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Discussion in 'Off Topic Chit Chat' started by Prairie Mom, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member

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    • I think it is more if one is more or less sensitive to fig tree sap. I own about 30 fig trees, most in pots, some in ground. So ive trimmed and started a ton of figs. Some people are very sensitive to the white gooey sap. This is also why i don’t think fig leaves in general are snack food for most torts...they are very bitter...and if they fall naturally...very dry too.
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    Greetings..

    I had some old Elephant Ear tubers in our basement from last year. They looked very “rough” dead totally dry, etc. too many projects, not enough time. We all know how it goes. I finally lugged them outside in their plastic bins packed in peatmoss.

    Sat in that stage for a bit longer....luckily, plenty of rain kick started them and me.

    I finally potted up all the now springing to life tubers....and viola, wonderful plants.

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    Oxalis Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    What a lovely little garden space!
    Those came out really nice. :)
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    Oh my goodness..my "daughter from another mother" moved to Arizona the cacti there are amazing! The natural landscaping is gorgeous!
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    Beautiful! I love the elements of architecture you created with the pots and tall plants in them!
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    Thanks.

    Credited to my wife. It is her ideas and design.
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    Looking good, Steven! I've never planted the "rose-shaped" one in the ground, only in pots, but I THINK if you want it to stay manageable, or in a clump, you'll have to keep pinching it back. I like the looks of your finished product. The white pots in the back are a nice added touch. Irene has good taste.
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    Thanks....every day i can see increased growth. Our monsoon Summer has really enabled these plants.
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    Thank you for the advises my Lady. Come to the gardening, she is much better than I am. Let's see how fast they can grow and we will trim them back and keep them clump up together.
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    Just checking our mish mash of squash plants that are all “volunteers” via our very organic composti red worm bin! In addition to a just picked acorn squash, and a butternut 5hst is still growing, spotted many mini Gherkins and one large one ready for picking..

    Ogh, the figs are looking good too.

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    The monarch has been stopping by a lot lately, to check out our milkweed and cup plant. Hubby got a good photo of his visit. :) The hummingbird stopped by too but left before we could even think the word "camera." :p

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    You just reminded me to show off my mother in-law's works.


    This is “White flowered Gourd" or "lagenaria siceria" family.
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    This one is ready. Very sweet and tender no matter you steam, stir-fry, or in soup. but peel it first.
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    This is "Luffa cylindrica" Or some of us call "Silk gourd", "Sponge Cucumber". Those are still small, need another week or so than can be harvested.
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    Just finished up my cactus garden. It has cacti from three different local patches. So, hopefully they will do well this winter. 8B2C3DD4-F99D-4544-9830-84967E4509E2.jpeg
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    Quite a few years ago, when a H'mong family was living across the street from me, I had one of those long gourds come up in my manure pile. I had no idea what it was, so I just dug it back into the pile. I guess the wind or birds dropped seeds over here. Interesting-looking plant.
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    Very awesome!!
    Cool, native Arkansas cactus? :)

    Yesterday, our first monarch hatched! We got one from Brenda's Butterfly Habitat in Garden City when it was in its chrysalis. We let his wings dry on our native rose and then I moved him to our milkweed for a tasty treat. He flew away when we were out of the house so I assume he's off on his own adventure.

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    Today was clean out an area day. I removed a bunch of volunteer ROS from the front yard, They were getting so thick that i had to clear a path just to get to an enclosure.Here is a pick of some of them. Picture 3739.jpg .Also today the first bloom opened on this one. Picture 3726.jpg I started this one from a root cutting. It's not planted in the best spot so I may move it to a better spot this winter.
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    Not Arkansas native. But, from specimens that had survived winter here in other people’s gardens.
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    Oh, that's so pretty. I love the ones that have the double petals.
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