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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 13, 2011 10:47 PM CST
I get moody sometimes, but now April is giving me such sweet beauties to cheer me up..lovely!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 14, 2011 7:36 AM CST

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Beautiful, Linda! Is that a poppy?
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 14, 2011 11:51 AM CST
Yes, it is! I just don't remember which of the new kinds of poppy seeds I scattered it is. Definitely a keeper, however.
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
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 14, 2011 12:31 PM CST

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I scattered some poppy seeds last fall out front, but i never saw any sign of them coming up. They were double purple. Too many little snails out there to compete with.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 14, 2011 1:54 PM CST
Yeah, something killed two of my pansies by eating the main stem off. But I've got quite a few poppies, so things couldn't be too out of control.
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: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 14, 2011 3:56 PM CST

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I've been cleaning up oak tassels all day. they're smothering some of my little seedlings. I'll be so glad when the trees leaf out finally. I have oaks that leaf out at different times than others. I'm constantly cleaning up.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Apr 27, 2011 7:09 AM CST
This is the first year I have had poppies. I put down enough that I realized it was someting I wanted when they started to grow and not a weed. Do you cut them down after they bloom and harvest the seeds?
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Apr 27, 2011 9:54 AM CST
I haven't saved the seeds...yet, but a lot of people do. Sometimes I wait and see if the plant might bloom later in the year if it's still alive...but they seldom do, so I probably SHOULD just cut them all down..
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
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 14, 2011 4:04 PM CST
St. John's Wort has such pretty flowers...it's really an ornamental for me!
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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
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 14, 2011 5:02 PM CST

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Mine's blooming too..even better with the rain we've had!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 18, 2011 9:22 AM CST

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Linda... did you remember to save the poppy seeds? I have a few someone gave me. I understand they're to be scattered in the fall. Is that right?

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