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Delightful Dahlias

July 13, 2016

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Growing Dahlias Outdoors

1- Find a location where the soil drains well.  Dahlias won’t thrive in soggy areas.

2- Plant your dahlias where they will receive full sun.

3- Check the mature size and spacing information provided with each plant variety and design your placement accordingly.

4- Water your dahlias generously to settle the soil, roots will form within a few weeks.

When your dahlias bloom feel free to snip blossoms for bouquets. This will not hurt the plants, dahlia flowers are exceptional for arrangements and for some varieties snipping blossoms prolongs the blooming period.  After blooming has finished for the year, leave the foliage in place, don’t cut it off. The leaves gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the plant for the future.

In late fall, your plants’ foliage will fade and wilt with the onset of colder nights. If you live in an area where the soil freezes and you wish to save your tubers for next year, pull up the plants after the first frost. Rinse off the soil, cut the stems to 3″ and let the tubers dry for 2-3 days. Then tuck into paper bags or cartons with peat moss and place in a cool dry spot. Check the tubers monthly and sprinkle a little water into the peat if the tubers are drying up.

If you live in an area where the weather stays warm year round, just trim out the dead stems or spent flowers to keep your plants looking their best until fresh growth begins to appear in the spring.

Your dahlias will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle.

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Veterans Honor Rose

November 11, 2015

In May of 1999, a new rose – the Veterans Honor Rose was dedicated and planted at Veterans Administration buildings all across the country.The dark red Veterans’ Honor Hybrid Tea Rose was developed by Jackson & Perkins Company, the world’s largest rose company, at the personal recommendation of Under Secretary for Health Dr. Kenneth W. Kizer.

The Veterans’ Honor rose is described by the company as a “stunning dark red hybrid tea rose, with dark green, semi-glossy foliage and a light raspberry fragrance.”  The rose bush will grow to a height of about four feet and a width of about five feet. Its bloom opens to a large flower with a high centered bud.

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The rich, whistling song of the Baltimore Oriole, echoing from treetops near homes and parks, is a sweet herald of spring in eastern North America. Look way up to find these singers: the male’s brilliant orange plumage blazes from high branches like a torch. Nearby, you might spot the female weaving her remarkable hanging nest from slender fibers. Fond of fruit and nectar as well as insects, Baltimore Orioles are easily lured to backyard feeders.

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White Browed Rose Finch

April 11, 2015

The White Browed Rose finch is a large brightly colored rosefinch, both sexes with distinct plumage.  Male has deep ping rump and underparts, and a long pale supercilium tipped with white; pale pink or whitish tips to median coverts, slightly duller tips to greaters.  Female similar to other female rosefinches, but nominate has deep yellow rump and warm brown on breast (whiter in other races).

Habitat – Common in summer, found only at high altitudes between 7500 ft and 10000 ft, on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border and in Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Western China.

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Claude Monet Rose

January 31, 2015

Claude Monet rose has soft pastel tones of pinks, yellows and cream which are casually splashed across each petal, just like one of Monet’s famous impressionist paintings. The blooms are large and double in shape, making Spring and Summer gardens come alive with color and form. This is a terrific rose that will blend beautifully with formal and informal mixed plantings. Flowers cut for vases in the home will add a wonderful French floral touch to any table setting. Claude Monet™ flowers repeatedly from late October to early May. We hope you enjoy this new ‘Painters’.

The Monet rose has a very light scent and at the end of the bloom life, the bloom scent resembles cinnamon.

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Thankful for Turkey

November 19, 2014

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin preferred the turkey as the national bird of the United States? Here are his thoughts from a letter to his daughter in 1784:

For in Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America… He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on.”

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Francis Dubreuil Rose

November 15, 2014

Introduced in 1894, this Tea Rose has a velvet crimson double cupped bloom.  It grows 36 – 48 inches tall and is very fragrant.

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Fabulous Stained Glass

November 3, 2014

The Glory Window

The Glory window – Chapel of Thanksgiving; Dallas, TX. Learn more about it HERE:

Thanks-Giving Square is a public-private complex in theCity Center District ofdowntownDallas, Texas(USA). Originally planned as the first of several traffic-relieving complexes in downtown Dallas, it was dedicated in 1976

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Chester Cathedral – Stained Glass

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Hello Autumn

September 22, 2014

Hello Autumn!

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

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