no binary groups on this server.
the main reason i give them money
yearly. :) relatively little spam and
for picture/definitions i look at
wikipedia and find it useful enough.
for most other things i tend to not
because i just don't have that big a
pipe to get bytes through and i don't
want to plug my line up if i'm in the
middle of a good conversation (well,
ok, clickversation is more like it :) ).
ah, well, sure, they look
peace, time to go,
Sometimes it seems like volunteers are the only chance I have at adding
plants here. Every year earwigs or something skeletonize the sage, and with
the exception of a cactus every perennial I've planted has croaked before
the season was out. Never had such trouble anywhere else.
I have some blue vervain that tries to invade my garden that I happen to
rather like, so I let a few plants stay on every year. En masse the flowers
are nice in an understated kind of way, even if the plants are a tad on the
Other than that I have a bit of weed Portulaca growing in a leftover
container that'll stay until I get tired of nibbling on it or it goes to
seed. Also have a few columbine that grew where the seeds fell on the way to
the compost pile after deadheading. I hope they colonize under the trees (so
far, so good).
Thinking the birds would enjoy it, I once let a sunflower seed grow where it
fell near the feeder, but I don't think I'll do that again soon. It grew
next to the fence and the neighbors apparently thought I was fostering a
weed, and expressed their disapproval by dumping their ashtrays on it under
the fence. (Well, they're yahoos anyway.)
wow! that's a tough place. whereabouts are you
i like them too. :) we don't allow them
to roam here, they can grow along the
ditches all they want.
columbines are beauties, i especially like the
purple-white, and solid purple varieties.
heh, i am so glad to not be living in the city where the
neighbors and ordinances can stop me from goofing
around. they have regulations about cutting lawns that
if you don't you'll get a citation and if you ignore the
citation they'll cut your lawn for you and send you the
bill... my ex-gf at the time got one of those for letting
some daisies grow out in her yard.
they wouldn't know what to do with my red patch.
i would enjoy pooping on your neighbor's
car as i fly by, give me coordinates...
have you had any luck with
hyacynths, daffodils and tulips or
if you check the zone, some might
take, but i might also plant deeper
than normal to give some added
protection. well of course that
would also depend upon the
sun/water/soil conditions as to how
they would do.
i'd think that almost anything
above ground would get freeze-
dried in those winters...
we let some go
one year to seed,
and now we must
weed, weed, weed. :)
they have pretty tenacious
heh, it depends upon if you
have local ordinances and
pesky neighbors (or in her
case we suspected her ex).
they are commonly called Flashing Lights,
a small perennial carnation. there are some
pinks mixed in there (but those are biannual
and bigger leaved/taller plants). the flowers
look almost identical other than the color.
i like them as a ground cover, but they
are not nitrogen fixers, the soil is poorer
there now under monoculture, so i am
going to add some legumes to it and see
how that goes as a mixed community.
Here we planted violets once (30 years ago), and once only. Now they
form a carpet along the walkways and stairs, under the trees. Foxglove,
nasturtiums, Lychnis coronaria, naked ladies, red valerian, Epilobium
parviflorum, Prunella vulgaris, dandiloins, large leafed mustard, and of
course pepper mint, and spear mint, all grow wild in our yard, and for
the most part, are encouraged.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
I stopped clearing the abandoned alley that is technically mostly on the
neighbors property, although I maintain it.
The trees I've been cutting back turned out to include a mulberry and
a walnut. Who knew, until they grew large enough to set fruit.
Ah Mulberry seems about 50 years ago me and my buddies found a heavily
fruited tree. We ate our fill and were happy till someone notice a worm
in a fruit. Then further investigation proved they all were Wormy.
Yucky in the top ten of my youth yucks.
Bill S. Jersey USA zone 5 shade garden
What use one more wake up call?
In the front I have Queen Anne's lace that I protect from my gardener (she would
them all out). In the back I have hollyhocks finally and picked a load of the
out of the gravel and put them into pots standing in water and they all came
going to take them to our rental and start a whole line of them.
I would LOVE milkweed but cant find plants. Ingrid
Have anything about you sentimental about?
Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
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