Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's Still Summer...

   My daughter Karen sent me some photos of her sunflowers.
  They are so pretty. I love sunflowers but I don't grow them. I told  her to save the flower heads for the birds to eat the seeds.
  Those three roses bloomed fully this week.
 The black eyed Susans are doing well in one bed and just pitiful in another.
  I like these ,kind of in the shade.
  The petunias are still going strong but wilt quickly in the sun, at times.
  I am amazed at how these took over the little pots I put them in. LOL
  I loved this bright red petunia with the yellow marigolds. I think I'll do more of these next year.
 Pretty skies and sunshine. The corn is as tall as it's going to get here, I think.  I have seen some browning at it's base. This was a beautiful week . I have been busy but enjoying most of it.  Ted has golfed a couple days.
  Have you , any of you noticed the north sides of your house? Or your neighbors? Everywhere I look I see green mold or mildew. I do not remember ever seeing this growing up. Some homes are blackish green all the way to the roof. This worries me. I wonder if it bothers people with allergies.
  We did not have it on our house...we do get plenty of breezes to keep it dry here. But I could see just the hint of something on our siding....So we washed the back of our house with a bucket of bleach and soapy water. . Used a long handled scrub brush. Ted and I took turns scrubbing and hosing the soap off and wetting down anything on the ground, to dilute  the soapy water.  Then we wash the sides, and came around the front. We washed the porch front, the rest of the front was good. So we actually washed 3/4 of the whole house.
  Honestly working together made it go quickly and it's done and looks great. You know that old saying, many hands make light work. So glad we can work together. LOL.
  Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend. XO

35 comments:

  1. I am so enjoying this nice weather we have been having. The corn in Pennsylvania is tall too. I had some from a farm and it was delicious! I live in a row house so my north wall is attached to my next-door neighbor. In other words, I have only an east wall in the front and a west wall in the back that is now attached to another house. I have not seen black mold on any houses around here. Glad you and Ted were able to get everything off of your house. It must look nice all clean like that.

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    1. Kathy, I liked the way you described your house. I told Ted I wanted to wash our house ,so we did not get that mold...because I always complain when I see it on a house. I think it could spread inside. I did walk around our house afterwards and it looked so bright. LOL. Bless you and Joe, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Hi Sandi. I wish I had those sunflowers here. I think I need to at least try to grow some. :):) Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  3. It's something so beautiful about flowers in the Summer! Lovely pictures Susie! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Pilar. I hope your weekend is fun and pretty. I want to soak up all this wonderful summer...even if some days are very hot. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Susie, I couldn't agree more about those bright yellow and reds together!! The birds will love the sunflower seeds...:)JP

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    1. JP, Two of my daughters are growing sunflowers. I really need to try next year. I sure feed the birds tons of seeds here. Hope you are doing better honey. You are in my prayers. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Susie!

    Hello!

    I have missed you, ( and your tales and images of Tipton),too! I have not been blogging regularly for awhile. With work and blogging, I was sitting way too much. I love Sunflowers. If you say August, I say Sunflowers! They are the perfect reminder we are half way through Summertime! Best of love to you, your family and sweet Tipton! A visit to Tipton is on my bucket list!
    ~Lynne
    w/L

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    1. Hi Lynne, I am so glad I was able to leave comments on your blog again. I am such a slow person making posts...that I have stopped doing it so often. Like you said too much time sitting around. Whenever I find a spare moment , I'll check blogs or leave comments. It's time consuming since I am so slow. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  6. Oh!Susie! If you click dreamson34thstreet.com when I comments here, it will access my WordPress blog. I hope to be blogging more come September.
    w/L

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    1. I have you in my favorites list now. :):)

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  7. Gorgeous flower pictures, Susie! Well done washing your house! My flowers in pots are doing very well this year, too. All the rain has helped. -Jenn

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    1. I do not know how people can leave home for a few days without someone coming by to water containers. LOL. My did well till the potato vines took over the entire pot...my daughter said it was the wrong combination of plants. So I will just put fake flowers in for fall décor. Blessings to you Jenn. xoxo, Susie

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  8. Hi Susie, sorry to hear about the moss or mold or whatever it is. I think that you are very wise to nip it in the bud and not allow it to grow. We live in a very dry climate so that isn't a problem here, thank goodness. I love sunflowers too and your daughter's are so cheerful and pretty. I enjoy touring the gardens of my sweet blogging sisters, thanks for sharing your flowers with us. Have a happy weekend!
    Connie :)

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    1. Connie, Maybe it's wetter in the past few years and that causes the growth of mildew on homes. ...because I sure do not remember ever seeing this when I was a kid or young married. I too love to see everyone's gardens. Yours is beautiful. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Those sunflowers are just spectacular Susie...y'all have such a green thumb! Your daughter must have inherited your gardening success!!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy. I mostly garden by trial and error.:):) But I some times have some good luck here and there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. We don't have mold here but I have noticed it on some homes, too. What a job to do that kind of a washdown. We use a pressure sprayer because we get mold on our patios on the north side of the house.

    The flowers are lovely. I haven't' grown sunflowers in years and years..but I absolutely love them. Maybe next year. xo Diana

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    1. Diana, The reason you may not have it...you get plenty of breezes off the water...we get winds here..maybe in town they are so close and it's wetter these past few years...because I honestly do not remember ever seeing mold on home growing up...and there was nothing we kids did find.LOL. I did not want to use our power washer on the siding, for fear it would cause damage. This is not the first time I have washed the porch front off. It can get dirty from all the farming around here. Ever look at house fronts that are on busy streets...they are dirty mostly near the roof line. I am going to try some small sunflowers next year . Blessings for a fun weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Susie, how nice that you and Ted are working outside together. You can get a lot done that way. We've always had fairly new houses to live in, so I've never seen any mold. Oh, those corn fields are a sight, Susie. I just love seeing them. Your flowers are doing well this summer. The red petunias are stunning. And your daughter's sunflowers are so cheerful, aren't they?

    Have a relaxing weekend.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, Ted and I are pretty workers together. It just makes it all go faster when helping each other. We have built things together, landscaped, put that sealer on the driveway. That corn across the road is so tall it blocks my views till harvest. Sheri, I had some good luck with my potted plants this year. Of course I water and deadhead them often. I loved some of the mixed colors of Karen's sunflowers. Hope your weekend is a fun one. Blessings, xoxo,love, Susie

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  12. The red petunias and yellow marigolds are lovely together! Love the sunny sunflowers too!

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    1. Hi Karen, We are to have a beautiful weekend in Indiana. :):) I like when it's not so humid. Blessings to you, hope your weekend is fun. xoxo,Susie

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  13. Powerwashing would take care of that mildew..If nights have been cool and humidity is high ..that's from the morning dew..I used to live in a house that had that in the back...Beautiful flowers..I like the red and yellow too..Have a happy weekend..

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    1. Missy, We have a power washer, but I did not want to damage the siding. I think our weather's wetter is the reason I have noticed all the yuck on homes. Of course we get big breezes out here, so there wasn't any on our house, but I could actually see the start of something on the end near the trees. It's gone now and the siding is so clean. Working together , it's wasn't hard. Hope your weekend is good..we are to have nicer temperatures. Blessings , xoxo, Susie

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  14. Susie your daughters sunflowers are gorgeous. I have seen so many pretty ones on blogs this year. It is a good year for Sunflowers. I too love to have the heads for the birds to enjoy. Cardinals especially love the sunflower seeds. Happy Weekend.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, Hope your weekend is going well. I hope my daughters save the sunflower heads for all the birds. We sure go thru sunflower seeds here. QWe stopped for a couple months because of the chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits were taki8ng over...I don't think rabbits eat seeds.:):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Your flowers are lovely and so are your daughters sunflowers Susie! I love a red/yellow combination in pots. You have been a very busy gal!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  16. Hi Susie, your flowers are gorgeous. Love your daughters Sunflowers. I don't grow sunflowers either but have been seeing so many pretty ones this year that I may try next year to plant them. The red and yellow combo is so pretty together too and your trio of roses is beautiful.
    Did you have a lot of rain this year since you are seeing the mold on the house? It's great you and your hubby took care of it together. Working like a team really makes the difference doesn't it? Thank you for stopping by and your birthday greetings to my son. I shared the comments with him when he called and he said thank you too.
    Have a great week and be blessed dear lady!! xo

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  17. I've noticed that mold on the north side of our house and when we lived in town. Maybe it's the type of siding that is used now as opposed to when you were a kid. The flowers are beautiful. I feel like we haven't had much of a summer with all of the rain. We have been working as a team painting the upstairs. Ugh! I do not like to paint at all anymore. I told my Shug this house will not get painted again in my lifetime! Not unless I hire it done!

    Cindy

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  18. It's good that you're keeping on top of the mold, Susie. It can be a major health problem. It's one reason we chose not to move to the rainy part of Oregon. The amount of mold problem there is unbelievable. Love the red petunias with the yellow marigolds. Great combination. Your roses are gorgeous. Hugs.

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  19. We used to see fields of corn everywhere in TN but I haven't spotted anything other than little garden plots of it this summer when we've driven the country roads.

    We didn't plant sunflowers either, Susie, but had a big crop anyway that sprouted like crazy in a circle around the bird feeder. I do love them so!

    No mold here on this sunny hillside but our son who bought our old house that sat in a valley had to have the house pressure washed recently.

    Still no working computer? I bet you feel lost without it--or maybe it's been a treat?

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  20. It's been such a wet year! You are smart to take care of the mold early!

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    1. Linda, My computer is being bad or has a curse on it..I am trying to reply to your comment. It was a terrible wet year...but this past month we could use an inch of rain..our lawn has dry spots. That was looking like a start of mold on our house and I sure did not want to have that problem..it can not be healthy. Blessings to you...sure hope this comes thru. xoxo, Susie

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