I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!


George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

How Is My Garden Growing?????

   I thought I would show you how all my Flowers are growing........

Let's start in the front of the house......

But first, I want to remind you.........


Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

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My pots of annuals on and around the front porch are filling in nicely....
And in the front yard.....
The front flower bed.....
When I first shared how the front yard looked this season, I had mentioned that I wanted to add 2 pots here in the flower bed, planted with red flowers for some color......
Well, here they are......
And the urns.......
They are not filling in as fast as the others I noticed......
Especially the back one here......
The front one is doing better....
So is the flower box between the urns.....
I am pleased with my white/silver, red and yellow color theme with flowers for the front this year......
I want to show you the new Welcome Mat that Joe bought at Bed, Bath and Beyond......
Post Marks...... Remember he is a Letter Carrier for the US Post Office!!

And now in the back yard........

My pots planted with annuals are also doing well.......

By the Arbor.....
Over by the Trellis.....
I finally got to plant my hanging bags with impatiens!!!
There was a Mildew Fungus for the past several years and Growers were not allowed to sell these impatiens until this year here in Pennsylvania........
So I am happy that I was able to plant these bags again!!
 I planted the extra impatiens and petunias in this flower box and we will see how it turns out!!
The begonias are doing well.......
 My perennials are blooming.......
There is a cone flower to the side of the pink one........

This pink flower is being attacked by a bunny and it is not the ones on the side of it!!!
I have to spray it every night with Deer Urine Spray to keep the Bunny away!!

Some of the pots on the Patio which I have not got around to showing you yet!! I promise I will be sharing the patio with you soon!!
The wave petunia hanging off the left side of the pot seeded itself from last year as I did not buy any wave petunias this year!!

On top of my Potting Bench
More petunias on the table.....
I bought these 2 Gerber Daisies and 2 large Geraniums at a local Garden Center that closes out all it's flowers at dirt cheap prices every year before the 4th of July so they can focus on their Landscaping Business!!
These cost me only $9.00 plus tax!!!

The Gerber Daisies were transplanted into some larger pots....
One Geranium was planted here in a pot placed in this terra cotta wine cooler that I have had forever!!!!
And I planted the other geranium here and re-planted the new guinea impatien that was here elsewhere!!
And I want to show you something else.......
This is at the entrance to the parking lot that runs between my row of 10 townhouses and the row of 8 townhouses across from us.......
Several years ago, Joe and I enlarged this Flower Bed and planted some perennials in it.

We weed it, mulch it, water it and maintain it in the Summer.........

The Hosta's and Lamb's Ear are growing nicely!!
And the yellow flowers that I transplanted several years ago from our back yard are doing well......
 They are almost done blooming....

This year, I transplanted the pink flowers from my neighbor's yard to the left and the asters from my yard to the right of the photo........

Hopefully, they will take and come back next year.....

And I found this little mess in the morning when I opened the back door........
Birds had built a nest in the wreath on my back door!!
They even included a piece of paper!!!
No message for me on it though!!!  LOL!!!
Joe took the nest off and the wreath is back on the door .......
We will see how determined the birds are.......
 I made this Garden Wreath a few years ago......

I have been adding and moving over posts and other things from my old blog to this, my new blog...

There has been something about starting fresh but I did have to go through 787 posts and I lost 738 Followers through Google Friend Connect.....

I was able to switch my Bloglovin Followers over to the new blog....

And I am able to add the gadget Follow By Email to this blog where it never worked for the old blog so that is a plus!!!

I hope that all my Followers from the old blog will follow me here........

I was determined not to let those hackers get the best of me and instead of feeling helpless and hopeless about the future of my old blog, I decided to show them that I could create a brand new blog without anyone else's help and that they did not get me down!!!

Let them have my old blog!!!!Once I am sure that i have moved everything over that i want to, I will delete the old blog......

I am very independent , almost to a fault at times , where I would rather do everything myself instead of asking for help.....

And I am really quite proud of myself that I was able to keep Debbie-Dabble going and it did not cost me a dime!!

In my next post, I will be sharing our Bright and Colorful Patio!!
So I hope you will be back to visit me again soon , here on my new blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog!!!

And thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

If you do not have a blog, PLEASE  give me some way to reply to your comment, maybe by including your email in your comment.  If I can not find a way to reach you, I will reply on the post where you commented so please check back......

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  1. Debbie, your pretty gardens are spilling over with color and cheer!!! Everything looks healthy and thriving. I hope you have a good week. I like that welcome mat!

  2. Debbie, your pretty gardens are spilling over with color and cheer!!! Everything looks healthy and thriving. I hope you have a good week. I like that welcome mat!

  3. I just love the color...funny you mention fungus and the PA thing...when we were at the nursery back on Mother's Day and we found Asparagus Ferns the owner snatched them out of my hands saying they are banned here in NY due to them being invasive and that was a mistake to put them out. Needless, to say we promised to contain them and she gave them to us for free....isn't that something?

    ANYWAYS---love the color you have and your gardens. Have a joyful rest of the week. smiles

  4. Debbie, your flowers are beautiful! It's getting so hot here now that it's an endurance test.

    I was thinking the other day how proud you should be about recovering your blog and carrying on. I would die and I would definitely have to have help. We have a little Texas bloggers group....I'll post in there that you have a new blog. :)

  5. Hi Debbie, your blog is beautiful sharing your gorgeous gardens. I love the cheerful colors and the way you display your blooms.
    So sorry you lost your blog. What a wonderful recovery you did to carry on with your wonderful blog!! I love your attitude!! This was shared in our Texas group and I came right over.
    Sending you hugs!! xo

  6. I'm sorry hackers messed up your blog but I'm glad you haven't let it stop you! I'm following you again. I love your pretty garden. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. Debbie, your pots are filling in nicely! Some of mine are doing great, others not so much. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Your gardens are simply lovely! What a green thumb you have! Happy 4th to you!

    Cottage Blessings,

  9. Your garden is so beautiful. Shows how much love and care you give it. I am so sorry about your main blog; it is heart-breaking. I'll be back to check out your new blog. Keep going!

  10. Darn sorry you had to start all over again but I guess that keeps our minds sharpe
    There is nothing I like more than outdoor flowers, your blooms all seem so full compared to my little flowers, I may need some miracle grow on mine?

  11. Debbie, your new blog is looking good but sorry you had to go through all the work again. Your garden is beautiful with all the color, it looks very welcoming. Can you imagine that little bird's nest on your wreath. I bet she will be back again, they usually are pretty persistent..Have a wonderful and Happy 4th..Judy

  12. Your flowers are so pretty, Debbie - so happy and bright and well-cared for! Sorry to hear about your blog being hacked. Mine was hacked once, a few years ago, but Blogger shut them down and I was able to keep my blog going. Why do people do such things? It's crazy, if you ask me. I put you on my blog roll so hopefully some that were lost can find you again. Hugs and Happy 4th! xx Karen

  13. WOW Debbie your flowers are stunning. You have a green thumb. Sorry I haven't been commenting much as I have been ill.

    Love your gardens. Have a wonderful 4th of July.


  14. My dear Debbie, your garden is stunning! I agree with Mary about you having a green thumb {{smiles}}

    Have a beautiful 4th of July! Hugs!

  15. OMG, what a gorgeous garden ! Your blooms are exquisite with such wonderful colors, it's a feast to the eyes!
    I am sorry about what happened to your blog Debbie, my goodness, very upsetting.
    I just followed your new blog too.
    Happy 4th. of July.

  16. Debbie, Your garden and flowers are so beautiful!! Wish I had half of your green thumb :) I would spend a lot of time in such a lovely space! Your garden wreath is adorable too - pinned to share it. Thanks so much for stopping by every week and sharing with us! We love having you for Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  17. WOW...everything is growing and blooming so well. I had some impatiens on a stand under a tree. Overnight something ate all the flowers! I've never had that happen before.

  18. It's all so pretty, Debbie. How thoughtful of you and Joe to plant a garden near the community mailboxes! I'm sure it's appreciated. I love the welcome mat. My hubby would like that too. Happy 4th of July and thanks for sharing.


  19. Debbie, your flowers are just gorgeous! Birds make nests in the darnedest places in my garden too ;) Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  20. Wow...everything looks so pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J

  21. Dear Debbie:
    I especially love the cute bunnies! Thanks for sharing and linking.

  22. Hi Debbie, I love your beautiful flowers and gardens! You have done such a great job with it! :)
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J! :)
    Enjoy the week.

  23. Hi Debbie, Popping over from Brag About It to thank you so much for always stopping by to link up with us and for your visits! Now, if I could only get you to stop by my house and help me with my sorry flower beds! Your pictures are simply as gorgeous as your beautiful gardens and flowers. Take care of you and Joe!

  24. Love the vibrant and lush appeal of your garden! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  25. I love it! So bright and beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

  26. So many beautiful flowers!Your flowers are gorgeous and I love the reds and yellows together. How awesome that you have a place which marks down flowers at the 4th of July. You have so many attractive elements in your gardens. I love those touches of reminders of the post office also.

  27. Your flowers are beautiful. I wish I had your green thumb. I'm going to try my hand at growing some things in pots, but I'm not expecting anything amazing from myself. We shall see. I'm so sorry your blog was hacked. That is just horrible. Thank you for linking up to Tips and Tricks. Hope to see you again this week. Kathleen @Fearlessly Creative Mammas

  28. We are so happy to inform you that we featured this post at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J! We hope to see you again and thanks.
    Enjoy the week.

  29. I'm envious of your green thumb! Beautiful flowers!

  30. Hi Debbie, I remembered that you had a problem with your blog and wanted to know why, so I stopped by to read. I have a blogger blog that has stopped working and will need to do something.
    I love all your garden photos!
    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl.
    Have a great week!


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