Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pink Daffodils and Stove Tops

In the garden section of my local newspaper today, there's an article about those pink tinged daffodils.  Here's a few names of the ones they list in the article.  "Fidelity" has  blushed, sulfur-yellow petals and soft apricot-pink cups.  "Pink Charm" has white petals with dark orange-pink cups, while "Pink Pride" has white petals with unfading pink cups. For a petite selection, try "Bell Song," a jonquil with white petals and pick cups that grows 10-12 inches tall.

The article also lists a ground cover that makes a web across the planted bulbs making it difficult for squirrels to dig up the bulbs.  Oxalis tetraphylla "Iron Cross" is a slowly spreading, deciduous groundcover.  It has large leaves that look like four-leaf clovers, but have a purplish center markings that form a cross shape.  Dark pink, 1 inch flowers bloom from late spring through summer.

So there you have it...hopefully if you're interested in this particular color of daffodils, you'll be able to find them in a garden center near you.  I'm going to go get some more of them.....

On another note; My 4 burner cook top is old and ugly but I determined when I moved here, I would use it without complaint until it no longer worked.  The burners are solid (which takes forever to heat up and cool off).  Well, yesterday afternoon Bob was at one of the many Goodwill stores in our area.  He called, asking to measure my cook top...I did and he said there was one there that was in like new condition for $15.  Wow !! Get it !!  It is the same size as the old's going to make a world of difference in my kitchen. (Now I need to find almond color double wall oven to replace the avacodo green ones.)

 old icky black stove top.

 the new one, resting on the hearth ready to be installed. That little red thing is the $14.99 price tag.

With this new stove top and the new kitchen is looking better all the time.   :)          Until next time...Linda


labdancer51 said...

I`m sure your nice new stove top will make all the difference Linda, it certainy is much nicer than the old one. Those daffodils sound gorgeous. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))))))I love the new look on your new stove top.Very nice.Have a nice day.

jonibooks1991 said...

Good deal, the new one will brighten up your kitchen, that plus your new floor.  It will be nice since you probably spend alot more time in there in the winter.  Thanks about the flowers, I want to get some.  Joni

pharmolo said...

Good luck with your new stove, Linda

wwfbison said...

What a buy and it does look much better than the other.  Good for you!

fasttrack58 said...

What a great deal, very nice!
Linda :)

jeadie05 said...

Hey what a bargain,it will look great in your kitchen now good luck with the oven ,We have just bought a new cooker too Jan xx