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  1. I am looking for a pretty table-top artificial tree. I visited the website where you got yours. Would you be willing to share which tree you got?
    Thank you!

  2. I’m not able to help you identify that beautiful flower but what a delightful surprise! I hope you discover more blooms soon.

  3. I get gunk on the bottom of my shoes that aren’t washable. I always keep old toothbrushes around for cleaning nooks and crannies around the house. If you have an old toothbrush or a small scrubby, put some water in a dish over the kitchen sink and clean between the grooves of the soles being careful not to get water on the unwashable parts of the shoe (with tennies I don’t think it would hurt them), then blot excess water from the soles with a towel and let them sit outside if its warm enough or near a heat vent if its not. Sorry, no help trying to identify the vine. The only thing that came to mind was trumpet flower but photos of trumpet flowers I looked at online didn’t have those large yellow stamens shooting out from them and I didn’t see any of that lovely lavender color, either. How wonderful, though, to get flowers this time of year!

  4. Cup and saucer vine. I love these. Though I haven’t seen one in ages. Annual here In Wisconsin.

  5. Cup and saucer vine. I love these. Annual here. I haven’t seen one in ages!

  6. I don’t know if your particular shoes or washing machine will accommodate it, but any time I’ve got nastiness on my sneakers I toss them in the washer and then let air dry. And someone already suggested the plant identifier app. My daughter has that and we’ve identified several plants that way.

  7. I believe that the vine is clematis. They bloom in late spring here in upstate NYL

  8. I do love that flower Brenda, I am hoping someone will identify it for us. It is so pretty and I love the
    lavender color.

    Great pictures of Charlie and Ivy.

  9. Good morning Brenda, the flower is beautiful! I am no help in that department because I do not know anything about gardening.
    Your sweet fur kids look so sweet!
    I love little trees! We got rid of our big one years ago and now have many little ones, I love it!

  10. Brenda, this is just a suggestion, but, you can load an app on your phone called “Picture This”. It is a plant identifier and tells you all about the characteristics of a plant.

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