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Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 07-20-2020, 07:33 PM
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Posted By skip1909
I think you're talking about Doug Tallamy's book...

I think you're talking about Doug Tallamy's book with Rick Darke The Living Landscape. It has some nice examples of plant communities fitting together, in residential landscapes and in the wild, and...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 07-09-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 294
Posted By skip1909
I planted 5 chestnut oak seedlings a few years...

I planted 5 chestnut oak seedlings a few years ago, which are in the white oak group. They're still about 2 feet high, the deer keep eating them so I finally put cages around them. 3 are relatively...
Forum: Invasive & Potentially Invasive Flora 07-08-2020, 04:04 PM
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Views: 89
Posted By skip1909
I just read through this paper...

I just read through this paper...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 07-08-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 294
Posted By skip1909
They look like red oaks, they have the little...

They look like red oaks, they have the little bristles on the leaf margin. 2019 was a mast year for red oaks and they are sprouting up everywhere in my yard, they were like a sod in the little strip...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 07-04-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 294
Posted By skip1909
Jack Silky dogwood is native to the whole eastern...

Jack Silky dogwood is native to the whole eastern US http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Cornus%20amomum.png I would definitely keep it, in fact I want to get one. Its still host plant to 117 moths...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 06-25-2020, 07:17 AM
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Posted By skip1909
Yeah no problem, they're short for a podcast, 30...

Yeah no problem, they're short for a podcast, 30 minutes. I find it easier to listen to a radio show than to watch or read while I'm driving or doing whatever (not that I read or watch videos while...
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 06-24-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 294
Posted By skip1909
This book is great. I've mentioned it a few times...

This book is great. I've mentioned it a few times in comments here. Here are a couple interviews he did that sum up his approach...
Forum: Habitat 06-17-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By skip1909
Good success story Jack. I got one out of a...

Good success story Jack. I got one out of a handful of red bud seeds to grow and now its working on its 3rd set of leaves. Funny, in his most recent talks Tallamy briefly mentions redbud leaves being...
Forum: Tips, Tricks, Techniques, and Experiments 06-07-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 268
Posted By skip1909
I saw some knotweed growing in an empty lot...

I saw some knotweed growing in an empty lot today, except it was covering about 1/4 acre. That would be a lot of hardware cloth.
Forum: North American Native Plants 05-28-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By skip1909
Yeah people are loading up on plants everywhere....

Yeah people are loading up on plants everywhere. Anything that people are familiar with is sold out everywhere, like cardinal flower and butterfly weed. I drove over an hour to go to a small backyard...
Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 05-16-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By skip1909
Ive done a lot of reading and talked to a...

Ive done a lot of reading and talked to a backyard "nursery and preserve" owner about this plant. First, the species is fire adapted. For some seeds this mechanism works by heat, and for other seeds...
Forum: Rain Gardens 05-12-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 15,254
Posted By skip1909
The winter here was actually 2" below average for...

The winter here was actually 2" below average for precipitation although the spring has had some good rain and colder than normal temps. Its almost like being in the desert where its warm during the...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 05-09-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 609
Posted By skip1909
Isnt sea weed supposed to be a really good soil...

Isnt sea weed supposed to be a really good soil ammendment? Looks like an opportunity
Forum: North American News and Current Events 05-04-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 609
Posted By skip1909
Well thats not good, losing precious landmarks,...

Well thats not good, losing precious landmarks, but shoreline erosion is a pretty pressing issue that will pretty much never fix itself. I lived on a river when I was a kid and my parents had to go...
Forum: Rain Gardens 05-03-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By skip1909
Cool, I have heard of fish coming in with birds....

Cool, I have heard of fish coming in with birds. I think maybe even some birds bring fish to ponds to increase their food sources. Dont remember where I heard that so take it with a grain of salt,...
Forum: Biodiversity 05-03-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By skip1909
There are non-native bleeding hearts that are a...

There are non-native bleeding hearts that are a horticultural staple, which may come in white. Dutchmans breeches and squirrel corn are in the same genus and have white flowers, albeit differently...
Forum: Biodiversity 04-16-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By skip1909
The Antennaria are such strange plants, I love...

The Antennaria are such strange plants, I love them. Got some wood poppy starting up, Dicentra eximia and virginia bluebells to follow.
Forum: Biodiversity 04-16-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By skip1909
Phlox subulata and Antennaria plantaginifolia

Phlox subulata and Antennaria plantaginifolia
Forum: Biodiversity 04-05-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By skip1909
Spring beauties, blood root, violets

Spring beauties, blood root, violets
Forum: Biodiversity 03-23-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 480
Posted By skip1909
Salix discolor, and Packera aurea flower buds

Salix discolor, and Packera aurea flower buds
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 03-23-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By skip1909
Awesome, lucky you!

Awesome, lucky you!
Forum: North American News and Current Events 03-05-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By skip1909
Glad someone else likes it. Its shown me a bunch...

Glad someone else likes it. Its shown me a bunch of plants from other places like New Caledonia and Oaxaca, in their habitat, that I would otherwise never have thought about or looked at. This guy...
Forum: North American News and Current Events 03-01-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By skip1909
An excellent Youtube channel

I don't know the creator of this youtube channel and have no affiliation but he apparently knows his stuff botanically and geologically, and I'm currently addicted to the videos. If you don't like...
Forum: Natural Areas 02-20-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By skip1909
I have read that Claytonia seeds are...

I have read that Claytonia seeds are recalcitrant, they lose viability quickly. When you collect the fresh seed, its best to sow them immediately and don't allow the soil to dry out. I will also be...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 02-11-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 14,632
Posted By skip1909
I really need to find the relevant state agencies...

I really need to find the relevant state agencies and their public forums who think wholescale pesticide spraying is the answer to mosquito and tick problems. Both carry some scary diseases but PPE...
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