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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#81  Postby The_Piper » Oct 06, 2015 1:45 pm

I don't need to plant them, they grow naturally. I leave a big patch unmowed, it's one of my best insect viewing areas.
I get monarchs and viceroys among the hoard of six-leggers. :)
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#82  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Oct 06, 2015 2:24 pm

The_Piper wrote:I don't need to plant them, they grow naturally. I leave a big patch unmowed, it's one of my best insect viewing areas.
I get monarchs and viceroys among the hoard of six-leggers. :)

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I don't even understand why people consider them a weed. Beautiful flowers in the summer, fascinating pods in the fall, plus they're usually crawling with milkweed beetles and lovely caterpillars and they attract some of the most striking North American butterfly species. I can't see why they couldn't be worked into a formal landscape with some ornamental onions and some nice foliage plants. :dunno:

But, no, we need our yards to be lawns. Because reasons. Probably chiefest among those reasons being a spectacular failure of the imagination. :roll:
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#83  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 06, 2015 2:48 pm

Weed seems to mean 'something I didn't plant and which also doesn't offer produce'.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#84  Postby The_Piper » Oct 06, 2015 3:44 pm

ScholasticSpastic wrote:
The_Piper wrote:I don't need to plant them, they grow naturally. I leave a big patch unmowed, it's one of my best insect viewing areas.
I get monarchs and viceroys among the hoard of six-leggers. :)

:thumbup:

I don't even understand why people consider them a weed. Beautiful flowers in the summer, fascinating pods in the fall, plus they're usually crawling with milkweed beetles and lovely caterpillars and they attract some of the most striking North American butterfly species. I can't see why they couldn't be worked into a formal landscape with some ornamental onions and some nice foliage plants. :dunno:

But, no, we need our yards to be lawns. Because reasons. Probably chiefest among those reasons being a spectacular failure of the imagination. :roll:
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Yeah a pure grass lawn is boring. One with trees and bushes and flowers, etc, even if unkempt, is just way more interesting. I like to let more trees and bushes grow where it was lawn when I moved in. I've transplanted lots of native trees too. ( I have 4 acres, about 1.5-2 were lawn when I bought it)
That milkweed definitely attracts lots of really neat beetles. Which in turn those insects probably attract the little birds which are also fun to look at in the yard. I agree, it's not ugly, it's quite cool, with those pods and fat leaves.
Adjacent to the milkweed I let a large front yard grow all summer into a mass of wild flowers and "weeds". I mow a narrow trail through it if it hasn't grown in too much, which I call the butterfly trail. :lol:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#85  Postby hackenslash » Oct 06, 2015 4:03 pm

Spearthrower wrote:Weed seems to mean 'something I didn't plant and which also doesn't offer produce'.


Depends who you talk to. In my lexicon, it means that which you don't have to know what it means to know what it means. :smoke:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#86  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Oct 06, 2015 4:48 pm

Spearthrower wrote:Weed seems to mean 'something I didn't plant and which also doesn't offer produce'.

I don't even think in terms of "weeds" any more. There are plants which I want where they are, plants which I want somewhere else, and plants which must be eradicated at all costs. The latter category contains only the Caltrop Family, and is really limited to Tribulus terrestris.
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#87  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 06, 2015 5:00 pm

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Spearthrower wrote:Weed seems to mean 'something I didn't plant and which also doesn't offer produce'.


Depends who you talk to. In my lexicon, it means that which you don't have to know what it means to know what it means. :smoke:


I wasn't talking about Jah Holy Hokum, mun! :naughty2:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#88  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 06, 2015 5:00 pm

ScholasticSpastic wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:Weed seems to mean 'something I didn't plant and which also doesn't offer produce'.

I don't even think in terms of "weeds" any more. There are plants which I want where they are, plants which I want somewhere else, and plants which must be eradicated at all costs. The latter category contains only the Caltrop Family, and is really limited to Tribulus terrestris.



I miss plants.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#89  Postby Onyx8 » Oct 06, 2015 7:52 pm

You can have all my Morning Glory aka choke weed.
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#90  Postby Fallible » Oct 06, 2015 8:03 pm

:tehe: Morning glory.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#91  Postby Onyx8 » Oct 06, 2015 11:01 pm

Is that what you call it?
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#92  Postby The_Piper » Oct 07, 2015 3:08 am

Does she mean morning wood? :shifty:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#93  Postby The_Piper » Oct 07, 2015 3:10 am

Kill all the burdock and stinging nettle types. I hate those.
Woodchucks are immune to stinging nettle.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#94  Postby Fallible » Oct 07, 2015 6:45 am

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=morning+glory

To awaken with a boner so hard a cat couldn't scratch it , otherwise known as to sleep in a tent, or to have a dawn horn.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#95  Postby The_Piper » Oct 07, 2015 12:40 pm

The address wasn't understood

Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (ttp) isn't associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.

You might need to install other software to open this address.

You are Fallible alright. :tongue:
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#96  Postby Onyx8 » Oct 07, 2015 7:40 pm

The_Piper wrote:Kill all the burdock and stinging nettle types. I hate those.
Woodchucks are immune to stinging nettle.



I used to know an old guy who swore that rubbing his hands with stinging nettle helped his arthritis. (Of course he's dead now, though. :dopey: )

Hah! never heard that expression here. Morning Glory (The plant) is a beautiful but invasive climbing vine that will strangle anything it climbs on. It grows underground and sends runners up, and the smallest piece of root left un-composted will regrow an entire plant. Just about impossible to get rid of.
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Re: Pale Blue Dot

#97  Postby The_Piper » Oct 07, 2015 8:19 pm

Onyx8 wrote:
The_Piper wrote:Kill all the burdock and stinging nettle types. I hate those.
Woodchucks are immune to stinging nettle.



I used to know an old guy who swore that rubbing his hands with stinging nettle helped his arthritis. (Of course he's dead now, though. :dopey: )

:shock: It must have hurt his skin? Maybe he's part woodchuck. :lol:
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#98  Postby Fallible » Oct 08, 2015 7:25 am

Yeah, we have the plant here too. Completely out of character, I was being juvenile.
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