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Forum: Sustainability 04-26-2013, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Damianita
I haven't been here for awhile. I will dive in on...

I haven't been here for awhile. I will dive in on this subject. What would you grow to take its place. No soft leafed natives in Central Texas that I can think of. The jappanese rice paper plant. It...
Forum: Natural Areas 01-26-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,277
Posted By Damianita
That is strange. I traveled it's entirety on...

That is strange. I traveled it's entirety on September of 2004 and before. I think the first time I drove a portion of it was in '67. It was a lot different back then. When I drive from Texas to NE,...
Forum: Habitat 01-26-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
I am glad I do not have the Red Berry Cedar...

I am glad I do not have the Red Berry Cedar because it will grow back from the roots. It needs to be poisoned. It is much more difficult to eradicate. The mountain ash Cedar just needs to be cut...
Forum: Habitat 01-24-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
I am where Mountain ash cedar roams. To my north...

I am where Mountain ash cedar roams. To my north is Red Berry Cedar. It used to occur mainly in the steep stream valleys that cut the Edwards plateau. Grass oak parkland is natural to my area, but...
Forum: Habitat 01-24-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
To bad about the hawrthorne. It and the fringe...

To bad about the hawrthorne. It and the fringe tree are the plants from east Texas that enthrall me. I will only enjoy them vicariously since I neither have the soil or the moisture for them....And...
Forum: Habitat 01-23-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
Screcrowsdrm, I am a transplant from the streets...

Screcrowsdrm, I am a transplant from the streets of NYC and downtown Philadelphia, but that was a long time ago. I think my toughness is purely genetics. My mom was always "the tough ol' broad" that...
Forum: Habitat 01-22-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
There was no cut. I had splints and am married to...

There was no cut. I had splints and am married to a son of 2 doctors ( military surgeon) so it was kind of looked after. I talked with two other people who have had similar injuries. One splinted it...
Forum: Habitat 01-22-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
I have a new rule for chain sawing. If it is wet...

I have a new rule for chain sawing. If it is wet enough to wear oil skin pants, it is too wet to chain saw. I was leaning on a tree and reaching around to the other side to get the last little cut on...
Forum: Habitat 01-21-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
I broke two fingers chain sawing in a wet fog two...

I broke two fingers chain sawing in a wet fog two years ago. I still have dealing with the greenbriar left.
Forum: Habitat 01-20-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,907
Posted By Damianita
Winter is when I slash and burn. It is all about...

Winter is when I slash and burn. It is all about scorched earth policy hear theses days. I have torched about 10 16'trailerloads of cedar this year and now I am working on a prescribed burn of the...
Forum: North American Wildlife 11-27-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,442
Posted By Damianita
Late afternoon and Dusk is when I see them.

Late afternoon and Dusk is when I see them.
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 11-25-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,866
Posted By Damianita
The Eupatorium havanense is a slower grower than...

The Eupatorium havanense is a slower grower than the blue. but it grows and lives even in 5" of rain a year. I am due east of you, Scarecrowsdrm, a bit colder , drier and definitely more alkaline . ...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-25-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
We made that years ago. we made about 100 of...

We made that years ago. we made about 100 of them. I am not forced yet about the fire breaks but it is a good idea. The brush pile is from woods management that I am doing in the cedar brakes.
Forum: North American Wildlife 11-23-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,442
Posted By Damianita
They are definitely cat like. I surprised a grey...

They are definitely cat like. I surprised a grey fox walking up the ramp to my wood shop. I was coming around the corner and we both froze. He/she backed off and then trotted around to the other side...
Forum: North American Wildlife 11-23-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Damianita
We have had cougars this summer here west of...

We have had cougars this summer here west of Austin. There is more than one in the area, or so they think. My one neighbor on one side has large uninvited wild boar. He has killed 4 300lb and...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-23-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 21,838
Posted By Damianita
I chased a yellow billed cuckoo out of the house...

I chased a yellow billed cuckoo out of the house today. no pictures
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 11-23-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,866
Posted By Damianita
Scarecrowsdrm, I would love to grow those blue...

Scarecrowsdrm, I would love to grow those blue mistflowers but they do appreciate a bit more water than I can give them and they don't appreciate the caliche limestone soil I have. I do Have...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-23-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
The blue stem is almost everywhere. here. I am...

The blue stem is almost everywhere. here. I am too dry for big bluestem. I now know from this extreme dry/wet cycle that I can step back and let my garden die and things will be OK.

The photo of...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
Lack of rain is normal here. We have some summers...

Lack of rain is normal here. We have some summers that break the curve and make our annual rain totals look more temperate. we very rarely have a NORMAL year. It has been in drought since that year...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
Now I go backwards in time and show the effect of...

Now I go backwards in time and show the effect of a wet spring after the areas worse drought in a long time. As I said we had every seed sprout and bloom this spring. Even many none natives that...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
I do collect from around the Southwest area. 1....

I do collect from around the Southwest area.
1. Salvia regla from the Big Bend and Northern Mexico mountains. The drought made limbs die so I cut it back. It used to be 8' tall.
2. Palafoxia...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-23-2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
More picts of the Lawn and new collections from...

More picts of the Lawn and new collections from around the arid southwest that are in the first year of being naturalized so I had them in the semi shade to see how they took Hot sometimes humid...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
We have not had rain in 2 months. I will try...

We have not had rain in 2 months. I will try posting. I am having a rough time of it and I do have instructions. This is parts of my yard 2 weeks ago. I am not a purist about natives but I am a hard...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-22-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
I just refinished a table for a husband wife team...

I just refinished a table for a husband wife team who have been living in the Botswana Bush for 8 years and they are now in a Large lot in the hill country. She too can't imagine the waste of...
Forum: The Dead Lawn Society (Healthier Choice Gardeners) 11-13-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By Damianita
The drought really emphasized the rural/urban...

The drought really emphasized the rural/urban divide of those dependent on water systems and those who gathered their own water, either by well, river, rainwater harvesting (me). The municipality ...
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