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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on July 06, 2021, 01:41:41 AM »
Whoa! Just remembered I have corn in the fridge! (And that's as close as I will get to growing it. I don't have enough sunshine even for a marigold.)
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Maggie Ann on July 06, 2021, 12:42:57 AM »
The monsoon started, so my corn is happy…


I can just taste the butter and salt and sweet corn. The taste of summer.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Mark Gardner on July 05, 2021, 11:54:17 PM »
The monsoon started, so my corn is happy…
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on July 03, 2021, 02:36:33 AM »
I finished June with an average of 450.5 words per day, which is a 27.95% improvement over May's 352.10 words per day.  For July, I am at 215 words per day so far.

I have been working on two projects: one is the lame space opera and the other is a superhero short.  The lame space opera is going nowhere and I keep going deeper and deeper into that nowhere.  The superhero short seems to be dragging on.  I still like the premise but I'm less sure of the execution so far.  The lead character seems resistant to being a superhero.  I'm approaching 9k and I'm fear I may be dragging the story out too much.  I probably need to figure out a villain and a villainous plot for world domination or something.

The original plan was to release the serious space opera and the lame space opera within 30 days of each other, figuring having two releases (even if unconnected) in the same genre during the same 30 day window might help.  Or maybe not.  Might have been an interesting experiment either way, but I don't think it's going to happen.  The humor isn't there with the lame space opera and I can't seem to find my way back.  I should probably finish the cover of the serious space opera, finish the foreword and about sections, give it another read-through and then release it.  Don't like not having a beta reader go through it first, but can neither afford one nor find a volunteer, so, rather than bury it in a virtual drawer for years and years, might be better to wrap it up and release it.

May switch gears this month and work on the scifi-horror series I've mentioned in another thread and circle back to the lame space opera and superhero short sometime in the future.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by JRTomlin on June 29, 2021, 11:45:09 PM »
Prolonged heatwaves of that severity are rare in the Pacific NW or at least used to be. That hydrangea had been doing well and blossoming nicely. Oh well, these things happen.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on June 29, 2021, 11:17:52 PM »
it was in partial sun, but it simply could not seem to take temperatures of 115°. I did extra watering of course, but that was just too much for the poor thing. At least my peonies survived.

That's a shame. During prolonged heat waves, plants that prefer milder summers die off (such as silver birches, which should stay in New England) and others mysteriously appear whose seeds have been in the ground all along.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by JRTomlin on June 29, 2021, 02:04:10 PM »
it was in partial sun, but it simply could not seem to take temperatures of 115°. I did extra watering of course, but that was just too much for the poor thing. At least my peonies survived.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on June 29, 2021, 01:57:11 PM »
The day lilies have started: mustard with maroon centers, maroon with yellow centers, a cream much like a peace rose, a double orange, and a dark orange. The Stella d'oros are already gone; I don't know why ours don't last long but they seem healthy.

The first pink phlox bloomed today. Some of the echinaceas are up three feet high and opening. Desperate for sunlight.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on June 29, 2021, 01:46:46 PM »
Heat seems to have killed my hydrangea. Other plants seem to be surviving--barely.

Hydrangeas do not like direct hot sun. Ours wilts every afternoon, but most of the day it's in shade, so it recovers and keeps getting bigger. It also doesn't like poor drainage. One of ours got killed that way. 
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by JRTomlin on June 29, 2021, 11:44:27 AM »
Heat seems to have killed my hydrangea. Other plants seem to be surviving--barely.
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