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Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 21, 2017 5:48 PM CST
Yes, that's a snail on my wall!
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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.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 21, 2017 6:49 PM CST
I have brought in lizards and frogs, slugs and snails, earthworms and ant farms and aphids. It could be worse - I haven't brought in a snake yet. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 21, 2017 6:55 PM CST
My favorite thing in the Fall is carrying in Crickets! You wouldn't believe the concert in my house, as the greenhouse is attached to the house. I make sure the bedroom door stays closed, or we couldn't sleep in that racket!! It takes about 2 weeks for the Crickets to either expire on their own or I had managed to catch them.
Name: Teresa
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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TsFlowers
Nov 21, 2017 7:11 PM CST
Hilarious! Mine happens when I start bringing in seed harvest. One morning I woke up and there was this big ol' stink bug on my ceiling in the bedroom. I'm going **gross**!
. . . it's always better to ask questions, than jump to conclusions.
AND . . . always hear both sides of the story before making a judgment.
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Nov 21, 2017 8:04 PM CST
I once unknowingly brought a grasshopper/katydid in my apartment along with wintering plants. I didn't dare to throw it out in freezing winter to die, so it accompanied me along the cold months, but when spring finally arrived, I found it dead.. it's ephemeral existence did give me memories.. I kept it's pict for memories... here ia a pic when it still alive (some how I miss it)....
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Nov 21, 2017 8:26 PM CST
I am missing him too. Group hug What a nice story. Unfortunately, I haven't been that kind to my winter guests.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
Vegetable Grower Butterflies Garden Procrastinator Roses Bookworm Tomato Heads
Tropicals Salvias Plays in the sandbox Frogs and Toads Fruit Growers Sempervivums
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tofitropic
Nov 22, 2017 12:30 AM CST
No. no... Do not misunderstood me as a kind person to all things.... I didn't show any affection on any snails or slugs, as those two were responsible for my lost of precious friendship plant (pilea moon valley) given by my old-friend two years ago... Slugs is a bad bad news, even for an easy plant as Pilea mollis.
luckily I got another cutting, plus a sneer looking from an old lady like "hmmm you did not care of plant I once gave you huh...
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Nov 22, 2017 6:59 PM CST
I bring bouquets of fresh flower to the office all summer. Everyone gets flowers. What I didn't realize is, every one got a dose of my garden's aphids, too. My hoya, residing on my office window sill were loaded with aphids. Innocent by standers minding their own business.
To get my poor vines back to health, one evening I backed out of the office after spraying down the vines with a soap & water mister, before shutting the door for the weekend ! It worked, we are normal again.
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Nov 24, 2017 7:00 AM CST
My unexpected guests have included:1) a chipmunk, which had burrowed into the pot of a indoor tree,which enjoys summer outdoors.And 2) a tree frog which apparently came in with a cattleya orchid. It was too cold to put it outside when I discovered it. It survived over winter among the plants. I was able to set it free when spring came. I enjoyed the tree frog. The chipmunk was difficult to catch and release but it finally happened.
Name: Cheryl
Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 24, 2017 3:41 PM CST
I moved an Anole in with a plant into the greenhouse. He is welcome to stay there all winter and eat bugs. Thumbs up
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Nov 26, 2017 1:57 PM CST
I intentionally catch the lizards and put them in the greenhouse. Every so often, they will startle me when they are backed down into a bromeliad vase. Love those guys! Lovey dubby
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.

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