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  • View author's info posted on Jun 26, 2005 05:30


    No flowers here, but Veggies and herbs, about 60 pepper plants, 30 tomato, beans, red beets, onions, egg plants, cabbage, and some various mellons. But it does take time.
  • View author's info posted on May 02, 2005 19:44



    pamz write:
    the seed poppies I could send either way as seed or plant and are less fussy but less showey too.. more like a wildflower..no making opium from the sap though!!! unless you're willing to share the recipe with me that is!



    Hi Pam-Zee,

    I don't know what kind he was growing and all I remember is that they were red, had a big pod under where the flower was, and when it was green you cut it to get the white opium sap, and when it was dried you shook the seeds out of the top to put on bread and stuff. I don't think he actualy tended them as flowers but kind of let them grow alone in a long patch at the back of the plot. So I guess they were perennials? FugifIknow. If there are seeds that can be had and planted and don't need any care that would be cool, but a cutting or a transplant is much beyond me and would not be worth your time to send.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 30, 2005 11:07



    Truthfulone write:
    That's why you want your white a--
    sticking up BIKE because ya like those whippings,,,,, now get back to gardening,,,,,lol never fails,, off the subject,we all need the meds Bike

    Beat me whip me make me write bad checks!!!!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 30, 2005 08:23



    Truthfulone write:
    Bike make sure the toes are not sticking up out of the dirt when ya bury them....

    Duly noted, when I die I wanna be buried upside down so the whole world can kiss my bike white ass!!!

    I suppose that was not politically correct...hmmm, I'll be sure to get a whippin later

    WHERE ARE MY DAM MEDS!!!!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 30, 2005 05:37



    Eye_m_no_angel write:
    Pam-Zee:

    I'm not sure what kind he was growing. I just remember them being red and him showing me how the seed pod was cut to get the white stuff out that they made opium out of. He was saying that he kept them as a memory of his old friends. (He was in the Kaiser's war.)

    hi eye! you're grandfather probably was growing the perennial version the oriental poppies...there's some connection there with the kaiser war or one of the ww's and poppies isn't there??? it's ring a bell to me and I shouldknow this. i'd be happy to send you whichever you want..i got both but the oriental needs to be a rooted transplant and will be very fussy getting it started...the seed poppies I could send either way as seed or plant and are less fussy but less showey too.. more like a wildflower..no making opium from the sap though!!! unless you're willing to share the recipe with me that is!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 29, 2005 08:21



    Grufff write:

    bikeman542a write:
    Does planting people count??

    WHERE ARE MY MEDS?????




    Double
  • View author's info posted on Apr 29, 2005 08:15



    bikeman542a write:
    Does planting people count??

    WHERE ARE MY MEDS?????

  • View author's info posted on Apr 28, 2005 21:58


    Does planting people count??

    WHERE ARE MY MEDS?????
  • View author's info posted on Apr 28, 2005 21:40


    Pam-Zee:

    I'm not sure what kind he was growing. I just remember them being red and him showing me how the seed pod was cut to get the white stuff out that they made opium out of. He was saying that he kept them as a memory of his old friends. (He was in the Kaiser's war.)
  • View author's info posted on Apr 26, 2005 08:42


    I have a BIG veggie/herb garden. Tomatoes, cukes, pumpkins, mellons, corn, sweet potatoes, leeks, squash, eggplant, banana peppers, green peppers, okra,green beans,onions sage, celantro, chives, rosemary,thyme etc....hell no wonder I don't get to ride much...lol
  • View author's info posted on Apr 25, 2005 18:03


    hey ragosa i do grow lavender with my peonies...any herb grows like a weed here but what i really love with peonies best is irises! my gardens are like my hair..overgrown, sltly messy and unkept but with alot of potential(or so says the guy who cuts my hair lol) i have never had a "neat" garden! i will find those seeds and email you!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 25, 2005 15:52


    pamz,
    I would be very interested in the blk eyed susan seeds.
    I usually do English Gardens.
    Have you tried lavander with the peonies? My Dad used to be the "clean" american gardener til I talked to him. The type whp hads a garden to roses, then a garden of peonies. Never mixing anything up. B-O-R-I-N-G!!!
    Email me @ 1ragosa@comcastdotnet.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 25, 2005 03:49


    hey Eye I'd be happy to give you some red poppy seed.. you can't kill them unless you pull them up as a weed as they're starting to grow..cuz they look like a weed then. but your gfather might have been growing those large perennial oriental red poppies..which i also have and have been trying to get rid of for years. won't die..those you can only grow by taking rooted cuttings which it's almost too late to do here anyway. what was your grandfather saying?
  • View author's info posted on Apr 24, 2005 20:09


    Hey, I'd love to get some red poppy seeds! (And instructions on how not to kill 'em.) All I have seen in the stores around here are the orange ones and multi colored ones. My grandfather always had a row of red poppies at the back of his garden and I remember asking him why. He said "Im Gedaechtnis meiner alten Kameraden." Thought it would be cool to have some growing and keep the memory, no?
  • View author's info posted on Apr 23, 2005 06:34


    right now i have daffodils and hyacinths blooming like crzy..all my perennials are coming up, peonies, bleeding hearts, hostas,blk eyed susans, bee balm,iris,penstemons... would be interested in seed exchange with people far away and cutting exchange with anyone closeby. i have a beautiful variety blk eyed susan that everone i work with has and loves from my garden...the ones with the really fat petals and center..also those little annual red poppies i usually get a ton of seed from and they will grow almost anywhere and are real pretty...purpleconeflower seed too..i can't wait for the lilac flowers though...!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 22, 2005 16:54



    I'm a Weed Farmer.
    If I had a Green Thumb
    it would turn to weeds
    I used to have dozens
    of Water Oaks everywhere.
    Now I have plenty of
    Firewood.
    Damm Hurricane!

    SLB
  • View author's info posted on Apr 22, 2005 12:20


    OK, I'm starting to remember some of the plants I have or have bought recently for around the house.

    Day Lillies (couple different types)

    Yaka's (sp)

    Black eyed Susans

    Roses (naturally)

    Buttercups (i think)

    Daffodils

    and a bunch more that I can't remember yet
  • View author's info posted on Apr 22, 2005 10:18


    veggie garden i have---i enjoy buying plants at the end of the selling season being they are usually cheaper!!!!!
    my favorite tree is a paperbark maple--pretty starts with red leaves that turn green and tghe bark is similiar to the white or river birch
    bulbs and perenials are the best--but them in and pretty much let them do their thing
    tourch or poker lilies are neat looking also
    i've tried to decrease the amount of grass i have so i don't have to spend as much time mowing it!!!!!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 22, 2005 05:42


    Since the hurricanes I got more unfamiliar crap growing here than I can identify, My grass got overcome by millions of little green tree looking weeds from someplace, I'm fixin to go and RoundUp the whole place.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 22, 2005 05:09


    I don't think things are allowed to grow in my yard. I have about 15 big oak trees and lots of dirt. Red clay dirt. A few weeds too, but if I cut them it sorta looks like a lawn.
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