Thankful Thursday, 2/21/19

Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A RS152252A

What a difference a day makes.  Yesterday was cold and snowy followed after much shoveling, by freezing rain.  Today, it's sunny and about 50 degrees.   Mother Nature has sure been fickle this year. Days like today, I don't mind at all!

I am upstairs in my home office, gazing longingly out the window, anxious to get started on my garden.  Here's the view right now.

The view from my home office window

In the spring, before the dog days of summer, there is always something blooming in the garden.  I can't wait to get my hands in the dirt.  I've been told by more than one landscaping company that I have too much stuff.  One told me that instead of paying them to mulch, I should pay them to thin out the flowers.  When I asked what they'd do with the flowers, his response:  throw them away!  Ugh.  

I wouldn't mind the help, it's a ton of work, but I can't bear the thought of throwing out flowers.  Every year, I tend to buy more.  I will admit that a lot of my plantings taught me what NOT TO PLANT as many of my purchases overtook other flowers and choked out all but the thistle, which thrives.  

I would be forever thankful to any local friends who would like to come over and fill their gardens with some of my extras.  I am serious about that.  I have an abundance of black-eyed Susans, orange daylilies, the obedient plant (disobedient at best... it's the plant choking everything else out and needs to be planted where you don't care if it takes over and in full sun).  My hostas could stand being divided.  I have so much lirope that I wish I had never laid eyes on it.

This is beginning to not sound very thankful!  But I am, so very thankful for the beauty of flowers.  I grew up in the city and for me, it's a pleasure to see so much of nature out of my window.  

Wishing for spring and feeling thankful for the sunshine.

(Cover photo is one of my favorites of JJ).

Carpe Diem!!





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Susan C. Mangigian

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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

The same here as far as what a difference a day makes, however yesterday we just had cold wet rain in the 40s and today sunshine and 60s.  The rain is supposed to return later in the day, but I really enjoyed going to the mailbox and just standing out in the sunshine today.

Feb 21, 2019 11:10 AM #1
Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Look for a local plant exchange, ours is around Mother's Day each year.  I did up the Iris and other bulb plants, daylilies and all the other plants that have rooted down and take them to the exchange.  Someone is always looking, they are free and everyone loves free. You also get a chance to try something without digging too deep in your pockets.  the director of the exchange has a greenhouse so everyone leaves with a pepper plant, some basil and tomatoes to start the garden off strong.

Feb 21, 2019 11:26 AM #2
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Methinks we have some similar garden troubles!  I've learned some things I just can't grow (wrong soil, wrong sunlight amount, etc.).  Last year was a disaster as a certain section of the garden was never weeded once, nor mulched.  It takes me 3 pallets of about 80 bags each to mulch everything.  We hired out one didn't go well, too many things buried by the crew.  Maybe this year I'll catch up??

Feb 21, 2019 12:36 PM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Susan. I love you doogie. I can relate to the gardening thing. I buy and buy and mulch also but am trying to put in things that can replace mulch.

Feb 22, 2019 08:07 AM #4
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