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May 20, 2013

Reflections... on Another Beautiful Day

Wow! Can you believe it? Another perfect spring weekend! It was a wonderful day for Mothers’ Day - sunny on the weekend and rain during the week. And that is the forecast again for this week! Just hope we get lots more rain this week, as the drought is still on.

You will remember we went to the Belding Ranch, among other places, for the Palo Pinto County Tour, and while we were there we saw the beautiful, old-fashion roses around the ranch house fence. I had noticed this sort of plain but beautiful rose before. It was red with single petals,and since it was sort of a heritage rose, I thought it must be good for Texas climate.

So, we went to Weatherford the other day to Stuart Nursery on the east side of Weatherford on the Fort Worth Highway. If you don’t know, they are an old nursery (1950s) that specializes in native Texas plants.  

There we asked the young man who served us about the rose we had seen. He took us to the Knock Out Rose, which comes in single or double and in red or pink. It is disease-resistant and will suit any type of garden. It is drought tolerant and self-cleaning, so it does not have to be de-headed.  It blooms continuously from spring until frost.  

We bought two single reds, one for the front and one for the back, to see how they would go, but I think we will go back and get another or two for the back. The flowers are a cherry red, the leaves are a dark green, and they are beautiful bushes.

I do recommend Stuart any time you want plants that will do well in this climate. I have tried other nurseries, but Stuart always has the best plants!

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    March 24, 2014

  • Reflections on the Woman's Club of Mineral Wells

    Ok, ok, I know some of you fellows were rather amused by my column a while back - the one telling you not to read. Well, while this column is about women, I hope you will read it and be encouraged by it to assist in the preservation of one of the few grand old ladies left in our town.

    March 16, 2014

  • Reflections About Town

    While, as many of you know, I have been pretty skeptical about the revitalization of the Baker Hotel, I do believe it looks pretty good for its going forward.

    March 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Devotionals

    A couple of weeks ago I told you about my blogger friend, Annie Jefferies, who visited us, with her husband, Don, on their way to mission work in Missouri where they are now assisting in a tiny community.

    February 17, 2014

  • Reflections on I Love You!

    How hard is it for you to say those three little words – I love you?

    February 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Blogging and Friends

    How many of you blog? I was asked the other day how many people here in Mineral Wells blog, and I really didn't know the answer to that.

    January 27, 2014

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    Someone who is recently retired said to me, “I am so busy. I just don’t understand. We are retired, and we’re working harder now than we ever did before.”

    January 20, 2014

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