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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 2, 2013 7:21 PM CST
I "thought" that the hanging basket of purslane on the patio was for me, hummers and butterflies to enjoy. NOT...this morning I spotted a squirrel sitting in the middle of the basket happily munching away Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling Went to get the camera, but the dogs spotted it and off it went....likely to bigger and better grazing Glare Glare Oh well...guess they need vitamin C too Green Grin!
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angele
Oct 2, 2013 11:10 PM CST
Smiling had to smile at your experience and especially the philosophical ending
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Oct 3, 2013 3:10 PM CST
Tis a never ending battle for me....now I really get upset when they eat the birdfeeders Glare Other stuff will/should recover. They are fun to watch though...especially when they miss a branch and fall to the ground Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 4, 2013 4:22 PM CST

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I must admit I've never caught them eating purslane...yet! But I put out so much birdseed and peanuts to feed the birds, they're probably very well-fed just with that and also the liveoak acorns. I'm always seeing them scarfing down that stuff. Nobody has ever convinced them they're not birds!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Oct 4, 2013 5:10 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing this is true. I have seen them going for other plants in hanging baskets, but this was the first time I saw one sitting in one munching away. That particular basket is 3-4 years old...it goes in the GH every fall and WAS really lush and full. Oh well it will grow strong and "prosper" this winter. I hope Shrug!
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.

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