from the garage driveway.
You can also barely see (through the trees) the Connecticut River in the backround.





And here are some pics of the stream leading into the pond with waterfalls.









This was an ordinary Juniper bush until a few days ago.
I decided it needed an Edward Scissorhands treatment! 8)
Tried to make it into a "Japanese Bonsai Juniper".
I worked on it more today (after this pic was taken) but most of the clipping and snipping had been accomplished.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2013, 03:40:53 PM »
I love it!  That is my dream house and pond.  In our next home, I want a pond that looks like it is naturally there, with the surrounding mature trees.  Our property now doesn't allow for that.  It's still beautiful, but doesn't look natural.  We actually tore ours up and made it larger, this spring.  We made the mistake so many warned us about-- go larger than you initially think.  When the plants start looking better, I'll have to post pics.

But, I love your house and property.  I like a house that is established, instead of new homes with the tiny trees. 

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« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2013, 09:33:17 PM »
I love it!  That is my dream house and pond.  In our next home, I want a pond that looks like it is naturally there, with the surrounding mature trees.  Our property now doesn't allow for that.  It's still beautiful, but doesn't look natural.  We actually tore ours up and made it larger, this spring.  We made the mistake so many warned us about-- go larger than you initially think.  When the plants start looking better, I'll have to post pics.

But, I love your house and property.  I like a house that is established, instead of new homes with the tiny trees.

Thanks Ted, it's nice to hear from another gardener! :)
Our lot really is quite small. (less than 1/2 acre)
Keep planting!!! :)


The work and just as importantly, the thought involved in transforming an almost vacant landscape into something tranquil has been a life dream come true.
The garden in many ways defines what I feel is an expression of my inner self.
I hope that more pictures posted in the coming months won't bore everyone.
Just trying to share with all of you what brings much joy to my life.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2013, 10:09:39 PM »
Beautiful gardens, wow.

For the water feature, personally I'd be content with a old bird-bath and a blue mirror ball. 

If I had a garden in the States, I'd also want those rubber tire planters.
http://www.wuvie.net/tireplanter.htm
And those metal non-folding patio chairs you sill find sometimes at motels.
http://www.front-porch-ideas-and-more.com/vintage-metal-furniture.html
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2013, 10:44:29 PM »
I like small ceramic fountains. I think this one is pretty.
http://www.wayfair.com/Alfresco-Home-Camerota-Indoor-Outdoor-Fountain-74-9235-AFH2892.html

I guess if I had a big garden I would enjoy a big simple concrete fountain with mosaic tiles lining the basin, and one jet of water shooting up.


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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #58 on: April 28, 2013, 12:02:10 AM »
I've been wanting Dave for awhile now.  I thought about asking them to cast one with tubing inside, so he can pee into the pond.  But, I think I would put him in the rose garden, replacing the bench.  Btw, I've been wondering why his hands are out of proportion. 





I like the bench, but so many ask whether it is a memorial rose garden.  I don't get that, but it is a good place to reflect, especially when the roses are in bloom.  The double knock-outs are amazing.  You can see what I mean about our property being so open.  I would like more mature trees.  We just planted the Prairie Fire Crabapple you see in the background.  I posted a pic of a mature one earlier in this thread. 




While I'm at it, this Eastern Redbud is one of my favorites.  I love the spring flowers.  A Redbud can get fairly large, but this has stayed about the same in three years, due to pruning and having a large maple shade it.  Yes, that is a "tacky" solar humming bird in the planter on the porch.  I like how it lights up and changes color at night.



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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #59 on: April 28, 2013, 11:20:47 AM »
It's kinda scary seeing Tedderz molest a defenseless statue, but I love the other pics especially the Redbud.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2013, 02:57:23 PM »
I love the redbud too! It always was a favorite but for some reason never got around to finding room.
The color and odd bloom placement is great.

The classic garden seat is neat but my bony butt and bad back would prevent me from using it much. :P
I only have one rose. It's a white climbing rose. Variety unknown. (here when we moved in)
Almost dug it out because I thought it was getting a bit too shady for it to survive but it climbed up to the second floor of the house and is beautiful to see out of the kitchen window.
What color are your roses? Share another pic when they are in bloom?

As for David, lol! Give him a hug (and a fondle) to him from me. ;D
We do have a little cement boy tucked in a shady corner.



Our lot is small but has an odd shape.
It is basically a "normal" rectangle but it also includes an "L" shaped long and narrow "tail".
The "back 40" is how we refer to it.
It is only 30 feet wide but about 170 feet long.
It stretches along the rear of the next two properties back yards.
Here is a pic of the "back 40" and in the foreground is a chair of the type Mecch mentioned.
I LOVE that chair!
It is comfy and you can sit and enjoy a gentle rocking. :)
Found it in Maine at an antique store.



And Mecch, as far as your other wish list items go...
I don't think I could cope well with the "tire planter" but here are pics of our birdbath (with seal  ;).) and the gazing globe.
Thought I would throw in a pic of our psychedelic mushrooms while we're on the topic. :)







Gotta have a little tacky indulgent touch. ;)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2013, 03:28:40 PM »
Ugh!
I hate photobucket.
I edit the pic by rotating it, then I save it and replace original.
It gets corrected the my library but somehow it still ends up sideways here.
Not sure where I am going wrong.
It worked the last time, same process. ???
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2013, 03:59:01 PM »
It's kinda scary seeing Tedderz molest a defenseless statue, but I love the other pics especially the Redbud.

-Will

I am infatuated with The David.  I drive down the road next to the store, and I always look over at him.  Well, several hims.  I cropped that, because I don't want it to come back to haunt me, when I run for president.  There was a tongue involved. 

Mitch, why do I want to see the seal shoot water out of its butt?  We found some mushrooms like that.  I wanted them.  We argued they were tacky.  I think every garden needs something "tacky."  So, we settled on this glass-blown mushroom.  I am waiting for the price to come down.  I may be waiting. 

Modified because I realized I linked to my amazon account.

Here is the glass-blown mushroom I want.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2013, 05:14:20 PM »
bummer!
I wanted to see some tongue action.
And the seal is not shooting water out of his butt!
He is reclining in a bath filled with flower petals silly. ::)

What's the harm in a tacky mushroom or two?
Just tuck it away where only you and invited guests will see it. :)

Last year I bought this mushroom/mice thingy.
It gets semi hidden by the plants on the left.


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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2013, 05:28:29 PM »
those are horrible
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2013, 05:50:11 PM »
those are horrible
Now what am I going to do with the other one I bought that is packaged and ready to go for your Mother's Day gift. ::)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2013, 06:09:00 PM »
I have just now sent Guilhermina a request for photos of his lovely landscaped Texas lawn. However, at the moment, she's busy trying to figure out that bruschetta isn't a sandwich.
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« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2013, 07:12:12 PM »
I have just now sent Guilhermina a request for photos of his lovely landscaped Texas lawn. However, at the moment, she's busy trying to figure out that bruschetta isn't a sandwich.
I think he is more concerned about his manscape than his landscape.
Trimming pubes can be so exhausting. :)
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« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2013, 07:45:23 PM »
I have just now sent Guilhermina a request for photos of his lovely landscaped Texas lawn. However, at the moment, she's busy trying to figure out that bruschetta isn't a sandwich.

the only thing I have of color in my yard is some Wandering Jew (the plant), I thought I posted a picture of it somewhere recently but I guess not in this thread.





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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2013, 07:53:39 PM »
the only thing I have of color in my yard is some Wandering Jew (the plant), I thought I posted a picture of it somewhere recently but I guess not in this thread.


So the remainder of your yard is the stereotypical tableau of drought stricken earth? Charming.
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« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2013, 08:01:13 PM »
So the remainder of your yard is the stereotypical tableau of drought stricken earth? Charming.

It is south Texas, we start running out of water every year about this time. We are only allowed to water once a week now between the hours of 8pm and 4 am. My neighbor just pulled up all his yard and put in rocks and cactus, Xeriscape or something. Im thinking about that too.
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« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2013, 08:14:42 PM »
It is south Texas, we start running out of water every year about this time. We are only allowed to water once a week now between the hours of 8pm and 4 am. My neighbor just pulled up all his yard and put in rocks and cactus, Xeriscape or something. Im thinking about that too.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #72 on: April 30, 2013, 03:44:40 PM »

 Bob bought me a new Snapper mower  :)

   The grass is getting green !

     The grass is getting tall , Thank GOD  we only have to mow about 5 acres  ;D

     I need to find my linky think to post pictures !

    I love Summer  :)   Bob is Pissing and moaning already   :-X

                                               Weasel , off to mow   ;)
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« Reply #73 on: April 30, 2013, 04:54:28 PM »
Bob bought me a new Snapper mower  :)

   The grass is getting green !

     The grass is getting tall , Thank GOD  we only have to mow about 5 acres  ;D

     I need to find my linky think to post pictures !

    I love Summer  :)   Bob is Pissing and moaning already   :-X

                                               Weasel , off to mow   ;)

If I had a bf that bought a lawn mower and told me it was a gift for me I would buy him a vacuum cleaner and some other cleaning supplies , smile sweetly and tell him , see , I think of you too .

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« Reply #74 on: April 30, 2013, 08:25:21 PM »
If I had a bf that bought a lawn mower and told me it was a gift for me I would buy him a vacuum cleaner and some other cleaning supplies , smi ;D ;Dle sweetly and tell him , see , I think of you too .

  OMG !

  Bob is not amused  with high dollar Vacuum cleaners  :o

I have every one on the list !
Kirby generation 5
Filter Queen  :)
FairFax Speedy Clean  ;)
  He does not get the comedy of it  :-X

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« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2013, 04:44:48 PM »
Bob bought me a new Snapper mower  :)

   The grass is getting green !

     The grass is getting tall , Thank GOD  we only have to mow about 5 acres  ;D

     I need to find my linky think to post pictures !

    I love Summer  :)   Bob is Pissing and moaning already   :-X

                                               Weasel , off to mow   ;)

Geez LouWeaze!

Sounds like you have a huge lawn!
Do you do all of the mowing or does Bob help?
(I sense a chuckle. ;D.)

Anyway...
We had a birth here today! :)
The first robin hatched from the nest pictured above on this thread.
Pink, limp, and sprawled over it's unborn siblings.
I will try to get a close up pic next week of the sure to be hungry or sleeping group. :)
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« Reply #76 on: May 01, 2013, 10:24:10 PM »

We had a birth here today! :)
The first robin hatched from the nest pictured above on this thread.
Pink, limp, and sprawled over it's unborn siblings.
I will try to get a close up pic next week of the sure to be hungry or sleeping group. :)

Oh I just love little baby birdies. My son has a new nest of sparrows in his bird house and when you peak in the little hole their little yellow mouths open up (they think It's the mom I guess). I've got some babies in my attic vent above my bedroom window , I can here them peeping early in the morning, and you can always tell when the mom comes in because all hell breaks lose up there and they just start cheeping and peeping away. ;)

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« Reply #77 on: May 02, 2013, 10:09:49 AM »


   
Geez LouWeaze!

Sounds like you have a huge lawn!
Do you do all of the mowing or does Bob help?
(I sense a chuckle. .)

   Hi Mitch ,
                 Bob and I  do pretty much an equal share  of the yard work ,   I like to mow , Bob likes to chop trees for the wood stove  ;)
 Bob plants a great veggy  garden , I plant flowers and bushes , Bulbs etc.   everywhere !
 
 We have 25 acres of pristine woods   and some wet lands .

    The humming Birds have showed up , Bob keeps them well fed   :)
 I should post a picture or two also .

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #78 on: May 02, 2013, 10:33:21 AM »
Does this look like Spring?

ps: it will be six degrees warmer in Filthydelphia than it is in San Fartonia today. /FAILFAILFAIL
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« Reply #79 on: May 02, 2013, 04:33:08 PM »

   
Geez LouWeaze!

Sounds like you have a huge lawn!
Do you do all of the mowing or does Bob help?
(I sense a chuckle. .)

   Hi Mitch ,
                 Bob and I  do pretty much an equal share  of the yard work ,   I like to mow , Bob likes to chop trees for the wood stove  ;)
 Bob plants a great veggy  garden , I plant flowers and bushes , Bulbs etc.   everywhere !
 
 We have 25 acres of pristine woods   and some wet lands .

    The humming Birds have showed up , Bob keeps them well fed   :)
 I should post a picture or two also .

                                           Weasel
You lucky ducky!

Sounds like the workload is split 50/50 (or at least 30/70). :)
Here (in the garden) it is more like a 95/5 split. ::)

We have a small veggie garden but I squeeze a lot into it.
Will take pics later in the season.

Sounds like you have a beautiful property!
Would love to see some pics from you!

It was a beautiful day today.
Mom flew back yesterday from Minnesota.
She just missed their foot of May snow. :o :o :o

UPDATE:

Birth #2 today with one more to go!



Also a pic for Ted of our crabbyapple tree.
It was planted in the late 1960's.
I think your variety looks like it might be a deeper shade of pink.
Great choice. :)

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« Reply #80 on: May 02, 2013, 10:38:12 PM »
Mitch, I love the Crabapples.  I got the Prairie Fire.  It has those beautiful blooms in spring, then the leaves turn red/green/purple/orange, and then you have red fruit for color through winter, provided birds don't eat them all.  No apples will grow on mine.

Ok, we were doing work around the pond.  We had to dig down to a utility box we buried.  I opened the lid and was sticking my hand down into the box, when I saw this gal.   I have no idea what she was doing there, buried under the ground.  How was she getting food?  Perhaps she had a secret passage.  Last fall, I fell asleep after doing yard work.  I woke up out of a deep sleep by something crawling on me.  It was a baby Black Widow.  I guess it wasn't big enough to bite.  This one would probably require a trip to the doc. 



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« Reply #81 on: May 12, 2013, 05:45:31 PM »
Yikes Ted!
Stay away from her!
(sorry, I thought I had replied to this earlier ::).)
A crabapple with no apples? One less mess to clean up. :)

So, here are two babies growing up. (the third one never hatched. :(.)



The party is over. (flower blossom confetti)  Note the bust of Nathan Hale in the backround.
He taught in a one room schoolhouse a mere block from my front door and yes, the building still stands.




The blue flowers in the foreground are forget-me-nots that were given to me from a neighbor that died last fall from lung cancer.
Thanks Laurie! :-* :'(
Also note one of my favorite garden pieces.
A pagoda from Bali.



The azaleas have started to bloom! :)



Worked the past few days on replacing this sign as the old one I made about 8 years ago rotted. :P
The rabbits are cast iron and are from the 1920's or 30's and have a slot in their feet designed to hold a sign. I love them. :)
They sit in our veggie garden. Radishes are up!!



And for the ha8ter in Miss P.
Another pic of my mushrooms. ;)

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #82 on: May 13, 2013, 06:00:02 AM »
I love the bird pics. So cute  ;) I've been following this lady who has a Hummingbird nest in her back yard. The same hummingbird , they call her Phoebe, has been nesting in her yard for like 4 years. The lady has set up a webcam and has a facebook page, etc.. It's pretty cool seeing the baby hummingbirds hatch, fledge and "fly the coop" . http://phoebeallens.com/

Again, amazing garden there Mitchellina.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #83 on: May 13, 2013, 03:50:41 PM »
I love the bird pics. So cute  ;) I've been following this lady who has a Hummingbird nest in her back yard. The same hummingbird , they call her Phoebe, has been nesting in her yard for like 4 years. The lady has set up a webcam and has a facebook page, etc.. It's pretty cool seeing the baby hummingbirds hatch, fledge and "fly the coop" . http://phoebeallens.com/

Again, amazing garden there Mitchellina.

-W
What a cool site!
Over 17 million views!!
Just saw my first hummingbird of the season yesterday. :)
One flew into our house through a door not knowing that he/she couldn't fly through the window.
She fluttered at the window like a moth.
I gently cradled my fingers around her and set her free.
(I think she peeped "thanks" as she flew away but it might have been an obscenity.) ???
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #84 on: May 13, 2013, 11:34:17 PM »
We use to have hummingbirds visit us.  We also had what I think is a hummingbird moth visit us at night.  It looked like a hummingbird, but wasn't.  It would come around about 11pm. 

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #85 on: May 14, 2013, 12:16:08 AM »
We have widespread frost and freeze warnings throughout the northeast tonight into the morning.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #86 on: May 14, 2013, 07:32:58 AM »
London is wet and chilly , I have the heating on , I am longing for 7 constant days off 70+ blue skies , so off course I leave for Orkney on Tuesday, idiot.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2013, 07:03:06 PM »
London is wet and chilly ,

Well at least MissP will feel right at home when she gets there in 2 weeks  ;)

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2013, 07:08:28 PM »
Well at least MissP will feel right at home when she gets there in 2 weeks  ;)



I'm not going to London darling. I will be in the RhŰne-Alpes region and the forecast is for a lovely, sunny, slightly above average daily high of 75F with nighttime lows of 55F. I'm sure we'll make a jaunt to Arles and Marseille on the Mediterranean where it will be even warmer and full of bouillabaisse and Algerian cockage.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #89 on: May 14, 2013, 07:16:31 PM »
I will be in the RhŰne-Alpes.

Oh! You are gonna be fairly close to Mecch! Are you going to trot over there and stay a few days?
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #90 on: May 15, 2013, 08:18:23 AM »
After the midday weather forecast on BBC Radio 4 the announcer without a trace off energy said

winter in summer----pause---- oh what joy.

added----foody heaven Miss P
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #91 on: May 16, 2013, 12:35:51 AM »
I feel so violated.  Two fish have been abducted from our pond.  We just got them.  They did have some white coloring in them, which I guess caused them to stand out.  The others are all orange, which makes them harder to see.  Today's abduction happened in the blazing sun, so I doubt a cat is responsible.  Probably a bird.  I am setting up a camera to catch the murderer. 

Last year with the early spring, we already had much of the surface covered by lilies and other plants.  All they have now for protection is their cavern.  I feel bad about it.  We had just fed them and then left.  I will now not feed them, unless I can sit there until they're done.  Netting is ugly, but may have to do that when plants aren't covering the surface.  We enlarged our pond this year, which makes it more attractive to animals.  We've had ducks swimming in it.  Perhaps they came back and ate them.

Do those big plastic owls or hawks work to scare off other birds, or do they just laugh at those?  I know they are just fish, but I feel bad.  Good thing I have therapy Friday..lol.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #92 on: May 16, 2013, 06:30:02 AM »
Hope your therapist has a better grasp off Nature than you have at the moment.

Now its time to put on my Canines couture and go walkies.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2013, 07:54:16 AM »
Hope your therapist has a better grasp off Nature than you have at the moment.

Now its time to put on my Canines couture and go walkies.

m

LOL , Thanks for the giggles Theyer .

Ted , I have had two friends who ran into trouble with ponds and alien abduction of fish . One pond was in the city of Chicago and the other Montgomery Alabama . It turns out that the abductors were terrestrial in nature , they were racoons and possums .

The pond in Chicago had the big Koi that cost big bucks and all that was left every morning was the head and bones , a rather cartoon looking carcass ... the only way they stopped it from happening was to instal a metal wire mesh just below the water line securely attached to cinder blocks .   

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2013, 08:12:29 PM »
  I know they are just fish, but I feel bad.  Good thing I have therapy Friday..lol.

I feel bad too. that's sad.

I passed a squirrel that got ran over today, It looked like his hindquarters were smashed but the rest of him looked fine. he was just laying in the road, kind of like he was just chilling there. But clearly he had been hit. I could have sworn he blinked his eyes when I passed. I almost turned around to check on him. I mean he was probably still alive but just paralyzed. I thought maybe I could rescue him and bottle feed him. But then I would have a paralyzed squirrel in a box that relied fully on me, which is scary. Anyways, I decided against it and kept going. I feel bad about it. Maybe I need to start going to friday therapies like you.

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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #95 on: May 17, 2013, 09:28:46 AM »
I feel so violated.  Two fish have been abducted from our pond.  We just got them.  They did have some white coloring in them, which I guess caused them to stand out.  The others are all orange, which makes them harder to see.  Today's abduction happened in the blazing sun, so I doubt a cat is responsible.  Probably a bird.  I am setting up a camera to catch the murderer. 

Last year with the early spring, we already had much of the surface covered by lilies and other plants.  All they have now for protection is their cavern.  I feel bad about it.  We had just fed them and then left.  I will now not feed them, unless I can sit there until they're done.  Netting is ugly, but may have to do that when plants aren't covering the surface.  We enlarged our pond this year, which makes it more attractive to animals.  We've had ducks swimming in it.  Perhaps they came back and ate them.

Do those big plastic owls or hawks work to scare off other birds, or do they just laugh at those?  I know they are just fish, but I feel bad.  Good thing I have therapy Friday..lol.

Lol Ted! :)

We bought 4 koi the first year of the pond. They were about 4" when we got them but they grew to around 8" during that summer.
We were buying fish food in 5 gallon containers! (we had goldfish as well)
It didn't take long before I was able to "train" the koi to eat out of my hand.

Then autumn came, and with that the herons came. ???
I noticed 2 missing one day and the following day saw the culprit fly away with the last one in his beak. :o >:(
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We also had a seagull one year who was snacking on the goldfish. He arrived late in the season and one day discovered a thin coat of ice had formed.
He tilted his head looking through the ice at the fish below.
Determined, he tried pecking a hole and when that didn't work he tried to "body slam" the ice by flying with a preplanned hard landing.
He did this about a dozen times over in an hour!
I was quite funny to watch. 8)
(he did not succeed) :)

Never tried the plastic owl thing. (might work?)
I just vowed to myself to stop buying fish food and fancy fish.
Went to the pet store and got "feeder fish" (goldfish)... 12 for a buck! :)
2 years later, the 12 bred into a fish family of about 75!

Hope your therapist helps. ;)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #96 on: May 17, 2013, 09:36:36 AM »
Oh, forgot to add...

The baby Robins are gone!
I hope they were old enough to fly.
They weren't small but I didn't think they had grown to that point yet. :-\
Maybe I should discuss this with my psychiatrist. :)
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #97 on: May 18, 2013, 09:47:58 PM »
You guys with your fabulous Winterthurs and Taras have the lux.  Jealous! I got to manage it all on a balcony, 4 window boxes, and some reserve in the common courtyard!

I went summer annual shopping for the window boxes and bought dozens of navy blue petunias. It was 8 pm at the garden center and the petunias were putting out a heavenly scent. I was listening to the groovy new analog Daft Punk. I hear the fushia can smell, but not the one's I found.

i've never worked with so much blue before. I'm going to mix in cascading geraniums in bright true red, and zonal geraniums in fuschia. 

I bought impatiens in candycane red/white stripes, and we don't have the blight here, so I might mix them in as well. But they look like a tall growing variety so I fear they could overwhelm the blue petunias, so I dunno.

Id like to get some mornyglory at all the windows, and moonflowers on the balcony.

I have new climbing white perfumed roses and two, 2-meter banana trees that did well over the winder inside. A Washigton silvery palm, and a new palm not sure what it is, a sort of tree palm, feathery but no thorns.
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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #98 on: May 19, 2013, 06:10:01 AM »
Oh, forgot to add...

The baby Robins are gone!


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Re: spring into summer...
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2013, 06:14:38 AM »
You guys with your fabulous Winterthurs and Taras have the lux.  Jealous! I got to manage it all on a balcony, 4 window boxes, and some reserve in the common courtyard!

I went summer annual shopping for the window boxes and bought dozens of navy blue petunias. It was 8 pm at the garden center and the petunias were putting out a heavenly scent. I was listening to the groovy new analog Daft Punk. I hear the fushia can smell, but not the one's I found.

i've never worked with so much blue before. I'm going to mix in cascading geraniums in bright true red, and zonal geraniums in fuschia. 

I bought impatiens in candycane red/white stripes, and we don't have the blight here, so I might mix them in as well. But they look like a tall growing variety so I fear they could overwhelm the blue petunias, so I dunno.

Id like to get some mornyglory at all the windows, and moonflowers on the balcony.

I have new climbing white perfumed roses and two, 2-meter banana trees that did well over the winder inside. A Washigton silvery palm, and a new palm not sure what it is, a sort of tree palm, feathery but no thorns.

 red white and blue--------feeling home sick meech ?
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