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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 21, 2015 5:23 PM CST
The plants you bought look as good or better in their temporary spot (on the gate) as they would at their intended spot? I think I'm going to have to go out and buy more plants. Sigh It's a conspiracy , I tell ya!

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Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
May 21, 2015 5:48 PM CST
They look good! Go buy. I bought a pot today because I want to try it for size in a hanger I made. I figure I'll use for something sometime. Or maybe I'll.....go buy and sometime will be sooner than later.
Donald
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 21, 2015 6:04 PM CST
This always happens to me. See those geraniums in the background and to the left in this picture? They they haven't been hung up on the fence yet. Now i like them on the ground level and i know i will miss them when they are gone from there.
GAH! Where's the hit yourself on the forehead icon?
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Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus Sempervivums Sedums Dragonflies
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orchidgal
May 22, 2015 9:19 PM CST
I love this plant, "Black Pearl". Lovely dark leave; takes the sun and heat all day. Berries turn from black to red; and when the start to shrivel I gather them for the seeds. I only use it as an ornamental - and they are stunning. Those dark leaves hold up in the Florida heat and sun. The berries are edible but I believe are extremely hot; probably a little too hot for my taste buds. I've already started a couple of plants for friends.
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“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
May 23, 2015 7:44 AM CST
Love your photo. Others may want to enlarge it to capture the beauty of the plant.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
May 23, 2015 7:47 AM CST
Those berries look like black pearls - or maybe polished hematite beads.
Donald
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
May 23, 2015 7:51 AM CST
Donald - are you a gemologist?
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
May 23, 2015 8:22 AM CST
pirl said:Donald - are you a gemologist?

No, but my sister has some black pearl jewelry. I think she was semi collecting it Smiling . And I've seen polished hematite beads for sale. I thought it looked similar to her jewelry. I like gems and minerals and have a collection of spheres. Not much on jewelry except the aspect of what it's made of.
Donald
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
May 23, 2015 9:02 AM CST
Oh, I like that Black Pearl! Going to have to get some seeds for that one. Probably too late to start them for this year, but oh my, those are nice!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
May 23, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Gotcha, Donald, and truly didn't imagine you'd be wearing earrings of hematite! I find stones so interesting along with simple things like beach stones, rocks and boulders.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
May 23, 2015 10:13 AM CST
Come right on over, Arlene. Rocks? You like rocks? Stick a shovel in the ground here and you can have all the rocks you like! Hilarious!
Actually, I'm quite fond of rocks myself. We're just getting ready to set up my fake stone fountain...and I just happen to have a bunch of real rocks to surround it with. Whistling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
May 23, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Wishing won't make it happen. We buy rocks and stones but hold off on boulders and just admire them when we see them. Have fun creating your stone fountain. I love projects like that and love them more when I am not the worker!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
May 23, 2015 10:44 AM CST
Me, too! We have a helper today, so the project should progress nicely. That's an impressive stack of rocks you have there!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
May 23, 2015 1:46 PM CST
"Had". I got them down in 7 days.

Post photos when your project is done!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
May 23, 2015 7:09 PM CST
Done? Projects actually get finished? Heh, we got a lot done today, just a little finish work around the edges and a check of the fountain's basin for leakage and we should be good to go! Too hot to do more out there today...eeek! over 90 deg in the sunshine! I'll take a pic when we get it filled and running.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
May 23, 2015 7:58 PM CST
I was too cool outside and inside with a fleece jacket on! I guess we'll never all be happy with the weather at the same time.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
May 23, 2015 9:24 PM CST
Heck, we had to turn on the air conditioning just to get cooled down a bit. And, okay, I couldn't wait to get the fountain operational before taking at least one picture.
Yes, there are fences everywhere.
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Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
May 23, 2015 9:40 PM CST
You're probably cool by now...and very tired!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
May 23, 2015 9:53 PM CST
All of the above!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus Sempervivums Sedums Dragonflies
Herbs Roses Foliage Fan Annuals Cut Flowers Ferns
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orchidgal
May 23, 2015 9:55 PM CST
@Woofie -- let me know if you can't find seeds. There will be some ready soon to take off the plant. I can mail you some. Very easy plant to grow.
“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
Eeyore

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