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  • All Aboard - Destination Unknown By Virginia Bickel

     This story takes four children: Amanda, Peter, Laura and Jason from New York City to a small town in west Texas and describes good times and bad times as they grow from childhood to adulthood


    Virginia Bickel's newest book Come September  has just been released. Order it now!

      In Virginia Bickel?s second book, she turns from historical fiction to mystery. Come September is the story of Daniel Lindsey?s quest to identify the young woman found unconscious in front of his store, and to find out what she was doing on Mesa Street, in El Paso, Texas.  She brings to this genre her skill with character development and dialogue. You won't be disappointed.

    Dr. Sarah Barlow



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    We have entered the month of April, but the weather this year is very cold. however the lengthening daylight hours are making the fuchsias grow well. This shot was taken down the center of the longer greenhouse and shows that we now have lots new growth showing on all the plants. The large plants in the center aisle are looking particularly well, as are the standards at the far end. They are now making lots of new roots in the bigger 10" pots and will soon require much more water and feed.

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    Here's another shot taken down the center of the long greenhouse. The thing to do now is to regularly check the plants for both water and feed. Fuchsias are voracious plants and need very regular feeding. We mustn't miss checking them over every day for pests and diseases,, now the weather is warming up a little aphids can soon decimate your plants if you don't spray them at the first signs of an attack.

    This third shot was taken looking through the glass into the shorter of the two houses. As you can see there are some Pelargoniums now in flower. These flower earlier than the other plants I grow.  I do however stop some of them to make them flower later. (you stop a plant by pinching out the growing tips of the branches) Using this method you can have the plants in flower on the dates of the shows in which you want to enter them.

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