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LITTLE GREEN HERON
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In Recovery!

The yard work is near complete! At least the winter kill from last February. A long time coming, but we have only two more to cut out...the pomegranate tree and another red bougainvillea. Then, of course, the never ending job of weeding. We just did that last week, and more have sprouted. But, there is a bright side of this too!! When last week our job for the week was to cut out the frozen, dead, brown, gardenia bush. I cut them out, Bud clipped them so they fit into the trash bin so we don't have to haul it to the landfill ourselves. Then, what I couldn't get the large hedge clippers to fit around the limb, Bud sawed them to the ground level. Two days later, when I was out in the morning, watering the patio potted plants, I saw NEW growth....right where we cut out the dead! The gardenia is coming back from the roots!! That instigated a more detailed inspection of all the OTHER winter kill - both front and back yards....I was elated. Most is coming back up from the ground. It will take a few years to get it all back to normal, but most have survived!! Ones I thought would need replacing.   There were some that I knew would come back from the cold snap, like the crepe myrtle and the Mexican Bird of Paradise and the Esperanza....









Our yard is looking like home again.

...and to continue showcasing my Trolls...

My 15th Troll Share

TROLL DOLL COLLECTION
Last of "Regular" Trolls...Twins!
Remaining Trolls are Holiday Themed


circa: late 70s



46 comments:

  1. That's great that the plants are coming back. You sure have a lot of pretty flowers in your yard.

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  2. Your plants and flowers are looking beautiful and I"m so happy that your gardenia is coming back. I wish they could grow outside all year here. They are so gorgeous♥

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    1. So many love the gardenia. I truly thought it was a "goner".

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  3. Good new Annie!
    I am glad your plants are coming back. Your flowers are beautiful.
    Have a happy day!

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  4. Your hard work is paying off and it looks like a very successful project!

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    1. It has been work. But, since most are showing survival, I'm glad.

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  5. Once all the dead is cut away, lots of plants and trees get re-energized. I'm so glad that's happening for you. It's great to see hope in a garden.

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  6. Everything looks so nice! Once my husband cut a hibiscus bush down to a couple inches and I was so mad at him because I thought it was dead! It took a few years but it grew back bigger than ever!

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  7. Glad you are almost done, and I'm so happy to hear things are coming back!

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  8. I am glad your good plants are pulling the Lazarus routine. The will to live in plants is amazing. Sadly the unwelcome plants seem to have the same gene. Hope you enjoy all the rebirth.

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    1. I'm working on getting it back. 😊

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  9. Most times I thank the Lord for weeds... pulling them somehow is therapeutic for me... except when it's too hot. *haha* I'm glad the damage from last February is history for you, Anni. I still think of that from time-to-time and shudder. How horrible that was... and so many lives lost too. Terrible! I love your little trolls today... the bare naked ladies. *lol* ~Andrea xoxoxo

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    1. It was for me this morning too...
      Therapeutic.

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  10. Whewwwww....

    Your plants are recovering!!!!

    I was afraid you had done yourself damage!!!!

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    1. Other than losing a few more brain cells and adding fat cells, I'm doing fine.

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  11. What great news! 😊😊

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  12. How amazing!! Your hard work more than paid off! Your flowers are always so gorgeous and exotic looking! Your yard must look like a Botanical Garden.

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  13. That is such good news. I'm so glad your winter-killed plants are showing signs of life!!

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  14. I'm glad to hear that about your yard.

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  15. Looks like your yard is very pretty, with all those blooms.

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    1. This year, not so much, but improving.

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  16. Good News!!! Plants are so amazing. I live in Northwest Wisconsin. We had -50 degrees in 2019!!! How any plant can handle that cold! It is amazing. And little birds too.

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  17. Oh that is good news about your plant.
    Those weeds will grow anywhere!!

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    1. I was out early, weeding. Didn't get it all done...tomorrow, maybe.

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  18. Glad to hear that all was not lost and that beauty remains abound in the yard! Hopefully you're bones are feeling better, too. ; - )

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  19. So good to have your yard back! Everything is looking beautiful! I know it's so much work, but I bet next year you will really see the results of your work.

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  20. What a botanical feast you have in your garden. Gorgeous flowers.
    I'm so glad some things are recovering and you have the energy to "spiff" up your yard. Don't wear yourself out completely though.
    Sue

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    1. It's hot out there, we stop yard work early!!

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  21. Thank you, but no... My Header issue is not fully solved. I can not have my blog Name, right in my Header. I have to put it, in a Gadget, right below the Header.

    Ginny told me that there is one Theme, which lets you put your blog name in Header. But I do not, not, not like the looks of that Theme.

    I noticed how wide my Header needs to be, to fill the space. And make my photos, that width. Thus I bypass the Header-shows-to-left thing.

    There is/was a simple code, to make one's Header center. But I can't find, the place, where old blogger let you add that code. -sigh-

    🍓 🌝 🍓 🌝 🍓

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  22. What a well-composed and beautiful mosaic. Your yard must be lovely. Lots of hard work too, of course. I hope you enjoy that part of it as well.

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  23. YES!!!! What a special gift! I love that your bushes are coming back! I love everything about 'redeeming'....and I have a few at home that I am hoping will be redeemed!

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    1. I'm happy to see many return...thought all was lost.

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