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DOODADS BANNER

Now that the weather is making things grow and charging my soular battery I’ve been out there and taking more pics.  It’s amazing how much the heat accelerates the process.  Plus, several weeks ago I took a survey for our local conservation district as to what I would like to see their resources go to in our area.  My name was entered in a random drawing for a garden package and I won the big prize.  I chose the wetland garden package to plant out back and picked it up this morning.  Not only that, but I was delighted to see they had prickly pear cactus in containers for sale for only $5!!!!!

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a field of dandelions

 

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apple blossoms
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apple tree in profuse bloom!
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prickly pear cactus
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closeup prickly pear cactus
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lady luna rising 051322
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lilacs opening nicely
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life springs anew from the oak sapling that was under attack last year from tent caterpillars. You can see the “dead end” but the oak says funk dat I’m tough. Thank you to all who were right last year that this beautiful tree would survive the attack.
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strawberries in blossom. yes! they wintered over so well in the old cast iron bathtub
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rhubarb gone wild! it has 3 stalks on it this year (which will soon be lopped off)
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the witch hazel is leafing out nicely. Only one seems to be struggling but it is still alive
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witch hazel leafing out. the one at one o’clock is struggling
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the lucky winner!
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this is how they suggest they be planted (but they won’t be) but I wanted you to see all of the lovely plants included. The wildlife will be so pleased! Thank you, Conservation District!
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I hit the jackpot!
The redbud trees out front are in glorious bloom.

18 Comments Add yours

  1. jegoldie says:

    Wow Li that’s amazing! You must be thrilled! Congrats! 😊🎉
    My little seedlings are trying to adjust outside on my balcony. Sunflowers (minis), Runner Beans, Moonflower and Morning Glory vines are doing fine. I’m not sure about the tomatoes and lettuce etc we’ll see.
    I’m so happy for you! ((HUGS))xox

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jen. I was geeked when I got the email I’d won. You’ve got a lovely collection of plants to tend. Will the beans and morning glory climb the sunflowers and moonflowers?

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      1. jegoldie says:

        Probably at some point LOL I might of mixed the morning glories and moonflowers. The sunflowers are minis so I have a potful growing (8 I think) (YAY!) and more in a balcony planter box. I also have coleus I’ve babying over winter. They’ve been outside for a least a week so 😊🤞
        I’m so thrilled for you!💜

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  2. Looks lovely, Lisa. You seem to have a green thumb! While I’m definitely not a gardener, I do enjoy looking at plants. I’m fortunate my wife is much more into gardening – I know, pretty lazy! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Christian, I can’t take the credit for ANY of the green explosion going on right now. That’s all Sol!

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  3. ghostmmnc says:

    That’s really cool you won the big prize! Hope all the plants do well. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Barbara. I hope so also.

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  4. Sadje says:

    Lovely pictures Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sadje, thank you ❤

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  5. memadtwo says:

    What a treat! That is one good prize. And so much hope in all that growing. I have to say, I’ve always been partial to dandelions. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Kerfe, I’ve never seen such a lush blooming of every thing so quickly before. It’s like they are making up for lost time. I should look up a recipe for dandelion wine. I have the supplies to make wine here.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I’ve heard the greens are good in salads too.

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  6. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Congrats!!! I love the Apple tree…. I thought it was a whiteish cherry blossom…that is how much I know. You have it going on Lisa. The area where the redbud tree is…is beautiful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. It really is heaven on earth here. I have no complaints.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        We have a place like that also….we have 3 acres of woods and peace.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. now anyway! lol

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        LOL…keep it that way!

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