Hi ya'll! So sorry I was gone for about forevah :( Had a bunch of nasty things happen :(. Just checkin in to see how everybody's doin! Really missed DG and no, the farm game did not swallow me hook line and sinker ;)
It looks like something from the Amaryllis genus. Do the flowers open more than that? They do not look right for Lily of the Valley, Snowflake (Galanthus) or snowdrop (leucojum). What else can ya tell us about them? (fragrance, size, etc)
I thought so also Kwanjin, but after looking at page after page of pictures, I still wasn't able to find one with flowers of that sort. I thought maybe some sort of Amaryllis due to the arrangement/growth of the flowers. Of course we all know my propensity for making the wrong guess...grin
hi guys :) I posted tis pic in the plant ID forum and kwanjin's right, they said it's an "allium triquetrum". it's very pretty but they also said it can be invasive... maybe i'll just transplant it in a pot to control it?
Frankly, there is no "stink" coming from the flowers. I have them in a vase in the house and there's no smell to them, just purty to look at . A lot of people say they stink to high heavens and that scared me so I went and checked it out :), but no stink thank god!
Man I'm jealous ! I bought a couple of clematis thingys at home depot (50% off!), the ones that come in a plastic bag. Mind ya, this is the very first time I'm trying those bagged up things. When I opened one of the bags, I was all "where's the plant"?!? then i looked some more and found this- this- weak lookin root thingy... I guess that's the plant? I almost threw it away cos i thought it was just packaging ! Now I'm out in the yard starin at my two little pots of dirt, willing something to pop up any day now... or hour...
On a happier note, a week ago I found a variety of leftover seed packets and just thought "hmm, I could just throw them all on a pile of dirt and see what happens...", it's survival of the fittest! I thought if they didn't grow, then they're not "special" enough to be called "my plants" ! sure enough I got loads and loads of plantlings sproutin up! woohoo! now, the only problem is, which is which?!?
I DID keep the packages, BUT left them out in the sun (and the occasional storm and hail) the whole year and the darn things faded and got moldy (who wudda thunk it?!? It was just a year... hmph!)! So i thought the seeds were goners and was just really hopin for a plant or two now I'm "blessed" with what looks like a thousand million billion unknowns! the plant id peeps are gunna luuuuv me in a few weeks! ;)
You can do the plants like I did the kids on my school bus, it was to much trouble to learn all there names, so I just gave them one of my own. Made it a lot easier on me and after a day or two they answered to it.
I saw one of parents of a boy who used to ride my bus the other day and I aske how "Tiger Bill" was. "Oh he is doing great," she replied. See! Even she learned his name. Up until he rode my bus she thought it was Jamie.
Hi Chezca, I'm Smiley. The slug thread was before my time, I think, but I know everyone else on this thread.
I too have thrown seeds (in pots) and then wondered what everything is. I just wait till they bloom, then say "oh hello.." I *do* save my sticks & packages, though. They're right over there, stuck inside a folder..
I go outside and study my plants. They all think I'm crazy. I forgot who said it (should ask DH) but there's a story of a reporter going to an artists studio to observe him work. The artist sat there for hours, the reporter finally asked him what he was doing. The artist said "I'm working!".
I'm paraphrasing the whole story, but it went something like that.
hey i've been wanting to add digitalis to my menagerie, any thoughts? im just afraid cos people say they're very poisonous that they can kill you JUST BY STARIN at the flowers! (ok, i overreached on that one) But seriously tho, whacha guys think?
Foxgloves are beautiful plants. Here is some info on them for ya Chezca. I know lots of folks who grow it with no problems. I think you have dog(s) if I remember correctly. Unless your dog is big on getting to the back of flower beds and chewing on your plants, it shouldn't be a problem. Because they are tall plants, they are usually toward the back of flowerbeds and not readily available to anyone walking through the garden.
Can't wait to see pics of your pretty foxgloves...grin
I think it is good to know about plant toxicity, but forewarned is forearmed. If you really like a plant, grow it. (within the law of course) Take whatever precautions are necessary. Must be what the Germans do Huh Jim?
Oh i'm still huntin around our area for them plants :). Might have to start them from seed but we'll see... I'm thinkin of caging the first foot around the plants in chicken wire just in case our semi-puppy-dog gets any ideas :). our other pup is fine since she and the other female doberman got the other side of the yard where there are no plants whatso-didly-ever to munch on .
-Digitalis are thriving!- those thing are really purrrrty :)
-Semi-puppy-dog and other-pup-who's-no-longer-a pup are thriving!
-Doberman went to doggie heaven :( where she can roam free and trample and eat plants to her hearts content
-my sissy made me get a TREE ROSE (ack!)
-and those daym squirrels are still alive so i'm still hiding in the bushes with the hose in my hand.
-SLUGS are still NOT EXTINCT.
hi gramma! =)
the semi-dog-puppy still loves to play WITH them slugs. serious. he'd like, play-swat them hoping they'd swat him back or do, i dunno, SOMETHING :D (ofkors the ones that survive the first swat try to RUN for their lives... Let's picture that in our mind's eye for a sec shall we? :)
Moon, ah. mah. gahd. TIME didn't just fly- it wormholed !
I feel so old. Dang. There I said it.
I put (count 'em) all 13 pavers/steppers down a couple days ago. Next day I couldn't get up I was so flippin sore!
Hi Gang, It's good see you are all still kicking. I'm still hanging around, think I'll shoot for 100 like Momma. I told Jo I needed to die before I turned 70 and my insurance cut in half. Didn't make it so I'm in for the long haul now.
Hi to everyone. I'm doing great and the garden even better. Belive it or not everything was up and growing by the end of February. First time I ever set out tomatoes the first of Feb. They are chest high and loading nicely. A few as big as a softball. Green beans, squash, cucumbers, potatoes and lettuce making like crazy. Wish all you guys were close enough to share with.
No hay bale tomatoes. They are just to much trouble to mess with.
Hey , Moon , how's the Jap Maple and night blooming cerus, (you spell it ) doing ?
Sure would like to have a hamburger with ya again . It was gosh awful that day , a long lunch and pick your mind would be nice . Alas , we will be returning Oct. by way of I- 20. Someday tho , sigh .
Hmpf. Tomatoes. I have a long-standing feud with them plants (on account of a certain semi-dog-puppy). I can never seem to grow them- they never SEEM to fruit .
UNTIL now .
A volunteer tomahtoh sprouted up in our (okay, on the side of) driveway. It is now over 3 feet tall- the oddest plant found in FRONT of any house in our neighborhood. I'm hoping that the semi-dog-puppy does not figure it out since he knows that we only plant his favorite snack in the backyard... we shall see...
Oh , I want some catfish ,crappie , hush puppies , sweet coleslaw with garlic in it . Maybe you can throw in some buffalo ribs and gar balls . I sold a lot of insurance in Delhi 30 years ago .Enjoy your day and be blessed .
I'm still trying to get through there at a decent hour .Going I-20 back this year , so will be next fall before there is any hope . I only fix it for special family dinner and probably have just enough to get me through till then .If I run short and can't find a decent time to come through , I'll holler.Hugs
My wife loves the sweet 100's. I usually plant a couple for her. Personally, I don't care for them. I plant primarily Amelias. They produce really good and are resistant to the blight we have in Louisana. I have a couple each or Top Gun, Tasty Lee and Golith. Just giving them a try for a friend who raises tomatos to suplliment his SS. He started all my plants for me. He is 83 and raises 300 tomato each year. He also has cucumbers and squash he sells. He also plants a 100 lbs. so seed potatos each year. I don't know how he does all the work.
Fried corn tortillias , with tomatoes, cheese on top , oven toasted till the cheese melts ! Can eat a half dozen . Bacon , tomato sandwiches , grilled in butter , Yum
Tomato pie , to die for . Mine haven't started turning yet and I'm STARVING for fresh tomatoes !!!!!
Can ya see the drool on the screen Jim ? I am sooo jealous, I have a flower on my mater plant and planted them in a new location this year using coffee cans with holes in it buried next to them to water them with. So far they are looking great and no sign of that fungus or whatever it is I was getting every year. Keeping my fingers crossed.
The Lowes here had plants on sale that had big ripe maters on them, ya know I wanted to pluck one as I walked by. LOL
I set my tomatoes in the garden the first couple of days in Feb. That's why they are so early. Never did that before. Just this crazy winter we had. I've picked about 400 tomatoes off 14 plants. Just about to harvest the last of them. I have 6 that are just beginning to ripen and 2 that will be in in a couple of weeks. I'll be able to eat tomatoes for a while. If you guys were closer I'd be glad to share. I've given most of them away.
I'm with you one the trust Mother Nature but an old gentleman in my church said he was raising my plants for me. When he said they were ready I had to do something with them so just planted and hoped. It worked out this year but most years they would all have gotten frost bit.
Jim , don't know how many you plant , but five gallon buckets over them works fine against frost .
My problem is , I can't get them in the ground before 4th-5th of April unless I put them in Big pots and transport them 1,200 miles back home .We still have another frost around 20th of April . Thank goodness for buckets .
The last year we went big with tomatoes, I got ahead of myself and set them in the ground a bit too early. Of course we had a "freak frost" predicted and I was in a panic...30 plants to try to protect...I went to Salvation Army, bought some bed sheets and came home and used extra tomato stakes to make row covers...they worked really well and the sheets cost less than $10. I now have a collection of sheets and old plastic shower curtains that I use to cover the more delicate plants in winter.
Hugs right back Digger...grin. At the time money and availability were the primary factors...No one here sold frost cloth in smaller amounts, and I surely didn't need the rolls of hundreds of feet. We spend such a small amount of the winter with freeze/frost and rarely have a very large area to cover any more. It is considerably warmer in the winter here than Dahlonega...grin
I'm talking about frost cloth in Texas . We still get down to 26 some winters for a night or two .I bought it by the running foot . still a bit pricey. Someday I'm going to see all your "stuff ". More hugs ,
Careful there Moon...LOL
I found two baby maters and a baby green pepper today. The corn in the field behind my house is already hip high (if ya stand about 5'3"). Forget knee high by the fourth of July...this year.
I set concrete wire cages in the beds before I plant. Then I wrap them with 6 mil visqueen 18 inchs high. If frost is predicted, I wad up news paper and put it around the tomatoes and pile some on to top. It works really good. Of course a few nights of 20 degree weather would do me in but that is usually not a problem. I had 20 I set out in Feb. and I have 2 I planted in April. They are just now coming in. I planted 9 a week ago just to get a jump on fall tomatoes. If I can get a good root system in the ground before the high heat hits, I think I can keep them alive until the weather breaks in Sept. So far our temps have only got to the low 90's. Last year we hit 100 the first day of June and and stayed above a hundred until the first of Sept.
gramma, the farmers in our area are getting their combines ready to start cutting corn. A lot of it will be ready by the middle of July.
I always wanted to walk the fields around there . The most I've done , is tag along and dig for them in central Tex . A lot of work , they are in burn mittins and usually 1 -3 foot deep
I'm not getting many slugs this year . Thought with such a wet spring , I would find a lot crawling up the foundation . Any one else notice this ?