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I’ve shoveled out of the snow and ice and I’m thinking Spring!  This is inspiring me today…

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BOTANY MAYHEM

We have had a few beautiful days here in New England but changes are coming.  So as I watched the Boston Red Sox play their way into another World’s Series I made lists of things that needed to be done around here.  I worked at planting my two huge Mums from the garden club sale,  they are the hardy type so with any luck they will rest in the winter and be in bloom for next fall.  Lawn mower was placed in the barn and snow blower brought up to the shed.  You know regular stuff all homeowner must do unless they have a handyman yes my man is handy but you know the kind I am taking about.

So as I checked off each item I had on my list,  I came to my Monstrous Spider Plant.  There was no way I could bring it in for another year like it was.  It is in full bloom,  mid October in New Hampshire,  oh how she loves the outdoors.  Well I am sure it will  go into shock and I also hope they all make it.  There is nothing like having a living plant in each and every room.

So JT and I headed over to our local Wal-Mart  so I could by some potting soil.  I picked up six bags, yes it would take at least that to begin the task at hand.  We headed home and I played with her for 15 minutes and then I began.

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I usually make up my own mix but this will have to do,  with shoulder pain  there will be   no stirring dirt for me .

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This is worse than I thought, as this is a huge flower-pot.

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See what I mean.

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I really do not know how it could be so gorgeous with so many flowers and babies, this is crazy look at those roots!

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They must love being root bound like this.

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Much different tools used in this mayhem.

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DRASTIC MEASURES

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OH yes it was bad.

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Lots of the Mother plants babies came of the plant
and would need to go into water or straight into new soil.

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Making headway!

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The last of them are potted up.  I extra-large pot,  two large ones and three medium ones.

So my yard and home plants have been cared for,  tools put away that  I use spring, summer and fall.

I said a little prayer for them to all make it through till spring,  when they will be placed  outside to soak in the sunshine and drink in the rains.

Let this be a reminder to knock your plants from their pots loosen up the old soil if you can get away with new soil added  and you will not have Botany Mayhem  occur at your place.

LOVE YOUR LIVING THINGS as much as you do your silly things.

PEACE

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The Bumble Bees Are Everywhere!

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I swear today they were so intent on getting inside as many flowers as they could sometimes sharing each bloom with one or two others no wonder the petals end up looking so beaten up.

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Off to search for its own bloom.

 

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Got in close to one without getting stung.  This is actually a tree covered with these sweet-smelling blooms.  Right now it is in a containers not sure where to plant it with winter on its way.  Maybe my bedroom hehe

 

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Close-up of a Spider plant baby.  I have four that love summer as much as me.  After the chance of last frost I set them out side for sun and rains.  I will take them in once I hear weather is making a turn for the worse or cover with a comforter from the bed yes all who call this place home are taken care of  lol

 

 

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I am telling you Bees I have Butterflies NOT SO MUCH

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I love how Sunflowers such as this one form.  I love the structure of them.  No matter how tall they get they stay up and turn their pretty faces and follow the sun from when it comes up on the east side of my garden all the way till Sunset.  Nature has always amazed me lol yes I know I am STRANGE 🙂  but that’s why you LOVE ME hehehe

 

Please forgive these photos as I am learning 2 new cameras by trial and error

 

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How is this for a BRIGHT BEAUTY  I used the HDR setting for this one.

 

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Each year I end up with a gift.

This is the Morning Glory that has grown within my garden and has 3 blooms that close as the day gets longer if you sleep in you would miss this beauty.  I swear it is amazing to look at this one. I can not get the beautiful light shining from within to simmer down so I can show you the inside. Sorry past my capabilities.

Here it is from a few more angles.  The gift I see each morning with JT and the cat and my second cup of coffee.

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One last view

 

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Well I have a couple of more blogs to write some photos to share on Facebook and check to see if I had any sales.

 

I am very tired JT has been sick and it is wearing heavy on my heart so I will let you go to enjoy your Friday night and here in the states to enjoy your long holiday weekend let us pray we will not go to war.  I am so sorry for the loss of life in the country of Syria but who would come to flatten our White House should the government here ever do that to us. NO ONE.  I am so tired of WAR I only want Peace and Joy and Laughter.  I will bow my head in prayer to stop this craziness.  Meditate too as well as turn off the News for it seems so little is good these days.

 

Stay safe everyone.