Peek-a-boo-toes season?

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)June 18, 2012

It seems like the past week I've seen an unusually high number of inadvertent shots of people's toes in their pics, including mine. I don't step off the porch without shoes 'cuz the grass here is NOT soft, and I usually kick them off while I'm still on the porch. Just glad it's naked TOES season and never thought I'd say this, but I miss nice soft grass that feels nice to walk on even if ya have to mow every week or small children can get lost.

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Purple, funny topic.

When we were kids, we'd run bare-foot through grass, hot side walks, stairs and porches.

Now that I'm older, guess I don't like getting my toes dirty, not to mention stepping on sticks or sharp objects, 'ouch' and if one has a dog, there's poop to worry about, lol.

Although we don't use chemicals, our neighbors do. Front and back yards blend together. We now have a fence out back, but the front yard/grass is open.
Neighbors on either side of our house have treated grass. I dislike chemicals, so just thinking about walking/running through chemical grass makes my tummy ache. lol.

What type of grass do you have? You don't have to mow? Toni

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 1:01PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I don't know, it's ugly and kinda prickly, centipede or st. augustine or something similar. It grows more out than up, so I only have to mow about every 3 weeks. But a lot of time is spent pulling the "vines" of grass off of borders, it just goes right over them.

Know what you mean about the chem-lawns. Haven't seen one of those signs or trucks here and I like that a lot.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 2:22PM
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Purple, I'm very sensitive to lawn chemicals.

I wake up and can't breathe, without knowing neighbors had their lawns treated.
When I look outside, there are the signs.

They don't have their lawns sprayed as much as they used to, so it's getting better. Still...

When we were in AL, the lawns were beautiful. Of course, we didn't dare walk on the grass, but it sure looked nice.
If you're a grass

Oh, BTW, I snapped a pic of the Callisia yesterday. The stem got thick.


Can't believe it survived those icy nights. Now it's in heat, high 90's. lol..

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 2:54PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Hey that looks great! Is it propped/staked or standing on its' own? Survive? Starting to think that although this plant probably couldn't survive an explosion, it could just outgrow it! LOL! Been repotting today, including my Callisia (well, the Mama, anyway.) It's in a hanging pot, now. Just need to find one of the hanging things to attach to it, but ran out of energy & was too hot. Maybe tomorrow. Must b something about Callisias in the air today.

Now I just need to cool off enough to bother showering & wash these DIRTY toes.

My lawn looks nice too, if/when it rains. It's just not a soft grass. We go to the beach & nearby spring lake often enough to get some toe time, a trade I'm good with.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 4:46PM
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