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06-16-2013, 05:32 PM #61
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Lovely pic Octo. I love roadside flowers. As a young child walking to kindergarden alone, I had to cross a large wildflower field, where the scents and sights have a permanent place in my memories.
06-16-2013, 05:36 PM #62
Octo Mother Superior
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I was infamous for picking tiny little wildflower bouquets for everyone as a kid chuckle.gif My mom had to buy a bunch of tiny vases. yay.gif
06-16-2013, 05:38 PM #63
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My favs were dandelions and I too would brings large bunches back for my mom, who would put them in a glass vase and put them on the windowsill in the kitchen.

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06-16-2013, 05:48 PM #64
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I loved dandelions too. I loved all of them, but my favorite I don't even remember the name of gaah.gif They were kinda renamed after me and that's the only name we have for them. chuckle.gif I need to take a pic of them next time I go outside. It's raining now so it'll have to wait. time.gif
06-16-2013, 05:52 PM #65
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's raining here too.

06-16-2013, 08:53 PM #66
Octo Mother Superior
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I found them, my fave wild flower, they're called Red Campion! yay.gif

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silene_dioica
06-16-2013, 08:55 PM #67
Octo Mother Superior
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But a bouquet with these, daisies, bluebells and buttercups would have been the optimal color explosion to my senses. yay.gif
06-17-2013, 04:29 AM #68
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That is one gorgeous wildflower Octo. thumbsup.gif
06-18-2013, 03:26 PM #69
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Went to town yesterday and checked out the greenhouse sales, bought a massive monster of a tomato plant in a hanging basket. It would only fit in the front passenger seat and then took up half of my seat too rofl.gif but they're supposed to produce like crazy, cherry tomatoes I believe. Gorgeous plant! hi5.gif
06-18-2013, 03:47 PM #70
Octo Mother Superior
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I love cherry tomatoes! yay.gifhi5.gif
06-18-2013, 03:50 PM #71
Shadow Incognito
 
yay.gif chuckle.gif this plant is gi-normous! I'll get a pic, it's crazy.
06-18-2013, 04:07 PM #72
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Good morning Octo and Shadow. Hey Shadow considering the gi-normous amount of cherry tomatoes you will have to deal with blink.gif I thought I'd post some recipes for you.

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http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/429956[/align]
06-18-2013, 04:13 PM #73
Shadow Incognito
 
Hej US! Oh wow, bookmarked that link thank you!!

Tomato and ginger jam blink.gif OMG drool.gif
06-20-2013, 07:36 PM #74
Octo Mother Superior
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I just came across this recipe for homemade Earth-Friendly Insecticidal Soap that I thought should go on this thread yay.gif

(Repels Deer and Bunnies too)

http://www.sweetpeasandpumpkins.com/2012...cidal.html
06-21-2013, 01:27 PM #75
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Thanks Octo, that's useful information.

Some plants of the pyrethrum family (daisies) can also be used. I sometimes grow Chrysantemums just to make insecticidal pyrethrum.

Quote:Pyrethrum (Chrysanthemum [or Tanacetum] cinerariaefolium) is economically important as a natural source of insecticide. The flowers are pulverized, and the active components called pyrethrins, contained in the seed cases, are extracted and sold in the form of an oleoresin. This is applied as a suspension in water or oil, or as a powder. Pyrethrins attack the nervous systems of all insects, and inhibit female mosquitoes from biting. When not present in amounts fatal to insects, they still appear to have an insect repellent effect. They are harmful to fish, but are far less toxic to mammals and birds than many synthetic insecticides. They are not persistent, being biodegradable and also decompose easily on exposure to light. They are considered to be amongst the safest insecticides for use around food.[citation needed] Pyrethroids such as permethrin are synthetic insecticides based on natural pyrethrum.

Quote:Pyrethrum was used for centuries as an insecticide,[1] and as a lice remedy in the Middle East (Persian powder, also known as "Persian pellitory").

My red roses in bloom and the scent gives me a natural high.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysanthem...cidal_uses

Edit: That song didn't quite have the right feel.

This one is better.




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