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Monday, November 8th, 2010

Subject:Hello
Posted by:planetsalign.
Time:1:58 pm.
I just joined this community and I am very interested in some of the things here, especially the concept, but it looks like no one has posted in quite a while.
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Monday, May 21st, 2007

Subject:Hey
Posted by:readera_fae.
Time:9:55 pm.
Mood:excited.
I just joined and am wanting to help out the local plant life in my area. I lve in central tx and right now it is the eivilant of the beggining of summer. Some cold spots here nad there but gnerally warm. Any idea for what I could plant. I know a place nearby that regularly collects rainwater, naturally. It's at the bottom of a hill.
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Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Subject:Bushy weed.
Posted by:jolantru.
Time:10:49 am.
This bush is found growing alongside a busy road, near my workplace.

It is a very pretty plant, with pinkish cotton seed-heads. My gut feelings tell me it is one of the sedge plants but I am not totally sure.

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Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Subject:Yet another identification post.
Posted by:jolantru.
Time:11:24 am.
Mood:working.
If I am bothering anyone with my plant identification posts, please tell me to stop. :)

This little plant/weed is found growing in a pot in my garden. From what I have seen, it is a very prolific (invasive) and resilient plant and at the present moment, it has grown more saplings, seemingly out of thin air. I am not sure how it propagates though. It likes moist earth and a lot of sun and water.

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I did my own sort of investigation by plucking a leaf off the plant and crushing it between my fingers. It was oddly non-aromatic, a little acrid though on the nose. It also smelled like ordinary grass.

I am just wanting to see if it will produce any flowers.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

:)
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Monday, July 24th, 2006

Subject:Another plant identification post.
Posted by:jolantru.
Time:2:01 pm.
Mood:curious.
I took this picture last October (in Singapore). The plant/weed is obviously a vine/climbing sort and it has berries (red when ripe):

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What do you think this plant/weed is?

Thanks.
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Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Subject:Wild weed identification.
Posted by:jolantru.
Time:9:20 am.
Mood:thoughtful.
Hiyas. I have just joined the community. I am from Singapore and I am fascinated with all things wild and growing. I have my own small garden where I live (in an apartment building). For a start, I thought I would post a question and two pictures:

Need some wild weed identification here.

This is found growing luxuriant in a large patch behind my apartment block. The color of the seed-heads (bracts?): brownish-red, a little reminiscent of wild hops (of sorts).

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The seed-heads look like this:
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Any help is appreciated. Thanks. (Note that I put it under 'Edible Weeds' - it might not be edible...)
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Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Subject:Weed salad ;)
Posted by:sin_agua.
Time:10:23 am.
The recent rains not only encourage my plantings, but things we didn't plant, as well. So a bit of weeding was in order. I took a Tohono O'odham platter basket (I don't believe in keeping them just for display on a wall) out into the garden and quickly discovered that a small flat-head screwdriver makes an excellent scuffle-hoe and weeder for tight spots and especially for young weeds. Gets them right out, roots and all. And each young thing I plucked went into my basket. Later, I took them all inside and sorted out the young purslane and amaranth, plucked leaves from stems and roots, washed them, tossed them in a small bowl with a bit of iceberg lettuce we need to use up, a few croutons, and some Italian dressing, and had myself a (mostly) wild salad for supper. It was lovely and delicious, and I was proud of myself that I can now distinguish these edibles when they are still very young and tender - and pick them from among a pile, mingled with similar-looking non-edibles.

x-posted to urban_sustain, wildfoods, wildgardens, and primitiveliving
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Monday, July 10th, 2006

Subject:a wild garden in big sur, california
Posted by:shoot_the_kids.
Time:7:07 pm.















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Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Subject:Invasive plants, anyone?
Posted by:instar.
Time:7:16 pm.
I'm sure that many of you are already well aware that planting things that grow abundantly can be risky in that they can turn into pests that can choke out fragile natives and harm habitats and encourage fires and the like, but just in case:

http://www.cal-ipc.org/
I know, it's a California specific site, but it's still helpful.

Because what to plant is, y'know, pretty much equally important as what not to plant.

That said, here are my top ten for reseeding/naturalizing:
Nemophila
Limnanthes
Jonquils
Babiana
Anomatheca
Claytonia sibirica
Eschscholzia
Echium (the tall tall tall ones)
Verbascum
and
Nicotiana

I also like planting vegetables where they don't belong, and leaving succulents in various sidewalk nooks.

Spring is almost here, right? The rain is making me feel seriously waterlogged.
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Monday, April 10th, 2006

Subject:Guerilla Gardening : : : : Toronto Public Space Committee
Posted by:gsyh.
Time:7:08 pm.
http://www.publicspace.ca/gardeners.htm

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BTW, hello! Forgot to mention, I just joined yesterday via a rec from gardening, any other Torontonians here? Um, or just someone who care to share their previous wild gardening experience, or plans? Blah, after reading a post made back in the fall, I gotta make a note somewhere to plant bulbs near the end of the year, that is awesome.

- n00b
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Subject:An introduction and a question
Posted by:moonsdaughter.
Time:10:37 am.
Hello everyone, my name is Liz. I was actually pointed over here by someone in the gardening community. I have never heard of gardening like this before, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I have one project in mind, and it is a rather big one.

I live in Massachusetts, US, in this really pethatic apartment complex. The grass is always so sick looking and all we have for plants are sick looking bushes. What I want to do is find places (that I know the children don't play on as they have no respect for anything beautiful) and plant some flowers.

My question is this: A lot of areas are heavily mulched, so what plants do you think would grow well in that sort of condition?

There is also a place, right out front of the town house, on the edge of the complex, where I live where there is a tree stump. The tree itself had died and with every storm was threatening to come down on our house, so they cut it. I was thinking maybe of planting some things around the stump, and possibly putting a flower pot on the stump as well, with some more plants in it. What do you think?
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Subject:Ninja Gardeners, and hello!
Posted by:cyn.
Time:9:51 am.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2123826,00.html
ninja gardeners in London are landscaping in the night.

hello all! i posted the above link in LJ gardening, and the lovely missucupcake pointed me this way.
there is a Toronto group of guerilla gardeners as well, but i can't find the link offhand.

i was thinking about this a few months ago... as i was walking in my neighbourhood, there is an abandoned driveway with a horrid chunk of high chain link fence that is a complete eyesore. i plan to plant some vines in the small corner of dirt there, and hope they cover it. it works well on the chainlink fence at the back of my house - you can't even see it once it gets going.

any thoughts on the best sort of vines to plant, that need little water to get going? anything fast growing that works well from seed?
happy day!
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Subject:Plains of lawns sorta part in Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Posted by:gsyh.
Time:12:29 am.
I don't think I'll be in this neighbourhood for long, though I grew up here, and for years I have always felt that all the space in the park have been wasted with bare lawns. Yeah, some lawns are good for soccer and football and assorted games, but what about the small hills part? Right next to the trees?

In spite of teh city lawn mowers, there are still wildflowers there, red clovers, ox eye daisies, sheppard's purse, white clovers, bindweeds, purple monkey flowers, dandelions, and purple and some white butterfly/common/early violets at the corner of the park. Especially that one year, where some branches cut from the trees were just left there, halting teh lawnmowers! It was beautiful...but last year, it was back to normal, no more carpet of violets, just a small, small, handful here and there.

I'm thinking about EVENTUALLY getting the city in on it, one school in Toronto did convert it's lawn to a meadow again...but in the mean time, got any species of flowering plants that will survive repeated mowings (the grass grows to about 5-7 inch before the mowing machine comes...have to totally get their schedule)? Or shade loving plants that will survive right by the Willow trees? The stomping of children and drunken teenagers (>:( on the last one)...

Or anyways I could aid the species that are already there?

The park is in a quiet neighbourhood, it's filled with people around the school hours or evenings when parents are there, but I do know of some quiet times, so I think I could get away with planting a few prolific species there...I just wonder if it would be worth it if anyone decided to dig it out after I put it in, blah.
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Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Subject:Link: Tree Sweater.
Posted by:frameacloud.
Time:6:36 pm.
For the list of Coolest Things Ever: Erika, a blogger, had the urge to knit a cute little sweater for a sad urban tree, complete with a sleeve for a branch. A photograph of the tree sweater has since appeared on the cover of a newspaper, and the sweater has survived a pruning. Erika has supplied a pattern for this knitting project, and envisions a mass treesweatering project among many knitters this next April's Arbor Day. Sound like fun?

(Link heard of from forestdweller. Cross-posted to frameacloud, welikehumans, glamourbombs, wildgardens, plant_otherkin, holidaygeeks, getbetterbears, and rainbowdirting.)
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Posted by:morpheusnaptime.
Time:4:37 pm.
Hey what do you think would be the best plants for Guerilla Gardening, and what do you think would be the best vegetables?
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Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Posted by:ignusfaatus.
Time:9:32 pm.
I have been watching this tomato plant that grows out of the gutter. Always surrounded by trash I guess it could have origins in a discarded big mac. The frost is coming soon and I thought it was time to photograph it. This gutter child has set fruit now. Right before winter.

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Friday, September 30th, 2005

Subject:Just Joined
Posted by:by_steph.
Time:3:46 pm.
I seem to have found this community in the wrong season. I am excited to try out your ideas in the spring with wildflower seeds. Are there any surreptitious planting suggestions for fall?
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Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Posted by:o12o.
Time:3:14 pm.

so I was walking around San Francisco the other day- and happened upon thisCollapse )

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Subject:what to do?
Posted by:lovesticker.
Time:4:12 pm.
my dad just bought a new house, and though im not living with him, i have started a small garden there. i live in maryland. what would any of you suggest as something to plant here during the summer. i want to plant it now. :) thanks! :)
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Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Subject:New person!
Posted by:xreddestinyx.
Time:3:04 pm.
Mood:cheerful.
Heyos! I'm Katie. But, more often than not, I'm known by the name Atagamay. If that name baffles you, I'll clue you in! X3

Anyway, I love plants of all kinds. I have ever since I was a youngster who walked around with he aunt to look at all the different flowers in her yard. My aunt instilled a love of all things botanical in me. I've always lived next door to my aunt, and her yard and ours are full of thickets, wild plants, bushes, flowers, trees, and all manner of lovely things to look at. Some of them we planted, most of them planted themselves! X3

So yeah. Hello to you all, and may your yards be filled with interesting and beautiful plants forevermore! ^_^

-Atagamay
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