Friday, May 26, 2017

Flowers by Color - YELLOW


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Flowers by Color - YELLOW


This is my second installment of a new post series featuring flowers by color.  For the next few months I will pick a different color and share my favorite flowers of that color (these lists are NOT a complete list of all flowers of that color, simply just my favorites).  This week is YELLOW flower week.


Certain featured flowers have links to previous posts on this blog - please feel free to click on these links to view the entire posts (they will be how-to-grow or maintenance posts).


Firstly, you will need to know the difference between annual, perennial & biennial:


Annual Plant - completes its lifecycle in one season/year.  By "lifecycle" I mean from germination to seed formation.  Here are some examples of annual plants:  green beans, petunia, sage, sunflower, morning glory and so much more.

Perennial Plant - lives for more than 2 years but produces seed in one season without dying afterward.  Some examples of perennials: most fruit trees like apple, vegetables like asparagus or leeks, day lilies, peonies and so much more.

Biennial Plant - 2 years to complete its lifecycle.  Examples are: parsley, caraway, foxglove, parsnips and so much more.




Tulip
This is a perennial flower that blooms very early in Springtime.
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Forsythia
This is perennial shrub/bush that is very easy to grow.  I would recommend trimming when it gets larger otherwise it will become out of control.  This blooms even earlier in the Spring than tulips.
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Rose
I did a series on this blog five years ago called "Frank's Flowers" - Frank is my dad and he is a master at growing roses.
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Zinnia
This is an annual flower.  Zinnias are susceptible to powdery mildew but otherwise a joy to grow.
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Before I reveal my favorite yellow flower - I wanted to share this fantastic website with you:
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Specifically, checkout this article that has many creative and wonderful edging ideas for your flower garden
(please click on the title below):
9 Amazing Affordable Landscape Edging Ideas
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SUNFLOWERS - 7 Different Yellow Varieties


Vincent's Choice
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This sunflower variety was named after my favorite Impressionist artist: Vincent VanGogh.

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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Tiny "Giant Sungold"
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The original name of this sunflower made be chuckle "Giant Sungold" since the flowers were quite miniature in sunflower terms.  I renamed this variety "Tiny Giant Sungold".


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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Giant Gray Stripe
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I could never understand why this was called "Gray Stripe" since there isn't a bit of gray in this flower.  Then a friend of mine answered my confusion when she said: "that's because of the gray stripe on the seed" - hahahaha - that makes sense.
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Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Starburst Blaze
click HERE to view
This unique sunflower was a mixture of 3 distinct colored sunflowers including this light lemon yellow color.  (You will just have to click on the link above to view the other two colors).

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Mammoth
click HERE to view
This variety was the star of my garden in 2012.  It truly is a mammoth beauty.

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Soraya
click HERE to view
I was not the only one that enjoyed this sunflower variety - insects also enjoyed every inch.  They devoured these flowers.  If you try to grow organically (like I do) then I suggest growing a different sunflower variety.
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Monet's Palette Mixture
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I think there must have been a mistake with this sunflower seed packet because I only had 2 colors: yellow and a dark red (almost brown).  If you know anything about the artwork of Monet then you know that these two colors certainly do NOT define his mastery.


photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


Other "Flowers by COLOR" Posts:
BLUE Flowers


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Recently on "Essential Oil Saturdays"
We learned how essential oils are extracted from flowers/leaves/roots.
Click HERE to read.
Essential Oil Saturdays
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #67

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#67 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge last year, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for my husband, parents and my sister (and her family).  I am most thankful that any second of any day I can go to God in prayer.

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" 'For I know the plans I have for you', says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.' "  Jeremiah 29:11

For many years now on this blog we have been featuring old hymns once a month.  This hymn is one of my favorites!" 

Read: Standing on the Promises (HYMN)

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We are starting to plant the beans.  The sweet potatoes arrived and we will plant them sometime next week.

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- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,271
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Linky Followers - 109
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That's a grand total of 27,963 followers in some form or another (which is up 16 from last week).

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This is one of our favorite Spring-time meals - combining lemon, chicken and fresh-from-the-garden asparagus!:
Lemon Asparagus Chicken RECIPE
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Time To Link Up! Tuesdays with a Twist #213

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1. "Window Star Tutorial" by Country Blossom
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Part of the Mother's & Father's Day Gift Guide
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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/18/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Welcome to the 3d Deco Light Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

Life in a House of Testosterone

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Mami's 3 Little Monkeys

Bargnhtress

PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

Central Bargains and Giveaways

Eclectic Evelyn

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Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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This post contains affiliate links and Laura may make a small commission if the product is ordered via the links in this post. Clever Yoga 7 Piece Essentials Giveaway

Welcome to the Clever Yoga 7 Piece Essentials Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

Michigan Saving and More

Deliciously Savvy

Tales From A Southern Mom

Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains

Welcome To My Kitchen

Life in a House of Testosterone

Here We Go Again ready

My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Mami's 3 Little Monkeys

Bargnhtress

PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

Central Bargains and Giveaways

Eclectic Evelyn

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/18/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

Enter below and Good Luck!


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