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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
The other day my wife came hurrying in, grabbed my arm and pulled me outside.... and there in our backyard ... a flock of wild turkeys strutting, single filed toward our creek.
This is the first time I've seen wild turkeys. We counted three adult females and 12 little ones.
I thought wild turkeys were extincted but this proved not to be.
I don't care for the light blue mums, but do like the dark blue and purple ones. I feel the same about most blue flowers. I especially like fluorescent blue flowers.
Kathy, thank you for the information about Moon Flowers. That led me to nigh blooming plants. A wonderful idea. I know just where I will sow those seeds. It is an annual this far north, but the literature stated it will grow and blossom in a season.
Oh~ my mistake, Daniel, I found this site from you and reposted.
I have trouble finding blues for my gardens, and the one they show on the "Borrowed genes" article is not something I want. There is a photo deeper into the article that has some very pretty blues. I'll have to be careful when I order to make sure I get a color I want.
Borrowed genes give mums the blues
Thanks to "Naonobu Noda, of the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization in Tsukuba, Japan, and colleagues were surprised to find that inserting only two borrowed genes into chrysanthemums created blue flowers. One gene, from Canterbury bells, got the enzyme process started; the other, from butterfly peas, further tweaked the pigment molecules."Borrowed genes give mums the blues"
Home grown potatoes every day. Makin' me jealous with those tasty tubers.
I've never heard of a moonflower. I'll have to google it.
It's finally dried out enough where I can do some garden weeding. My beets were "hidden", not only because of the weeds, but rabbits love beet leaves.
I've allowed spinach to go to seed. And did you know you can eat the seed pods of radish plants gone to seed? They taste just like regular radishes.
Kathy - I love moonflowers. Don't have any here, but a friend back in the Midwest who was a landscaper had some wonderful specimens. I'd say they're magical but I guess that's not politically correct for atheists.
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