All Things Gardening forum: too personal ?

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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Apr 12, 2013 9:13 AM CST
Has anyone "named" one (or more) of their plants? My wife and I have named one of ours--- "Charley".
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 12, 2013 9:45 AM CST
Hilarious! Not named, exactly, except for the one daylily I did register. But I do talk to them like children. Big Grin
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Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Apr 12, 2013 8:07 PM CST
I have a crape myrtle that I first crossbred 30+ years ago that we kept propagating & the 'offspring' we call 'Red Thread' (its mostly white - with the slightest shade of pink & blood red 'threads').

I also have a sour rye culture that I refer to as 'The Beast', LOL!!! (I'm also deeply involved in into various sour dough breads... especially ryes).
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 12, 2013 8:33 PM CST
So, you have some good sour dough recipes then? I am new at it. I lost my starter and have been trying to get around to making another one, but not so far!

I don't have any names for my plants but I, too, talk to them like children, "C'mon, you can do it! I know you want some more heat, we all do. Hang in there, it'll come soon." Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 13, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Arlene, you sound like me! I chatter at my plants, too!

Rye sourdough? Drooling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 13, 2013 1:31 PM CST
I think plants do better when you give them pep talks. Lovey dubby I watched a TV show on plants growing in a greenhouse where they documented the plants and how they were thriving with their regular caretaker, but didn't do as well when she went on vacation, when she returned the plants started to thrive again, it was really interesting. Blinking
Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Apr 13, 2013 2:34 PM CST
woofie said: Rye sourdough? Drooling


It's really good! My wife gave me a book titled ' The Secrets of a Jewish Bakery' for Christmas. Many of the recipes are from eastern Europe & date back over 100 yrs. I've been working my way up to a 100% rye loaf (I'm at 80% now) & then I'm going to make homemade pastrami to go with it. Thumbs up

The culture (the 'Beast') is just like an extension of gardening...

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 13, 2013 2:51 PM CST
Oh, you are cruel! I love sourdough and I love rye! Is it an actual rye sourdough starter, or just sourdough starter to which you add rye?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Apr 13, 2013 8:00 PM CST
It is an actual rye sourdough. I'll send the instructions to get the culture started to you tomorrow. Be aware that it is a twice a day process that goes on for 18 days... after that you just have to feed it once a week & store it in the refrigerator.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 13, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Oho! Sounds like I'm going to be looking around for rye flour! Thanks!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 14, 2013 9:50 AM CST
I haven't found it in my area yet but I got some when I went to Mi. In March. I'll get some more the end of the month when I visit again but this time we're driving so I won't have to worry about packing in a suitcase and taking on a plane.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 14, 2013 10:20 AM CST
There's a place in Oregon that sells that sort of thing and they'll ship to our area. I buy bulk spices and a few other things from them occasionally.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 14, 2013 1:17 PM CST
With all the healthy eating marketing I am surprise it isn't more readily available.
Name: Sam aka 'Rosie'
Post Oaks of Colorado Co. (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas
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WRRanch
Apr 14, 2013 5:44 PM CST
You & me both... Only one place here carries it, if they stop we'll be forced to order it over the internet (which we end up doing more & more nowadays for a lot of things).
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