Reyweld, Flower Man

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Reyweld, Flower Man
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RE: Reyweld, Flower Man
(06-11-2016, 11:07 PM)Schazer Wrote: »Can you tell me more about the mystery plant? I like IDing plants and want to try my hand at it.

There were lots of stems of these little flowers, but I don't really remember anything else... I will be able to give you more of a description tomorrow when I can see them.

(06-11-2016, 11:18 PM)a52 Wrote: »Dandelions.
And daffodils, if you have any.
I'm pretty sure all of my daffodils are done for the year, and for sure all of my dandelions (which I actively destroy!). Fun fact that you probably now: Dandelions are edible. I have had both dandilion tea and dandilion salad, and I'm pretty sure it's also made into alcohol. Of course, you probably already new this, and wow am I tired.
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found it! If it's got six petals, it's likely dropwort!
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(06-12-2016, 01:50 AM)Reyweld Wrote: »Fun fact that you probably now: Dandelions are edible. I have had both dandilion tea and dandilion salad, and I'm pretty sure it's also made into alcohol. Of course, you probably already new this, and wow am I tired.

Actually, I had no idea! That sounds incredibly disgusting, though.

I ate a dandelion once when I was a little kid, and it was the bitterest thing I've ever tasted. It stays in your mouth for hours, especially if you eat a part with lots of sap. The only other thing that even compared to it was a PROP test strip.
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Leaves usually taste more bitter if the plant is flowering; this goes for lettuce, spinach, bok choi, arugula (although that stuff is already nasty bitter) and dandelions 9and probably some other things). The salad I had had young dandelion leaves, which basically tasted like a more sweet lettuce.
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#30
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i like flowers
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i rated this thread five stars
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Do you have some wheat flowers, or only white flowers?
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(06-13-2016, 12:18 AM)SeaWyrm Wrote: »Do you have some wheat flowers, or only white flowers?

I grow no wheat, hence no wheat flowers. HOWEVER, I [will eventually] have bean flowers, zucchini flowers and other veg/fruit flowers.

(06-12-2016, 11:44 PM)Loather Wrote: »i like flowers
(06-12-2016, 11:44 PM)Loather Wrote: »i rated this thread five stars

Thank you, Ashley Loather.
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Do you have any strawberries, or do they all freeze in the harsh Canadian summers?
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Nope, I have strawberries! They are annual, so they die each year but drop seeds (so the winters don't really matter to them).
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It's back!

I fixed all the broken images in the thread, and made it so that you can click on the image to open a link to the high definition version. So, without further ado:

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I made a flower arrangement in the fall, using mainly marigolds, but there is also a couple poppies, a daisy, and some leaves!

Now onto the fresh this week 2018 flowers:

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Blue flowers! They grow everywhere (including the lawn) but we love them so it's all good.

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A White Crocus! I took these pictures in the rain with my phone (vs. my camera, see the rest of the thread) so I wasn't sure they would turn out. Good thing I was wrong!

(I strongly recommend at least looking at the high definition crocus, it is gorgeous!)

There was a third flower but all the pictures I took didn't turn out...

Future content to expect: Daffodils should be blooming soon, as well as the start of the tulips! Our miniature tulips were savaged by a weird flash-fresh winter reoccurance, but I might take a picture of them anyways. Also, lots of other plants!

Feel free to ask gardening questions that I will attempt to answer (or appeal to a higher up), or request pictures.
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Reyweld, flower-growing warrior....


How can I attract bees?

Also, how can I convince my dad to let the lawn grow wild? Melonspa It looks way better with flowers and trees and moss and dandelions, and it doesn't require mowing.
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#38
RE: Reyweld, Flower Man
Absolutely love that crocus. Gorgeous!

Those purpley-blue flowers remind me a bit of the local violets. We used to pick and garnish our salads with 'em, because they're tasty and pretty. But the petals do look different than that. I looked into IDing them online, but no luck so far. I ought to break out my wildflower ID guide, but it's buried under so many boxes... ><;
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(04-27-2018, 03:21 AM)a52 Wrote: »Also, how can I convince my dad to let the lawn grow wild? Melonspa It looks way better with flowers and trees and moss and dandelions, and it doesn't require mowing.

This is the Ancient Question
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RE: Reyweld, Flower Man
(04-27-2018, 03:21 AM)a52 Wrote: »Reyweld, flower-growing warrior....


How can I attract bees?

buy a big bag of mixed wildflower seeds, available at yr local hardware store or such

as for lawn replacement, here's a website of things that can replace lawns

https://www.stepables.com

tell yr dad it's a lot cheaper, looks better, and is better for wildlife. the only advantage lawns have is growing fodder for livestock which only a minuscule fraction of lawnhavers do
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RE: Reyweld, Flower Man
You can also attract bees by making bee houses for solitary bees. Essentially, you need long thin hollow cylinders in a dry place off the ground. You can use stalks from certain plants (after they die) or drill holes into a thick piece of wood. Having a variety of hole sizes also helps attract different kinds of bees.

Clover is also very good at attracting bees.

As for having a more natural "wild" garden, I'm with Wheat in recommending switching your lawn to not grass. Long grass means ticks, which is awful. Instead, you could get a thyme lawn, or a crawling cedum (if you don't walk on it too often), or something else. Speedwell has taken over most of my backyard lawn, and it doesn't grow taller than a centimeter or so; it flowers in the Summer and brings in lots of bees. However, when you plant it, you won't be able to get rid of it ever again, so...

The purpley-blue flowers are called "Glories of the Snow". I asked a higher up.
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Here's some May flowers and foliage (in a chaotic order, thanks imgur).

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A variegated grass!


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Some sort of leaf thing!


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An Iris, I think...!


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A cactus flower? I'm not entirely sure what the plant is, although I once knew (maybe a christmas cactus?).


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A dandelion (just for you a52).



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Spiky Daffodils!

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Normal Daffodils! Included is pre-bloom pics.

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White daffodils!

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White & Yellow Daffodils!



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Pink tulips! None of the pictures turned out; this was the best one.

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Three very attractive yellow and red tulips (two different varieties)!

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Various tulips (and grape hyacinths)!

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A bunch of yellow and red tulips!

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Tiny white and gold tulips!



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Hyacinths!

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Grape Hyacinths!

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The sole white grape hyacinth!



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A Yellow flowering bush!


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Magnolia tree flowers!


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White violets!


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A mystery flower!
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