Papa’s World – we are all settled in – now it is time – back to growing our own veggies – THE TOWER GARDEN!

When we sold our house back in June 2020 – we had three of these – two regular units and one indoors one.

They looked just like these – The TOWER GARDENS – a self contained unit to grow veggies with out dirt!

And they grow with just water and tonic – two different tonics made up of minerals and nutrients of the Earth.

A pump is in the tank and a timer is set to pump up the wtaer at 15 minute intervals ( you can adjust the times)

You start from just seeds which are provoded and put them in spun lava rock

place them in the pods and start the timer!

That is it! And then – it produces veggies almost 1/3 the time faster than normal growing!

After 13 months – we are moved in and this is ours set up on the open patio.

What you see here took less than three weeks starting from seeds!

This picture shows the seeds sprouting in the spun lava which you place into the pods for the Tower Garden!
These are the spun lava rock with seeds already inserted into the pods on the Tower Garden – where water and tonic minerals from the bottom tank are pumped up the middle of the tower and drip down the the tower over where the roots from the seeds have formed.

oYou water them at different intervals – example water on for 15 minutes – off for 30 or 45 minutes!

All from a timer you can adjust as you grow!

The Towr Garden we have is a indoor – outdoor one that when outdoors – you just take the grow lights off!

Indoors you put them back on and they are controlled by a timer – everything you need from seeds to tonic –

to grow lights – pump – timer – lava rock and instructions for one growing season is there when you order it.

Seed sprouting out of the spun lava rock after placed in the pod and watert and tonic constantly going 24 / 7!

It costs just pennies a day to run – you just make sure water is in the tank and by instructions when to add more tonic minerals. EASY as that – almost effortless and no WEEDING!

They are like children – they become a labor of love!

Comparrisons – this is THREE WEEKS from seed to plants thriving!
We went away for one week – and this was left unattended – and you can see the growth in week FOUR!
At three weeks – from seeds to this and we are eating off it!
Four weeks and after we had been away – the timer and water pump continued – the sun did the rest!

The only thing I did was to fill the tank with water – as the plants grow and start to bear veggies – they as a normal

need water – it becomes necessary every thee days to put water in.

There is a float in the tank that tells you when to add water!

Every 2 to 4 tank fulls if refilling – you put in one cup of nutrients of the two tonic minerals!

Between weeks THREE and FOUR – we are eating lettuce for salads every night for dinner!
We know there are no pesticides and is all natural – you need at least four hours of sun light –
and just sit back and watch it grow. You can grow anything that is not grown on a tree or has to be in the ground.

Melons – cucumbers – radish – celery – peppers – tomatoe’s – everything!
You do not have to have a GREEN THUMB – just keep the water in the tank and every week or two –
reach into the tank and pull roots out so they do not shut the pump down,
and that is really easy to to do and they smell so good!
For additional information on this growing system ( we have been growing almost ten years)

Contact us at

SSHERRYLYNN49@aol.com

or FITZTDF@aol.com

We both are part of The Juice Plus Company which has develped this for the open market.

You also can visit Sherry’s website for additional info : http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

Send a email and we can respond via phone of you like!

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THE TOWER GARDEN – by THE JUICE PLUS COMPANY

Papa’s World – Taxes are being done – my job is making dinner – eating healthy – yes my lady.

Today – I am making dinner while my wife does our taxes – I have the easy part!

Eating healthy has become a way of life for us going on almost 16 years!

In that time I have learned how to BAKE rather than fry!

I have learned low carbs – no gluten – low sugars – and GMO’s.

I have learned to lead by example – children watch and copy!

My life is far different than all those years gone by.

I WATCH WHAT I EAT!

The dinner I made – baked salmon – greens – one sliced egg – veggies – a little fruit and no dressing!

I have learned over these past 15 plus years.

I take it very seriously!

Well – you must also smile! Great for your mental health!

Living each day – I have to stay away from sugars as I am borderline diabetic.

I watch carbs more so that calories – carbs put the weight on me and turn to sugars.

We grow our own produce with no pesticides – knowing exactly what we are eating.
We make healthy meals and deserts out of fruits – veggies and berries.

We purchase from this company what we eat for health reasons.

Have been doing this for almost 16 years!

And – the taste – for me – is excellent.

Life is hard – food – not healthy food – is everywhere!

Commercial after commercial – radio or TV – is constant.

Billboards – advertisements – packaging!

Everywhere you look or hear is processed food.

Berries (purple) omega’s (orange) fruits (red) Veggies ( green) are my medicine cabinet.
Concentrated whole food – powdered – nutrient dense – encapsulated every day!
Yes – I baked dinner – I use no salt – no dressing – I do use onion flakes – pepper and a low sodium seasoning.

And when not doing our taxes – she makes healthy treats!

A shake a day seems to keep my doctor away!

Our lives changed almost 16 years ago – she became a CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH –

through the known children’s doctor – Dr. William Sears – author of 40 children’s books.

Health has become our lives.

Making healthy choices one day at a time.

Instead of candy and sweets – I chew on these – Gummy’s – fruit – vegetable and berries. Satisfies my urge to eat sweets!

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WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY

FAMILY MEETS FRIENDS!

For my brain – omega’s – food for my mind and memory.

Yes – today she did taxes – today I baked dinner – together we live a healthy and balanced life.

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MY SITE: PAPA’S WORLD

MY EMAIL: fitztdf@aol.com

GREEN – VEGGIES RED – FRUITS PURPLE – BERRIES ORANGE – OMEGAS

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SHERRY’S EMAIL for contact and business info. ssherrylynn49@aol.com

TEAM GENERATIONS: Helping one child a day to eat healthy with fruits – veggies and berries.

Papa’s World – Spring thru Summer into Fall – so fast !

Good Morning
sip your coffee
time goes by
so fast !

It seems like yesterday it was Spring –

still some chill in the air –

Grass needed cut –

trees still bare-

and now it is Fall !

Our grand daughters
graduation H.S. Cap
Now she is two months into college
and playing soccer
going to classes

Yesterday it seemed she graduated –

This past weekend –

she came back home for the first time –

A young women – seeking her career –

and playing college soccer !

Spring our flowers
we actually save these year to year
pull them out end of October
shake them off
and put into bucket
and hang up in the garage
Geraniums
over five years old
saved year to year

My step father taught me that –

save them –

then clean up in Spring –

and replant them !

IT WORKS !

Tower Garden
by Juice Plus Co.
We grow almost anything
that does not grow on a tree !

First of May – we get our Towers ready –

We grow all Winter in the garage with grow lights –

Then we clean that one up ( after using it to start plants )

And we start in the patio out back .

We are eating fresh produce all year long.

Have been doing this for 7 or 8 years !

Check it out – for TOWER GARDENS

http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

My wife – Sherry – website !

Fourth of July

We traveled to our daughters house

at Cross Junction Va. LAKE HOLIDAY –

to spend a long weekend –

celebrate Sherry’s birthday and watch the 4 th. of July fireworks !

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Our fast lives
to be continued
in next blog

The Summer continues – Spring – where did it go ?

NATIONALS
WORLD SERIES !!!
Sherry
CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH
for health and nutrition
http://www.sf.juiceplus.com
To join her business
ssherrylynn49@aol.com

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Papa’s World

WHERE FRIENDS MEET FAMILY

next blog continues fast lives!

Papa’s World – #livinglifetotheplus

What do you do with your strawberry plants in the Fall from the TOWER GARDEN ?

Every year – and we have been growing in the Tower Garden ‘ s for seven years – we have had strawberry plants left over – so – instead of throwing them away – I just took them out and stuck them in the ground !

We have this area right beside the house where my back flow is . And now – each year – these plants come back and thrive there ! Last year – I picked 10 to 14 quarts of sweet strawberries – and they spread.

This area was dug up two years ago to install our irrigation system and you can see where they put in the back flow. So – in two years time – they have spread and filled the area back in again.

Three cousins – we promote #livinglifetotheplus to our families.

The concept of healthy eating – is that we GROW as much as we can – for ourselves. The two smaller ones – Cassidy and Taylor – will come over – and when the strawberries are nice and red and ripe – will sit out there and pick and eat them – teaching them you can eat from the Earth and not always from the store. Taylor asked me the other day ” ARE THE STRAWBERRIES READY YET PAPA ? “

As we enter the setting Sun of our years


Our wish – and the WHY we do all this – is to install for Generations to come the value of eating healthy – eliminating process foods – cutting back on sweets and dairy ( the Myth of dairy ) – Gluten – and eating more fruits and vegetables – passing this onto the grand kids of today and hoping that they in turn pass it onto their children.

We named our team – TEAM GENERATIONS


Life to us is changing habits – instilling new ones in the kids – and inhance memories of growing up with PAPA & MORMOR as the younger ones callus or Grandma and Grandpa as the older ones call us.

Memories are formed at young age – as in Taylor just saying the other day – she is 8 years old. Her and her parents and sister lived with us for one year while they awaited there new home being made ready. Sherry and I were having a conversation – about in the future moving South.

She spoke up from her homework ( we pick them up from school ) and said ” MORMOR & PAPA – you can’t move -I have too many memories here” ! And then went on to tell how she remembers her bedroom and how they shared it together – her mother and fathers room and the front room where they had their doll house. They were only two and one half when they lived here.

Last Summer – Outer Banks Beach

So memories play a big part of our lives – and grand kids even bigger. Instilling memories of us and health is the legacy we want to have – one that enriches their lives and that of their children. That memory has led to our motto #livinglifetotheplus and our own health and lifestyle. This in turn led to the concept of TEAM GENERATIONS and the impact that since we started has on hundreds of families just like us.

If you want to find out how – why and more – follow us on this blog – visit the web site http://www.sf.juiceplus.com – I hope this helps explain – and if you TOWER GARDEN – just remember -those STRAWBERRIES can and do survive the Winter – just plant them and watch them spread.

#homeagain #HGD #JP #just #livinglifetotheplus

Papas World – leaving the Tower Gardens – fantastic

When we sold the house – the new owners had adopted

a plant based diet – they observed the Tower Gardens

and made the offer to purchase them!

Along with 95 % of our household goods!

This Tower Garden is the one that has the cukes – tomatoes and spreading plants

We did two outside – in the patio we limited it – so as not to spread out

This one is inside the patio and will not spread out so much

There is enough produce to provide for several families

I often over the ten years would give away as we had too much to eat.

You can see just how much is there

They will only have to make sure it has water –

and once every 10 days or so – some nutrients –

and just pick and eat!

This will produce until extra cold weather – frost – ice or snow.

Sherry even made bread and butter pickles –

and we stored tomatoes in newspapers for a while.

For more information on the Juice Plus Company –

The Tower Gardens which are part of JP –

just contact Sherry – who is a Senior Sales Cordinator

to find out more info – contact her at

http://www.sf.towergarden.com or http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

Papa & Sherry

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Papas World – looking around – almost done!

I am looking around the house – we have the car loaded up for one more run

to the storage unit and then to our daughters house.

We stopped at Home Depot and bought two more small boxes –

A medium size one another wardrobe one.

This chair will stay here – it matches the bedroom set

which they purchased.

My clothes are in a suitcase –

A carry bag and some piled on the floor.

The utilities have been called – shut off date – the paper will be canceled.

As I look around – almost all that is still here will remain.

The final finish line is in sight – all the keys collected –

put into plastic bags and marked.

I am writing down things I think they should know.

We will be staying with our daughters until we decide when to leave

for the winter.

We will visit friends and family as we have been invited.

I look around – it has been a good run – our home – our base – our dream.

We are in this together – and we shall go on – new adventures await.

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Papas World – took a little road trip – to buy some seeds

It has now passed TWO MONTHS since I had my HAIR CUT

and today I looked in the mirror

YEP THIS IS ME!!!!! LOL

I have decided to wait as long as I can –

no place to get one anyway

and not that I do not trust her

but my wife is encouraging me to let it go!

Jerry Garcia I am not – but getting there!

So – anyway – we went to a team members house

about one hour and fifth teen minutes away

You see she has started a TOWER GARDEN FARM

with over 20 TOWER GARDENS!

And she also grows and sells seedlings!

Other Tower Garden growers wanted strawberry plants

Which right now at different growers we use from all over the country

Do not have any – so we purchased 60!

We have a small strawberry patch in the ground as seen here.

But wanted to start some in our Tower Garden

and two other team members also wanted some.

After we were there and toured the Towers

She had 10 inside and 10 outside

and quite the operation in various stages

We made our purchases and then drove through the Va. countryside

for another hour and twenty minutes

This whole time we practiced social distancing with our masks.

We arrived at the second team members house

She had set up two tower gardens

and had a whole table full of seedlings growing with grow lights!

And she wanted 31 strawberry plants as she had two more

tower gardens to set up!

One of the two tower gardens
we have set up plus our indoor
tower garden in the garage

We delivered the plants and Friday – the rest of the strawberries

plus a whole tray full of seedlings which two more team members wanted

well we have arranged to meet them while still practicing

Social Distancing!

All in all our little day trip turned into a 6 1/2 hour journey

and over 150 miles

Oh – I might add – we had to leave the house

Our dryer had to be fixed

and the only way was for us to leave and the repairman come in

Such has now become the norm from the abnormal.

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Papas World – Sheltering Day#51 – yard work – planting

Finally – it would be warm all day – mid ’70’s – bright sunshine

Time to get outside after all the rain and cold days!

Even though we have had to stay inside from our walks

The rain has left the lawn thick and lush!

I have now mowed at least a half dozen times – seems like every 4 days

except when it rains and then I sneak it in between showers!

The side yard has really filled in – that has been my problem area

I also started two years ago – putting lime pellets down

in the fall time!

One of the outdoor Tower Gardens – the other is in the enclosed patio

It has been cold at night – high 30’s to mid 40’s –

yet with all the rain and peaks of sunshine – it is growing!

We decided this year LESS IS MORE in planting flowers!

99 % of the greens you see – flower and come up each year

except the green bushes !

So we decided to POT this year with flowers

with three or four in the flower beds

and the rest in the enclosed patio.

It takes me 60 minutes with a push lawn mower

trimming included and weed whacker

to mow the lawn

a few people tell me they no longer do this

but I enjoy it !

It is a form of exercise for me – almost 5000 steps!

And I get the feeling of something I have created

and see the results of all that I have planted in the 14 years!

All of this I have planted by hand and cultivated.

I only wish this bush would look like this all summer

but – after it blooms it loses it petals

and new leaves are formed along with getting larger.

The grass is so soft and spongy like

almost as if you are walking on a carpet.

I have a lawn company called Bio-Turf

for four years now –

and they do a terrific job.

Six different times they come to the house each year

and do all the spreading – plugging – and seeding and lime spreading

VERY HAPPY WITH THEM!

The pot to the right is all MINT
and you can smell it as you walk up the bank
the enclosed brick area is my strawberries
and last year and this year my Potato’s

Our first rose of the year – with many more to come

they will bloom – go away and later in the summer bloom again

The three Swedish horses that Maddy – Ella and Sarah made for us

laying in the bed.

And – with the same theme – one potted planter

everything else comes up each year.

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I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the yard

I hope to do the same tour of the enclosed patio.

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Papa’s World – growing – growing – growing – veggies!

For the past seven or eight years –

has it been that long ?

We have been tending our gardens –

for twelve months a year –

inside and outside !

We grow what we eat

Welcome to Papa’s World –

today –

what we grow

what we harvest

what we eat !

Our TOWER GARDENS

Somewhere in this jungle are TWO TOWER GARDENS !

And this is after Sherry pruned a lot off !

We are ankle deep in squash –

and tons of tomato’s –

We have eaten all our lettuce – since May 1st.

And we are replanting them – eight pods !

Celery

Yes – we even grow Celery and Beets !

Our growing season is a full twelve months –

because at the end of November –

We take these down – clean up –

soak them for two days in vinegar and water

And plant in our inside Tower Garden we have in the garage!

Thus – we eat twelve months of the year fresh –

no pesticide Produce !

Open pods for more lettuce

The main chore you have to do – is make sure water is in the base !

In the heat wave of Summer – I add water each day –

and only rarely do I add the Nutrients !

I have a RV filter on my water hose –

And now I do not even test the PH !

We have installed as a company – THOUSANDS of Tower Gardens –

across the United States –

In the schools –

With a developed curriculum –

( most schools have money for such projects )

In schools to teach children in a hands on gardening

to grow their own food !

My wife’s ( Sherry ) team –

called TEAM GENERATIONS

has been responsible

for the installation of over 100 Tower Gardens in our NVA area !

Early morning light

Our success in growing has been where we grow them –

catching the first morning rays of the Sun –

and there after another 4 to 6 hours.

Half way through May

As the Tower Gardens looked three weeks after planting –

As they look today – 7-22-19

Eating healthy – knowing what you eat – no pesticides –

growing with no weeds –

no dirt –

just water –

air and nutrients –

Teaching in the classroom with hands on growing food –

THE TOWER GARDEN – part of the JUICE PLUS FAMILY !

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Sherry Certified Health Coach

For more information on Tower Gardens –

Juice Plus –

Business model –

contact Sherry or look at her website

http://www.sf.juiceplus.com

email contact

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Papas World-Tower Garden The New Version!

The new Tower Garden

Juice Plus company has come out with a new stream lined

Tower Garden and we bought one!

The tank on the bottom has gone from 20 gallons ofwater

To 13 gallons and there now is a float –

That will tell you when to add water!

The grow lights
with built in timer
allow you to grow all Winter
We have ours in the garage
where the temperature
stays around 50 to 55 degrees.

The base also has wheels – no need to buy the wheel cart!

Just screw them in!

The top has been redesigned to allow smaller pods to grow Herbs!

The bottom remains the same for your

Tomato’s – lettuce – Cukes – strawberries – beans – peas –

celery – peppers – squash – melons –

most anything that does not grow on a tree!

All the nutrients
and testing for
PH in your water
and instructions
come with the order

The nutrients are included- enough to get you through

the first year.

All other accessories
are included
even the different seeds!

You will not have to buy anything else

And the best part –

You can set up a 12 month payment plan

with no interest!

All you need is a credit card

You get everything up front!

You do not need
A GREEN THUMB!
No soil – no weeds!

We have two of the bigger units for Summer outside

They provide us with all that we can eat!

( We actually give away produce – because it is more than we can eat!)

We have one more set up in the garage for Winter!

Even though it is only 50 to 55 degrees

The lights provide warmth when on.

Sherry website
http://www.sf.juiceplus.com
Senior Sales Coordinator
for The Juice Plus Company

For more information – refer to the above web site

email http://www.sherrylynn49@aol.com

Certified Health Coach

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Papa’s World – Mr. OWL – and the two TOWER GARDENS !

We started them the end of April – first week of May !

We had grown all Winter in our garage with grow lights !

Now – it was time to set up the other two – and begin outside.

TOWER GARDENS – no green thumb needed !

Middle of May

After less than two weeks – we were eating lettuce –

Memorial day weekend

Then it was Memorial day –

and we had herbs – lettuce – edible plants –

And you can see our GERANIUM’S – these are about five years old –

Pull them out in Fall – shake them off –

put in a bucket – hang from garage ceiling –

Then in Spring – clean off dead parts and replant !

BINGO – you can reuse them year to year !

The Tower Gardens – 6-19-19

Today – they are blooming – we have lots of tomato’s ( green )

And SQUASH – EGG PLANTS – LETTUCE – Different herbs – edible flowers

And numerous other salad plants !

ADDED SUPPORT

I have added cages and other support poles -trying to keep the SQUASH

Out of the yard so I can mow !

SQUASH
EAT GREEN

We eat every night from the Tower’s –

Salads – soon we will have tomato’s.

Then no more produce from store.

HOME MADE CAGE

I have a home made cage –

made out of 1/2 inch PVC pipe.

And since the weather has gotten hot – 85 to 90 -Sun –

I add water each day –

about four inches –

I could wait – but – I do not want to forget –

and let the pump run dry.

There is a pump – fish tank pump –

in the bottom – that pumps water up through the middle –

and then that drips down to the roots hanging in the tower.

Purchased a regular cage

As far as TONIC NUTRIENTS –

I add a cup every 7 to 10 days !

The TONIC is made up of minerals from the Earth –

And the plants thrive on it !

JUICE PLUS

The TOWER GARDENS are part of the JUICE PLUS family –

We have been ” TOWERING” for almost EIGHT YEARS !

Eating what we grow with

NO PESTICIDES and NO WEEDING !

Just keep the water in the base –

add minerals when needed –

And pick your dinner daily.

OUR OWL

Mr OWL – more of a decoration than anything – sitting there –

Peering out threw the lettuce leaves –

Although we have rabbits – squirrels – deer – fox – birds –

They seem to leave it alone –

We also have around six hours of Sun light –

But we have moved them to different places and they have grown.

Sherry and Tom

I hope this has been helpful for those interested in gardening –

Who do not like to weed –

And to those who want to know exactly what they are eating.

You do not need a green thumb –

we certainly do not !

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Papa’s World – geraniums – potato’s – Tower Gardens

It has been just a little over one month –

since we replanted the Geraniums-

that are now 4 or 5 years old !

For the first time – we have planted Potato’s !

Today – Sunday – 6-2-19

We also have for the second year –

a flower called –

THE EVENING PRIMROSE !

What is unique about that –

is it ONLY BLOOMS AT NIGHT !

EVENING PRIMROSE

The Tower Gardens are now in production for almost 5 weeks.

We have been eating lettuce since the end of week two.

Tower Garden number ONE
Tower Garden Number TWO

It will not be long as we have flowers for Tomato’s – Squash and Cucumbers

And Egg plant – herbs – other greens.

A first for us – Potato’s!

We have a total of 8 Potato plants –

this is the first time we have ever planted them !

Just saying !

We never had Green Thumbs

until we bought our first Tower Garden eight years ago !

And – really – it is so easy –

just make sure it has WATER & NUTRIENTS!

A very wise thought !

Now – I have learned – these are her babies –

she is known as the –

TOWER GARDEN QUEEN !

She has quite the following !

And – you can tell by the results –

I in turn – make sure they have WATER –

They have NUTRIENTS and the vines have a place to climb !

Geraniums – over five years old.
Geraniums over five years old.
Geraniums over five years old

Our Geraniums – I pull up in the Fall –

shake the dirt off –

Stick them right side up in a five gallon pail –

and hang them from ceiling in our unheated garage !

In the Spring – we pull them out –

clean the dead leaves off –

And pot them – water them and just watch them come back.

A good thought

I am in charge of the lawn outside – that is my time to just relax –

I rather like mowing – making it look nice and neat !

My side yard

We had a irrigation system put in two years ago –

and finally – this year –

It has recovered and grown in nice and green !

I have a lawn service and have lime spread in the Fall.

Tomato Plant

All in all – growing vegetables – seeing the colors of our flowers –

Is a form of stress relief for me.

The two Tower Gardens – all the Geraniums and Potato Plants

If you have any questions on the growing system

or bringing back the Geraniums from year to year –

Feel free to ask.

I hope you enjoyed my little blog –

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Papa’s World – eating healthy is not the only thing – flowers

We walk – we eat healthy – but the mental part is also important !

Our roses out front

A healthy body also has to have a healthy mind – at least mine does !

So – when we moved into our house thirteen years ago –

I started digging up – replanting – moving – shrubs – putting in trees

( 3 Crepe Myrtles ) and numerous rose bushes – flowers that came back year after year.

Crepe Myrtle out front

I had to dig these trees on my hands and knees – being so many rocks ! With that being said – when they bloom a bright ruby red – I just love them – and it all was worth it !

Ninety five per cent comes back

Flowers and color do a lot for my mind and peaceful thoughts.

But – as you get older – weeding kills your back – at least mine !

So – this year – I bought the mulch from the boy scouts – and actually paid them to spread it around – 25 bags !

It was well worth it and half the cost of anyone else.

Flowers and flags

These roses will bloom off and on until Fall – most everything in the beds comes up each year.

Walking home – when coming in sight of the house- gives me a great calming thought – seems like any stress just goes away –

and that is for my mental being.

Front steps and door

Sherry always plants the planters around the house – in back -the patio and the front porch.

So – when people visit – the visual of flowers – the welcome mat – sitting on the front porch or in the enclosed patio – brings calm – that is why we do it .

The back patio and Tower Gardens

Each year – in the back – we plant flowers and the Tower Gardens –

which provide our vegetables daily.

In front of these are the other two Crepe Myrtles that I hand planted – all the trees and bushes here I also planted.

Yesterday’s harvest from our strawberry patch

We also grow our own strawberry’s – enough to provide us each morning for breakfast while they last.

Living a healthy lifestyle – to reduce stress – we plant – we grow and produce vibrant colors all Spring – Summer and Fall.

We actually grow even in Winter inside our garage.

For a stress relief – try flowers – smell them – watch them grow –

it can do wonders for your mental health.

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Papa’s World – home is where the flowers grow

A panoramic view of our patio.

All through our years (37 ) of marriage – we have planted flowers and landscaping. In our home today – we await Spring with a eye to the beauty of FLOWER’S !

View of the back with our two Tower Gardens – bird bath and replanted Geranium’s from previous years. And to the left a portable pot of POTATO’S a first foe me.

Our first step every early Spring is preparing our two Tower Gardens for the growing season – April thru end of October. We also have one inside the garage with grow lights so we are eating fresh produce – November thru end of March – making our fresh produce growing year around.

Patio with flower ” Bicycle ” we purchase years ago at a garden show !

Yesterday – we went to Home Depot – to select different flowers and then potted them and placed in the patio. EXTRA BENEFIT unknown to us at check out – the man said – sign up for credit card today and receive $70.00 off your purchase – DEAL ! We payed $20.00 – rest was a credit and as soon as we got home – paid the credit card off !

One of two flower boxes on the walled in patio.

The flower boxes will be much bigger as the season progress’s. We try a different theme every year – Sherry picks the theme – my duty is ” It is not for me to question why – but for me to do or die ” !!

In a marriage – good motto to live by !

We found this flower pot holder in the trash years ago and reclaimed it – I painted it a couple days ago.


Always like sitting by flowers when sipping my coffee – the cushions we take in if it is going to rain.
A stand alone pot holder which I repainted a couple days ago.

85 % of our plants that are in the beds – come back each year – so mostly – only a few do we purchase to plant in them – geraniums – we pull every year and put them in a bucket and hang from the ceiling – cleaning them up in the Spring and replant them – saving 90 % of them !

One of many flowering bushes we have that come out each year.

The twin bush that was shown before – on each end of the fence.


Front step on the porch.

This year we tried one more thing – Potato’s – we planted eight – five among our strawberry patch ( every year we pulled them in the Fall from the Tower Garden – and stuck them in the ground on the side of the house – 12 to 15 quarts last year ) and three more in a portable container – this is a first for me – not sure what to expect but they already are 16 inches high !

One of the beds out front with just the two planted flowers – rest come back every year along with our deep red – pink and light pink roses.

The beds in the front have a combination of colors Spring – Summer and Fall . Reds – pinks – yellows -purples – whites and many off shades. I also have planted Crepe Myrtles ( 3 of them ) that bloom late May and continue until late Fall – a deep ruby red !

All in all – Spring plantings are my favorite time of year -one that continues until the harsh cold of Fall and Winter.

Living life to the plus includes for me sights of Spring – Summer and Fall. I do not like the cold – ice and snow !

Eating healthy from our Tower Gardens ( even edible flowers) and enjoying nature in bloom – bringing a calm – for me lower blood pressure !

I hope you liked my little tour – and remember –

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PAPA’S WORLD – HOME IS WHERE THE FLOWER’S ARE

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