"Joan, deer and rabbits are big factors in my garden. I don't want to have everything in fences. So I experiment. It looks like neither will eat zinnias, cosmos, marigolds. I was surprised that daylilies are not touched,…"
"Joan, thank you for the info about dinosaurs. Such interesting reading! There's an interesting book, called "The Ghosts of Evolution", regarding plants that the author calls "Evolutionary anachronisms". She…"
"Patricia, I would love to go to a fossil museum. One of these days..
In my garden, I also have a number of ginkgo trees, which were also known from their fossil history, before they were known in person, and which were also found in China. I…"
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Dawn Redwoods were discovered in 1948 in Modaoxi, Hubei, China. Before that, they were known from fossils from the Cretaceous to Miocene eras. There were Tyrannosaurus rex,…"
"Patricia, Rick's garden is impressive! I can't grow some of those things. Some I can. Aren't water features nice? We have one too, a series of old-looking jugs with water pouring from one to the other. Those sounds are peaceful. You…"
"Thank you Patricia. This year I haven't been able to keep up as well, and the kitchen garden has some failures. But still lots of good stuff. Among other things, I'm also delivering for meals on wheels, and there's…"
"Picked the first mulberries of the year today. They are a favorite. Second photo is paw paws developing on a tree I planted in 2012. If they ripen this fall, they will be my first paw paw crop. Third photo is tomato…"
"Thank you Joan. It's fun growing them for the first time. They seem to be flourishing, so I guess they have plenty of flies. They don't tolerate fertilizer salts in their roots, but they can get a boost from very dilute…"
"We have lots of spiders too! And hummingbirds, who eat flies. The carnivorous plants are just for fun.
I havent been able to grow parsnips or cantaloupes either. Too cool for cantaloupes. There is a variety…"
I'm always trying something different. I decided that I like the pitcher plants best, partly because of size. This venus flytrap is very cool to look at, but quite small. It is fun to catch a fly and place it into…"
"Randy, you've got your family working hard! And they will have a beautiful heritage, when the trees are mature.
Since they are unusual, here is my collection of carnivorous plants. Most are American pitcher plant…"
"I think some new sweet corns are better in Northwestern climate than most of the older types. I read that sweet corn just plain doesnt grow here so didnt try for many years. I have good success with Trinity planted earlier and Bodaceous…"
"Patricia, thank you for the sweet corn info! I will watch for those. I may have one or two batches left to plant. I plant about 25 seeds every 2 weeks to spread out the harvest.
Here are community garden plots at the Senior…"