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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 1, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Well, I posted lots of pictures today on the December thread and just realized this is a new month and new year so here we go for the first month of 2016. Happy New Year!
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~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 2 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
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jmorth
Jan 1, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Here's a new bird -
Friends donated this strange species to the garden. A cross between a chicken and a rock. Goes by the common name 'Rock Chicken'.

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Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jan 1, 2016 5:17 PM CST
"Rock Chicken" is so cute ... I want one! Lovey dubby
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
Winter Sowing Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Dragonflies
Birds Cat Lover Seed Starter Dog Lover Region: Kansas Houseplants
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Tuckersmom
Jan 1, 2016 6:16 PM CST
Awwww, Plato has yet another friend. That's really cute. Thumbs up
“In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.”
– Zen saying
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Jan 1, 2016 7:16 PM CST
I want one too!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hummingbirder Lilies Region: Indiana Dog Lover Echinacea
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Claudia
Jan 1, 2016 7:54 PM CST
Very cool! I agree
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Jan 3, 2016 5:48 AM CST
I heard Rock Chickens are invasive. Do not feed.
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
Winter Sowing Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Dragonflies
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Tuckersmom
Jan 3, 2016 6:48 AM CST
Gleni said:I heard Rock Chickens are invasive. Do not feed.


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
“In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.”
– Zen saying
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2016 7:58 AM CST
Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 3, 2016 11:58 AM CST
Gleni said:I heard Rock Chickens are invasive. Do not feed.


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

And they are so heavy that when they sit on branches the branches break beneath their great weight.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 3, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Y'all are too funny! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing But, I still want a rock chicken for my garden!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jan 3, 2016 12:40 PM CST
Dreary and chilly here today but I got a few pictures.

Great Egret behind bars. Green Grin! ................. White Ibises
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Grackle ................................................... Red-bellied WP, male
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Blue Jays
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Blue Jay & Red-winged Blackbird .................................. Blue Jay and Red-bellied WP
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Red-winged Blackbirds
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Jan 3, 2016 4:15 PM CST
At the feeder yesterday. I think this is an escapee. Australian Ringneck. It is an arid land parrot.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 3, 2016 4:58 PM CST
Oooh, that Australian Ringneck is a gorgeous parrot, I love those colors!

Years ago we had a green Indian (a/k/a Rose) Ringneck Parrot named Sandy. We purchased it as a young bird from a pet shop and realized quickly that he wasn't yet cracking seed so we ended up having to hand feed him wet food with a little tube/dropper. The pet shop should have never been selling such young birds. Sandy grew quickly and although we had a large cage for him, he did not like being in the cage much. He would screech and squawk and was extremely loud when he knew someone was at home ... he wanted out! That bird loved my husband and the cat but would bite me every chance he got ... and though they aren't very large parrots, that beak is strong! It was strange because I've been an animal lover my entire life and we've had many cats, dogs and parakeets over the years and that is the only pet that for some reason took a disliking to me! He was fine the first few years when he was a young bird and we think he came to dislike me because I was the one always putting him back in his cage and he did not want to be in there. Parrots are very much community birds and like company so when it came a time where both my husband and I were working very long hours we knew Sandy wasn't getting the attention he needed and deserved so we gave him to a lady who raised other Ringneck parrots. Sandy found a girlfriend in his new home and they had many cute little babies. We used to stop by on occasion to visit and he was a very happy parrot once again which made us extremely happy! Lovey dubby
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Jan 3, 2016 5:28 PM CST
That is a lovely story, Lin.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 3, 2016 5:33 PM CST
I agree on both the beautiful bird and Lin's story. Smiling
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Patti
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
Winter Sowing Critters Allowed Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Dragonflies
Birds Cat Lover Seed Starter Dog Lover Region: Kansas Houseplants
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Tuckersmom
Jan 3, 2016 5:55 PM CST
What a great story, Lin, and wonderful picture. Gosh, even the parrot found love. Lovey dubby
“In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble.”
– Zen saying
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 3, 2016 6:17 PM CST
Beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing that one with us Glen.

Lin, haven't I heard that parrots take to 1 person in particular & won't like the other? We have some friends with a Cockatoo & it bites the wife constantly but adores the husband.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Jan 3, 2016 6:19 PM CST
I love the story too, looking out for the birds happiness over all else. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Gleni, I really love your avatar! Did I already tell you that? Please forgive me if I already did but I keep noticing how beautiful that bird is. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
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Gleni
Jan 3, 2016 8:00 PM CST
Thank you Christine!! I had just changed my avatar but I will insert her here. It took a lot of nerve taking the photo with her being as tall as I was and very interested in the camera. Cassowaries have large powerful feet.
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