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Old 05-18-2013, 03:35 AM
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A few more

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Now for the critters

Ducklings three days old
http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/v...&pictureid=670

Chicks from one day to one week old
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My bubby
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After a bath
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Finally, the first ripe peaches of the year. I am very proud of them.

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[QUOTE=MollyPitcher;355118]Now for the critters

Ducklings three days old
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What breed are the darker ducklings Molly?

Terrific pictures - I could smell the roses!
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The ducks are mostly mutts, I think. I have one black female and one black male, plus a Blue Dutch and a tan male of a breed I don't recall. So I have no way of knowing what they will be.

The weather has been dry and warm enough the past couple of days that the roses are very fragrant. I could smell some of them from several feet away.
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Loved the pictures. Thank you for sharing.
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Beautiful---drool!!!!

Is the bee on honeysuckle? Thats a nice pic.
And the firecracker plant--nice.

My neighbor has a beautiful lantana bush--wish I could post pics of it.
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thanks, I can just smell the roses.
What is that white flower with a bee on it, and the red one not quite open?
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The bee is on the blossom of a satsuma. I have several growing in large pots.

I'm not sure which red flower you mean, so picture #3 is the rose 'Duchess du Brabant' (grows like a weed, insects virtually ignore it, very resistant to mildew/yellow spot, I highly recommend it although it is usually not that dark pink. It's more of a shell pink but I think the cool temps were allowing the blooms to be darker than normal) and pic#7 is the the rose 'Archduke Charles'. The color in the pic is accurate. It's a so-so rose for me, I may rip it out one day and replace it with something that is a bit more floriferous during the year. Both of those roses are open all the way. The Duchess is an old 'cabbage' type tea rose and the blossoms don't open up the way some other roses do. They don't reflex back. That's pretty much 'open' for the duchess.
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The bee is on the blossom of a satsuma. I have several growing in large pots.

I'm not sure which red flower you mean, so picture #3 is the rose 'Duchess du Brabant' (grows like a weed, insects virtually ignore it, very resistant to mildew/yellow spot, I highly recommend it although it is usually not that dark pink. It's more of a shell pink but I think the cool temps were allowing the blooms to be darker than normal) and pic#7 is the the rose 'Archduke Charles'. The color in the pic is accurate. It's a so-so rose for me, I may rip it out one day and replace it with something that is a bit more floriferous during the year. Both of those roses are open all the way. The Duchess is an old 'cabbage' type tea rose and the blossoms don't open up the way some other roses do. They don't reflex back. That's pretty much 'open' for the duchess.
The one--with the long red buds is what we call a Firecracker plant.

Cabbage roses have the most beautiful colors.
Just love your pics also--thank for the joy.
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MollyPitcher, you have some beautiful roses! Thank you for posting the pictures.
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Great pictures, I would have some nice ones of roses but the deer broke though the fence and ate them. Gods natural way to prune roses.
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thanks, it must be the firecracker plant. Know neither the satsuma nor the firecracker.
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The one that looks like firecracker plant flowers is really just a hardy aloe vera bloom stalk. I have them out underneath an olive tree and they grow quite happily there. I cover them in the winter with leaves and then old cloth or a rug or something and they freeze back a ways but they always come back and send up tall bloom stalks three or four times a year. The hummers love them.

A satsuma is sort of like a tangerine, except not quite so tart.

Annie, I wish I could throw some peaches up over DFW and down to your place, but unfortunately my pitching arm isn't too good these days. I ended up with 3 quart freezer containers full, did the sugar/lemon juice pack that the Ball Blue Book suggested. I ate quite a few first. I need to find another peach variety that fruits a little later so I won't have quite so many at one time. I've still got enough to fill that big bowl again three times over, if not more.

I have many rose pictures, maybe I will post more soon.
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The one that looks like firecracker plant flowers is really just a hardy aloe vera bloom stalk. I have them out underneath an olive tree and they grow quite happily there. I cover them in the winter with leaves and then old cloth or a rug or something and they freeze back a ways but they always come back and send up tall bloom stalks three or four times a year. The hummers love them.

A satsuma is sort of like a tangerine, except not quite so tart.

Annie, I wish I could throw some peaches up over DFW and down to your place, but unfortunately my pitching arm isn't too good these days. I ended up with 3 quart freezer containers full, did the sugar/lemon juice pack that the Ball Blue Book suggested. I ate quite a few first. I need to find another peach variety that fruits a little later so I won't have quite so many at one time. I've still got enough to fill that big bowl again three times over, if not more.

I have many rose pictures, maybe I will post more soon.
I love peaches--use to get them from a fellow in N.E.Tx==hes not there anymore.
My favorite fruit.

And the rose pics?
I love them--
I had a JFK pink I kept in a container for years--most beautiful thing I had ever seen---idiot stole it--knew I should have put it in the ground.

Good luck MollyP---the banties are adorable--had a banty hen that stole eggs from a big Red---babies were as big as their mother in 2 weeks--she was a fierce mama.
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Banty birds usually are very agressive when it comes to their nests. I have a little silkie, a little white adorable powder puff of a hen, until she's on the nest then she's vicious. The backs of my hands still have V-shaped blood blisters where she got me when I was checking under her.

I once gave that same hen some duck eggs to hatch--in fact the ducks that just gave me this brood---and when the duck eggs hatched that little silky would try to cover them up. She would spread her wings wide, sit with her legs spraddled apart and her head forward. She had some of her chicks under her but those ducklings got too big too quick, and after about 2 or 3 weeks they were the same size as her and she couldn't cover them anymore, but she would keep trying. It was funny to watch!
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Envious! Our leaves are just starting to come out!
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Oh, I love the pictures! Thank you for sharing. Love the roses, I could almost smell them.
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Peaches??? Already???

Love the flowers! I don't have that many yet at my place.

Thanks for sharing!
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