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  1. Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA 05/30/2009 09:38 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor
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Yum.....those are some of my favorite things. Fried squash blossoms.

May 28, 2009 08:55 AM #1
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Tony Toto
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Rich, very nice!  Mother Nature's food is so tasty.  Thank you for sharing!

May 28, 2009 09:16 AM #2
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Connie Lou Barnett
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The color is so rich in these Squash blossoms. You could almost have a bouquet for the kitchen table.  Have a great day.

May 28, 2009 09:39 AM #3
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Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

OK - so now I'm planning a trip to TN.  LOL  Fresh squash is my ALL time favorite veggie.  Better be careful ... I might creep by there some night and do a moonlight harvest!  LOL

May 28, 2009 12:41 PM #4
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Jackie DeShazer
Montana Country Real Estate - Libby, MT

Rich -

What beautiful color the squash blossoms have. Thanks for sharing.

May 28, 2009 01:59 PM #5
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
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Oh! How I wish I had a garden going! Can I come pick one when they're ready? LOL

Debi

May 28, 2009 06:21 PM #6
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Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

Gee- our squash has yet to be planted-- a late spring! Those do look wonderful!

May 28, 2009 06:46 PM #7
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Karen - I love fried squash. I generally do it two different ways depending on the dinner. Either the traditional southern deep fry or a lighter version of the batter, without cornmeal, for a tempura.

Tony - Mother Nature's bounty is the best!

Connie - They are very beautiful and make a great soup.

Carol - No need to sneak around, you are welcome anytime! And I would be happy to share the veggies.

Jackie - They are a very vibrant, deep yellow.

Debi - Of course, maybe 2 for coming all the way from Colorado! <<<smile>>>

Debra - Wow! That is a late spring. Mine only look this good because we actually had an early spring. These were planted in April. Planted Acorn Squash too; they are great deseeded and bake in the oven stuffed with either ravioli or tortelli covered with a homeade cheesy alfredo sauce! Yum!

As I only do one Wordless Wednesday post for AR though you might appreciate the photo from my Rich's Pics photoblog as well. Click HERE to see another beautiful flower, this one from my wildflower garden!

May 29, 2009 11:00 AM #8
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BLR Guy
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That is a pretty cool picture...nice beautiful colors..is this from your own garden?Looks Great!

May 30, 2009 06:06 AM #9
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Monique Hailer & Todd Combs, PA
Schooner Bay Realty - Cape Coral, FL
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Great Photo! My squash doesn't look like this.

May 30, 2009 09:35 AM #10
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Look at those colours. Nice pic.

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May 31, 2009 11:09 AM #11
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

BLR Guy - Thanks. Yep this is a squash plant from mygarden. Can't wait to start stir frying them!

Monique - They will. I just got an early start this season as Spring was pretty mild.

Jon - Thanks! Looking forward to tasting them too.

Jun 01, 2009 11:24 AM #12
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Betina Foreman
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That squash plant looks perfect. I always end up with Squash Borers as I have not found an organic way to prevent them. They are a real problem in my part of TX. Good luck and happy growing!

;)

 

Jun 10, 2009 09:23 AM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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Rich, My grandmother used to cook the flowers with eggs and breadcrumbs....They were wonderful and that's even before the squash arrived!

Jun 10, 2009 03:27 PM #14
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Betina - Thankfully, I don't think we have those pests here.

Carole - What a great memory. Squash blossom soup is very popular.

Jun 10, 2009 04:54 PM #15
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Amy O'Laughlin
Saint George, UT

Hi, Rich!  Those blossoms look familiar to me...I've been watching my spaghetti squash vine grow and blossom like crazy.  This is my first year planting it.  Has yours started growing any squash, yet?

Aug 04, 2009 01:53 PM #16
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Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Amy - I have harvested tons of squash this summer! So much in fact that I tooks bags of it to my local foodbank. I just replanted some new squash and zucchini plants from seed as my original plants are at the end of their life. I will probably only get a couple of harvests from the new ones before frost but that will still be great. My acorn squash has a couple of veggies ready to harvest. I have never tried to grow spaghetti squash...

Aug 06, 2009 09:23 AM #17
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