Update: Roses 🌹 3


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Here is an updated picture of the two plants that I had transferred into their own pots from the original pots that had 3 other plants in them to make the pots look fuller. The one on the right I have named “ Momo no Ko” (child of Momo) since it’s from the same pot … [Read more…]

Update On Roses 🌹 2


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It’s been a month since my last update I’m waiting for Peach 🍑 to start putting out buds. There is one, and when it starts to open I will photograph it and post. Until Next Time, Happy Gardening! Please follow and like us:0

Update on Roses


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What I did since my last post. I posted about my roses 🌹 not being healthy on my Facebook page and got helpful tips from family and friends. Here’s what they said. Move the roses 🌹 to a dry, sunny spot. (I moved the roses from the wet side of our lanai (porch) to the … [Read more…]

Buying Roses for Easter Gifts


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I Didn’t Think to Look About 3 weeks ago I brought 5 little bushes of roses in different hues for myself and our daughters for Easter gifts instead of candies . They were in pots covered by wrapping, and in cute ceramic holders. The wrapping and ceramic holder were pretty and festive. The pretty packaging … [Read more…]

Arcanium Unbounded


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Brandon Sanderson Pages:751 Genre: Science Fiction/ Fantasy  Don’t be intimidated by the number of pages in this book. It is a compilation of different stories from Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere Collection. It has stories from the different series within the Cosmere, and stand alone stories. However each story is connected. There are spoiler alerts for those … [Read more…]

Slugs & Ashes


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I’ve had this on going battle with slugs invading my green house and outside beds. This past week I lost 4 Lily buds to the appetites of the slugs. I remembered that the last time the Lilies bloomed I had placed ashes from our fire place around them. Today I did it again to see … [Read more…]

A Year of Blogging – What I Learned


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Write it Down If you are like me you get your best (or worst) ideas when you’re busy doing something else. (ex. driving, or sleeping) Both of these times aren’t the most convenient. l would say, “That’s a good topic, or idea, I’ll write it down when I get to my destination, or that’s a … [Read more…]

The Garden-Update (November 8,2018)


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New Growth  It’s been a hard year for the garden with the powdery mildew, a long cold winter that carried over into spring. Summer was a time to cut everything down and start over. Then the Volcano (Kilauea) erupted giving off lots of VOG that damaged the plants, constant earthquake quakes that took getting used … [Read more…]

Service, Talents, Sharing, and Connections


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Service Today our family did the Sunday Worship service for the residents, staff, and family members at the Veterans Center of Hilo. We opened the program with “Ho’onani I Ka Makua mau,” (Doxology), followed by a prayer. I gave a talk “Developing Our Talents.” Next we sang “Ekolu Mea Nui,” (the Three Great Things), followed … [Read more…]

Pachinko


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By: Min Jin Lee Pages: 479 Genre: Historical Fiction Rated: R (Language, sexual content) Pachinko is a story that begins in Korea (Yeongdo) in a little fishing village before the separation of the country into North and South during the annexation of Korea to Japan. It spans five generations beginning with Hoonie’s parents, and continues … [Read more…]