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Old 08-08-2011, 05:13 AM   #21
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If planting a moisture loving plant by the pipe where the condensation run off is located is cheating, then I better fess up to cheating big time by watering with the garden hose during this drought and unusually high temperatures we are having this summer. I sort of help nature along in a lot of other ways I could list so I think I should demote myself way down on the Native Plant Gardening scale. If its this strict, isn't filling a bird bath kind of like cheating?

My native grasses are all starting to bloom, some a bit early this year, I imagine due to the early onset of summer we had. I have been waiting for this since last fall when I planted them. The Cenizo is blooming, since we had a spot of rain. The Liatris is forming buds and is very close.
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Ding ding ding ding ding..... you guys all got it. It's the native Spotted Water Hemlock, Cicuta maculata!!! It sure is a towering beauty in the right place and I have to tell ya.... if I was a little bit taller I'd be posting a boatload of damselfly and dragonfly photos because the tops of those plants are loaded with them. The hemlock's so tall they're landing on the plants for a resting spot before they go after more skeeters.
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dapjwy> A goose, eh? Maybe I need to try some geese eggs in my incubator next year. When they hatch they'll see us... we'll bond and.... we can sic em on all the zombies.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:35 AM   #23
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Ding ding ding ding ding..... you guys all got it. It's the native Spotted Water Hemlock, Cicuta maculata!!! It sure is a towering beauty in the right place and I have to tell ya.... if I was a little bit taller I'd be posting a boatload of damselfly and dragonfly photos because the tops of those plants are loaded with them. The hemlock's so tall they're landing on the plants for a resting spot before they go after more skeeters.
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dapjwy> A goose, eh? Maybe I need to try some geese eggs in my incubator next year. When they hatch they'll see us... we'll bond and.... we can sic em on all the zombies.
Invite some ecologically negligent capitalists over and offer them the cooked roots!!!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:28 AM   #24
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If planting a moisture loving plant by the pipe where the condensation run off is located is cheating, then I better fess up to cheating big time by watering with the garden hose during this drought and unusually high temperatures we are having this summer. I sort of help nature along in a lot of other ways...
Nah, it is not cheating...it is taking advantage of an "artificially" wet spot! Sara Stein mentions the dripping air conditioner and her plantings there in one of her books (I *think* it is in Planting Noah's Garden).

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I think I should demote myself way down on the Native Plant Gardening scale.
No way! First, it is a self analysis...second, it is about what you PLANT, not how you water.

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If its this strict, isn't filling a bird bath kind of like cheating?
Good point.

When I finally finish (the first stage) of my pond and streambed (I know members must surely have doubts that I will finish at this point), I will have created an artificial water source...but I bet the water loving plants that I'll be able to grow there won't mind--nor will the wildlife that they attract.
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dapjwy> A goose, eh? Maybe I need to try some geese eggs in my incubator next year. When they hatch they'll see us... we'll bond and.... we can sic em on all the zombies.
Ah, er...I don't know quite how to break this to you, Lib...but you are a zombie. I hope that isn't too much for your future goose's little brain when he bonds with a zombie and is then told to sic her.

Stay back, Lib!
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Nah, it is not cheating...it is taking advantage of an "artificially" wet spot! Sara Stein mentions the dripping air conditioner and her plantings there in one of her books (I *think* it is in Planting Noah's Garden).



No way! First, it is a self analysis...second, it is about what you PLANT, not how you water.



Good point.

When I finally finish (the first stage) of my pond and streambed (I know members must surely have doubts that I will finish at this point), I will have created an artificial water source...but I bet the water loving plants that I'll be able to grow there won't mind--nor will the wildlife that they attract.
When you finish??? Have you started??? Or are you just "striving?"
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When you finish??? Have you started??? Or are you just "striving?"

I'm doing a bit more than striving, buddy!

I just haven't posted every shovelful that has come out...although I took a lot of during pictures.
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...and my temporary "ponds":
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...and my temporary "ponds":
Dappo, those "temporary ponds" required no work from you. I want pictures of the result of some serious digging!!!!!

Strive for excellence, man!!! Get that sweat running down your brow!!! Three to three and a half feet deep should do the trick!!! Fill that with salt water and you'll be able to have a sand shark!!!!

Then it will be more than striving
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #30
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I'm doing a bit more than striving, buddy!

I just haven't posted every shovelful that has come out...although I took a lot of during pictures.
Though, I must admit you have a lot of stones to deal with when digging. UGG!

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