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by Francine on July 04, 2005 06:37 AM
Hi everybody,

today was a beautiful day here in laval,not to hot ,not too humid ,anyway it was great for gardening.

So,keith and i went to the store to buy some flowers,canadian tires(ok!ok! don t tell me but keith wanted to get rid of his canadian tire money and asked me if i wanted to have some more flowers...hey of course i m not a fool) and me i almost fainted..what flowers.. [shocked] ...wath happened to your lovely friend mr: tool may i asked [nutz] ...u lost it or something...but all this time i was like [thumb] [clappy] [clappy] !!!!

well we bought those planted them,it s beautifull,wish i had a camera...BBBBUUUUUTTTT!!!

could you tell me a little more about those flowers:

petunias(summer madness)

impatient(dazzler orange)

hemorocallis fulva

portulaca(sundial pink)


do i give the same care to simple petunia as i would the summer madness ones,though i am supposing so.

well,that s it for now and thank you very much.

HAPPY 4TH. OF JULY ,HAVE ALOT A FUN AND IF YOU DRINK DON T DRIVE!!!!!! [Confused] [Confused] [muggs]

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by tkhooper on July 04, 2005 07:01 AM
portulaca is very easy care. It's a succulent but it can take watering and it love full sun. The impatient likes shade. And they both love to bloom. You are so very lucky.

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by Francine on July 04, 2005 10:19 AM
thanks Tammy for the info.

what s a succulent please and am i lucky becuz he chose flowers instead of tools..i m suprise that what i am [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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by Francine on July 06, 2005 11:36 AM

am i dreaming or what [sleepy] [nutz] i noticed that my portulaca seemed to be open during the day and close at night,could it be [shocked] [dunno]

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by RugbyHukr on July 06, 2005 09:47 PM
Many flowers close at night. It is a survival reflex to protect their pollen from dew. Some plants, usually native to warm areas, remain open to be pollenated by night critters also.

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by Carly on July 06, 2005 10:22 PM
So you bought 'em from the funny money place, eh? Hi, fellow Canuck - I'm from Toronto.

I remember a day when Canadian Tire sold something really strange - tires - now you can get a side order of chips (fries), if ya' want - ha ha!

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by linda12159 on July 07, 2005 12:46 AM
isn't a succulant from the cati family? i had portulaca one year, very easy to grow but go to seed very fast if you don't remove the spent flower.


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by jmacd on July 07, 2005 05:20 AM
What's Canadian Tire money? [dunno] [dunno] [Confused]

jmacd [kitty]

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by Francine on July 08, 2005 09:45 AM
Hi Carly,

glad to meet a canuck,yah,today thay ask you if you want fries with that [Big Grin] [Big Grin] .i m from ste-Dorothee,laval.

you ve been here for long time,it s a very good site and the people are friendly.

thanks for leting me know you re here,talk to ya later.

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by Francine on July 08, 2005 10:02 AM

canadian tire money:

canadian tire is a bit like a walmart but concentrating on home and auto rather than people,they sell tires,tools,vacum,bbq etc...and when you pay with real currency,they give you back a certein percentage of your change in some canadian tire cents and dollars wich you can use at your next purchase.people here collect it and when they have a certein amount go buy something they want,for example last week-end we bought for 28.00 dollars of flowers(yes they even have a garden department now) and we paid it all with canadian tire money,oh,there is also do mechanic on your car a bit like walmart.

hope that answered your question.

have a good week-end!

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by Francine on July 08, 2005 10:04 AM
Hi rugby,

thanks for the info.

have a good week-end!

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by jmacd on July 08, 2005 10:23 PM
[wayey] Thanks, Francine, for explaining about the Canadian Tire money. That's really a bad deal. What a scam to keep you coming back there to shop! [Frown]


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by Cricket on July 08, 2005 11:43 PM
Jmacd, It's not at all a bad deal. A small percentage of your purchase is returned as Canadian Tire money that can only be redeemed at the store but if you choose not to shop there again you aren't out anything. Also, some charitable organizations accept Canadian Tire money to offset costs of cleaning supplies and other items that would otherwise increase their overhead. It is no different than any other frequent purchase program.
by jmacd on July 09, 2005 02:18 AM
Oh...I'm sorry, [Embarrassed] [Embarrassed] I misunderstood.
Thought they gave you your change in funny money INSTEAD of real money. Well, I take it back then. [grin] [Smile]

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by Cricket on July 09, 2005 02:25 AM
[Big Grin] Yeah, that would suck!
by Bestofour on July 09, 2005 09:18 AM
Hi Francine, impatients like shade and a lot of water.

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by Francine on July 09, 2005 09:20 AM
sorry i should have writen instead of a % of your change that it was a % of what you bought: ex,if you buy a 1 buk item,then they give you only 10 cent ,i think it s 1 or 5%,no more so for a purchase of lets say 100bokx,it ll be 1 or 10 dollars funny money.

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by jmacd on July 11, 2005 06:21 AM
That makes more sense. Sort of like the Discover credit card. But I think it's less than 10% of purchase.

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