CrabAppleLane Sunday - March 9, 2008 Issue

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For the record, I love daylight savings time. Starting tomorrow, I'll be getting home from work in daylight regularly for the first time in almost 15 years.

While working in the yard today, Patsy and I both heard the unmistakable sound of a hummingbird but we didn't see it. Fresh nectar awaits. Can't wait till they start their regular visits again. They're right on time. I was expecting them this weekend. Update 7PM: Saw him. First one back gets uncontested nectar.

I offer one from the CrabAppleLane courtyard today.

CrabAppleLane Mandevilla - March 9, 2008
CrabAppleLane Mandevilla - March 9, 2008
Well, the trellis and the flowerpot were going to waste. I've had Mandevilla in the past but always the pink variety. I like this red much better. It's a rather expensive tropical vine that does OK in the hot Louisiana climate. I saw a couple this size at a nursery yesterday for $29/ea. When I saw this one today for $16 at Walmart, I thought I'd take a chance. I've never had any luck carrying a plant over from one season to the next, though. I'm hoping I'll be able to just leave it in the planter and carry it inside to protect it from the frost. We'll see.

Quote of the Day
The NFL got a little less interesting Tuesday. You watched Favre for what he did and what he tried to do. You marveled at his complete and utter fearlessness. You shook your head in amazement when he made great plays and when he made bonehead plays.
Gene Wojciechowski, ESPN.com

Blog of the day here.

Quote from said blog: "This is one of my favorite songs sung by one of my favorite singers, Eva Cassidy, who tragically died of melanoma in 1996 at age 33 before she became famous world-wide."

Quite lovely. -Rob

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By chance I ran across your blog site. Since I was born and raised in Bush, your photos bring back great memories of my childhood. I have family buried in Williams-Galloway cemetery and lived just off Hwy 40. I reside in Virginia now. I never would have thought I would come across pictures of an obscure place such as Bush, LA. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to archive memories. Steven

You're quite welcome, Steven. Stop in any time. We live about a mile off of Hwy 40 near Ben Williams Road.

Lovely Mandevilla! I spent this weekend procuring & applying fertilizers to my ligustrums & houseplants. My azalea, however, is most certainly dead (& has been since August.) Not much likes to grow in our ground, evidently.

That surprises me, Lana. I've had good luck with azaleas here on the NorthShore. They take off wherever I put them. When I lived on the SouthShore, I was an azalea serial killer. I could not keep them alive.

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