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    For some bizarre reason there's a solitary walnut tree in the corner of our otherwise native species garden. It must be about 80yrs old and must have been planted by someone because there are no others nearby. Anyway, it's autumn here so we are getting buckets of the most delicious, fresh walnuts. I'm running out of ideas of what to do with them all.
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    EBAY!!!

    Just kidding, I have no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobelia
    Here is my beloved forest pansy redbud. When the tree goes dormant, I will trim off the lower branches. The one is actually touching the ground, because the tree is on a slope. Notice in the close up of the leaves, that they are a beautiful purple color. Over the summer, they'll turn green.



    Also, check out this crazy looking moth that was on my screen. Later that day, it just dropped dead. I picked it up & put it in a flower pot, where it remains.

    Love those Forest Pansy Redbuds! Do you know they have some dwarf weeping redbuds now? When they cross those with the Forest Pansy and come up with a weeping red leafed Redbud that will be one beautiful tree. BTW the Forest Pansy can get rather large for a redbud. There is one near me that is about 25-30 feet tall and very round and full.
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    Beautiful pics! I saw a weeping minature pine of some sort yesterday. It was so damn expensive or I would have brought it home..

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    I am getting really frustrated, none of the seeds I planted are doing anything!!!! I give up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckpony
    I am getting really frustrated, none of the seeds I planted are doing anything!!!! I give up!
    I have the same thing happening in the flower garden but I think here it has something to do with the fact that we've had cold weather till today.

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    maybe now that it is getting warm and humid and we got a boatload of rain yesterday I will start to see something. I HATE YOU DEAD SEEDS!

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    They're never going to grow if you keep verbally abusing them.
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    hehe. ^^
    Well, looks like our rainstorm did nothing but completely fck up my flower bed.

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    My daylilies


    and some zinnias grown from seeds, which were a gift


    begonias....


    I like this picture.... it is from the outside of my fence. I have a bed with zinnias & flowers that hummingbirds like on the outside, with other things growing on the inside, like clematis, passionflower, a lilac bush, boxwoods, butterfly bushes, roses, & some decorative grasses.

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    I just picked and ate a strawberry that was the size of a golf ball! It was delicious! planted them last year and the year before..I think the name is "Goliath" not sure though. They have been pretty productive and some of the fruit is huge! also blueberries are coming into season and picked a couple of them too. I could not believe I found a ripe huge golfball-sized strawberry that was entirely untouched by the slugs! yeah! *slugs suck!*

    Quote Originally Posted by Lobelia
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    and some zinnias grown from seeds, which were a gift


    begonias....


    I like this picture.... it is from the outside of my fence. I have a bed with zinnias & flowers that hummingbirds like on the outside, with other things growing on the inside, like clematis, passionflower, a lilac bush, boxwoods, butterfly bushes, roses, & some decorative grasses.

    Pretty flowers! I should borrow a camera and take some and put them on here..while I am still living here anyway!
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    Here is a gorgeous lemon-colored canna lily that just bloomed:


    What is this flower? It came from a seed that blew into my raised garden bed, where I grow mesclun & carrots for my bunnies, and squash for me. It's something that came from a packet of seeds for various flowers that hummingbirds like, & must be perinnial:


    And lastly, a passion flower. They are so weird & alien looking. A neighbor gave me a sprig of her vine last year, and it's thriving:
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    ^^ I have a 'Maypop" Passion Flower vine that overwinters. Last year it flowered well and produced fruit that actually ripened(we had a late frost). The thing is coming up all over the place..through cracks and crevices up to ten feet from where it was planted. Once it starts growing it grows like crazy. I still don't know how to prepare the fruit from this type of passion flower. Love the Canna! I was lazy last year and left all mine in the ground and they froze.



    ^^picture of maypop(not my own of course)
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    Sojita- my grandmother made jelly out of her maypops.

    Need some suggestions for use of Rose of Sharon bushes. I have them planted alongside a picket fence that was destoyed in a recent storm. Now they do not look right in their current placement.

    Does anyone have suggestions?

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    Lobelia that is a Zinnia, they are great for planting in a flower bed, grow fast and well from seeds, you cut the flowers for arrangements and more grow quickly. You can also dry the heads and have your seeds for next year.

    Maypop? My great granny had some weird French name for those and had them growing wild all over the back porch in Louisiana.

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