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Gardening (General/Chat)

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  • Poppies in The Cottage Garden (OUR DAILY WALK)

    Poppies do really well in the Cottage Garden in Surrey, England, as well as other cornfield annual flowers that used to be common in crop fields. In the morning it all kicks off - the Poppies open, the Bumble Bees make a bee line for them filling the air with buzzing and the Blackbird sings his heart out! At dusk the Poppies all finsih until the next morning. This is in the vegetable patch, filled with Onions, Potatos, Beans, Courgettes and Cucumbers which are hard to see among the flowers. They all seem to get along fine though
  • George Washington Carver, his Faith, & the Peanut "Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets"

    07/13/2020 7:04:09 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 12, 2020 | Bill Federer
    "Mr. Creator, will you tell me why the peanut was made?" - George Washington Carver George Washington Carver - His Life and Faith in His Own Words George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly around the date of JULY 12, 1865, but there are no records. Within a few weeks, his father, who belonged to the next farm over, was killed in a log hauling accident. Shortly after the Civil War, while still an infant, bushwhackers from the Democrat South kidnapped George, along with his mother and sister. Moses Carver, a German immigrant, sent friends...
  • A Lockdown Stroll Through 'The Cottage' Garden in England (Our Daily Walk)

    Come in for a peaceful stroll around the Cottage garden during the Coronavirus 'lockdown'. We usually welcome visitors when we open for charity as part of the Open Garden day in our Surrey village but this year we can't. It's been strange. The garden and especially the wildlife are having a great year though!...
  • Ninnies Cottage Garden - Sweden, June 2020

    I visit my friend Ninnie Edheimers garden in south of Sweden and take a long walk through her beautiful cottage garden. Time: 24:36
  • A SECRET GARDEN! A Walk through a Beautiful Garden!

    07/11/2020 12:05:40 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 6 replies
    Come with me and walk through this beautiful garden. I got full just eating everything while walking through it. Such Love and hard work went in to making this a beauiful garden! TIME: 6:48
  • Weekly Garden Thread - July 11-17, 2020

    07/11/2020 5:41:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    July 11, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • A Garden Walk Just For You

    07/10/2020 2:37:36 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 6 replies
    Take 7 minutes to walk with me into this beautiful garden! This is time for you to take some deep breaths, visualize the grass between your toes and enjoy the wonder of Mother Earth! Dr. Deb Kern
  • Weekly Garden Thread - July 4-10, 2020

    07/04/2020 6:46:40 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 87 replies
    July 4, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Seattle’s Democratic Mayor (Durkan) Just Gave Trump Exactly What He Wanted (Biden rally ends)

    07/03/2020 1:31:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 7/03/20 | Michael Hobbes
    SEATTLE - As suddenly as it appeared, the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest was gone. **SNIP** Durkan’s destruction of the CHOP was a reversal of her previous position. On June 12, when Trump accused her of letting anarchists take over the city, Durkan responded, “Seattle is fine. Don’t be so afraid of democracy.” But over the last few weeks, the CHOP had become increasingly controversial. While the daytime scene resembled a music festival or cultural event, the nights became more violent. Six shootings, two of them fatal, occurred in or near the zone in the last two weeks of June, a...
  • Mark Steyn subbing for Rush today

    06/30/2020 9:00:15 AM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | June 30 2020
    Fasten your seat belts. Be there or be square.
  • Baking Soda & Epson Salt

    06/28/2020 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Dacula · 201 replies
    I am tired of buying store-bought products that do more harm than good. I am curious if fellow FReepers were using baking soda and Epson Salt on a regular basis and if so what is your favorite tip. Perhaps you have another 'Secret' product that you use.
  • weekly Garden Thread - June 27 - July 3, 2020

    06/27/2020 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 87 replies
    June 27, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • 1900 year old pine discovered in southwest China

    06/26/2020 6:58:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.everythinglubbock.com ^ | Posted: Jun 24, 2020 / 06:09 PM CDT / Updated: Jun 24, 2020 / 06:09 PM CDT | Staff
    CHINA — Forestry officials in China have found a 1900-year-old pine tree. The ancient evergreen is six stories tall and has a hollowed-out trunk, big enough to allow seven people to stand inside. The discovery was made in the Sichuan province in southwest China. Despite its old age and hollow trunk, foresters say it’s healthy and has lush foliage. Chinese officials expect it to become a local tourist attraction, but they will also do their best to protect it. Although ancient, it cannot lay claim to the world’s oldest living tree. That record, according to Science Daily, belongs to a...
  • This Giant Severed Wolf Head From 40,000 Years Ago Was Unearthed in Siberia

    06/26/2020 6:22:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 26 JUNE 2020 | PETER DOCKRILL
    As our planet's permafrosts continue to melt in record-breaking heat, we can expect to find astonishing things from the ancient past. Like this huge wolf head, preserved since the last ice age and unearthed in incredible condition in Siberia in 2018, an estimated 40,000 years since being entombed in frozen wilderness. The giant head, discovered by a local man in 2018 along the shores of the Tirekhtyakh River in the Russian Republic of Sakha (aka Yakutia), measures a whole 40 centimetres in length (about 16 inches), making it unlike any existing wolf specimen scientists have studied from so long ago....
  • Weekly Garden Thread - June 20-26, 2020

    06/20/2020 6:16:26 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 82 replies
    June 20, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency: Hearing this sound could signal you're lacking the vitamin [Tinnitus]

    06/19/2020 12:33:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 10:49, Tue, Jun 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:49, Tue, Jun 16, 2020 | By Adam Chapman
    VITAMIN B12 deficiency produces a number of eerie effects on the body and the type of symptoms you may experience depend on the underlying cause. One common warning sign associated with B12 deficiency caused by pernicious anaemia is a particular sound. Vitamin B12's impact on the body is brought into sharp relief if you become deficient in the vitamin. Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. If the body does not get enough of the vitamin, it therefore responds in disturbing ways....
  • Maryland couple finds live World War I bomb in their flower bed

    06/19/2020 10:33:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 06/19/2020 | By Robert Gearty
    A woman and her husband in northeast Maryland found a live World War I bomb while digging in a flower bed. After the startling discovery Wednesday, Kelly and Shannon Thomas, of Belair, left the round where they found it and called the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. “After examining the device, it was determined that the best course of action was to conduct an emergency disposal to render the ordnance safe,” the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal said Thursday in a news release. “Bomb Technicians disposed of the potentially dangerous round on the scene.”
  • Sheryl Crow and the Time Jumpers meaning Vince Gill and Paul Franklin on steel.

    06/18/2020 11:26:45 AM PDT · by dennisw · 7 replies
    Tube ^ | Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=DjmU6nC2rPU&feature=emb_logo
  • Biden Ties Climate Change to the Struggle for Racial Equality

    06/17/2020 12:26:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    6/17/20
    Bloomberg on MSN - https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-ties-climate-change-to-the-struggle-for-racial-equality/ar-BB15Aw3T?ocid=a2hs
  • A homeless Chad has taken over the garden in CHAZ and destroyed it.

    06/15/2020 3:50:54 PM PDT · by metmom · 54 replies
    twitter ^ | June 12, 2020
    FWIW. There wasn’t much on this and I could not find anything to verify it.