Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Flowers by Color - RED


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Flowers by Color - RED


This is my third post in a series featuring flowers by color.  This series will continue for nine weeks.  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 RED 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.



Miniature Wave Petunia
This is an annual that is perfect for a hanging basket.  The hummingbirds love this flower.
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Coleus
This is an annual (for northern cool climates) OR a "tender perennial" (for southern warm climates).  A "tender perennial" means that in warmer more southern climates this plant will actually survive the winter and live on into the next season.  This is not a flower - it's all about the colorful leaves/foliage.
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"Reddy Rosie" Rose
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My dad is the rose specialist - one year I featured some of the rose favorites from his garden.


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"Black Cherry" Rose
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As a child I remember hanging around (and filling my belly) our Bing cherry tree which was a black cherry variety.  The color of those cherries were very similar to this rose.


Photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower


SUNFLOWERS - 5 Different Red Varieties
Red Hedge
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This beauty has deep dark reds, almost sometimes seeming black.  I love the inner yellow circle.
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Prado
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This is a brick red, almost brown in color.  Here again, there seemed to be a mix-up with the seed packet because some of these sunflowers seemed purplish in color (you will see what I mean if you click on the link above).



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Starburst Blaze
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This sunflower variety has 3 different candy colored versions - click the link above to see the other two colors. 

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Floristan
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This is not my favorite sunflower variety however the bugs loved it.  They were devoured by the bugs.


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Black Velvet Queen
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This is the darkest colored flower that I have ever grown.  It really did appear velvety in texture.

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower
Mystery Plant
This is a berry NOT a flower but I just love the bright red color.  A few years ago I did a series on the Toledo Zoo.  While I was at the zoo I found myself looking more at the plants grown there than the animals (lol - a gardener at heart I guess). 
If you know the name/variety of this plant please let me know in the comment section - Thank you.









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Other "Flowers by COLOR" Posts:
BLUE Flowers
YELLOW Flowers
PURPLE Flowers
ORANGE Flowers
PINK Flowers
WHITE Flowers

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Time To Link Up! Tuesdays with a Twist #214

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #214!
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1. "Raspberry Coconut Pops" by Play Dates to Parties
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3.  "Grow 20-lb Plants Our Ancestors Grew"  by Mary's Heirloom Seeds




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Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

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Monday, May 29, 2017

You're the STAR - Week#1 GARDEN (June 2017)


Today is Memorial Day here in the United States which honors the people who died while serving this country's armed services.  Please take a moment to reflect on what this day really means.

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WELCOME to the June "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to GARDEN feature week of the
"You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your GARDEN week Hosts 
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This week is GARDEN feature week
Swing by the GARDEN Hosts blogs:
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling, outdoor activities &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  repurposed ideas, outdoor concerns, posts relating to farm animals etc all while remaining family friendly)


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(All features were chosen from the May 2017 "You're the Star" blog hop)


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Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
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(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nothing Can Be Hidden

 
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Nothing Can Be Hidden

WOW - this passage is something that all of the modern world should study!  From the media to politicians to teachers and students - we are all concerned with privacy.  On a more personal level - I'm sure that we can all recall things that we have said or done in private that we wouldn't want anyone ever to know in public.  There are 4 things that popped into my head when I read these verses - they are:  Secrets, Motives, Lies & Hypocrisy..... let me explain:
 
1.  Secrets  - "there is nothing concealed or hidden that will not be made known" - whether it's a secret whispered to another person or a secret about yourself that only you know - God knows all.  Whether you are divulging government intelligence secrets to the press or telling your spouse about personal information confided to you by a friend - nothing can be hidden from God.  Not only does our Lord already know that specific secret but He also knows that you have betrayed your promise of secrecy.  There is no such thing as a secret kept from God. 

I also believe that many secrets lead to gossip and gossip is harmful to both the gossiper and the gossipee.  Let's be careful with secrets.
 
2.  Motives - are the push or drive behind our actions and words.  Why do we do what we do? and why do we say what we say?  Motives are not seen by the human eye (although I know that sometimes our motives shine through our actions and words).  Sometimes, even we do not realize our own motives at the time of the action.  However, our motives ARE known by God and can never be disguised from Him.
 
3.  Lies - It might not be in our lifetime but the truth will come out in the end - even if it's not until Judgment Day - the truth will be revealed.  Dishonesty must be so time consuming - keeping track of what you said to whom and how you might have to respond in the future so that the lie remains secret.  Honesty is so much more relaxing and easy. 
 
4.  Hypocrisy - falseness, insincerity, fake, two-facedness.  Those that try to be someone that they are not always show their "true colors" eventually.  Now, a hypocrite is different from somebody striving to change and be more Christ-like - the latter is sincere work whereas hypocrisy is sin.
 
Remember - any sin when confessed to God is forgiven by our gracious & merciful Lord through our Savior Jesus Christ.   


We need to live every second of our lives in truth knowing that nothing can be hidden from God!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Eartheasy Versa Rocket Stove GIVEAWAY

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Grandma Olson's Cardamom Braid RECIPE
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PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

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This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
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My Silly Little Gang

Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views

Bargnhtress

PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

Mami’s 3 Little Monkeys

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