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 Lets Celebrate 2018 in the Garden!
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4075 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4075 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2018 :  12:04:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have my feeder out as well and am patiently waiting for my scout hummer who should have been her by now.
I have been wanting to tell everyone something but keep forgetting. Well, my best friend in Savannah her Son and DIL are having there baby girl May 23rd. Sadly they lost their first baby girl, MaraBell, when DIL was 7 months pregnant, my theme for gifts for MaraBell was Flamingos. For the second baby girl I needed to come up with another theme so I chose Bees! I have found the cutest blankets, clothes, toys, books with Bees. And of course the sweetest stuffed Bee.
This Jubilee theme was perfect! So thank you.
I will send pictures of our sweet baby girl when she arrives. Sam and Amy will not reveal her name until she is born. I watched Sam grow up, Sam and Kent were buddies. So I too can not wait for their baby girl to arrive and they are so happy and joyful that they are pregnant again.
So that is the story I wanted to share with you.
Happy Day and weekend for all my Farmgirl Sisters.

Hugs,
Deborah (My birth name, just found out) I love this name!
#1582
Blessed in Colorado
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018

“My altars are My Mountains and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings We simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We're flexible like that!

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etcharb
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Eileen
Holden MA
USA
50 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2018 :  3:41:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,

I've been out of the loop here at the sisterhood for over a year with a few health issues, but major surgery took care of one of them. I'm still working on the others, but well enough to be back here thrilled about it!

I love the idea of attracting bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators. Since I haven't been able to do much physical work myself lately, I hired someone to design a landscape plan for my front yard. I can only afford to implement it a little at a time. Last summer the white picket fence with arbor went up and a variety of flowers were planted on the outside of the fence and roses on the inside. This summer more flowers will be planted to start filling in the yard. Many varieties were chosen specifically to attract pollinators. I can't wait until the planted ones bloom and the new ones arrive. Then I can watch the pollinator party!

Oh, it's so good to be back here at the sisterhood!

www.eileenofinlan.com

Eileen Charbonneau
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4545 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4545 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2018 :  3:59:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eileen good to have you back. Your landscaping plan sounds wonderful. Love the idea of white picket fence and arbor.

May not wait for May 1 to put my garden flags out but do it this weekend and hang the yellow bee apron Linda made me at the front door with sun bonnet. Will leave it all up through MaryJane's birthday.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2018 :  8:13:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deborah,,, gotta luv Bees for so many reasons.
Don't forget to post pics and let us know her name...

Eileen,,, welcome back.... I had (first one this Spring) my 1st Hummer buzzed by me today... Yippee Skippy,,, now to dig out the feeder.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2018 :  8:16:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara,,, I am like you, antsy pantsy to put out my garden banners...
and I just finished up this one.

all cut out and ready to sew...

and the finished product.
I found a couple of ceramic garden themed buttons in my stash... so I stitched them on my banner...


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com


Edited by - katmom on Apr 27 2018 8:18:55 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2018 :  9:09:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here my 'starts' for my lil garden this year..

I started 6 tomatoes and 4 sweet peppers from seeds... but I bought a yellow plum tomato plant as well as chocolate mint and a Peony plant,,,

I wanted to try planting Hops,,, but just didn't have time to search for any plants. Hopefully next year!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4545 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4545 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  02:06:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, luv your banner. Yellow is my favorite color in the garden - followed by red and white.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5281 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5281 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  06:18:59 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nice, grace.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  06:25:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, ABSOLUTELY awesome banner!!!

Farmgirl #7703
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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Cissik
True Blue Farmgirl

506 Posts

Sylvia
Kent WA
USA
506 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  08:07:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our yard is shaded by the neighbor's arborvitae, lots of them. He offered last year to cut them down. I was ecstatic. Now he's deliberating. They're huge and I think he needs to hire it done. Meanwhile, I should be rotating my tomatoes. If I do, they won't get the sun they need. What can i do to the bed I've had them in so I don't need to rotate? Any hints or suggestions?

Sylvia
Kent, WA
Farm Girl #5389
Back Door Farm Girls Chapter
http://vintagegathering.blogspot.com
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

4075 Posts

Debbie L.
Florissant Colorado
USA
4075 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  09:05:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace I too like your banner, so cute and colorful!

Hugs,
Deborah (My birth name, just found out) I love this name!
#1582
Blessed in Colorado
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012 and February 2018

“My altars are My Mountains and the ocean.” Lord Byron”

Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings We simply continue to fly on our Broomsticks. We're flexible like that!

http://shopus.longaberger.com/mountainwingslongabergerbaskets
http://myworld.ebay.com/debbt
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etcharb
True Blue Farmgirl

50 Posts

Eileen
Holden MA
USA
50 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  1:43:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bulbs I planted last fall (daffodils and hyacinth) are up and looking lovely! Spring came late to New England this year. I finally felt comfortable stowing the snowbrushes and ice scrapers in the trunk of my car today. I should probably think about putting away my winter coat, boots, hat and mittens, too. We finally have all the windows open. The cats are ecstatic! (well, actually right now they're asleep, but they were ecstatics when we first opened the windows). I think, I really think it's finally spring in New England!

Eileen

https://www.eileenofinlan.com/
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  7:40:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sylvia,,, hopefully your neighbor will follow through with removing those Arborvitas... or else invite over a herd of Deer to munch on them,,, I know over here on the East side of the state,, the deer will eat those bushes down to just a twig...heeheehee

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2018 :  7:44:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eileen,,, yep,,, so far the crocus bloomed, then the hyacinths & daffodils, now my tulips are getting ready to bloom,,, then if the weather behaves,,, my Iris are next... gotta love Spring time blooms...
My Lilacs and Peony's should bloom end of May to early June..
Green thumbs strikes again! lolol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4545 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4545 Posts

Posted - May 01 2018 :  11:48:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My sister and I went to the Salvation Army today and I found a new handmade bib apron with over-all butterfly print for $3. Good price and quality fabric. I will wear it this Sunday to celebrate Jubilee 2018.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6768 Posts

Denise Thompson
NJ
USA
6768 Posts

Posted - May 01 2018 :  5:26:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace,
Your banner is awesome! Love it!
I haven't gotten my little flag made yet but will work on it in the next couple of days.
Love this jubilee time of year!


~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007
FGOTM~7/2013
"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - May 01 2018 :  7:31:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well my plants are still hardening off,,, and I found a fun terry cloth apron,,, and on the plus side,,, the wild tulips are starting to bloom,,,

luv the cute Tulip design...

These tulips are popping up all ove, especially around the old tree stumps...

there are still a few crocus' blooming too...

(near the top left corner, they are yellow.)

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3797 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3797 Posts

Posted - May 02 2018 :  2:00:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love anything to do with gardening. I am going to try again this year to grow a vegetable garden in my porch. The hot Florida sun just won't let my edible plants live. Then the bugs eat what the heat doesn't kill. As long as I keep them in the porch they thrive.

Terrific idea!

Farmgirl sister #308
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firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

1198 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1198 Posts

Posted - May 03 2018 :  3:04:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I made this garden flag for the entrance to my new raised beds

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4545 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4545 Posts

Posted - May 03 2018 :  3:27:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nora, great and fun flag. Well done!!!

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - May 03 2018 :  9:37:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nora,, too cute!

Marsha,,, I just discovered, that the area I dug up tp plant my taters,, is a giant ant abode!!! Bugz, gotta luv 'em!


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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3797 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3797 Posts

Posted - May 04 2018 :  09:07:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, I can totally relate to that experience. Whenever, we think we've found a good spot to plant turns out ants got there first. lol

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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1735 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1735 Posts

Posted - May 04 2018 :  7:01:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah Nora! Love your bright green pollinator flag!!! I just put up my mason bee house and need to finish my two flags! One for another farmsister and then mine! i am ready to rock this celebration! ;)

Grace, have you tried pouring dried grits on the ant bed? i too have them in the garden. Whats so bad is I NEVER see them as the soil is rich black and they build in that soil so when i go to hoe I end up stepping right dab smack in the middle of them! Ouch! So I read and read how to get rid of them WITHOUT toxic chemicals and came upon the grits thing. I tried it and it ACTUALLY WORKS!!!! Know what else works?? I hated the gnats and skeeters and biting flies always pestering me as I worked. lemongrass oil helped a bit but never lasted as long as I was out there. Again, after some study and reading, i found that if you take B12 complex it tends to keep them away. Well, i started last month and sure enough they linger nearby but won't land on me! I feel empowered for sure! Not to mention a little more energized!!! lol!


Farmgirl #7703
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4327 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4327 Posts

Posted - May 05 2018 :  09:38:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WooHoo, wonderful garden activities for our Farmgirl Jubilee celebration this year!! I am loving all the flag ideas and yard blooms shared.

Dianna, I tried raising Mason bees here in Florida . Mine hatched, flew out of the house and then never came back!!! I was so disappointed. A Farmgirl from Kentucky, who lives on a farm ,grows them easily so I am thinking my city location was not where the bees wanted to be. Even with the proper type of Mason bees for my area and a spiffy mason bee abode, they didn't stay here. But hopefully, they did some pollinating which helped flowering plants here in our area. Bees are the BEST!!

Happy Farmgirl Weekend everyone!! And a big shout out to our local Bees today for stopping by our homes as they do their important work.

It is a Bee Happy Day today!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - May 05 2018 :  7:21:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dianna,,, I will have to try the Grits... to rid our ants.. I do use peppermint EO in the house along the baseboard and window siles to keep ants out (aprox 15 =?- drops of peppermint oil, diluted with distilled water, put in a spray bottle)
I have been taking B12 for 2 months now,, had no idea it could ward of pesty bitting bugs..

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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