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If you like to dig in the dirt, plant & prune, grow food & flowers, or sit and watch as someone else does your landscaping, you'll find something here to discuss!

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Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.
Frugal gardening.
Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.
Growing Fruits
Why buy locally-grown plants?
Squirrels.
bees.
Cheap gardening.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.
Buy locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.
Grow lots of fruits in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.

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Permaculture, Bill Mollison

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Plant Labels

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Design with Nature

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Sepp Holzer´s Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Nov 6. 1 Reply

Permaculture, John D. Liu

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 3. 8 Replies

Permaculture

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 3. 2 Replies

Permaculture Transformation In 90 Days

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 2. 4 Replies

A texas garden I never thought I would see!

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 30. 4 Replies

Backyard Organic Garden

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 10 Replies

What the heck is hugelkultur? How does it save water?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Barbara Livingston Oct 29. 8 Replies

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Comment by Steph S. on May 22, 2012 at 5:45am
I'm enjoying all your lovely photos of your plants! Just beautiful!
Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 11:00pm

Dallas, here is some information about Bolivian Jew
PlantFiles: Variegated Inch Plant, Bolivian Jew

Hardy euphorbias are good value for money

Here is one source of euphorbia through mail order:

10 Great Plants for Shady Gardens, Euphorbia (Spurge)

Happy growing. 

By the way, stay away from Alchemilla (Lady’s mantle). It reseeds invasively and has very deep roots that are hard to ferret out. The plant is lovely, I love it, except for its bully behavior.
 

 

Comment by A Former Member on May 21, 2012 at 10:12pm

SB, amazing. That's pretty. Is it the orange rocket variety, or one of the others?

 

Joan, now that you mention it, Jews are perennial, so it probably will die back this winter. I hadn't thought of it. I may see if we can plant some in the ground around my property.

 

Also, I think I'm sold on the euphorbia. Thing is, I don't recall ever seeing it at the nursury or planted anywhere about town. I have no idea where the person got theirs in that yard, but it's the first time I ever recall seeing it, and your flower description does not ring a bell at all. If it was a popular local plant, I feel certain I would have seen it by now.

 

Annie, thanks for the feedback on the bottlebrush. Are they all red? Is this the only color they come in? I see you're in FL. I don't recall ever seeing the bottlebrush around town in a yard or commercial property, but the nursury I go to has a few of them every year. Maybe it's too hot or too dry here in Tx. ????

Comment by Daniel W on May 21, 2012 at 9:59pm

Dallas, here's a barberry on my deck.  The colors are not enhanced - I don't know how.  This one went without water for 2 months last summer while the kitchen was being remodeled, and turned brown and all of the leaves fell off.  This pic was last weekend - 100% recovery.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 9:26pm

Dallas, that is such a pretty way to display your Jew. My hunch is, you will want to cut it to the soil level and bring it inside. New growth will start in early spring and a nice dose of compost tea perks it right up. 

I hope I am not misleading you on this particular plant. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 21, 2012 at 9:23pm

Dallas, my euphorbia stay rounded if I put a light cage around each one to keep raccoons from tearing them apart. the cage is small enough for the branches to grow through and hide the cage. Mine are at their most lovely right now, they will stay chartreuse all summer  then start changing into oranges, reds, bronze in the fall. They die back to the ground and come up fresh each spring. I cut away old grown in late fall or early spring, but the plant will grow right up through old growth. 

Comment by Annie Thomas on May 21, 2012 at 8:35pm

I don't have the little John, but I have three bottlebrushes in the front yard.  They are about 10 ft tall and a favorite of the hummingbirds that frequent my yard.  The flowers are also a bit longer than the variety pictured below and make a beautiful centerpiece.

Comment by A Former Member on May 21, 2012 at 8:18pm

Thanks Annie. Yeah, it's kind of like an impromptu hanging basket. : )

Comment by A Former Member on May 21, 2012 at 8:16pm

Here's a plant I'd like to get one day, even though red isn't my color. A Little John Bottlebrush. Does anyone have any experience with these? I think it is a neat looking plant.

 

 

And here's another one I'd like to get one day, the Orange Rocket Barberry. I think the colors are little "enhanced" in these images, as the one's I've seen in the nursuries aren't this vivid.

 

 

Comment by Annie Thomas on May 21, 2012 at 8:10pm

Dallas-

I love the placement of the pot!  So beautiful and clever.

 

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