Spring has sprung!!!

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Spring has sprung!!!
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Mon, 03-17-2014 - 8:45am

1.  What plants are sprouting or blooming in your yard?

2. Forsythia: love it? Hate it?

3. When will you be planting this summer's herbs and kitchen garden veggies?

4. How many days last week were you able to leave the windows open?  Or at least turn off the heat for the day?

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Mon, 03-17-2014 - 8:32pm

Oh, I'm so sorry you porked up so hugely over the winter!  That must be terribly embarrassing and discouraging, considering how hard you worked to get into a swim suit for your cruise last year!!

lolol. I actually weigh the same and have toned up more since the summer. Not exercising will make you flabby though and I dont care to look like those women who think they can wear a bikini and shouldnt lol.

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Mon, 03-17-2014 - 8:37pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p>I have 3 burning bushes that I dearly dearly love--if only they weren't right by the front door.  Like your former bush, these have to be carefully pruned to keep them from taking over the whole house.  I generally chop them down to about 18" every winter while they're dormant, although this year, could be tricky getting it done, since every time it's cold enough to be safe to prune them, we've had butt-tons of snow on the ground, but I'm hoping to get to them this week. before the growing season really hits.<br /><br />I'm considering hiring a landscaping company to come in and move the three of them to my back fence, where they can grow to their little heart's desire, pull all the rest of the shrubs in front of the house and install shorter perennials, like hydrangeas, native grasses and put in more gladiolus.  </p>

A couple of years ago, we hired a friend of ours (he's a property manager for a local real estate company, so he has a "crew" and the proper equipment) to come dig out all the "crap" in our front and back yard.   Best thing we ever did for our yards.

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Tue, 03-18-2014 - 3:35am
"I dont care to look like those women who think they can wear a bikini and shouldnt lol" -------- Eye of the beholder and all that.
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Tue, 03-18-2014 - 8:00am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
It's also, imo, a nuisance plant.  They will take over a yard quickly if you don't keep them cut back and they grow so thickly, they provide cover for nuisance wildlife, like woodchucks, and rats and other not-so-appealing forms of nature.  I cut the ones I have left down to the ground a couple times throughout the summer.  Which means I don't get the yellow flowers in early spring, because they form on older growth, but it keeps the plants manageable size where the woodchuck who wants to live under my shed can't hide.

Our neighbor has some Rose of Sharon, which also spreads like crazy.  I like to see the flowers, but I'm constantly pulling up sprouts that crop up in our yard.

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Tue, 03-18-2014 - 8:23am

>A couple of years ago, we hired a friend of ours (he's a property manager for a local real estate company, so he has a "crew" and the proper equipment) to come dig out all the "crap" in our front and back yard.   Best thing we ever did for our yards. </p>[/quote]

It took a few years but our yard has gone from tending what we inherited from previous owners to being our yard.  Some things were removed, some moved and some added.  I think the only things we have not done anything with are our mountain laural bush and a couple of trees. 

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Tue, 03-18-2014 - 8:32am
    "I dont care to look like those women who think they can wear a bikini and shouldnt lol" -------- Eye of the beholder and all that.
    When was the last time you were at the beach? Lolololol
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    Tue, 03-18-2014 - 8:44am

    Um, she lives in Greece. She lives in one of the world's biggest beach destinations. 

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    Tue, 03-18-2014 - 9:42am

    Um, she lives in Greece. She lives in one of the world's biggest beach destinations. 

    And? That doesn't mean she goes to the beach. Actually I think she has said many times she hates the beach.

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    Tue, 03-18-2014 - 11:09am

    blackandwhitemolly wrote:
    <p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Um, she lives in Greece. She lives in one of the world's biggest beach destinations. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And? That doesn't mean she goes to the beach. Actually I think she has said many times she hates the beach.</span></strong></p>

    About as much as you love the beaches of Long Island?

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    Tue, 03-18-2014 - 11:20am
    blackandwhitemolly wrote:
    <p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Um, she lives in Greece. She lives in one of the world's biggest beach destinations. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And? That doesn't mean she goes to the beach. Actually I think she has said many times she hates the beach.</span></strong></p>

    About as much as you love the beaches of Long Island?

    She has stated how much she does not like the beach many times. I can take or leave a beach by me. I like crystal clear, warm water beaches.