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Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 MMLA Convention; A Panel Proposal invites papers;Deadline July 11th

Ellen Tsagaris/M/MLA Revised Proposal



A Literary Shelter for Misfit Dolls; Exploring Doll Play

Dolls have existed since the Stone Age and appear often in literature, but the significance of doll play has not been addressed. “Literary Dolls” are often bedraggled objects that resemble inhabitants of Rudolph’s Island of Misfit Toys. Yet, children love them because, like them, their dolls are imperfect. Laura’s doll in Little House in the Big Woods, a handkerchief wrapped corncob, is both an object of pity and a beloved toy. Dicken’s Jenny Wren repairs dolls to find the perfect form her own crippled body denies her. Papers could address how dolls provide companionship, why children prefer simple dolls or “misfit” dolls, how imaginative children create dolls out of anything, how dolls become ritual objects, etc..

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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Here is a great place to buy wonderful plants of all types. They keep in touch, and have great blogs and communication:

Butterfly Attracting Plants Sale
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It's easy to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your gardens if you grow plants that are rich in pollen and nectar. Here are some plants to create a pollinator-friendly garden. Hurry! Sale ends May 25, 2011.

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Hummingbird Collection

Attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden with our Hummingbird Collection. Includes 1 plant of Agastache 'Tutti Frutti' whose tall, lavender-pink blooms are a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds. Also includes 3 plants of Helichrysum 'Limelight' that cascades elegantly over the pot's edge. 4 plants each in a 2.5" pot.

X9083-4 Reg. $21.95


$18.95 Each
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Aloysia virgata "Sweet Almond Verbena"

Long white spires of intensely fragrant blooms will delight your senses. This upright plant can be grown outside in a container as a butterfly attractor. Give full sun and it will flower year-round. 4" pot.

H8096-4 Reg. $17.95


$14.95 Each
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Solanum wrightii "Giant Potato Tree"

This exceptional flowering shrub blooms for months at a time covering itself with 2 1/2" blooms. The flowers open as violet-purple and fade to almost white. During the summer months, it attracts honeybees and butterflies. 4" pot.

R2272-4 Reg. $16.95


$14.95 Each
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Gaura belleza 'Dark Pink'

Flowering from early summer until fall, this hardy perennial has an upright, airy growth habit showing off tall spikes of dark pink flowers with long stamens. 'Dark Pink' is a heavy bloomer and this low maintenance perennial is a honeybee-and-butterfly attractant. 4" pot.

P8814-4 Reg. $9.95


$7.95 Each
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Begonia 'Cotton Candy'

'Cotton Candy' is an "angel wing" or cane-type begonia that's free flowering year-round on new growth. The leaves are a rich midnight green with deep red undersides. Impressively large, cotton-candy-pink flower clusters have 24-30 blooms each. 2.5" pot.

B3022-2 Reg. $9.95


$6.95 Each
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Buddleia davidii 'Miss Ruby' p.p.a.f. "Butterfly Bush"

A wonderful butterfly attractant, 'Miss Ruby' has pink flower spikes that measure 8-10" long. Blooming begins in mid-summer and continues through fall. This plant is a compact grower reaching about 4-5' tall. Hardy to zone 5. 4" pot.

R2298-4 Reg. $14.95


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Allamanda 'Golden Butterfly'

The perfect Allamanda for a large plant stand, it flowers profusely from spring to late fall and has a bushy, contained growth habit. The pleasing fragrance and bright yellow blooms will delight you. 4" pot.

R1093-4 Reg. $14.95


$12.95 Each
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Hibiscus 'Electric Blue'

'Electric Blue' is a vigorous grower whose flowers are a magical color of dusky, bluish-purple with red centers. This hibiscus is a strong upright grower and a prolific bloomer. 4" pot.

R1619-4 Reg. $16.95


$12.95 Each
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Allamanda cathartica 'Cherries Jubilee'

Sweetly fragrant, cherry-colored flowers bloom prolifically on this tropical evergreen vine. The 3" blossoms are magnets for hummingbirds and butterflies. This quick-growing vine reaches 5-10' tall so grow on a trellis or arbor. 4" pot.

R1982-4 Reg. $14.95


$12.95 Each
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Brunfelsia nitida

Performing exceptionally well as a potted plant, this unique species from Cuba creates a dazzling floral display. The long tubular blooms arise en masse from its arching stems. The flowers emit a spicy fragrance. 2.5" pot.

R1959-2 Reg. $12.95


$9.95 Each
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Abutilon 'Orange Cascade'

Ideal for a hanging basket, Abutilon 'Orange Cascade' has vibrant orange flowers that resemble hanging bells. Like most "Flowering Maples", it needs full sun for maximum blooming. If grown in a pot or mixed container, it tends to have a more upright growth habit. 2.5" pot.

R1988-2 Reg. $8.95


$6.95 Each
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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

A favorite plant for honeybees and butterflies, 'Autumn Joy' is a hardy garden perennial with nectar-rich flowers. This trouble-free plant is easy-to-grow in just about any climate and it's practically indestructible in the garden. The large rose-colored flower heads tinge to bronze in early fall. Zones 3-10.

P8813-2 Reg. $6.95


$3.95 Each
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Citharexylum spinosum "Fiddlewood"

The 3-4' tall "Fiddlewood" plant produces long chains of white flowers when grown in a sunny location. The sweet, candy-scented blooms open from spring to fall. A hard pruning is all it takes to bring it back into flower. 2.5" pot.

R1631-2 Reg. $12.95


$8.95 Each
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Clerodendrum ugandense "Butterfly Flower"

These delightful flowers look like little butterflies! "Butterfly Flower" is an evergreen shrub with long inflorescences at the end of the branches. Each blossom cluster is 4-10" long and made up of individual flowers with 3 pale blue lobes and 1 dark violet lobe. 2.5" pot.

R1177-2 Reg. $8.95


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Echinacea 'Crazy Pink' p.p.a.f. "Coneflower"

This Coneflower was an exceptional performer in our trial gardens last summer. It is an early and prolific bloomer of bright pink flowers with a central orange cone. This Echinacea only grows 15-24" tall so it can be planted in front of taller varieties. Hardy in zones 4-8.

P8805-4 Reg. $14.95


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Monday, May 9, 2011

Snowing Pink

Today it was snowing pink crab apple petals, or maybe, showering pink is a better way to put it. They drifted in my car window even after I crossed the river, and in my yard, the ground was truly rosey hued. It made me think of Pound's, "petals scattered on a wet bough." I love the cool, wuthering days of spring. Everything is still new and young, full of promise. The violets are out in force, and the ground ivy stains the ground purple, and I can see the seeds begin to come up, and the lilacs bloom. I used to love to pink pink crabapples. I would work them into dozens of bouquets with violets, lilacs, dandelions for color, and a few long grasses and Star of Bethlehem leaves. I liked using small glass bottles from aspirin and pills for vases. Somtimes, I used a drop of my watercolors to match the water to the petals of the flowers. I would leave them for my mother when she came home. She would find them on the steps. Where did those days go? They flew away as quickly as the pink petals fly from their branches now.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Everyday Food, a few Recipes, Flowers in Bloom

And the squirrel wars continue. They've dug up all my seeds and mangled a primrose, though there are some survivors. They even got into the catnip; little do they know my little cat, elderly as he is, is spry, deceptive, and a taker of squirrels. He did one in and laid it where I usually park my car one day to prove me wrong. I told him he'd never bag a squirrel; they were nearly as big as he was and more aggressive. Meowma was wrong that time.

I made a frittata recipe and a dessert using cornflakes, dried cherries and dark chocolate from Everyday Food publications. They were easy, and tasted good. I didn't get heartburn, either. The no bake cookies were about 1 c. dried cherries, 12 oz semisweet chocoloate chips, and 2 cups crushed cornflakes. I used Aldi brands, and saved a lot of money. Melt the chocolate, and combine with cherries and cornflakes. Mix. Drop by well-rounded spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper. Let dry two hours. Voila! Healthy, about 100 calories each, low in fat, and fantastic. Make a whole box for Mother's Day!

The fritatta was fun to do; combine 8 eggs, a cup or so of grated cheeses, about 2 tbsps milk, mushrooms, olives, fillings of your choice, two chopped green onions, and pour into an oven safe frying pan. Bake about 50 minutes, or until eggs bubble up. You can include sliced potatos, or even low fat, low sodium potato chips, but I made rosemary potatoes separately. This had sliced plum tomatoes and fresh parsley decorating the top, but you could leave them out.

A few weeks ago, I did a pasta bake from leftovers that was fun. I used bowties and spaghetti, and boiled it. I drained it and combined it with a can of Herdez diced tomato with lime, about 1/4c marinara sauce, jars are OK, fresh onions and vegetables chopped, some garlic, about 1/c grated parmesan and other cheese, cilantro, parsely, oregano, piniones and basil. I baked it till the cheese metled, about 25 mintues. It tasted great, and froze well. You could add seafood, or browned, drained meat like hamburger or ground turkey.

I'm waiting for my lilacs to bloom, and spent time raking and working in my yard. I also sat at my little table to read and to collect my thoughts yesterday. One great day can really help restore everything. Till next time, Happy planting.