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Article: Goldie and the Heal All Plant
daphnep Jonesboro, GA Again, what a wonderful story or tale or recollection of good memories. I certainly do look forward to all of your memories. thanks again pat
Quilter5bdsr (Barb) Hillsboro, NH (Zone 5a) Sharon, i'm sitting here just chucklin' away. I so enjoyed this tale...
Sharran (Zone 7a) Hi Ladies,
Thank you again. Yep, Goldie was quite a character. I told somebody earlier that when I was in my hometown in June, I passed by Goldie's house. It's painted a golden yellow, I had forgotten that. But I could almost see her sitting on that front porch just rocking away and fanning herself in her golden brocade dress that matched her house.
You just have to have fun with your memories!!
JulieQ Cullman, AL (Zone 7b) Oooh, that Goldie, she makes me mad. haha
I think that something named prunella vulgaris would be fitting for her.
Sharran (Zone 7a) Funny, Julie!!!!
JulieQ Cullman, AL (Zone 7b) Another funny note: Prunella was the name of one of the homely step-sisters in Rogers and Hammerstein's version of "Cinderella". I think the other was Esmerelda. Now I'll think of Goldie, too. haha
Sharran (Zone 7a) Goldie would belong there, that's for sure!
She had a husband named Clarence, but strangely enough I don't remember him at all. I am not sure where she kept him hidden, but maybe he was at work all the time.
I don't think she ever had children.
Dollykat Lucasville, OH Clarence may have found it prudent to absent himself as much as possible.
Sharran (Zone 7a) Smart man!!
KyWoods Melbourne, KY (Zone 6a) LOL Another fun story, thanks, Sharon. I could just picture that crazy woman with her nose in the air and her strange party dresses for everyday wear, lol.
We have a bumper crop of healall this year. They're so cute, I love them!
Sharran (Zone 7a) Hi KY!
Good for you and the healall. Been so hot and dry here, I haven't had a bumper crop of anything!
Dollykat Lucasville, OH Oh, I have had several bumper crops, Sharran---wild strawberry, wild morning glory, poison ivy, Virginia creeper, crab grass...need I go on? On the other hand, tomatoes---not so much.
KyWoods Melbourne, KY (Zone 6a) LOL, it just ain't fair!
Sharran (Zone 7a) And bindweed, and creeping charlie, a few wild MG's, red bud seedlings, and two cherry tomatoes.
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KyWoods Melbourne, KY (Zone 6a) Awwww! Hey, I got six, lol.
Sharran (Zone 7a) 4 more than I got. You win!
KyWoods Melbourne, KY (Zone 6a) LOL I think mine don't get enough sun. I'll try moving the container next year.
Have you ever collected the seeds of Healall? I'm thinking I'd like to try planting them in a container next year.
Sharran (Zone 7a) It's been years, but yes, a long time ago I did.
But I've never tried them in a container.
If you replicate the conditions where they are growing now, it should work, I think.
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