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By Harli


Aha! So this is where y’all hang out. I should have posted in here instead of the question board. I just wanted to thank you for all your help in indentifying my 55 plants/flowers/trees. Since I could only recognize 5, you helped immensely.
It’s been a quiet Summer and my 7rd. Grandson was here for 3 weeks and we had so much fun. We are like two peas in a pod and he calls our home “the happy house”
He was very excited to get his book I wrote, and I sent home an extra copy for him to present to his library. He thought it great that Grandma’s name was on the ouside and his was in the inside. Im glad he will have that memory.
I would be hard pressed to pick my favorite finds from my secret garden, but I narrowed it down to four.!

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You mean you only have 55 plants, Harli? LOL. I'm just glad we were able to help you! There's still that white flowered one to ID, isn't there? My grandson is 7 as well - they have so much energy, don't they. He will be very proud to have a copy of your book.

4 Sep, 2008


Oh yes, lots of energy. By the end of the 3 weeks I was exhausted and slept for days. But then I wanted him back. He spent the first 3 years of his life with me and we have quite a bond even though he is 1000 miles away.
I would never have thought I would enjoy the yard, but I find solace there. There is way too much crowding here I think because they had a nursery and planted things here to get started, then separated it and sold it.
I want to plant my favorite flowers.. peonies.

4 Sep, 2008


My grandson stayed with us last week and I was exhausted too! I also have two granddaughters but due to difficult family circumstances I don't get to see them often. I miss them so badly.
I agree with you about the garden - it helps immensely, doesn't it! You have found some real gems in yours over there....Peonies are not easy to get established - over here, November is a good month to plant the bare-rooted ones. Not too deep. They may take a year or two before they flower - so be patient! Glad we ID'd the Hosta and the Hypericum - I've also ID'd another shrub - I think!

4 Sep, 2008


Spritz ~ Im sorry about your granddaughters.Our
children make so many choices we have no say in, but pay a dear price for.
His Daddy lives here near me but his Mom got custody
so we seldom see him. I will accept whatever part of him I am allowed, and make as many memories as I can.

4 Sep, 2008


I,m pleased you had such a lovely time with your grandson , we have recently had our two ages 5 @ 7 for 10 days ,it was fun as well , we were minus quite a few flower heads after they had gone , due to the fact that they are well into pirates and had swords , we don,t get to see them very often, proberly won,t see them now for another year . as my son and his wife have split up , and they live so far away , seems to be the same old story these days .
Your wisteria looks amazing , You are lucky to have help in the garden .
I have a peony it is lovely , in fact I now have two because we broke a piece of when moving it and that has grown as well .

4 Sep, 2008



The favourite finds you've chosen are a very good selection.

Looking forward to more of your blogs in the future.

4 Sep, 2008

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