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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Oct 2, 2010 10:25 AM CST
Thought I would create a forum for general conversation. No limit on topics of conversation at this time just play nice please. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Oct 22, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Hi Jay. I see you are the featured cubit for today!! Thumbs up

Fall is finally setting in here and the leaves just started falling... a bit later than last year.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 22, 2010 9:06 PM CST
Congrats on being featured cubit! I just love the natives. We went on a plant hike last Saturday and saw lots of plants in and near Bamberger Park in San Antonio. I showed them the little caterpillars on the Hop Trees there. Wish I'd remembered to bring my camera!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Oct 23, 2010 7:29 AM CST
Cool, thanks for the heads up , I did'nt notice. Maybe well pick-up a few members.
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Oct 23, 2010 8:25 AM CST
Yes, I hope so.

I often notice the insects prefer the native wildflowers over other non-native blooms.

A bee on Tall goldenrod.
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From the distance, I can see so much flying activity around the wildflowers!

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Oct 23, 2010 8:55 AM CST
wildflowers said:
I often notice the insects prefer the native wildflowers over other non-native blooms.



Which is one of the reasons people should be encouraged to plant natives.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 25, 2010 6:48 PM CST

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Saw you were featured cubit, that's great! Just chking in and lookin' around again
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 25, 2010 6:57 PM CST
I grow nonnatives along with the natives. Sadly, I've had a few nonnative plants with blooms that no insects at all liked. Oh, check out Bringing Nature Home by Tallamy.
http://www.amazon.com/Bringing-Nature-Home-Sustain-Wildlife/...
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: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Oct 31, 2010 6:35 PM CST
that looks like a good book to have... I've never bought anything from Amazon.

I know this isn't a flower but have any of you seen such a thing growing? I found these growing in the garden when I was pulling up some spent plants. some kind of spores I guess.
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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 31, 2010 7:12 PM CST
I've seen those things where mushrooms were growing. I assume it's mushroom seeds? I like Amazon.com...sometimes I can get books cheaper that way! Last Christmas DH bought me presents from my wish list on that site.
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: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
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wildflowers
Oct 31, 2010 7:43 PM CST
I'll have to give Amazon a try. Thanks Linda.

I've come to find over the years that it is very convenient to shop online.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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