Newsletter 20 – Thursday, July 29, 2010
Life is like photography
We use the negatives to develop
Free Butterfly Bush
Up to 75% off
to our Clearance Department.
These pots are top-quality overstocks
And include a nice selection of colors, shapes & sizes.
Perennials, Trees, & Shrubs
Buy One Get One Free
Summer Annuals, Herbs & Water Plants
Does not include fall annuals, mums, or asters
Coffee makes it possible to get out of bed,
Chocolate makes it worth it.
Italian Chocolate Pottery
Last week we talked about a new line of pottery from River Market called the Italian Chocolate collection. For more information and a picture see last week’s article in Newsletter 19. Hurry out while supplies last.
On newsletter day I drive Bonnie crazy with Is this one funny?
So this one has my name written all over it
He who laughs last didnt get the joke.
Bright yellow petals and dark brown cone-shaped centers make Rudbeckia (rood-BECK-ee-ah) a perennial that’s hard to miss. These tough and versatile sun-loving plants are native to meadows in much of the country and flourish in like conditionswell-drained, mostly dry and not too good soil. These "Black-Eyed Susans" will even tolerate partial shade and brighten the back of a bed or border.
Of special interest is "Goldstrum" a variety noted for its stunning three inch flowers of deep gold and three month-long bloom time. This variety has so impressed gardeners that it was named Plant of the Year in 1999 by the Perennial Plant Association.
You need this plant in your landscape! Make a mass planting to attract birds and butterflies. Combine it with Russian sage and asters, sedums and grasses for a swath of color into autumn. And the best part is that Goldstrum and his perennial friends are all 40% off regular prices at America’s Best Flowers. Run, don’t walk, to add this abundant bloomer to your life.
The one who says it cannot be done,
should never interrupt the one who is doing it
August is a big vacation month. How we look forward to time away from routine! Let’s see – leave granted check; tickets purchased check; money in the bank check; neighbor kid to watch the dog check. Everything’s ready to go – except finding someone reliable to take care of your plants. Here’s an inexpensive and effective way to water your hanging baskets and pots while you’re gone. For only $4.99 you can purchase a Plant Nanny which uses a water or soda bottle (up to 2 liter) to provide the moisture necessary to keep your plants happy. Because you need a tight seal, some bottles work better than others. Suggested water bottles include Dansi, Deja Blue, and AquaFina. Soda bottles the Plant Nanny Company recommends are Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, and 7-Up.
Could you call sweat workmans condensation?
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An unemployed jester is nobodys fool.
|Sat, Aug 14|
IRIS Divide and Swap
Starts at 10 AM. Bring a clump of Iris to divide and swap with others! Bring a knife, a sharpie pen and plastic bags.
|Sat, Sep 18|
Art in the Garden
9 AM – 4 PM Local artisans and crafters will be displaying and selling their merchandise
Having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time:
I think Ive forgotten this before.
- 3 cups purchased coleslaw blend
- 1 (8 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained, reserving 3 T liquid
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 T honey
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- 1 small banana, sliced
In medium bowl, combine coleslaw blend and pineapple; mix well. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, and 3T liquid; blend well. Add dressing to salad; mix gently to coat. Sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or until serving time to blend flavors. Just before serving, add sliced banana; toss gently.
Makes 6 (1/2 cup) servings
- 1 ½ lb. fresh prawns or large shrimp, shelled with tails left on, deveined
- 12 (about 6) fresh rosemary sprigs
- ¼ cup orange marmalade
- ¼ cup flaked coconut
- 1/8 t crushed red pepper flakes
- Nonstick cooking spray
Heat grill. Using toothpick if necessary to help guide sprigs through prawns, thread prawns onto rosemary sprigs (remove leaves from stem if necessary). In small bowl combine marmalade, coconut and red pepper flakes; mix well. When ready to grill, spray 1 side of prawns lightly with nonstick spray. Place prawns, sprayed side down, on grill over medium heat. Cook 3-6 minutes or until prawns turn pink, turning once and brushing lightly with marmalade mixture. Discard any remaining marmalade mixture.
Makes 6 servings
You know youre getting old
when you wonder what youd feel like
if you werent taking vitamins.
Speaking of Age –
The following website tells about the year you were born.