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Forum: North American News and Current Events 04-19-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,672
Posted By rainbowgardener
cats?

You guys are crazed killers and I am now done with this forum forever. I feed the feral cats in the neighborhood. I also tame them and take them to the vet and pay my own money to have them spayed...
Forum: North American Native Plants 04-18-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,273
Posted By rainbowgardener
trumpet creeper?

I have a trumpet creeper vine, campsis radicans, but it looks exactly like the crossvine/bignonia. Are they closely related? My trumpet creeper was a foot high when I planted it I think five years...
Forum: Habitat 04-17-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By rainbowgardener
street side plantings and garbage cans

I plant my parking strip between sidewalk and street with california poppies (I think they are so beautiful and reminds me of growing up in california). In a couple different spots along the strip I...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 04-09-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,480
Posted By rainbowgardener
garlic mustard

yup, I've probably pulled a bushel of the stuff already. I try to get it while it's little. Does it ever go away? I mean if I could somehow pull every last plant of it off my land would it just...
Forum: North American Native Plants 04-09-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By rainbowgardener
vinca

nice that it's spring. Not sure I'd call that first one a wildflower. It's vinca, an invasive exotic that has almost totally choked out a little woods near me. Watch out for it!
Forum: Habitat 04-06-2009, 03:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By rainbowgardener
soapbox

Midwesternerr - I do find your soapbox somewhat offensive. Not that you are wrong, but not particularly relevant to us here. We are gardeners! That means we don't hire people of whatever color to...
Forum: Composting 04-03-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By rainbowgardener
compost in winter

I do add my kitchen scraps all winter. I keep a tightly sealed bucket under the sink for them and just take it out to empty when we get a little break in the weather. If the break doesn't come soon...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 04-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By rainbowgardener
identify flower

It is not spring beauty and it is not cut leaf toothwort, both of which are growing in my yard right now. From the picture NEWisc provided, it easily could be the cancer-root/ broom-rape (ugly names...
Forum: Composting 04-02-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,913
Posted By rainbowgardener
composting invasives

I keep a passive, not very hot compost pile and throw all my weeds in it. I regularly have volunteer tomatoes and squash sprout from my compost (not such a bad thing :)), but I've never had weeds...
Forum: Fruits and Nuts 04-02-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By rainbowgardener
community maple sugaring

It's one of those pieces of Americana... In settler times people lived more isolated (no phones, tv's, radios, etc and very difficult travel). They created for themselves lots of community/social...
Forum: Fruits and Nuts 04-01-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By rainbowgardener
maple syruping

My Quaker Meeting did maple syruping this year for the first time. We tapped two trees, one of which was a red maple with lower sugar content. Over a few weeks we collected about 20 gallons of sap...
Forum: Sustainability 03-31-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,163
Posted By rainbowgardener
community sharing

the idea is if you can create a sharing community, everyone contributes things to the pool. Then they have an investment in being sure to return what they borrow, because they want other people to...
Forum: Habitat 03-31-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By rainbowgardener
Re Feds release invaders

I'm glad the Feds are finally caring about native species, but I just can't feel good about this. The track record is terrible. I don't care about all the testing. Any individual insect has...
Forum: Habitat 03-31-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By rainbowgardener
street side planting

In my parking strip (the little strip between street and sidewalk) I ripped out the grass, which wasn't doing well any way. Once the weather (and soil) warm up, I plant it with california poppy...
Forum: Stewardship 03-21-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By rainbowgardener
invasive plant removal day

Wow! this is wonderful. Any ideas about how we can get our states to follow suit? I love the idea of mobilizing a bunch of people who don't usually get involved to do this. Great consciousness...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 03-21-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By rainbowgardener
restoring our pieces of land

There is a deep satisfaction in this work. I have just a tiny piece of land 4 miles from downtown. But it was so trashed when I got it. I've spent 8 years so far hauling out trash, digging...
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By rainbowgardener
squirrel corn

I didn't actually buy it. This was one of my eg.s of field collection. For almost ten years my partner and I were resident caretakers for a mansion on five wooded acres. When we left there and got...
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-21-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By rainbowgardener
more baby wildflowers

This shows blue-eyed grass, blooming already, squirrel corn just barely popping out leaves. Third is the same trout lily from last week. Last week it was just barely sprouted, this week it has little...
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-21-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By rainbowgardener
this week's new baby wildflowers

First on left is cutleaf toothwort. 2nd has appendaged waterleaf in front and I think bloodroot (sanguinaria) in back. Third is Solomon Seal just poking up; it's is so pink because it's a hybrid...
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-21-2009, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By rainbowgardener
re book

thanks, I will look for it
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-20-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By rainbowgardener
thanks re feeder tip

we always have the same trouble with ants, even in feeders that aren't hung from trees, just from metal poles. Will try this. We don't have seed feeders over the nectar feeders, so that part...
Forum: Stewardship 03-20-2009, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By rainbowgardener
declining bird populations info

I wasn't sure where to put this topic, started to put it under birds ... Anyway

Did everyone see this, it's info from an AP article that was featured on my Yahoo home page (yay! conservation goes...
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-20-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By rainbowgardener
native plant conference

no (re the book) and yes I'm planning to go, though I haven't committed myself yet; it's a ways off.
Forum: North American Native Plants 03-19-2009, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By rainbowgardener
Midwest Native Plant Conference

I thought there might be people reading this forum that would be interested in hearing about this that came to me:

I am sending this email to those that we believe may have an interest in this...
Forum: Composting 03-19-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By rainbowgardener
switchbacks

roads and trails on hills/ mountains where it's too steep to just go straight up/down the mountain go back and forth from side to side across the mountain gradually changing elevation as they go. ...
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