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Avonlea22 
Posted: 09-Aug-2004, 02:41 PM
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I was just wondering what some of your favorite plants are to grow or just admire (or even eat), wether they be flowers, trees, vegetables or weeds. smile.gif

Here are some of mine.

Trees: Tulip tree, Most varieties of conifers.

Shrub: Butterfly Bush

Ornamental Grass: Pennisetum "Orientale"

Flowers: Star Gazer lilies, Monarda, Daffodils, Daylilies, Russian sage and Lavender

Veggies: Asparagus

Misc: Bamboo


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  Posted: 09-Aug-2004, 02:49 PM
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I like rose bushes. Not only are they pretty to look at, they make a good barrier also biggrin.gif .


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I also like rose bushes. I am rather fond of iris, gladiola, daffodil as well. I have found that mandeville is a hardy climbing plant for fences. I haven't killed that one yet. We also like to grow tomatoes, bell peppers, and hot peppers in the garden. Herb wise, I would have to say that oregano, mint, and lavender are my favorites.


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Posted: 10-Aug-2004, 08:12 AM
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Trees.. Birch.
Quaking Aspen
Dogwood

Ornimental
Dripping Golden Cypress


Flowers..
FoxGlove
Casablanca Lillies
Bells of Ireland
Speedwell
Ladies Slippers
Dames Rocket
ANY daisy smile.gif
Fox Tails
Lark Spur
Hydrangias
Nicociana
Lobilea
All types of Ferns
Spider Wort..
I could go on wink.gif

Herbs
Gotta have Basil
Creeping Thyme
Lavender
Cilantro
Chives..
Rosemary
Taragon
Lemmon Balm
Mint
Sage

For eating,, I grow
Tomatos
Narstarsuim
Runner beans
cukes..

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Posted: 10-Aug-2004, 12:53 PM
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I live in an apartment so space to me is kinda limited. Plus I have cats which like to chew on leaves. So, that leaves me with plants that have thick leaves or will taste bad to them.

For flowers I have over a dozen Orchids that are growing like weeds in my windows. I have Phals, Paphs, Phrags, and Cattleyas. Most are in bloom right now.

I cannot grow herbs as they do not pass the cat test. unsure.gif

My other plants are an aloe plant, two Sansevieria "Birds Nest", a Begonia, and some grass to decoy the cats.

I would love to get more but my windows are full. I only have four windows and two face north.


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I love the State Fair Zinnias. They grow 2, 2.5 feet tall. They have large different colored flowers. I plant them up my driveway it looks like a tall hedge of flowers. I had some guy stop and want to buy some for his girlfriend. Needless to say I cut but not for any money. They do need to be staked due to wind and they like full sun. It also has to be the State Fair ones.

To eat, I love to grow Anheim Peppers. I roast them and put them in a plastic bag. Then peel and de-seed and de-vein. I stuff them with montery jack cheese and roll them in a egg roll wrapper, fry top with green chilie and lettuce...

Now I am hungry! LOL
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Posted: 23-Sep-2004, 11:32 PM
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Some of my favorites plants are
Roses (any color, any time)
Iris
Crocus (those brave little souls, peeping out of the snow)
Marigolds (so easy to grow)
Tomatoes (big or small, like them all)
Snow Pod Peas (I like to eat them fresh from the garden)
Sweet Peppers
Corn (especially White Corn, very sweet)
Lilacs
Bamboo
Thistle
Dandelion
Blue Spruce
Sugar Maple
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Posted: 27-Sep-2004, 08:45 AM
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Hi all!

I've been thinking about this, and realized that most of my favorites are Herbs. I refuse to be without Lavender, Mints, Chamomile, Oregano, Lemon Balm, Dame's Rocket, Catnip, & Rosemary, but I also try my best to grow Borage, Echinnacea, Basils, Dill, Dandelions (yes! I let them frolic through the yard a bit), Violets, Nasturtiums, and Johnny-Jump-Ups.

Other favorites definitely include: Roses, Iris (Ceasar's Brother particularly), Nicotiana, Evening Primrose, White Bleeding Heart, Carnations, Tulips, Bluebells, Grape Hyacinths, Stock, Grapes, Berries of all kinds!, Lily-Of-The-Valley, Milkweed (love their pods!), Lilacs! ...... I could go on all day!

Trees are wonderful, but I'm especially fond of Apple trees, Ancient Oaks, Sugar Maples, Magnolias, Weeping Willows, Birch, Pines, and Buckeyes.

All right, now I've got to get outside! laugh.gif

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Maideann mhath.....

I love roses, bourganvilia, cherry blossoms.....in terms of trees,
birch and oak and because i am from New Zealand I love Kauri and Rimu trees which are majestic just like Oaks etc. Tane Mahuta is a Kauri Tree known as the King of the Waipoua Forest up north from Auckland.....if you ever visit NZ, its worth paying homage to Tane.
Other than that, herbs....well basil is nice in Basil and cheese sandwiches.......

I was feeling guilty that im not actually a prodigious gardener,
but now i remember i have planted fruit trees - feijoas, macadamias, oranges and guavas and i have actually planted some Rimu too

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Posted: 01-Oct-2004, 07:01 PM
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Tane Mahuta is a Kauri Tree known as the King of the Waipoua Forest up north from Auckland.....if you ever visit NZ, its worth paying homage to Tane.


I actually saw Tane Mahuta in a doccumentary just about two weeks ago it is huge. Hopefully I will get to see it for my self within the next 8 months, but a lot of things have got to go just right first.

Right now I am a first year horticulture technology student and these area among my favorite that we have studied so far all are fairly pest resistant and have at least one very desirable trait for landscaping. As we speak I am plotting on how to fit them all in my yard.

Sugar maple A. saccharum beautuful fall color

Paper bark maple A griseum cinnamon colored exfoliating bark

Japanese maple A palmatum including the dessivaled leaf varities especially the cultivar "Garnet"

Red maple A rubrum beautuful fall color

Ginkgo Ginkgo biloba

Golden Larch Pseudlaryx amabilis

Katsura tree Cercidiphyllum japonicum wonderful tree with very nice leaves almost cordate "heart shaped" green and cinnamon color with the slighest hint of fragrance just as you walk past

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Corylus avellana "Contorta" A twisted and distorted branch and leaf system a wonderful specimen to have as a focal point.

Heritage River Birch Betula nigra "Heritage" very exfoliating with nice rich colored bark leave are very nice in the fall and one of the most pest and disease resistant Birches.

American Hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana bark on trunk looks like a tight sinuey muscle under a smooth skin.









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My favorite plant is a cactus. this is about the only thing that grows for me. Everything else is dying - no clue why.

I guess I don't have the green thumb. LOL

But since I have cats it's to risky for me to have plants so the only green plants in my house are faked. LOL

At least they don't die on me.


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O'siyo,
I love all plants~ everything has 'spirit' so I appreciate everything to the best of my ability~ sleep.gif Being that I have cats inside my home, I have to be extremely cautious about inside plants~
My favourite 'growing companions' have to be herbs~ I grow so many varieties for medicine bundles, teas, cooking, skin ointments etc. so would have to say all types of herbs are my favourite tongue.gif I just adore 'dabbing' into the wonderful world of mints! There are so many~
I also enjoy thoroughly all my ornamental grasses~ It is so nice to have something so 'majestic' year round in my yard~ biggrin.gif
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O'siyo,
~ I had someone near and dear to me give me an Aloe Plant~ It was huge..when I 'broke' it up so that I could re-pot it, this thing made 6 nice size plants with 2 in each pot~ rolleyes.gif I am amazed at how great they are doing and how detailed and warm their colors are~ I keep one of the plants on my back porch and I couldn't count the tymes that I have pinched from it wink.gif It's nice to pinch a stem and then put it in the refrigerator..after a relaxing shower or soak, get your Aloe and carefully slice down the sides of the plant long-ways~ Scrape the Gel from the plant and rub around eye and forehead area~ So relaxing and so good for the skin! I believe it to be better than Vitamin E, my opinion only dry.gif So I guess one could say that I am enjoying my new Aloe Plants~
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I love gardening, and all plants and flowers. But if I were to pick: hyacinths, russian sage, daffodils, ferns, lavender, marigolds, ivy, and - oh...I can't pick a favorite! I love them all!


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Posted: 09-Nov-2004, 07:06 PM
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I appreciate a great many plants, which is maybe why I earned a BS in Floriculture!

I inherited a love for bearded irises from my Granny, & today I grow heirlooms from her as well as newer varieties. I can't get enough of them, & I'd have the whole place planted with them if my DH & oldest DS would indulge me & dig up all the Bermudagrass!

Who needs Bermudagrass winding it's way through the flower beds anyway? laugh.gif

One of my favorite trees is the Redbud (Cercis canadensis), which blooms in February here in North Texas. During the summer, Crepe myrtles rule the summer for easy care & beautiful blooms all during the hot weather.

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