We Need to Liven Up the Gardening Forum

Ringel05

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These things grow like weeds, they kind of are weeds but useful to fill space quickly. Easy maintenance you do nothing lol. They grow everywhere so you get them for free. Kind of lame but my sheds look a lot nicer during the summer with these growing around them.

Toro is not going to like the way this thread is heading, but that's what he gets for trying to turn the gardening forum into something else.

Around here, which has always been rural but has slowly been losing even that population for a hundred years or more, there are plenty of places where there's nothing but scrub or empty fields and suddenly you'll see a bunch of day lilies or a cluster of old lilac bushes and maybe an ancient tree and there you will find an old cellar hole where the house used to be, and maybe behind that a handful of graves where the family buried their dead.

Day lilies and lilacs and antique tea roses are a sure indication that there was once a farm and a farm woman who prettied it up with flowers that have kept on surviving for longer than she, or her house--for over a hundred years, at times. It was how I found my great great grandfather's farmsite--from the tea rose bushes that are still growing on his grave at the cemetery. There is only one place in the area where those roses are growing now and there is a huge hedge of them. I went to the land records, and sure enough. So I knocked on the door of the house there, and they showed me where the farm house used to be.
These naturalized (not wild) flowers are amazing.
And here I thought this would be about gnome porn........ *sigh*
 

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These things grow like weeds, they kind of are weeds but useful to fill space quickly. Easy maintenance you do nothing lol. They grow everywhere so you get them for free. Kind of lame but my sheds look a lot nicer during the summer with these growing around them.

Toro is not going to like the way this thread is heading, but that's what he gets for trying to turn the gardening forum into something else.

Around here, which has always been rural but has slowly been losing even that population for a hundred years or more, there are plenty of places where there's nothing but scrub or empty fields and suddenly you'll see a bunch of day lilies or a cluster of old lilac bushes and maybe an ancient tree and there you will find an old cellar hole where the house used to be, and maybe behind that a handful of graves where the family buried their dead.

Day lilies and lilacs and antique tea roses are a sure indication that there was once a farm and a farm woman who prettied it up with flowers that have kept on surviving for longer than she, or her house--for over a hundred years, at times. It was how I found my great great grandfather's farmsite--from the tea rose bushes that are still growing on his grave at the cemetery. There is only one place in the area where those roses are growing now and there is a huge hedge of them. I went to the land records, and sure enough. So I knocked on the door of the house there, and they showed me where the farm house used to be.
These naturalized (not wild) flowers are amazing.
And here I thought this would be about gnome porn........ *sigh*
It is. You'd not noticed?
 

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My lilies are sleeping. I just sprayed a bunch of Round-up.

Damn grasshoppers are always eating my Caladiums.
 

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These things grow like weeds, they kind of are weeds but useful to fill space quickly. Easy maintenance you do nothing lol. They grow everywhere so you get them for free. Kind of lame but my sheds look a lot nicer during the summer with these growing around them.

They are toxic to cats
 

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These things grow like weeds, they kind of are weeds but useful to fill space quickly. Easy maintenance you do nothing lol. They grow everywhere so you get them for free. Kind of lame but my sheds look a lot nicer during the summer with these growing around them.

They are toxic to cats
Which might be why cats don't eat them.
 

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My lilies are sleeping. I just sprayed a bunch of Round-up.

Damn grasshoppers are always eating my Caladiums.
You have lilies? lol
Yeah, they're kinda orange-ish red, they come out around Easter time. One of these years I'll probably end up nuking them with herbicide, but the cabbage palm will live on.

I already cut it and put diesel on it, wtf?

Looking mighty healthy to me. :1peleas:

In my quest to kill the cabbage palm, the lilies may die.
 

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I have a houseplant named Bro;



This is him 19 months ago when I was about to take him home from the nursery;


As you can see, he hasn't grown much. Probably one of the most boring plants you'll ever encounter. Dang, this subforum needs Russians.
 

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I have a houseplant named Bro;



This is him 19 months ago when I was about to take him home from the nursery;


As you can see, he hasn't grown much. Probably one of the most boring plants you'll ever encounter. Dang, this subforum needs Russians.
He might bloom after 70 years.

People do make Tequila from those.
 

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This is a succulent in an elephant pot that my co-worker gave me for Christmas;





I have more houseplants, and a flower/veggie garden in the commons that surround my apartment building. You know, when there’s so much tension in the world, one thing that all people can relate to is gardening and landscaping. I felt like we were working towards peace when Selvian and Ingmar were sharing their ideas about sauerkraut and the DIY slaughtering of pigs. But the mods saw differently and pressed the banhammer button, pretty much ruining the chances of avoiding WWIII.
 
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My lilies are sleeping. I just sprayed a bunch of Round-up.

Damn grasshoppers are always eating my Caladiums.
You have lilies? lol
Yeah, they're kinda orange-ish red, they come out around Easter time. One of these years I'll probably end up nuking them with herbicide, but the cabbage palm will live on.

I already cut it and put diesel on it, wtf?

Looking mighty healthy to me. :1peleas:

In my quest to kill the cabbage palm, the lilies may die.
Well, OK.

I thought you'd turned in your man card there.
 

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