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My Dad was a squirrel fighter - I myself inherited this gene - today as I stood at the sliders I ...
flower_nut comments on Nov 19, 2018:
You asked and got these shots, wow, I wish I could do that! His tail is much bigger than the ones here. He posed for the camera and everything for you. Maybe he's hungry and waiting for you to leave to eat at the bird feeder?
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@RavenCT Isn't it strange how we can change our minds with kindness? I don't have a bird feeder. Could you send me one? Now that our landscape is complete I believe I'll go get one in the spring for our backyard.
My Dad was a squirrel fighter - I myself inherited this gene - today as I stood at the sliders I ...
flower_nut comments on Nov 19, 2018:
You asked and got these shots, wow, I wish I could do that! His tail is much bigger than the ones here. He posed for the camera and everything for you. Maybe he's hungry and waiting for you to leave to eat at the bird feeder?
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@RavenCT My neighbour beside me had a cat that ate squirrels. He showed me the tails left in his driveway to prove it. The cat's name was Suzy and was lost a few years ago. The squirrels are coming back but they don't have tails like those. My neighbour across the street does the same thing as you. He just keeps filling up his feeder. Then he sits in his window and watches the show. We can all see his feeder and I enjoy it and don't have to deal with it.
My Dad was a squirrel fighter - I myself inherited this gene - today as I stood at the sliders I ...
flower_nut comments on Nov 19, 2018:
You asked and got these shots, wow, I wish I could do that! His tail is much bigger than the ones here. He posed for the camera and everything for you. Maybe he's hungry and waiting for you to leave to eat at the bird feeder?
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@RavenCT Don't think that's possible other than let the cats out.
Does anyone collect art as an investment? This is an oil on canvas, 36 X 48 inches painted by the ...
Cast1es comments on Nov 19, 2018:
That name looks familiar . Wasn't he the one who's art just sold at auction , making him the highest paid for the work of a living artist ?
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@Cast1es Not sure about that? You could be right. I don't know much about art either, but I like this painting. I know he's still alive at 68 years old.
So they aren't the greatest technically but I thought the fall colors were nice.
flower_nut comments on Nov 19, 2018:
Great shots! The first has a shine to it that I like.
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@Heidi68 A good shot happens when you think the shot will still be there, but it rarely is, so take the shot immediately or you won't get it. They disappear as you say.
Does anyone collect art as an investment? This is an oil on canvas, 36 X 48 inches painted by the ...
Tampabrew comments on Nov 19, 2018:
I've never had the financial means, but love art. I'm lucky if I can find a deal on some sweet vintage music gear, maybe fix it up, and get back more than I put in eventually when I want something else. My retirement plan is to work until I no longer retain the desire to breathe lol.
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@Tampabrew I like that approach also and the means to invest only means the more you find to do. My retirement plan includes a garden somewhere whether I'm on top working it or buried in it, I'm in a garden!
The mild autumn leaves still a lot of colour in the garden, and now the winter flowers are starting ...
flower_nut comments on Nov 19, 2018:
Wow! You're in the right climate to have a garden. I just cleaned off all my dahlias after digging them out of the ground last week. Placed them in boxes and stored them away until spring. I still have some winterizing to do around the yard. The important thing is our oil tank is full with plenty ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@Fernapple Oh! So a longer garden season gives more work with less downtime. I get what you mean about a clear cut off of the season. I have one deadline to meet, cover a couple plants, dig the dahlias then I'm done until spring.
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
Fernapple comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Picking them off should work, as this late in the year there should not be time for any more.
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@Fernapple You're right! They look like Aquilegia Sawfly Larva being a solid colour light green. Didn't know they turn into wasp-like flies and lay eggs on the underside of trees leaves. They show many photos of the Sawfly eating Solomon seal which I have and they don't touch it. They only eat the azaleas and devour most of the leaves. A couple weeks later, after the Sawfly disappears, the leaves start growing back.
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
Justjoni comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Gorgeous
flower_nut replies on Nov 19, 2018:
@Gmak I'm just learning how to point and shoot. I'm a beginner when it comes to photography and I rely on feedback for improvement. Adjusting photos will be a learning curve like most things in my life. I don't know much when it comes to others but Ansel Adams sounds very interesting. His early difficulties seem similar to mine. I do appreciate feedback and don't want to sound like an idiot but I'm being honest when I say I've never heard of him until now. I will take the time to research more on Ansel Adams and his techniques. I appreciate your feedback, Gmac. Thank you!
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
MojoDave comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Wow! Gorgeous! as for the caterpillars: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/QT/lfcaterpillarscard.html
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@yppahagn Spraying the tree would work at a cost I'm not prepared to make. I thought about bringing down the trees but decided against that. The large trees are part of the landscape and 40 to 50 feet high. We removed a bunch of trees since we moved here. I also planted a bunch of trees. I'll try picking them off each day as they fall one by one until I get sick of it.
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
Justjoni comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Gorgeous
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Gmak I don't adjust photos, maybe I should experiment with a few. I'm still learning how to move photos from one device to another. Your right about adjusting the photo and one day I will. Thanks for the tip.
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
Artistlover comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I love looking at photos like this. Lovely, thanks for sharing.
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Artistlover Yup! Purple and orange go well together. The iris was my focal point but I didn't like the stripped leaves of the azalea in the background.
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
Artistlover comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I love looking at photos like this. Lovely, thanks for sharing.
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Artistlover Thank you! A specific camera spot to catch all three in one shot.
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
schway comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Nice picts!
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@schway If you can't take a joke you have no manners. Manners will get you places money won't. You're giving me the impression you don't agree? Well, it works best for me to control my manners, it keeps me in check. We can agree or disagree in a logical manner. Comparing my manners to likes on Facebook hurts my feelings. If you want me to be rude I can be rude, trust me. You can paint all people with the same brush or you can have a logical manner to get to know people. My goal is meeting people. So how would you do that using poor manners? Just saying
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
Surfpirate comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I've always loved Irises and this fall my wife brought home 96 Allium bulbs for me to plant, a dozen of them are the gigantic variety and I am looking forward to seeing them come up next spring. Beautiful flowers, thanks for sharing the pic as everything is now white where I am.
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Surfpirate The large allium looks awesome. I like its look when it goes to seed. I'm happy to share and hope you show us your garden in the spring.
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
Fernapple comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Picking them off should work, as this late in the year there should not be time for any more.
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Fernapple Yes. The azalea blooms in the spring and you see the caterpillars sailing through the air attached with an invisible line. The other azalea (Northern white lights) gets all of its leaves eaten. They leave the buds though!
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
MojoDave comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Wow! Gorgeous! as for the caterpillars: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/QT/lfcaterpillarscard.html
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@yppahagn The caterpillars are tiny and in the hundreds, it's gross. I hate them but live with them. The source is from the larger trees above the garden. Thanks for the info!
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
Alvinsmama comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I love the colors, especially the iris.
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Alvinsmama I thought this photo would show the impact of our front garden. The azalea doesn't last long but it sure puts on a show.
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
Justjoni comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Gorgeous
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Justjoni I agree. I like the first photo even though the dahlia didn't turn out the best.
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
Gmak comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I don't think crocosmia grow here in Iowa. I really miss them from my time living in the Pacific NW. Took this pic when I was in Seattle this summer.
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
Great photo @Gmak! We had both types of crocosmia yellow and red. Lost them both last year. The patch of red was large and amazing.
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
btroje comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I would just pick them off. Who knows what kind of intermediate creature they are
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@btroje They come from the trees above the garden on a silk line repelling onto both our azaleas. I'll see how picking them off works and how many I get next year. Thanks
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
Heidi68 comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Lovely
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Heidi68 Thank you ?
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
schway comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Nice picts!
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@schway Manners start a conversation to say “fuck manners” and yet is well mannered. I assume this is good manners? ?????
Allium purple sensation Mandarin lights azalea Siberian Iris Caesar's brother You can tell the ...
SkagwayKim comments on Nov 18, 2018:
I know nothing about caterpillars, but these colors are fabulous together!
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
I very much love this combination also.
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
schway comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Nice picts!
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@schway “Manners will take you places money won’t”. Something I heard and it stuck with me.?
Allen cherub - collarette dahlia The first photo has crocosmia around the dahlia and I’m using my...
schway comments on Nov 18, 2018:
Nice picts!
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
Thanks!
I like succulents and sedum. Our gardens have several so I decided to make a planter and fill it ...
Zoohome comments on Nov 17, 2018:
So you built the planter? Can you give me more details? I'm thinking of building a few things here as well. What do you do with succulents and sedum during winter?
flower_nut replies on Nov 18, 2018:
@Zoohome I know what you mean! Have fun with your project however it works for you.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Hathacat comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I would rather see it through your lens than in person...brrrr!
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@btroje It's very unwise, but boy oh boy they look cool running from their car.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Hathacat comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I would rather see it through your lens than in person...brrrr!
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@btroje Automatic car starters are popular. Some people depend on them too much and don't dress for the temperatures outside of their car.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Hathacat comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I would rather see it through your lens than in person...brrrr!
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Hathacat Okay. I'll plan on getting shots of winter for all those who can't enjoy what we endure. It's really not that bad with long johns, sweater, toque, scarf, gloves, warm boots and a warm coat.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Frankjd comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Thats cool,or cold! Nice shot!
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Frankjd Thank you! The conditions were perfect for the ice to form on the trees with wind and temperature. It was cold first and now it's cool!
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
btroje comments on Nov 17, 2018:
looks brutal
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
You're right, it was. With the wind chill, it was -18 degrees Celsius. After rain and no wind, there is still ice on these trees today.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
MrLizard comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Pretty. My son texted me from Vermont, US - letting me know he nearly swerved into an oncoming car. I thought he was hinting he needed money to buy snow tires. Nope. He just likes to scare me.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@MrLizard This stretch of road was covered in ice. A city salt truck was dispatched to help the situation. Joking or not, accidents happen when you least expect them. I didn't expect this on my way home.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Cast1es comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Moved south , don't have to deal with this any more .
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Cast1es As I get older the cold gets colder! I might just join you someday.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Sticks48 comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Great shot.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Sticks48 Thank you. I noticed the high winds the day before and the freezing had just started on this stretch of road. It was rush hour traffic on my way home from work and too difficult to stop and get the waves hitting the trees with ice already on it.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Heidi68 comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Beautiful! Very cold looking but beautiful to view through your lens.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Heidi68 Thanks, winter is coming and I don't mind sharing it.
High winds and waves splashing on the rocks of Lake Micmac covered everything in ice. This was on my...
Genna comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Such beautiful crystals! I love how both the foreground and the background are in focus. Nice picture.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Genna It was very cold and difficult taking these photos. I couldn't get the shot I wanted but still got some great shots.
I like succulents and sedum. Our gardens have several so I decided to make a planter and fill it ...
Alvinsmama comments on Nov 17, 2018:
You did a really good job. Sedum are so versatile because there are so many varieties. I like the shape of the planter. And, the large garden area is very pretty.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Alvinsmama I wanted something of unique design and this is what I ended up with. It works well so far. We'll see how big the tree gets that's planted in the middle.
I like succulents and sedum. Our gardens have several so I decided to make a planter and fill it ...
Cast1es comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I love your yard , beautiful !
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Cast1es Thank you! The landscape is set but the flowers are still under construction.
I like succulents and sedum. Our gardens have several so I decided to make a planter and fill it ...
Donto101 comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I love the design great job
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Donto101 Thank you! If I ever build another it's going to be square.
I like succulents and sedum. Our gardens have several so I decided to make a planter and fill it ...
Artistlover comments on Nov 17, 2018:
Very nice design.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Artistlover My wife designed the shape of the garden and the planter is as close as I could get to her design.
I like succulents and sedum. Our gardens have several so I decided to make a planter and fill it ...
Zoohome comments on Nov 17, 2018:
So you built the planter? Can you give me more details? I'm thinking of building a few things here as well. What do you do with succulents and sedum during winter?
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Zoohome I consider them “evergreen”. They turn a different colour and look cool in the snow. The planter was a tedious task. I used (construction grade Styrofoam insulation board) and cut the design out of it. Three layers of Styrofoam were used to get the thickness of the planter. The centre cut out piece was made smaller and used as the mould in the centre of the planter. When you pour the concrete the planter is upside down. I wanted drainage holes in the bottom so I put a pipe in the concrete before it set. Make sure to tamp the concrete to get bubbles out. It's so much easier to use wood and build a square planter.
I like succulents and sedum. Our gardens have several so I decided to make a planter and fill it ...
Kojaksmom comments on Nov 17, 2018:
I love them too. They are rugged and easily withstand our southern heat.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@Kojaksmom They're very drought tolerant and overwinter easily for me.
Not the greatest sunrise pictures of all time but I was up early enough to actually see it
flower_nut comments on Nov 17, 2018:
The day looks hazy and quiet on the horizon while the sun fills the sky. I like how the first photo caught a UFO.
flower_nut replies on Nov 17, 2018:
@webspider555 The newspapers take everything to an extreme. A sunrise is extremely positive in my view. I like your perspective.
For years I saved every bit of used potting compost in a heap, this year I have enough to mulch the ...
flower_nut comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I buy bags of manure when it's on sale and spread it around. Any old potting soil gets mixed in with the manure. I built a frame with a 1/2 inch mesh screen to fit over my wheelbarrow. I can raise it up to make it easy on my back and mix soil all day. This is how I removed all the rocks from our ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 16, 2018:
@MikeInBatonRouge You need a sunny spot for composting and all my spots have plants. Leftover rubbish and leaves from our landscape are piled in the woods. After a couple years I use it to plant gardens in the woods. The seeds from the garden rubbish grow in the compost pile. It does break down enough to go through a 1/2 inch mesh. Have fun with your garden. It's so exciting!
Shepherd's delight...
flower_nut comments on Nov 16, 2018:
Great photo Paul! A sunrise or sunset is a delight for those who enjoy it. I prefer the sun rising than the sun disappearing into the night. I use to work a back shift and was a night person for a while. This got me hooked on watching the sunrise. Now that I work day shift I get up early on my ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 16, 2018:
@pmar044 Wow! That's a nice shot! I have about a 20-minute drive to the beach but I still go once and a while and get shots like this.
For years I saved every bit of used potting compost in a heap, this year I have enough to mulch the ...
flower_nut comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I buy bags of manure when it's on sale and spread it around. Any old potting soil gets mixed in with the manure. I built a frame with a 1/2 inch mesh screen to fit over my wheelbarrow. I can raise it up to make it easy on my back and mix soil all day. This is how I removed all the rocks from our ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 16, 2018:
@Fernapple The stuff I use is composted and sold at garden centres ready for the garden. I don't have an ideal area to compost if I did I would go visit the farmers and pick it up for free. Several people gave me testimonies of how well chicken shit makes their garden grow. You're right about raw manure in the garden it will burn the plants.
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
Fernapple comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I think silky is better than hairy, they really are stroke-able, and so are the new leaves.
flower_nut replies on Nov 15, 2018:
@Fernapple Silky and a bit of hairy.
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
Fernapple comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I think silky is better than hairy, they really are stroke-able, and so are the new leaves.
flower_nut replies on Nov 15, 2018:
@Fernapple This flower starts my excitement for the garden in the spring. I like all flowers but the early ones get my special attention. Maybe I can find some silky photos to share with you. Sometimes my mind goes somewhere else. We are still talking about flowers, right?
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
itsmedammit comments on Nov 15, 2018:
I need some in my garden.
flower_nut replies on Nov 15, 2018:
@itsmedammit It definitely makes a statement.
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
btroje comments on Nov 14, 2018:
like that late fall hairdo
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@btroje That's awesome. I agree some flowers really suck so the aftermath would be the spotlight. What can I say, I like them hairy!
Anyone knows this one? Edible ?
flower_nut comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Oyster mushroom maybe? I wouldn't take the chance and eat it without a professional opinion. I know chanterelles will come back each season in the same spot. Around my area, it's a hobby for me to find mushrooms and try to identify them. I've only had success with one so far known to be psychoactive...
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@Zoohome Wow! Looks like you know your mushrooms. I agree now that you put a name to them. I think it would be helpful for me to purchase a mushroom guide. I have no intention of eating anything from nature unless I can identify it. I like searching for them and especially look for chanterelles for the sake of finding them. Glad you enjoyed them!
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
OldGoat43 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Beautiful, I had red ones growing in my garden in Colorado.
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@OldGoat43 If I can find them local I'll pick up every colour they have. When the garden centres open in the spring I'll be looking for the Pasque flower and a few others to fill holes in the garden. It's not a very common plant so I may have to settle for what I have. I'll keep you posted!
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
btroje comments on Nov 14, 2018:
like that late fall hairdo
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@btroje It's hairy but not scary. I love it! We have a hairy clematis too.
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
OldGoat43 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
Beautiful, I had red ones growing in my garden in Colorado.
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@OldGoat43 I didn't know it came in a different colour. I'll be on the hunt come spring. Thank you.
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
bigpawbullets comments on Nov 14, 2018:
What''s it's zone range? An annual??
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@bigpawbullets Your welcome. I'm not sure how long we've had it. Never had any problems and it doesn't spread or seed everywhere. It would look great in small spaces.
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
Donto101 comments on Nov 14, 2018:
I love the color
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@Donto101 Me too! When I first saw this flower it looked like something from a different planet. The colour is awesome in our backyard fence garden.
Pasqueflower - Pulsatilla This is a cool flower. It looks strange when it first emerges and ...
bigpawbullets comments on Nov 14, 2018:
What''s it's zone range? An annual??
flower_nut replies on Nov 14, 2018:
@bigpawbullets It's a USDA zone 5-9 and perennial for me. We are a comfortable Canadian gardening zone of 5 here in Nova Scotia. We've had it for several years and I love it.
Anyone knows this one? Edible ?
flower_nut comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Oyster mushroom maybe? I wouldn't take the chance and eat it without a professional opinion. I know chanterelles will come back each season in the same spot. Around my area, it's a hobby for me to find mushrooms and try to identify them. I've only had success with one so far known to be psychoactive...
flower_nut replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@Zoohome I think mushrooms are so cool. I know very little about them but enjoy them like bird watching.
Anyone knows this one? Edible ?
flower_nut comments on Nov 13, 2018:
Oyster mushroom maybe? I wouldn't take the chance and eat it without a professional opinion. I know chanterelles will come back each season in the same spot. Around my area, it's a hobby for me to find mushrooms and try to identify them. I've only had success with one so far known to be psychoactive...
flower_nut replies on Nov 13, 2018:
@Zoohome No sorry. It's a variety of fungus that keeps growing each year and consumed by the slugs. I discovered it early in the year and noticed new growth. I haven't identified the white cap yet. This season wasn't very good for mushrooms. All the mushrooms in these photos are unknown.
I couldn't help myself after arriving at the grocery store and seeing the sky. I started taking ...
germangirl90439 comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Beautimous!
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@germangirl90439 I'm kinda in a cycle about shooting at the sun. When the opportunity is right it makes a wonderful photo. Thank you.
I couldn't help myself after arriving at the grocery store and seeing the sky. I started taking ...
Kynlei comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Very nice!
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@Kynlei Thank you! I recently found out there are several labels that suit me in this community.
I couldn't help myself after arriving at the grocery store and seeing the sky. I started taking ...
Hathacat comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Very rare shot.
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@Hathacat I agree it is rare. Thank you.
I couldn't help myself after arriving at the grocery store and seeing the sky. I started taking ...
Psmintexas comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing.
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@Psmintexas The opportunity was taken to take the shot when normally I regret not taking the shot. I'm happy sharing thank you!
I couldn't help myself after arriving at the grocery store and seeing the sky. I started taking ...
Davekp comments on Nov 12, 2018:
You will have precipitation within 24 hours.
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@Davekp If my memory serves me you are absolutely correct! This was taken a month or so ago and it did rain that evening. Well done! That's weird or you know your weather patterns.
I couldn't help myself after arriving at the grocery store and seeing the sky. I started taking ...
Cutiebeauty comments on Nov 12, 2018:
Whoa... That's a perfect shot! Very beautiful....
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@Cutiebeauty The sun keeps my heart warm and that's the beauty of it. Without it, I wouldn't have any flowers and we wouldn't be here.
I couldn't help myself after arriving at the grocery store and seeing the sky. I started taking ...
whispers comments on Nov 12, 2018:
What a beautiful shot! Your timing was perfect.
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@whispers I agree. I didn't know I captured the bird until after viewing the photos.
The easiest most versatile plant to have are daylilies. This one is called Avant Garde. Anyone ...
Alvinsmama comments on Nov 11, 2018:
They are one of my most favorite plants because of their variety in colors and types. I used a lot of them when I had my landscaping company. They will grow almost anywhere and aren't picky about what type of soil they are in. I used a lot of Happy Days because they are repeat bloomers. And, ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@dede18 Wow! I'm impressed thank you! Nova Scotia is considered a gardening zone 5. I've had no problems with Daylilies, but other perennials with fragile roots are always at risk. This spring we had two Hibiscus that did not come back for us. We usually lose something every year and spread what does well. Daylilies work well. I lived in Saskatchewan with a garden zone of 2. I'm very grateful for the gardening zone I'm in now and I push that limit with some plants.
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dede18 comments on Nov 12, 2018:
@flower_nut you probably know this, but I'll share with others who might not ... Daylilies are not lilies ... they have rhizomes instead of a layered bulb, like the Liliums do. They are commonly also known as "Hems" which is short for Hemerocallis their Latin name, which means ... Flower for a Day
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@dede18 Thank you! Very good information.
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dede18 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I love daylilies too, but not the plain ones ... I like the ones with an "eye" ... When I purchased mine, I looked for *rebloomer, *fragrant, a frilly edge, and the lower-growing ones because I don't have much space. Here are two of my favs
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@dede18 That's too bad! Our garden journal lists the plant's name, when it was purchased and where it's planted. I picked a few you might like, but can't identify them without knowing where it's planted. I'll take better care to identify a plant in the future.
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RussRAB comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I honestly am an iris fan first. My local botanical gardens had an iris sale which was coupled with a daylily sale across the hall. My wife decided she wanted some daylilies too, so we ended up purchasing about a half dozen. What I was surprised to find out is that some varieties of daylilies have a...
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@RussRAB When the daylilies start blooming it's a different landscape all together in the garden. You can't go wrong with daylilies and I'm sure you'll both be hooked when you see what they offer. Happy Gardening!
Hello, I just signed up- so I guess I'm late to the party. I've been a 'closet atheist/agnostic' for...
flower_nut comments on Nov 7, 2018:
Call it a mid-life crisis but I asked myself “what do I really believe”? Connecting with others who share a common interest is enlightening. Welcome to the community and enjoy.
flower_nut replies on Nov 12, 2018:
@Pbpierson2 Thank you! I love your use of “chlorophyll man” that's how I feel in a world that's so confusing. Nature keeps me grounded and I don't need an explanation for everything. My epiphany was finally using logic to question what is true. I never cared about religion until now. If the world is hell-bent on pushing religion I'm hell-bent on pushing back. An open community to speak freely is a great experience and I'm grateful to be here. Thank you, I'm Kelly. It's an honour to meet you, Paul. I don't know what most people know, but I know the truth as true as I know.
Today is a good day to show some poppies. The poppy is a symbol of remembrance and hope. Our garden...
HippieChick58 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Lovely!!
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@HippieChick58 Thank you.
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Alvinsmama comments on Nov 11, 2018:
They are one of my most favorite plants because of their variety in colors and types. I used a lot of them when I had my landscaping company. They will grow almost anywhere and aren't picky about what type of soil they are in. I used a lot of Happy Days because they are repeat bloomers. And, ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@Alvinsmama That's like the person we buy from. He has a hillside by the ocean full of daylilies https://harbourbreezes.ca/
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Donto101 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Very beautiful thanks for sharing them
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@Donto101 You're welcome! I'd like to thank everyone for a shared interest in the poppy.
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Alvinsmama comments on Nov 11, 2018:
They are one of my most favorite plants because of their variety in colors and types. I used a lot of them when I had my landscaping company. They will grow almost anywhere and aren't picky about what type of soil they are in. I used a lot of Happy Days because they are repeat bloomers. And, ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@Alvinsmama I have Stella d'Oro but not the other two. This daylily is called Laughing Clown. It has a long stalk but always lies down from the weight of its blooms. It has a warm glow to it.
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OldGoat43 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
When I first moved to California in 1946 there were fields of the golden poppies everywhere. Little by little the bulldozers ate them all up.
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@OldGoat43 The golden poppies are concentrated in our front centre garden. They would look awesome covering the landscape. Poppies open and close up at night. It's really cool to see this happen.
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HippieChick58 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I have some daylillies, they were already planted when I moved in. I haven't added any yet. I love the color of yours. Mine are just plain yellow :( I like a variety of colors.
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@Fernapple If we had the room I would have so many more. My favourite is called Super Model. This one got me hooked, but we decided to wait and not pay the hefty price of $150.00. We waited the following season for the price to go down and got it 50% off at $35.00. It's the most we spent on a daylily.
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Ladydiana comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I do they are very hardy and are pest free unlike the astic oriental lilies.
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@Ladydiana They devastated our lilies on a biblical proportion. There were so many beetles I couldn't pick them all off. It was depressing to have to remove most of our Oriental and Asiatic lilies. If I catch the beetle early enough the lilies do great. These little suckers fly to our garden from the neighbour up the road. Once you have them they're hard to get rid of.
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HeathenFarmer comments on Nov 11, 2018:
I have a friend who would love your garden, she is always senting out picturesof her poppies.
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@HeathenFarmer It's a special day for the poppy in Canada today. I don't use the plastic poppy, I grow real ones. I have so many photos of flowers I thought I'd share the poppy on Remembrance Day.
Photos nearby to where I live
flower_nut comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Nice! I like number two. It makes me want to know what's at the end of the path?
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@webspider555 Thank you. I'd like to see that when you have the opportunity.
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dede18 comments on Nov 11, 2018:
I love them all ... the Escholzia (California poppy) as well as the Papavers (Papaver somniferum, opium poppy). I'm guessing that pics numbers 5 through the end are all Papavers? their wonderfully silky, crinkly petals fascinate me. Long ago, in one of my gardens, I had this pink one ... pic is a...
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@dede18 Your pink one will grow here I think, but we don't have it yet. We want a pink one for the backyard. Great photo! I know poppy number 5 is Papaver Atlanticum 'Flore Pleno'
Photos nearby to where I live
flower_nut comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Nice! I like number two. It makes me want to know what's at the end of the path?
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@webspider555 That sounds cool. Do have a photo of the broken bridge?
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MikeInBatonRouge comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Beautiful! Not sure I have adequate conditions. My roses are hogging what limited sun exposure I have. It is also very wet here, and a sweltering sauna in the summer. I do eventually plan to take out a strip of boring lawn I have along my front sidewalk and scatter bunches of mixed wildflowers, ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@MikeInBatonRouge Good for you. It sounds like your conditions aren't ideal for poppies. That's how my gardens end up, see what happens. It's a great idea.
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SukiSue comments on Nov 11, 2018:
I grow them every year! I have to plan a ton of seeds and just a few come back. It's a challenge!
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@SukiSue We had a challenge, but when they get going they grow everywhere and I have to weed some out. Number 7 is perennial for us. All the rest come back from seed.
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Cutiebeauty comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Very beautiful. ... Here's a picture of a rose I like. ?
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@Cutiebeauty Thanks for that! I don't have any roses believe it or not. Is that weird for a gardener?
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Fernapple comments on Nov 11, 2018:
I love poppies and your photos. For something that is said to be a common weed, I find that they can be hard to keep going in the garden, they are certainly pioneer plants liking turned disturbed ground best. If you wish to naturalize them then you need to save some seed, now and again, and sow it ...
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@Fernapple Thanks! The yellow/orange California poppy has been coming back for 10 years now. It's a true pioneer in our garden.
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HeathenFarmer comments on Nov 11, 2018:
Nice landscaping.
flower_nut replies on Nov 11, 2018:
@HeathenFarmer Thank you. The backyard fence garden was made when the property was built. It's full of rocks and is the most difficult garden to grow in. I gave up trying to dig and remove rocks so I added more to help contain the soil on the slope.
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HippieChick58 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I have some daylillies, they were already planted when I moved in. I haven't added any yet. I love the color of yours. Mine are just plain yellow :( I like a variety of colors.
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@HippieChick58 I'm glad you like it. It's the best I could do on such short notice.
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RussRAB comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I honestly am an iris fan first. My local botanical gardens had an iris sale which was coupled with a daylily sale across the hall. My wife decided she wanted some daylilies too, so we ended up purchasing about a half dozen. What I was surprised to find out is that some varieties of daylilies have a...
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@RussRAB I have one that smells sweet, it's yellow and tall. The rest of them don't smell much at all. You can be 10 feet away from the daylily and smell it like a honeysuckle. The strongest smell in my garden comes from the oriental lilies. They have a very strong perfume smell. We made several trips when first getting into daylilies and purchased up to 12 daylilies at a time. It's exciting when the plants get bigger and bigger with more flowers each season. You might get addicted like a flower_nut.
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AmmaRE007 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
i have tiger lilies
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@AmmaRE007 I am a creature of the night when I can stay awake. Thank you.
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Zoohome comments on Nov 10, 2018:
My neighbor grows them. My "backyard" is a daylily garden. ?
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@Zoohome Wow! Free garden and you don't have to do anything to enjoy it. Lucky you!
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HippieChick58 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I have some daylillies, they were already planted when I moved in. I haven't added any yet. I love the color of yours. Mine are just plain yellow :( I like a variety of colors.
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@HippieChick58 Pink is a tough colour in a daylily. I think this is called “odds and ends”.
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dede18 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I love daylilies too, but not the plain ones ... I like the ones with an "eye" ... When I purchased mine, I looked for *rebloomer, *fragrant, a frilly edge, and the lower-growing ones because I don't have much space. Here are two of my favs
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@dede18 Reblooms are a bonus I don't have any though. I like the rare and unusual flowers and agree with you. This is "blueberry breakfast".
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AmmaRE007 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
i have tiger lilies
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@AmmaRE007 How about a “creature of the night”.
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Cast1es comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Once planted , if reasonable watering during droughts , they return year after year and don't seem to have any problems with bugs or diseases .
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@Cast1es I agree. When a leaf turns yellow I pull it off ASAP.
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HippieChick58 comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I have some daylillies, they were already planted when I moved in. I haven't added any yet. I love the color of yours. Mine are just plain yellow :( I like a variety of colors.
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@HippieChick58 Yellow is very common, but I do have several that look awesome. Here's Taco Twister!
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btroje comments on Nov 10, 2018:
love them. I think Irises are int that category too
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@btroje The daylily has cascading foliage with thin or thick leaves. I like this contrast mixed with Siberian or Japanese iris.
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Ladydiana comments on Nov 10, 2018:
I do they are very hardy and are pest free unlike the astic oriental lilies.
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@Ladydiana Do you have these little guys around your lilies? It's the reason I removed all but a few Oriental and Asiatic lilies. The red lily beetle.
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mikebeed comments on Nov 10, 2018:
Unfortunately, and iris . I keep a small patch of both, but not a big fan. Those red ones look pretty cool though!
flower_nut replies on Nov 10, 2018:
@mikebeed Thanks. Hybridizing daylilies is common and new cultivars are available each year. Japanese Iris are my favourite iris, I have a few.

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