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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Water, water, water everywhere! I'm wondering if this is what it must be like to live in WA as I've heard you get so much rain. Just plain soggy. However, our aquifer and nearby lakes have increased in depth significantly. It appears we just may be done with the drought and that is excellente. I'm eager for everything that has blossomed to produce - although questionable due to rain and questionable pollination. Just seeing it all growing and healthy is nice too.
Hmmmn, short-lived with a long I. Can't say I remember it being explained that way. Thanks, Don.
I too remember lilac scented days of childhood and going to the Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY. Let's hope they don't try to "improve" them and take away their scent. An acquaintance gave me a rose bush. I was all excited and planted in my herb garden thinking I would use to make potpourri. Sadly, it's lovely to look at with a luscious pink flower - no scent :(. Such a waste of time, effort and space.
Right, Randall, the short-I mispronunciation of "short-lived" is a common one--like pronouncing the T in "often" (the T is silent, as it is in "soften," "moisten," "hasten," and "fasten"). Of course, a cat has nine lives and the guy at the dock sells live bait. That's the "live" that applies here.
Don, thanks for the lesson. I've heard "lived" pronounced incorrectly 95% of the time. It just sounds wrong to pronounce it with a long I. Good explanation.
My wild phlox is blooming like crazy. My yard is awash in purple--lilacs, phlox, and iris.
Lilac blooms are fairly short-lived, that's true, but the bush itself is quite long-lived indeed. And there are early- and late-blooming varieties (like Canadian lilics) that can span a few weeks. Here in Vermont I've dug lilacs from around old cellarholes in the woods, where they must have been planted in the mid-1800s. And that's "short-lived" with a long I, by the way, to rhyme with "alive," because the adjective derives from the noun "life," not from the verb "live."
Another old fashioned flower with a wonderful smell is the phlox.
Formerly you saw big bunches of them in front of old farmsteads - pink, purple and white, almost 1 M. tall. Perhaps cheap and easy, but beautiful I'm sorry I can't keep them up here.
I love the smell of lilacs! I know many flowers are bred to be big and colourful, without smell. I'm not sure if lilacs are among those, but roses are. Give me a dogrose any day, then you can keep the hybrids.
Patricia, your Lilac town sounds (smells?) wonderful.
My mother grew Lilacs and I loved the smell. That reminds me, I seem to remember most of her flowers having a nice scent. Most flowers I smell today, have none. I wonder if it's just because she chose those with a scent, or if the scent has been bred out of them.
Joan, I agree completely what Daniel's statement.
Stopped at Home Depot today, but they had no mushroom kits. :(
Out of curiosity about the price & other info, I trying finding them at Home Depot stores in Boise, Vancouver, Portland, and Troutdale, but found none.
Tried Amazon and found them for $16.61
Also found Morel kits at Amazon, plus other kinds of mushrooms. I many order some one of these days.
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