Doodads — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly *and* bonus videos!

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Since there will be 2 videos at the end and I’m tired, for now, there won’t be full-screen photos of these if you click on the captions.

Let’s start with the pretty pictures (aka the good ones)

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blooming sedum
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zinnia
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zinnia
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rose

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These are the “bad” or not so great pics.  Either the color was washed out, the bugs had chewed on the blossoms, etc.

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achillea fading in drought
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brown-eyed susan at dusk chewed on by bugs
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the end of the yellow daylilies
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gnawed on echinacea

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Now for the UGLY. Beware, if you are squeamish, skip the next two. I dumped the pail holding the dead tent caterpillars out on an old burn whatever-it-is (I’ve never burned anything on it, it was here when we moved in.) I’ve been checking it and the ants are very interested in the hideous corpses. Bon appetit, ants!

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Now for the bonus videos.  They are a tour of the yard in 2 parts. 

 

 

 

34 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    The flowers are beautiful

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Thanks for the tour! Lookin good! Lisa the bug killer LOL! They looked pretty awesome!
    Btw I love your accent! It reminded me of people I’ve known with the same accent. Good memories BTW! 😊💜🦋

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL, as you can tell I’m a little sensitized to bugs right now, they are everywhere and after the caterpillar carnage and retaliation it’s even worse. Thank you and appreciate your kind comment. Me? an accent? lol Thanks again, Jen!

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      1. Jen Goldie says:

        You’re very welcome.
        I couldn’t handle the bugs yikes!
        When I worked in Cartoon productions (voice) I had to be sure there were no Canadiansims. OOT and ABOOT and flat “A’s” LOL I guess we all have accents.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Most of the bugs are just going about their business but those tent caterpillars crossed a line. lol. I agree about accents, unless you’re Microsoft Sam 😉

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          1. Jen Goldie says:

            I starting to hear those computer voices in my head ——UGH!!!!!! I hate them! It’s sad LOL
            Everything I write sounds boring. 🙂

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I can’t stand those computer voices either. I envision one day they will be boss…

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              1. Jen Goldie says:

                OMG! No, nope, ain’t gonna happen! NO! Never

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  3. The flowers are beautiful, Li ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  4. WOW, Lisa! How do you even know the names of all of these?


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, David. One plant at a time. I wish I knew all of their scientific names as well. Maybe in the next life!

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Wow, your garden is so full! Thanks for the tour! (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Kerfe. It’s a work in progress. There wasn’t much here 10 years ago.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I’m sure it’s satisfying to see things growing where nothing was before.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          The daily walk to see small changes in the plants is a great meditative practice for me. It’s one of the good things I got from my mom.

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  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Loved seeing all your plants and flowers! Lots of color and variety to make up a wonderful place you have there. Glad you got rid of the icky caterpillar things. It was fun to go on the tour with you. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks so much, Barbara. One thing I noticed is how often I had to stop to think of words. Troubling!

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  7. ghostmmnc says:

    Kind of to be expected trying to remember all those plant names. You did good! I enjoyed your videos and hearing your voice. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you ❤

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  8. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    The gnawed echinacea…still looks hypnotic like it’s looking at you.
    Jen and I love your garden…did you say “melva?” They are awesome.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Zebrina Malva is that tall stuff that seeds itself. Those “cones” in the middle are bristly. Happy you and Jen love the garden. I’d go mad without it.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Thank you Lisa! I just told Jennifer and my cousin who is here right now…he loves growing flowers. We are making a note of that one.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          You’re welcome. I just randomly bought it last year and have been shocked at how well it is doing. I do need to get out there and “deadhead” it so it blooms some more. Is that the cousin who is a musician also?

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            He is our singer….he is a very good singer. I brought him in when I was 16…

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            1. msjadeli says:

              So neat. A musician and a gardener is a good combination.

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                Bailey calls him the singing chef….he is single and comes over many weekends and cooks for all of us…he is a great cook…and we then play yahtzee

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                1. msjadeli says:

                  Wow sounds like a multi-talented person — and single too 🙂

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                  1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                    He is set in his ways lol…a very nice guy though. Great cook…I’m so full right now that I can hardly breathe lol.

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                    1. msjadeli says:

                      🙂 So nice that he cooks for the family!

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                    2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                      He said he cooks too much at home so he drives an hour to our house on Friday and stays until Sunday…Jen gets a break and I get a classic tv partner lol…

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                    3. msjadeli says:

                      Sounds like it works out well for everyone.

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