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Gardening (General/Chat)

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  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 21, 2017

    07/21/2017 9:08:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 75 replies
    freerepublic | JULY 21, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Labor Unions Are Now Filing Grievances Against Goats

    07/14/2017 3:59:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | July 13, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    A major union is rallying its supporters to battle the latest job-stealing enemy: goats. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the University of Michigan have had a well-established working relationship with each other for years. But this is largely because the labor union holds a contract with the school, barring it from hiring non-AFSCME members for various positions. Landscaping is among the many career fields supported by the union and is actually at the center of this latest controversy. While the university has traditionally employed AFSCME landscapers to tend to the school’s outdoor grass-trimming needs...
  • THE WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 14, 2017

    07/14/2017 3:25:21 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 42 replies
    freerepublic | July 14, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 7, 2017

    07/07/2017 7:40:57 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 95 replies
    freerepublic | July 7, 2017 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Freepin' GARDENERS - ID this plant for me..?

    07/06/2017 5:45:59 PM PDT · by gaijin · 56 replies
    MyBrain ^ | July 6th, 2017 | me
    PLANT IDENTIFICATION REQUEST: -------------------------------------- My guess is this is some type of blue lavender. Smells nice but I can't be sure of the exact type. I have to buy one or two and plant them for a relative who is in hospital and doesn't know what the landscaper put in there. Another similar plant I looked up is lavender, but that is purple and smaller, while this grows about 60% larger and is blue, not purple. I included a photo featuring a Home Depot bucket included in the shot to provide a general sense of size of the plant. What...
  • Information you might never need.

    07/04/2017 6:39:38 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    friends' emails | 7/4/2017 | unknown
    JUST PLAIN NEAT INFORMATION… The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year. Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years. Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. If you stop getting thirsty , you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. Zero is the only...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 30, 2017

    06/30/2017 7:23:22 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 139 replies
    freerepublic | June 30, 2017 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • New paintings!

    06/26/2017 4:58:02 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 28 replies
    [URL=http://s95.photobucket.com/user/fido110/media/IMG_1379_zpssxdpmqyh.jpg.html][IMG]http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l148/fido110/IMG_1379_zpssxdpmqyh.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s95.photobucket.com/user/fido110/media/IMG_1332_zpsjbd4wlpx.jpg.html][IMG]http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l148/fido110/IMG_1332_zpsjbd4wlpx.jpg[/IMG][/URL] See more art works in my Facebook page! Facebook.com/HanHuangArt
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 23, 2017

    06/23/2017 3:20:13 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 127 replies
    freerepublic | June 23, 207 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 17, 2017

    06/17/2017 5:29:37 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 115 replies
    freerepublic | June 17, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 9, 2017

    06/09/2017 8:05:20 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | June 9, 2017 | 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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 2, 2017

    06/02/2017 7:44:10 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 86 replies
    freerepublic | 06/02/2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • You Can’t Buy Your Way To Green: How Frugality Is Environmentalism

    05/29/2017 1:00:40 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    Frugalwoods Blog ^ | May 26, 2017 | Mrs. Frugalwoods
    One of the many reasons I love frugality–beyond, you know, the money it saves me and the financial independence it brought me–is the fact that its application in my life has made me a more environmentally conscious person. I’ve always respected natural resources, been a fan of mother nature, and loved the outdoors, but it wasn’t until I became a frugal weirdo that I began living a holistically environmental life. I’ll say right now that I know there’s more I could do in the arena of environmentalism–deeper changes I could make and countless ways I could further reduce my carbon...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 26, 2017

    05/26/2017 5:44:18 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 74 replies
    freerepublic | 05/26/2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 19, 2017

    05/19/2017 3:39:17 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 127 replies
    freerepublic | May 19, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 12, 2017

    05/12/2017 5:20:31 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 54 replies
    freerepublic | 5/12/2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

    05/07/2017 7:28:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 18, 2017 | Louis Sahagun
    The trees that shade, cool and feed people from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years it’s possible the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant than it does now.“We’re witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern California,” says Greg McPherson, a supervisory research forester with the U.S. Forest Service who has been studying what he and others call an unprecedented die-off of the trees greening Southern California’s parks, campuses and yards. Botanists in recent years have documented insect and disease infestations as they’ve hop-scotched about the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD MAY 5, 2017

    05/05/2017 7:39:19 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 65 replies
    freerepublic | May 5, 2017 | greeenyes
    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. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Raising chickenz

    05/03/2017 8:18:45 PM PDT · by djf · 80 replies
    Well my neighbor next door owned this piece of property that he had to basically repossess. Left on it was a box, a large rectangular box, with a pitched roof and a light inside. So he offered it to me because I had helped him in getting the property set up and I said Sure! and we hauled it to my place and put it set up on concrete blocks about 18 inches high. It has two doors on the front of it that lock at the top and fold open for access. There is little doubt it was a...
  • Female dragonflies fake death to avoid lusting males

    04/30/2017 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 56 replies
    New Atlas ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nick Layars
    Rassim Khelifa was standing by a pond in the Swiss Alps collecting insect eggs one day, when he noticed something strange. A dragonfly being hotly pursued by another suddenly took a dive and crashed to the ground, seemingly dead on the spot, before springing back to life and making a grand escape once the coast was clear. The observations that followed confirmed a previously unknown phenomenon – the insect had faked its death to give a wannabe lover the slip. Khelifa, a biologist at the University of Zurich, had spent the summers of 2014 and 2015 gathering the eggs of...