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Gum Balls Can Be Your Friend!

By Suga
October 4, 2015

I've been told all my life, you have to use what the good Lord gives you! Well, in the summer I get the shade from the gum tree, but in the winter months I get those dreaded gum balls everywhere. I decided there had to be something I could do with them.

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Oct 3, 2015 10:41 PM CST
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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My mother-in-law has a hazelnut tree and gets plenty of these. What great uses for them! Thank You!
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Oct 4, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Niki, I think the spiky gum balls that Suga is referring to are from American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) rather than Hazelnut (Corylus sp.) American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
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Oct 4, 2015 4:07 PM CST
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
Irises Region: Oregon Organic Gardener
They are similar enough I think they might work as well.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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