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Happy Mother's Day!

Posted by retiredprof 7 - Northern DE (My Page) on
Sun, May 10, 09 at 18:22

Sincere best wishes to all of you moms out there! Hope you're having a great day, enjoying family and taking at least a small break from gardening chores.

Well, I decided to celebrate, too. Woke up at 5:00 am, made coffee, read the news, and fed Dee who promptly barfed up her entire breakfast. Cleaned that up. Then fed Flint, my African Grey parrot, who was screaming "Breakfast, now!" He also promptly regurgitated on me (it's a sign of affection).

I decided right then I was a mommy as well as a daddy to the animal children and I was going to celebrate being a "single parent" who lives both roles.

Took me out to breakfast at the old folks diner, then hit my favorite nursery to buy me a treat or two.

Came home with a one-gallon pot of dianthus "Coconut Surprise" that must have a hundred buds on it. Then went in to the veggie greenhouse. Just had to (had to) buy a Black Krim and Cherokee Purple transplant. Then wait... they had Hansel and Gretel eggplants!!!

I thought I would keel over. Picked up one of each.

So, now I'm making myself a grand dinner, having some vino and celebrating along with you all you real moms.

Ooooh, I can't wait till Father's Day! ;-)


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RE: Happy Mother's Day!

  • Posted by pvick z6B NYC (My Page) on
    Tue, May 12, 09 at 0:58

Just now seeing your post, Prof. Seems like you had quite a day! I've seen pics of that 'Coconut Surprise' dianthus - it's a pretty one. Have you grown the 'Black Krim' or 'Cherokee Purple' toms before? I've had the 'Black Krim' - very tasty. and you got your 'Hansel and Gretel' eggplants after all! Good show!

I visited my mom yesterday - took her some roses. (She passed on a little over 4 years ago.) Came back home, packed up and delivered 5 containers of sprouts to a friend, then was in for the rest of the day. Not particularly productive - but a nice day all around.

When is Father's Day this year?


RE: Happy Mother's Day!

PV: No, I haven't grown either the Krim or the Cherokee before, but have heard so many good things about them, thought I'd try one of each.

As for Hansel and Gretel, they're both new, so didn't expect to find either one this year. What a surprise!

Father's Day is Sunday, June 21, the Solstice! How cool is that?

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