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  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 20 2:22 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Mistress Rose, very good! It is in the horse chestnut family. Native to southeastern USA, bottlebrush buckeye is a large, suckering shrub. I raised this one from seed. We moved it here when we came t ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1132
Views: 497338
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 20 3:52 pm   Subject: Wildlife
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/30402/BelleWood+in+Bloom_2020-07_tiger+swallowtail+on+Aesculus+parviflora.jpgAesculus parviflora, today.
  Topic: It's September
Jam Lady

Replies: 76
Views: 47425
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 19 9:03 pm   Subject: It's September
Coprinus mushrooms, shaggy ink caps or shaggy mane, (they quickly deliquesce after picking) contain a substance that will not affect people UNLESS you drink alcohol while partaking. The substance is r ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1132
Views: 497338
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 19 9:05 pm   Subject: Wildlife
March 2019 in Canadian Yukon:

"A post-mortem examination performed on the 18-year-old male bear found that it was emaciated and "would not have been capable of hibernation given its complete lack o ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 19 2:56 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack, that's spamming or phishing or something. My site's registration has about 2 years to go.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 08, 19 2:07 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Come and make a virtual visit to my friend's wonderfully productive vegetable garden: [url=http://www.bellewood-gardens.com/2019/Grillo%20Vegetable%20Garden_2019-10.html]Summer Garden, Autumn Harvest
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 19 3:13 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sweet potatoes and peanuts are rather exotic to me too, Mistress Rose. At least around here. Sweet potatoes are a commercial crop in New Jersey, about 100 miles south. And you mentioned that some of t ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 19 3:52 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
We had an early kiss of frost last Friday night, 32 degrees Fahrenheit according to my rooftop weather station. My friend with the fabulous vegetable garden called on Saturday morning to say the swee ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 19 2:12 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I guess I was not clear, Mistress Rose.

"Little Free Library is a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood book exchanges, usually in the form of a public bookcase. More than ...
  Topic: It's September
Jam Lady

Replies: 76
Views: 47425
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 19 1:13 pm   Subject: It's September
Sgt. Colon, that is fantastic! Lovely picture.
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

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Views: 2160785
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 19 1:11 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Mistress Rose, I think the Blessing Box operates like an honor box. The church keeps it supplied and people can come whenever and help themselves.

We also have Little Free Libraries - do you have t ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Jam Lady

Replies: 6154
Views: 2160785
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 19 7:32 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Just saw this on the next town over Facebook page. Several pictures but don't know how to add them. It's like one glass fronted bookcase shelf, the kind where the front lifts up and slides inside. It ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1132
Views: 497338
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 19 11:50 pm   Subject: Wildlife
All swallowtail butterflies are not identical in coloration. They do have the "tails" on the lower wing.

The different species have caterpillars of different appearance, and they feed on different ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Jam Lady

Replies: 1132
Views: 497338
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 19 2:33 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Yesterday I went to visit my friend with the exemplary vegetable garden. I had some large cardboard boxes and lots of brown paper for her - she uses both under mulch to deter weeds. Of course we all w ...
  Topic: It's September
Jam Lady

Replies: 76
Views: 47425
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 19 1:15 pm   Subject: It's September
And the weather has been exceptionally dry. There were two rains of less than 4/10ths of an inch early in the month, then 1/100th here, 8/100ths there. Not even an inch total for the entire month.

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