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Old 06-22-2017, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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do you think Opivotal was trying to change the conversation

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Old 06-22-2017, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nah, Opi is cool.
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Old 06-22-2017, 05:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Everthing's cool in the garden. Except if you live in Kansas or Central Australia.

That was a lovely shot of you honeypig, it reminded me of a rainforest.

Thanks too Tom Steve and Dandylion for advices on portulacas. I've been thinking same myself, but not sure. In all, I do think they need repotting.

Most/all of my plants need repotting due to neglect when drinking. It's good to get a feel for it again.

Hi Soberwolf was only thinking about you the other day. You sound like you know your gardening. I've seen the pics

I was going to post a pic of another succulent that I have potted but Tinypics is mucking up.

It has developed a really great architectural shape all on its own. It propagates really readily and think it could go a bit rampant. Nice in the pot though.

Forgot to say how pretty you flowers looked firebolt.

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I finished setting up the last soaker hose for the new plantings.
Anyone have experience with soaker hoses?
Some of the youtube vids recommend securing them flat with u-clips.
I don't know if that is worth rhe bother.
Oh, And I installed quick connectors. Much easier than screwing and un screwing hoses.
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I set up a whole soaker hose thing for my last house's garden. I really recommend having something ready to pin it down in places if it doesn't want to stay on the ground when you turn on the water.

I haven't set up my one here yet. I don't want to buy special hooks for it. I know that cut off tops of hangers would work, but that would destroy the hanger .. I guess it wouldn't be hard to cut off pieces from the rest of the hanger and sorta U-shape them to use.

With all the work you put in the clips are fairly easy to just push into the ground and insure the hose stays in the correct place.

Just my thoughts ... let me know how it goes...
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The soaker hose lies flat alng one set, but the other set is a little loopy.
I'll give it a couple odays. Maybe the sun's warmth will relax it a bit.
If not, I'll pick up some clips.
They are greeting me by my first name at Lowe's these days.
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Old 06-22-2017, 07:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Oh, the simple joys of the watering can.
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Well, I have to say, this whole ragweed/goldenrod discussion has been very educational! I always thought they were 2 names for the same thing too, but I see that isn't the case at all.



I definitely have both growing around here, but I never knew that the ragweed was ragweed!

ts, you got that "affect/effect" thing right--something I always have to stop and think about too.

I can't believe we're into our 2nd part already w/this thread!
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Isn't 'affect'the way something appears, and 'effect' the way in which something impacts on something? I fall into the bare bear trap too.

Are Golden Rod and Rag Weed noxious? We have a few introduced species here "Patterson's Curse, eg., which takes over everything but has a beautiful purple flower.

Looks like something out of Brair Rabbit.

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Hello Opi. I forgot to say that before.
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This is purple loosestrife, which is a noxious weed in Wisconsin. I looked up "Patterson's Curse", wondering if it was the same thing, but they're not.



I went to the state site for noxious weeds and didn't see ragweed or goldenrod listed. I did see a plant I know as "creeping Jenny" listed though--never would have imagined!
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Wow, and the beauty of the flowers makes them so deceptive. Dazzled by the colour.

Maybe contained in a pot would look good, but then I guess seeds would fly around and grow, outside.

Did a little bit in the garden (pots), and my first buy has to be good potting mix.

Nothing works well without good soil and I let the soil deteriorate when I was drinking. It'll be good fun planting them in good, rich soil. Clean out the pots.
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Yeah, when I first saw a large wetland area covered in those brilliant purple blooms, I thought it was great! Then I learned that it wasn't really so great...

They are an invasive exotic species, originally brought here as an ornamental, just as you say, and they got loose, just as you say. Apparently there is a beetle that will help to control the plants, which I didn't know. According to the website, if you contact your state Department of Natural Resources, you can get info on how to field collect these beetles or raise them yourself with a "beetle rearing kit." Now there's a project, to raise up some anti-purple-loosestrife beetles!

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Nothing works well without good soil and I let the soil deteriorate when I was drinking. It'll be good fun planting them in good, rich soil. Clean out the pots.
This^ kind of sounds like recovery, doesn't it? Us and the plants, all together...
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It does sound like us honeypig. Growing in better soil.
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Just wait till tomsteve gets wind of "beetle rearing kits"....lol...

"Patterson's Curse"....I just love that name. I would love to hear the story behind it....and, maybe, have a cupa with Patterson, himself.....te he he...
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well .... humf ... not a nice way to start the day

I had to look up Noxious Weeds .... not good

So, I have about 9 of the 12 listed for Kanas and I like them! So ...
It ends up that it's against the law to let them grow!

I just think I'll go back to bed .... like Scarlet ... I'll worry about that tomarrow
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So, I have about 9 of the 12 listed for Kanas and I like them!
So ananda, maybe you need to start a pro-noxious weed movement! You could have marches and press conferences. You could make an informative web site. You could pressure your local legislators to change the laws. What fun!

But if I lived where you lived, I'd be too hot to do ANYTHING! You are a brave and sturdy person indeed.

But I know what you mean. The "field bindweed", which I know as creeping Jenny, is pretty and I'm letting it grow all over around my back door. It's not flowering yet, but I love the heart-shaped leaves and the delicate viney-ness of it. (I do have to keep it cut back from my planters, though, or it will cover my geraniums...) The flowers have the faintest blush of pinkish-purple, and I just love it! It looks like a morning glory, to which it's related:

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