remember when...

pjtexgirl(7b DFW)July 15, 2006

a few months ago we were waiting for it to warm up so we could garden? I think it's warm enough now! Can someone turn down the heat please? LOl!PJ

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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

And in just a few short months we will be needing this heat. LOL What a year - I just know it will rain on me one of these days. I hope we have a long and beautiful fall season so we can all recoup.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 4:32PM
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carolann_z8(8)

Just think Popsicles and floating in the pool.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 6:20PM
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Bev__(z7/8 TX)

I'll just stay in my air conditioned house, car, stores & etc. I'm a wimp!
Fall can't come soon enough.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 9:02PM
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jolanaweb

I'm with Bev!!!! I think we have watched more movies lately than ever, lol

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 9:06PM
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wilo(Central Texas - 8)

I've got seats in the shade for anyone not wanting to be IN the pool. Sorry, we'll have to fight over the two floaties. Last one in is a rotten egg!

This is one of the reasons my "garden" is mainly on the deck!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 12:02AM
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rick_mcdaniel(Lewisville, TX)

Remember when.......we tried to warn you? (smile)

Just think about the wildfires back in California, and it might seem a little better. (At, least until they start up here, again.)

I just think about 4+ yrs to go, and think about those cooler mountains, waiting for my return. (grin)

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 11:54AM
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Bev__(z7/8 TX)

What a beautiful, refreshing pool, so clean. Is your pool elevated?
Your flower pot's look great.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 1:35PM
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wilo(Central Texas - 8)

Thanks, Bev. It is elevated. There are rocks on one side, but I don't think that's just from nature. Maybe left over from building the house or something?

I've got most of my large pots on an irrigation system (with timer) so they are doing much better. Those are pansies around the base of my brugs. They are loving the regular watering and the regular feeding they are now getting.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 5:38PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Rick,You know being from the Mojave desert might have prepared me for this. My poor DH is from San Diego and this is so brutal on him! I've done my calculations. It's official now. 95 with humidity is the same as 115 dry heat. At least to humans it is. Plants HATE,HATE,HATE,dry,hot & windy weather. Even if it drops to the 70's every night.I'm using about 1/2 as much water with plants that aren't as drought tolerant. I kind of miss the mountains too. I do like having more lakes so it's a trade off!
I'm crashing Carolann's pool tonight. I might just decide to be a mermaid until October! Whoo whoo! Someone seems to have turned the heat up! PJ

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 6:47PM
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rick_mcdaniel(Lewisville, TX)

Well, PJ, at least you don't have any doubt what the weather will be for at least the next 7 weeks! (smile)

The weathermen get really bored this time of year!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 12:39PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

Rick,True! They really can't tell when it's gonna rain either. They just keep guessing and guessing and only get it right 1/2 the time just by luck. At first I was irritated but then it got funny. PJ

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 3:26PM
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sienna_98

It always seems to me that this time of year (at least here in Central Texas) they like to forecast 20% chance of rain about 5 days ahead. Of course, that 20% almost always disappears by the time you get to that day... Sigh.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 4:05PM
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jolanaweb

Wilo, your pool is gorgeous and your potted plants look so good. So, do you have the drip system for all of your potted plants?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 1:51AM
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wilo(Central Texas - 8)

Jolana, I have the drip system for all the brugs, roses and other large containers. The plumerias seem to do fine with a lot less water and my small plants have to be hand watered, but it's a lot less work now. And with it being in the triple digits temperature-wise, I'm happy not to have to go out twice a day to water everything. And since I'll be going back to work July 31st, I was afraid I'd be too short on time to water every morning and everything would die.

Now I can sit in the pool and admire everything and not feel guilty!

Actually, it's very funny how you get a different angle on things while you are floating in the pool. I get great ideas for different arrangements or I see something that needs attention that I hadn't seen before. My version of meditation!!!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 12:07PM
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jolanaweb

You go girl, way to put those creative juices to work, lol
You've got a different *angle* alright, lol

Our old place had a pool and it made a huge difference.
DH is missing it BIGTIME.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 12:21PM
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wilo(Central Texas - 8)

Did I say my version of meditation? Maybe I meant medication!!!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 1:55PM
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beachplant(9b)

One word: SNOW
It may be hot but at least we don't spend most of the year shoveling snow and reading seed catalogs!
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 9:08PM
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bossjim1

Hey! I think it's against the law to post pictures of your cool, refreshing pool on this website!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 10:32PM
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jolanaweb

HMMM, Wilo must be wife 1.0 hehehehe
jolana

    Bookmark   July 27, 2006 at 10:44PM
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