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You can eat the garlic mustard if you get it before it flowers. There is a trail I hike in town that is completely overgrown with it.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on Today at 02:29:15 PM »
The scary plants I deal with are the non-native invasives my neighbors keep planting, like burning bush. I've harvested over a hundred seedlings alone on my property from their bushes this year. Luckily, they're very easy to identify. Pretty, too, but useless to birds. Although the deer do seem to enjoy eating them, so maybe they're not as bad as I have been told. Illegal to sell in some states.
Wow I had no idea burning bush was invasive. They certainly don't grow very well around here. I've been waiting for mine to get bigger for 5 years. Here mustard garlic is a huge problem, and bittersweet and mile a minute vine.

I've got about five non-native invasives I'm fighting, and garlic mustard is one of them, too. Mostly these are at the edges of the property; the battle is to keep them from spreading and then beat them all back to nothing. Some are way ahead of me and I can't get rid of them until I have something viable as a replacement. Meanwhile, finding the sneaky little ones gives me a daily outdoor mission.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on Today at 10:59:38 AM »
...Jeff, that thing looks demonic.


It might be.  I don't know.  It's a monster from Stranger Things, a show I haven't seen.  I've only seen the demogorgon mentioned here and there, and I googled it, and the image stuck in my head.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by notthatamanda on December 01, 2022, 10:18:21 AM »
The scary plants I deal with are the non-native invasives my neighbors keep planting, like burning bush. I've harvested over a hundred seedlings alone on my property from their bushes this year. Luckily, they're very easy to identify. Pretty, too, but useless to birds. Although the deer do seem to enjoy eating them, so maybe they're not as bad as I have been told. Illegal to sell in some states.
Wow I had no idea burning bush was invasive. They certainly don't grow very well around here. I've been waiting for mine to get bigger for 5 years. Here mustard garlic is a huge problem, and bittersweet and mile a minute vine.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Vijaya on December 01, 2022, 09:03:47 AM »
Beautiful flowers, Jan and Maggie Ann, but Jeff, that thing looks demonic.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: What Did You Blog About Today
« Last post by Vijaya on December 01, 2022, 08:59:21 AM »
A prayer, links to a podcast I was a guest on with a link to the article written by the main guest on the Velveteen Rabbit, and a local event. Whew! No matter how quiet I try to be during Advent, it gets busy. https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2022/11/prayer-podcast-and-presents.html
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on December 01, 2022, 03:00:22 AM »
The scary plants I deal with are the non-native invasives my neighbors keep planting, like burning bush. I've harvested over a hundred seedlings alone on my property from their bushes this year. Luckily, they're very easy to identify. Pretty, too, but useless to birds. Although the deer do seem to enjoy eating them, so maybe they're not as bad as I have been told. Illegal to sell in some states.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on December 01, 2022, 12:37:32 AM »
Those cactus flowers look suspiciously like demogorgons.   :icon_eek:





Jan, y'all have all the weirdest coolest things over there.

Never seen a scary plant before  :eek: Don't think I'd put it in a vase  :icon_mrgreen:
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on November 30, 2022, 09:19:08 AM »
Those cactus flowers look suspiciously like demogorgons.   :icon_eek:





Jan, y'all have all the weirdest coolest things over there.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Maggie Ann on November 30, 2022, 06:20:37 AM »
Lovely orchids. My (very common variety and not sure of name) have just finished flowering. They are growing on the fence between my neighbour's and have become very heavy. My neighbour and I are planning to cut them back to make 'babies' and maybe attach to driftwood and then onto the trees.
Our expert orchid grower in our retirement village has a tree full of orchids, but sadly is now too ill to look after them, but they seem to be doing ok at the moment.

In my experience, orchids can actually benefit from a little benign neglect.

Make sure you know how to separate the keikis (babies) from the mother plant. I've never had much luck with separation. I have one Dendrobium Nobile that has seven keikis on three canes and I'm not touching them. When they mature and bloom, they'll be spectacular.
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