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My First Year Of Growing Dahlia's In Colorado

Hello and Welcome! Today is August 22, 2019 and today is the very first entry into my Gardening Journal. Today I am beginning with a broad overview of Dahlia's including some notes at the end of this post of my first year of gardening in Colorado. During the course of the upcoming year I will include my experiences, observations, notes, successes, losses, recommendations, and the model of my small but semi-prolific Flower Farm. I am gardening at an elevation of 7,369 feet. There are a variety of challenges at this altitude.                                Fresh Garden Bouquet From My Raised Garden Beds August 2019
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The Joy Of Flowers

Hello Folks! We haven't chatted in awhile and I am really wondering how everyone is doing... so how about we get this conversation going and chat about flowers. Flowers are like the universal love language, right? So let's share the love. Oh these "love" flowers might be one's that we grow, paper flowers which we make, embroidered flowers that are stitched, purchased flowers from our favorite Farmer's Market, or a field of flowers where we picked our own bouquet, or hey even those flowers which we dream about.      From my Mountain garden: Sunflowers, Delphiniums, David Austin Roses.                                               
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DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

Good Morning Family, Friends and DIY'ers! The time has come for me to share my DIY Kitchen Cabinet Makeover in our Colorado home . It is a process that cannot be rushed and patience along with a sturdy back, hands and arms are required. I still have about eight more cabinets to do. I will be sharing before and after photos of our Kitchen cabinets along with a supply list and the real facts on how I successfully stripped, sanded, and painted our builder grade Oak cabinets. This type of project is perfect for those months that require an individual to be indoors more than outdoors. So without further delay let's proceed! I have always loved a white Kitchen! Many of you will remember our white gourmet Kitchen in Rockwall, Texas. My Texas Kitchen was a dream Kitchen which my husband and I designed. So with that same design in mind, we are ever so slowly creating an abbreviated version of that dream white Kitchen right here in our Colorado Cottage Home. ( More details to come a
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Postcard From Jemma

Hello Folks, It's been awhile since we chatted and I hope this finds you all well. Today I am sending you postcards from Colorado, Texas and Puerto Rico from my new blog layout on Blogger! I am thrilled to have migrated from WordPress to blogger with the professional, kind and smart know-how of Rebekah Samuel( Lady Gadget , and her worker bee Team.) A BIG thank you goes out to Rebekah and Cyball for this extensive transformation. Now that I am back in my comfort zone on blogger my intention is to be writing more frequently and sharing my gardening, real estate, cooking, traveling and DIY projects with you all. Winter in Colorado is nearly a distant memory while Spring is inviting us to enjoy warm weather and patio dining. I had forgotten that Spring in the West arrives like a tired locomotive laboring up a steep incline...so, so slowly. I have actually worn shorts one day and a parka the next, naughty Colorado teasing us all like this! I am wondering what you have all be
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Beaver Creek Mountain Village

I made a mountain journey this past weekend to Beaver Creek Mountain Village where I met up with my son, his wife and three grandchildren. Beaver Creek Mountain Village is sweetly nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. When Colorado sought to host the  1976 Winter Olympics , Beaver Creek development was part of its successful bid in May 1970 The drive from our home is an easy 3 hour drive. I took highway 25 onto 470 West and intersected with 70 West which took me right into the middle of the glorious Rocky Mountains. The views were amazing and I popped open the sunroof (20 degrees) revved up the heater and the music too. Carole King was my radio companion for most of the way. The Aspen Tree  has always been a favorite of mine, any time of the year. Beaver Creek ski area operates on National Forest System lands under special use permit to the White River National Forest . The 30-year permit assigns a portion of the bundle of rights associated with land ownership to the permit hold
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Welcome March!

Welcome family, friends and March to At Home With Jemma. March arrived in Colorado like a Lamb and then quickly turned on a dime and became a roaring lion. I am discovering that I enjoy Mother's Natures weather games, because no matter how much snow we get the sun spreads her golden beams of sunshine through the frosty Ponderosa Pine branches. Sadie and I Walk Sadie and I walk pretty much everyday and she loves, loves the frosty snow and it seems I pretty much to do. She's my sweet Golden and I love her. Sadie May 15 Months Jack Frost Jack Frost works his magic on puddles of melted snow and the crunch of the ice as it snaps and crackles often times makes Sadie jump an inch or two or more... It seems to us that Sadie thinks she is a Kangaroo these days and we have now nicknamed her Roo. Early signs of Spring Among the Pines and Sun It is the long walks with Sadie among the pines and sun that center us both. Happiness Is Also Creating
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