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Comment by kathy: ky on April 6, 2015 at 12:47pm
Snow Spud. It's rain for ky all the time now! Over six inches in less than 48 hours last week. People were being evacuated by boat in some low areas. Lightning struck the GE plant in Louisville and burned it to the ground. We had a beautiful day Saturday now it's back to rain. Sigh. Wish I could get into the dirt like you all.
Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 6, 2015 at 10:07am

Chris, a friend sent me an email with various pictures of trees, the Jabuticaba was one of them.  I don't have room for another mature tree although if I did have the room I would try it. 

Since I have a little dog who investigates everything in the yard and two bunnies I let out to play occasionally I have to be careful I don't plant anything that might harm them - so "wicked" plants might be a good reference for me on what NOT to plant.

Randall, not having ever grown or even seen a Goji bush growing it has been a learning experience for me. They are still pretty floppy and I've wondered if I shouldn't be giving them some support. The label said they could get to 10' high and 5' wide. Do yours get that big?  It was my intent that they would act as a sunscreen for my bunny cage, with the edible fruit as a second purpose - keeping good permaculture principles in mind. :)

Spud, hard to imagine you getting snow - suppose to be 85 here today.  May you get all the snow you need!   

Comment by Plinius on April 6, 2015 at 9:28am

I hope the thaw sets in soon, Spud!

You're welcome, Daniel!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 6, 2015 at 9:19am

Here comes the snow, dutndodo, here comes the snow, and I say, it's alright.  

At least it's better than nothing.

It just started snowing, and I like it because I've had very little H2O this winter.  But, not much snow and rain is predicted for this week either. :(

Comment by Randall Smith on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am

Barbara, I seriously doubt if I get any fruit from the chewed down blackberry canes. Next year I'll fence them in.  My mole trap is supposed to kill them with spring loaded spikes. My usual method is to tramp down their runs and patiently wait for movement, then shovel them up and bang them on the noggin (sorry).  I have pesky voles, too. Not so easy to catch.

I think my goji plant is dead--no buds seen. :(

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 5, 2015 at 11:48am

Oooh, those Tayberries made my mouth water.  I think I'll plant one of them and other kinds of berries where my blackberries are now.

The kind of blackberries I have now are not the ones I remember loving so much.  These are not near as good.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:43am

I've enjoyed this book very much: http://www.amystewart.com/books/wicked-plants/ and realized that very many dangerous plants live in America. But there are enough plants to poison to your heart's content over here too. No, I have no plans, but I enjoy the info and the book is well written and beautifully illustrated.

Comment by Plinius on April 5, 2015 at 11:36am

What a wonderful tree! I never heard of it before. Something for your garden, Barbara?

Here are pics of the tayberry - it might be some time before mine shows fruit...

https://www.google.nl/search?q=tayberry&biw=1573&bih=765&am...

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:54am

Can you imagine having this in your backyard?!

Jabuticaba

Comment by Barbara Livingston on April 5, 2015 at 8:45am

Chris, your Tayberry sounds interesting and a fun thing to add to your roofttop garden! Once it begins to grow I would really like to see pictures of the fruit.

Patricia, I agree with edible bargains. I simply love bargains and plants I get for free - so enjoyable when they grow. It's better than found money. 

Randall, :( sorry about your blackberry canes. This is my first time planting blackberries - will yours grow back enough to have fruit this summer?  I planted thornless canes hoping to avoid the pain you had to endure.

Funny how I actually bought, and keep spending money on housing for, two adorable little rabbits and you are fighting their relatives along with moles. I have voles in my yard - mysterious creatures - I never see them, just the little holes they make. Do I dare ask what you are doing with the moles you catch in your traps? 

We have rain again today!  It's been so long since we have actually had Spring rains that it almost seems unusual. Everything is absolutely green.  Definitely won't exceed WA, but its lovely, and my plants are enjoying the heck out of it.  

 

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