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Gardening (General/Chat)

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  • The New York Times has finally woken up to the fact that Seattleís CHOP was a complete disaster - a month after it was disbanded

    08/09/2020 12:04:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    RT ^ | 8/07/20 | Guy Birchall
    Following an investigative report the paper of record has revealed that business owners who were stuck in the Capitol Hill Organised Protest Ďarenít so sure about abolishing the policeí. No sh*t Sherlock. The New York Times has done something distinctly out of character and actually produced some decent journalism. Taking a break from getting editors sacked for allowing Republican senators to write op-eds and forcing out the few remaining sane people on their staff for not quaffing the identity politics Cool-Aid enthusiastically enough, they dispatched a reporter to Seattle to pick through the remnants of the CHOP, a month after...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - August 8-14, 2020

    08/08/2020 6:08:23 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 151 replies
    August 8, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Metal Detectorist Finds Haul Of 1,000 Coins Worth At Least £100,000

    08/06/2020 5:50:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.ladbible.com ^ | Claire Reid Last updated 15:31, Tuesday 04 August 2020 BST
    A metal detectorist found an incredible hoard of silver civil war era coins worth at least £100,000 ($130,000) in a field owned by his local pub. Luke Mahoney, from Lindsey in Suffolk, stayed up for three nights straight after coming across more than 1,000 coins so as not to lose any to rival 'nighthawk' detectorists. Forty-year-old Luke, who runs a metal detector shop called Joan Allen Electrics, has been hunting for treasures for the last 10 years. He found the 'biggest hoard' of his life last month when he and pals Dan Hunt and Matt Brown were detecting in a...
  • The Food Fight!

    08/04/2020 6:16:38 AM PDT · by Mrs. Warrior · 11 replies
    Our two preteen granddaughters are usually very fun loving and get along with each other very well. However we noticed that they lately have been sad and have been having little flare ups with each other. They stay with us several days each week while their mother works and we are blessed by them and enjoy a close relationship with them. We spend a lot of time together talking, reading and discussing bible passages, swimming and playing. Well, they like to help Papa in the garden, it is usually a fun time picking vegetables together. Then yesterday, one of them...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - August 1-7, 2020

    08/01/2020 6:05:50 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 96 replies
    August 1, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Prepping/SHTF Knowledge Base

    07/31/2020 4:00:31 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/1/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I have been working on a knowledge base of topics related to prepping and SHTF situations. It is geared towards making people more self sufficient with topics ranging from unarmed self defense to small space gardening to how to sew your own clothes. I'm one of those types of people who believe that we are going to go out with a whimper, not a bang, so there is a lot of content on how to do your own repairs, build your own stuff and live a more frugal lifestyle. In order to get access you need to send me a...
  • Vermonters warned not to plant unordered seeds mailed from overseas

    07/29/2020 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    NBC5 ^ | Jul 28, 202 | staff reporter
    MONTPELIER, Vt. ó Federal and state officials are issuing warnings about mysterious packages of seeds that are believed to have originated in China. Officials with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture posted a warning on its Facebook page Tuesday, saying "several" residents have received packets of unknown seeds. Advertisement "Unsolicited seeds could be invasive species, could introduce diseases to local plants, or could be harmful to livestock," the agency wrote. "There is concern that if germinated they could wreak havoc on the environment, displace or destroy native plants and insects or disease could severely damage crops."
  • Mystery seeds from China are landing in Americans' mail boxes

    07/29/2020 5:47:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    CBS ^ | Updated on: July 28, 2020 / 3:43 PM | Staff
    <p>Frankfort, Kentucky ó The USDA and agriculture officials in multiple states have issued warnings about unsolicited shipments of foreign seeds and advised people not to plant them.</p> <p>"USDA is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China," the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said in a statement Tuesday.</p>
  • David Austin Rose Garden (Our Daily Walk)

    07/29/2020 4:01:12 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 5 replies
    The most beautiful rose garden ever! David Austin `s Rosery Rosengarten von David Austin in Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3HB England
  • Parasite Linked to Bagged Salad Infects over 600 People in 11 States

    07/26/2020 12:26:22 PM PDT · by Dacula · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2020 | AMY FURR
    A parasite linked to bagged salad mixes has sickened 641 people in 11 states, States that reported the illnesses were Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wisconsin,
  • Virginia, Utah residents report receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail reportedly from China

    07/25/2020 8:42:11 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/25/20 | Peter Aitken
    Virginia residents have been advised not to plant any unsolicited seeds they may have received in the mail, the stateís Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VADACS) has advised. Residents reported to the VDACS that they received packets of seeds in the mail with writing on the outside that appears to be Chinese. The seeds have yet to be identified, but officials speculate that the seeds may be of an invasive plant species and are advising residents not to use them.
  • Stairway into the Enchanted Forest to the Secret Garden (Our Daily Walk)

    07/25/2020 5:49:50 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    I wanted to make a fantasy video with the song, "Stairway to Heaven". This is an orchestral version of the song by Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra. I used this version to create a mystical feel while entering and walking on paths I made in a wooded section of my front yard. The wooded section, I imagine, leads into an Enchanted Forest. One path leads to a 'Secret Garden' hidden in the Forest. The other path leads to a Glade in the Enchanted Forest where the forest creatures go and mingle in peaceful harmony.
  • Weekly Garden Thread - July 25-31, 2020

    07/25/2020 5:39:18 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 117 replies
    July 25, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • BUTTERFLIES OF FLORIDA: GRACE & BEAUTY IN SLOW MOTION (Our Daily Walk)

    07/22/2020 8:03:07 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    They fly with such grace and beauty. Butterflies are backyard wonders of summer in Florida. They flutter through the air so fast we can barely glimpse them before they're gone. Now through the use of super slow-motion video photography, you will see them fly like never before. A variety of butterflies display their in-flight beauty as a GoPro7 camera shoots them in high definition at 240 frames per second. You will see Gulf Fritillary, Monarch, Zebra Longwing, and Giant Swallowtail butterflies up-close.
  • All About Wisteria (Our Daily Walk)

    07/21/2020 8:35:27 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 9 replies
    I take you on a tour around the nursery to explain the different varieties of Wisteria that there are.
  • THE COTTAGE GARDEN (Our Daily Walk)

    07/20/2020 8:51:05 AM PDT · by V K Lee
    (envious of this environment!)
  • SHIZUOKA-Private Residence (Our Daily Walk)

    07/19/2020 7:27:13 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 2 replies
    Mr. Kazuyuki Amano(79 yo) Rose garden is 20th anniversary of opening this year. He has been working alone here for about 20 years in the memory of his late wife. this Garden about the achievements of the deceased, cherishing her bygone days.
  • Iris Flower Garden, Irises, Bulbs (Our Daily Walk)

    07/18/2020 11:41:41 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 7 replies
    This is a slide show of many of my Iris varieties from my garden
  • Weekly Garden Thread - July 18-24, 2020

    07/18/2020 6:43:20 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 99 replies
    July 18, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you wonít be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • A Year in My Garden: An English-style cottage garden in the U.S. (Our Daily Walk)

    07/17/2020 9:17:36 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 8 replies
    Still photos of my cottage garden taken during 2009.