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Post by late shift » 01-18-2012 01:15 PM

Yea Its actually been a mild winter here were Im at, but I always think Feb. is the coldest month. Looking foward to warmer weather.
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Post by SquidInk » 01-19-2012 02:58 PM

Prolonged cold snap here (relatively speaking) ... all the plants are looking a bit sad, except the island poppies.
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Post by SquidInk » 01-20-2012 04:58 PM

Well chilled oxalis running rampant in the yard. It's known to have an affinity for copper, so maybe I ought to try my hand at geobotanical prospecting .
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Post by Diogenes » 01-22-2012 07:46 PM

SquidInk wrote: Well chilled oxalis running rampant in the yard. It's known to have an affinity for copper, so maybe I ought to try my hand at geobotanical prospecting .




You know most folks consider this a weed but I have always loved it and I have it in my garden rampant as well and I do nothing (as if you could) to eradicate it.
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Post by SquidInk » 01-22-2012 07:51 PM

Diogenes wrote: You know most folks consider this a weed but I have always loved it and I have it in my garden rampant as well and I do nothing (as if you could) to eradicate it.


and... it's tasty, and it 'fixes' nitrogen to the soil.
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Post by Diogenes » 01-22-2012 10:40 PM

SquidInk wrote: and... it's tasty, and it 'fixes' nitrogen to the soil.


Yes it is tasty - was not aware about the nitrogen.

Have you ever grown Sorrel? Love it.
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Post by SquidInk » 01-26-2012 07:22 PM

I have never grown sorrel.
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Post by Diogenes » 01-26-2012 11:01 PM

Is this a Gerbera Daisy? Beautiful color.

I bet you would like Sorrel - so very easy to grow - once you have it you seem to always have it. Sort of a sour bite - I find it refreshing.
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Post by SquidInk » 01-26-2012 11:42 PM

I'm not sure what that one is...
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Post by Cherry Kelly » 01-27-2012 11:33 AM

I spend a little time stamping down the 'dead' growth marigolds as they reseed themselves in my gardens quite well!

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Post by SquidInk » 02-24-2012 01:31 PM

Can somebody help me ID this one? It's volunteering in large numbers. and the fragrance is ridiculous!
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Post by Fan » 02-24-2012 01:46 PM

SquidInk wrote: Can somebody help me ID this one? It's volunteering in large numbers. and the fragrance is ridiculous!


Looks a little like http://www.lilies.org/trumpets/pages/seedlingb.html - definitely looks like a lily to me.

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Post by Cherry Kelly » 02-24-2012 03:10 PM

trumpet lilies sound about right --

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Am working on dividing lilies this year as they branch out - root wise - and get way overcrowded. They need to be divided about every three years!

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Post by SquidInk » 02-24-2012 04:18 PM

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Post by SquidInk » 02-24-2012 04:19 PM

Here's an unknown wildflower, growing at 600' elevation, on a hill close to me
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