Hello Autumn

September 22, 2014

Hello Autumn!

We’re looking forward to crisper cooler air here in Texas!  =)

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YoYo Throw Blankets

September 20, 2014

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This is a great article on YoYos

http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2011/06/kojo-guest-post.html

 


Galvanized Tub Inspiration

September 20, 2014

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Stacked Galvanized Tubs – Source www.grillingcompanion.com

 

This article shows how to make a galvanized tub into a min-garden!

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/use-galvanized-tub-planter-76025.html

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Kazanlik Rose

September 6, 2014 — Leave a comment

Kazanlik is perhaps the most sought after of Damask roses, also known as Trigintipetala. It was introduced in Germany by Dr. Georg Dieck in 1889 as ‘Rosa damascena var. trigintipetala’ and is now grown in great quantity in Bulgaria, known for rose exportation afar.

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The flowers are deep pink, with thirty petals arranged in a somewhat shaggy halo around golden stamens. The dark green shrub is vigorous and not as open as in some varieties of Damasks. It has light green foliage armed with thorns, with strong fragrance and is an occasional repeat bloomer later in the season.

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This rose blooms on old wood and to encourage repeat bloom, prune after flowering.

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Content Sources: Antique Rose Emporium and Help Me Find.

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Childhood Favorites

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Pretty Little Teacups

September 4, 2014 — Leave a comment

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The colors of a rose are based on which color wavelengths are absorbed and which colors are reflected back. The natural colors of roses range through a diverse palette and exist to attract pollinators. The colors originate from the petal cells where sugar-based pigments reflect light to the viewer. Conditions that concern propagation including genetics, lighting and temperature influence the color variation in roses.

Among the natural colors to choose from are pink, yellow, red or white colored roses. Some striped or splotched roses occur naturally in the wild however no true black or blue rose exist in nature. Breeders try to expand the color range of roses when they combine species of roses to see new color combination in the offspring flowers.

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Some wild roses display pink petals with red splotches or stripes as seen in Rose Mundi. The Rugosa roses naturally occur in shades of white, yellow, pink and reddish purple. When a China Butterfly Rose’s petals are aging the color range would go from yellow to pink and then to crimson red.

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There are rose species with extraordinary color changing qualities responding to light and temperature like the phototropic Double Delight Rose that changes from white to cherry red in response to variations of light. A Rugosa rose, Agnes is thermotropic changing its color in response to heat to yellow blossoms and changing to red apricot in cool weather.

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No rose or flower is truly black as no flower absorbed all the light so nothing is reflected back. The flower would have to have pigments for red, blue and green to it to be black.

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Beautiful White Hobnail

September 2, 2014 — Leave a comment

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Labor Day Facts

September 1, 2014 — Leave a comment

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. 

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More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

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But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.

Content from the US Department of Labor here.

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Teapot Cakes

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