Sunday, April 17, 2016

Remarkable Event - Remarkable Spring

Good Morning, 
We seem to have taken the day off yesterday after going to the dump; Bless these  tired bodies; we got a call from Martha a friend from Cub Scouts.She went to Paducah to try to and find old photos  from a Photo Studio that went out of business, The owner left the photos to the church. Martha said she saw our name on a group of photos and she brought them back home and called us. Remarkable. I think mom called you to tell you about the photos.
I think you should put mom on a special ring on your phone.
We both feel good this morning, mentally and physically.
The tomatoes are doing fine outside in their bed of soil; we did not plant the Roma's yet we just kind of quit for the day. We did eat birthday cake and ice cream.
I just had my second cup of coffee and mom got her tea this morning.
Today is the Sun Day or Son Day or as we say in America Sunday. Any of those days is suitable for us here in Western Kentucky. Everyone we talk to absolutely loves the weather as it is today.

I watched this episode of "Ask This Old House" and I loved the idea of asking butterflies, hummingbirds and bees to visit our home. The episode had shade loving plants as well as tall and short plants.

The flowers, shrubs and grasses used were native and adapted species chosen to attract pollinators, and include:

Agastache 'Rosie Posie' (Anise Hyssop)
Amsonia hubrichtii (Blue Star)
Asclepias tub. 'Hello Yellow' (Butterfly Weed)
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (False Indigo)
Chelone 'Hot Lips' (Turtleheads)
Echinacea 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' (Coneflower)
Eupatorium 'Little Joe' (Joe Pye Weed)
Dryopteris x australis (Dixie Wood Fern)
Helianthus 'Sunshine Daydream' (Many-flowered Sunflower)
Liatris 'Kobold' (Liatris/Blazing Star)
Penstemon 'Dark Towers' (Beardtongue)
Phlox pan. 'David' (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. 'Laura' (Garden Phlox)
Phlox pan. 'Nicky' (Garden Phlox)
Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick' (Stoke's Aster)

Panicum virgatum 'Cape Breeze' (Switchgrass)
Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal' (Switchgrass)

Fothergilla gardenii (Dwarf Fothergilla)
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice (Oakleaf Hydrangea)
Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' (Inkberry Holly)
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' (Virginia Sweetspire)
Lindera benzoin (Spice Bush)

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