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Lobelia Plant--beautiful!
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WallSal55    Posted 06-18-2002 at 16:43:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I stumbled upon a Lobelia plant (blue flowers on it) in a hanging basket for 1/2 price. This plant
has brought me a lot of joy on my back deck this
last week! I never was able to grow the plants
in my yard, so I was thrilled when I found the
hanging basket! (I guess some folks have good luck with Lobelia, while others have bad luck.) I really recommend this flowering plant if you can
find it at your garden center.
Also, my daughter had Lasik eye surgery yesterday,
in which I got to observe on the computer screen. Was very interesting. She came out fine.
Some folks go through it like it's a piece of cake, but she had some pain with it. Guess everyone's experience is different. Now she needs no glasses or contacs. (I haven't told her yet, that when she was feeling the pain, I squatted to the floor to put my head between my legs so I wouldn't faint. When she got through the bad part, I was able to stand up, and watch the 2nd eye being done, which went faster.) The laser itself she said wasn't painful!

Lois    Posted 07-18-2007 at 05:30:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have terrible luck with lobelia. It's beautiful when I buy it but
within a few days of planting in containers and/or window
boxes, the plant withers away and dies. I feed, water and
deadhead and it still dies. What am I doing wrong? Should I
shear it, cut it back entirely or just pick off the dead blooms?
My containers get partial shade. Does it need full sun? My
neighbor has the same problem. Any advice will be appreciated
by both of us.

tom    Posted 05-21-2007 at 02:09:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
rubbish rubbish

Ollie    Posted 06-19-2002 at 11:49:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mother has some lobelia in her flower pots. She has three colors, blue, purple and white. They are pretty. Everyone always comments on them.

I had Lasik surgery a year and a half ago in Canada. I was lucky and got assigned the surgeon who worked on the system and does a lot of the training. He was a very nice guy. It was also a lot cheaper ($999US for both eyes).

I had some pain afterwards for a few hours. They gave you eye drops to use if things hurt too much. I, like Nathan, think it was the best thing I ever had done. My eyesight was 20/250 and now it is 20/10. After wearing glasses for 35+ years, it is still hard not to reach for them, especially in the morning. It's strange to have to wear reading glasses after being so near sighted, it was easier to take my glasses off to read.

Don't let her neglect her follow-up appointments.

Nathan(GA)    Posted 06-18-2002 at 19:46:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had the RK procedure done in '92. Best thing I ever did. That was before they perfected the lasik. They actually cut tiny spoke marks on my eye. They put some drops in, jacked it open and cut away. On one cut it wasn't quite dead enough and I groaned. My wife almost hit the floor. She didn't stay around for the rest. Mine hurt for a few days.

Took me a while to stop reaching for the glasses every morning. And a while for the dents they had left to go away.

Now if I could just get rid of these eye floaters!

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