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May 21, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
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May 21, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
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
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May 21, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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.
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May 22, 2015 9:19 PM CST
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Hibiscus Master Gardener: Florida Roses
Salvias Sedums Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ferns Dragonflies
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”
Eeyore
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May 23, 2015 7:44 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Love your photo. Others may want to enlarge it to capture the beauty of the plant.
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May 23, 2015 7:47 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
Those berries look like black pearls - or maybe polished hematite beads.
Donald
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May 23, 2015 7:51 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Donald - are you a gemologist?
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May 23, 2015 8:22 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
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
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May 23, 2015 9:02 AM CST
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
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.
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May 23, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
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May 23, 2015 10:13 AM CST
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
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.
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May 23, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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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May 23, 2015 10:44 AM CST
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
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.
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May 23, 2015 1:46 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
"Had". I got them down in 7 days.

Post photos when your project is done!
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May 23, 2015 7:09 PM CST
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
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.
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May 23, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
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May 23, 2015 9:24 PM CST
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
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.
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May 23, 2015 9:40 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
You're probably cool by now...and very tired!
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May 23, 2015 9:53 PM CST
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
All of the above!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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May 23, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Hibiscus Master Gardener: Florida Roses
Salvias Sedums Sempervivums Enjoys or suffers hot summers Ferns Dragonflies
@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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