Post a reply

Image
Dec 16, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
For the Squirrels

Acorns from pin oak (Quercus palustris).

Thumb of 2020-11-15/lauriemorningglory/b09486
Image
Dec 16, 2020 6:11 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Nice closeup & banner, Laurie. Thumbs up
I thought they were hazelnuts at first. I've never seen acorns
that rounded before.

The squirrels make them look tasty, but I tried one once....
Bleh! Very bitter. Sticking tongue out
Learn &/or create something every day.
Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Image
Dec 16, 2020 7:42 PM CST
Zone 5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
That is one superb banner. The subject matter is distinctively unique and you did a great job in the fit. Love it! Acorn Acorn Acorn Acorn Acorn
Image
Dec 16, 2020 7:46 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great banner Laurie!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Image
Dec 16, 2020 10:14 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
Discover more wildflowers
Annuals Houseplants Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Peppers Seed Starter
Snakes Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Vegetable Grower Beavers
Awesome banner Laurie!
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 1Cor. 13:4
Let’s talk about Animal Fun Facts, Birds, Trees/Shrubs, or Oleanders!
Image
Dec 16, 2020 11:36 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Tomato Heads Hostas Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids
Terrific banner Laurie!
Image
Dec 17, 2020 5:28 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Foliage Fan Dragonflies
Dahlias Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Bromeliad Bookworm
I'm enjoying the variety of recent banner subjects. The acorns in yours are surprisingly effective. It's the decorative caps still in place on a couple of them that really do the trick. Great job. And Hilarious! Fleur569's acorn emojis.
I post high resolution photos (nature, travel, and other subjects) on smugmug
https://arctangent.smugmug.com...
Avatar for pod
Dec 17, 2020 6:04 AM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
i thought this was a cool banner and appropriate for the acorn gifts used on this site. However once I opened it up on a larger view I am so impressed by the detail so am chunking some acorns at you. Very nice banner! Hurray!
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
Image
Dec 17, 2020 8:43 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Great banner for this time of year, the deer the squirrels and turkeys approve!
Image
Dec 17, 2020 4:38 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Thank you all for your likes, comments and acorns! Smiling This year seemed to be a bumper year for acorns. Pin oaks are very common landscape trees around here, although they are often chlorotic in our high pH soils.

Cal, I've never tasted acorns, but I've heard those from "white" oaks (ie white, bur, etc) are a little more palatable than those from "red" oaks ( ie red, pin, scarlet, etc). I think there are some preparation techniques such as leaching the kernels to help remove the tannins and other bitter chemicals.

Elizabeth, yes, I tried to get a cap or two in the photo. Most had already lost their caps. I also like the variability in shell color.

Kristi, Leslie and Fleur, Thanks for tossing acorns at me. Smiling I actually am not sure what to do with acorns except buy some more badges. Hilarious!

Larry, Oaks are a great wildlife tree, aren't they? I understand even foxes eat acorns and other fruit/nuts occasionally.
Last edited by lauriemorningglory Dec 17, 2020 4:43 PM Icon for preview
Image
Dec 17, 2020 5:13 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Cal, I've never tasted acorns, but I've heard those from "white" oaks (ie white, bur, etc) are a little more palatable than those from "red" oaks ( ie red, pin, scarlet, etc). I think there are some preparation techniques such as leaching the kernels to help remove the tannins and other bitter chemicals.

This looks good. Smiling
https://www.youtube.com/result...
Image
Dec 17, 2020 6:04 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Thanks, Cal. and thanks for the acorns, too. I watched one of the videos---sounds like quite a process, but maybe someday I'll try it. The guy in the video used live oak acorns---I don't know where they lie in the bitterness spectrum, or if that makes a difference in how long it takes to leach the tannins.
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by RachaelHunter and is called "Achillea"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.