08-29-2012, 09:41 AM
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Now that we've been experiencing slightly cooler weather during the daytime (high 80's, lower 90's) and significantly cooler night time temperatures, the garden is starting to come back to a life somewhat, plus the Autumn (Fall) plants are beginning to wake up and put on their displays...

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Miniature Rose Bush



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Butterfly Weed coming back into flower



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Coreopsis Moonbeam in flower



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Eastern Blazing Star in bud



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Eastern Blazing Star "triple" bud



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Eastern Blazing Star beginning to show off its beautiful purple flowers

Edit: Fixed title.

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 08-29-2012, 10:06 AM
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Sad It's still 110 here. Angry

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 08-29-2012, 10:09 AM
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Nice pictures. I always like to see your garden posts.

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 08-29-2012, 11:28 AM
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Just beautiful, Mike. For every brown finger I have you have three green ones! Thumbsup

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 08-29-2012, 12:29 PM
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Beautiful pictures

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 08-31-2012, 11:50 AM
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While out shopping Wednesday evening I picked up on clearance (50% off) 4 solar path lights for the back garden, the wife had wanted some for quite a while (plus getting them for her, took her mind off my recent shaving expenditure Angel).

Last night (Thursday) the wife and I put them together and placed them out in the back garden... Sods Law, while pushing the last one into the ground, I pushed a little too hard (trying to push pass a stone or some such thing) and managed to break the lantern, nothing too serious, the light still worked etc but none the less I knew it was broken (stuff like that bothers me, much to the wife's amusement).

This morning (Friday) I decide to call the manufacture (Smith & Hawkin), explained what I'd stupidly done and asked if it was possible to purchase a replacement part. Their response, "We will send you a complimentary one out in the mail". I honestly wasn't expecting that, I wasn't after a freebie... I told the customer service person I greatly appreciated their kind offer but felt I should have to pay for the replacement part, especially as it was my own stupid fault for breaking it in the first place. They told me it was fine, not to worry about it, and that they would send the part free of charge this time... Wow! that is what I call exceptional customer service.

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1 of 4 new solar (path) lights installed in back garden flowerbeds

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 08-31-2012, 12:29 PM
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Mike, the lights are beautiful.

Isn't it great to know that there really is some wonderful customer service still floating around out there?

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 08-31-2012, 12:37 PM
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(08-31-2012, 12:29 PM)freddy Wrote: Mike, the lights are beautiful.

Isn't it great to know that there really is some wonderful customer service still floating around out there?

Hi Freddy

Thanks! The wife and I are really pleased with them.

It certainly is, in truth I believe there should be a lot! more in this connected world. You always tend to hear about bad experiences... but it's always nice to hear about the good experiences (IMHO).

Take care, Mike

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 08-31-2012, 06:09 PM
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Beautiful pictures, once again, Mike. Thanks for sharing.

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 09-02-2012, 12:55 PM
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Out in the back garden today, after experiencing nearly two full days of much needed rain...

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Last Daylily Becky Lynn flower of the year



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Quite possibly the last Missouri Evening Primrose flower of the year



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Eastern Blazing Star & its stunning purple flowers

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 09-02-2012, 12:56 PM
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Those Eastern Blazing Stars are beautiful.

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 09-07-2012, 07:24 AM
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(08-29-2012, 09:41 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
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Eastern Blazing Star "triple" bud

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Now: Eastern Blazing Star "triple" flower

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 09-10-2012, 09:41 AM
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Painted Lady (I think) on Eastern Blazing Star

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 09-10-2012, 09:52 AM
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Mother Nature does it again! Thumbsup

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 09-11-2012, 03:04 AM
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Beatiful pictures!

I love our garden but not all the work to keep it nice. Still its worth it.

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 09-16-2012, 04:33 PM
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First Aromatic Aster flower of the year

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 09-16-2012, 05:42 PM
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Wow, Mike, is there anything you can't do in the garden?

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 09-16-2012, 06:17 PM
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(09-16-2012, 05:42 PM)freddy Wrote: Wow, Mike, is there anything you can't do in the garden?

Well Freddy, the wife won't allow me to do the gardening in my birthday suit Tongue

In all seriousness there is plenty I can't do, but the simple fact is I love being out there doing something, doesn't matter what it is, as long as I'm out there I'm happy Smile

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