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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #735 on: July 14, 2020, 06:45:05 AM »
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All of the roses above belong to the same bush.  I counted well over 100 roses.  I was walking through a cemetery a number of years back and was taken by some white roses with a nice, spicy scent.  On a whim, I took my knife out and sliced a small twig off the bush.  After I got home, I put it in a jar of wet sand and low and behold, the thing started to grow.  (This was the only time I had success with starting a cutting.)  From the jar, it went out back where it has remained to this day. 

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The roses look kind of big in the photo, but they are rather small.  Not even half the size of a regular rose.  The branches are very thin and quite thorny.  Most likely it is a climbing type rose bush, though it hasn't anywhere to climb.  I'm always cutting it back after it blooms.       

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Here is the actual cemetery where I acquired the rose cutting.  The actual bush itself was way over to the left by a fence.  This cemetery is haunted.  Notice the ghost rising up in front of the tall tree to the right?

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« Reply #736 on: July 23, 2020, 02:17:52 PM »
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One of my hummingbird feeders during a recent rain storm.  There is a roof covering over it but the wind was blowing the rain in at an angle.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #737 on: July 23, 2020, 02:24:24 PM »
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One of my hummingbird feeders during a recent rain storm.  There is a roof covering over it but the wind was blowing the rain in at an angle.

I'm glad I saw this.  There is something like this in the back yard, close to the house, that is somewhat old and I didn't know what to do with it.  I suspected it was feeder of some sort, but it just seemed an odd one to me.  No roof on it either. 

Had no idea it's intended for hummingbirds.  I guess I'll keep it and find a roof.

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« Reply #738 on: July 23, 2020, 07:01:07 PM »
I'm glad I saw this.  There is something like this in the back yard, close to the house, that is somewhat old and I didn't know what to do with it.  I suspected it was feeder of some sort, but it just seemed an odd one to me.  No roof on it either. 

Had no idea it's intended for hummingbirds.  I guess I'll keep it and find a roof.

If you can't find a top for it,  clean it up real good and fill it with fresh water.  Hank it somewhere and regular birds will stop by and drink out of it.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #739 on: July 23, 2020, 08:31:40 PM »
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #740 on: July 23, 2020, 09:31:17 PM »
Oh Dot, I've got some very similar yellow flowers.

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Here are what the flower buds looked like.

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And then after the flowers opened up.  They have overwhelmed the pot they are in and have fallen over.


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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #741 on: July 24, 2020, 07:41:05 AM »
Oh Dot, I've got some very similar yellow flowers.

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Here are what the flower buds looked like.

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And then after the flowers opened up.  They have overwhelmed the pot they are in and have fallen over.
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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #742 on: July 24, 2020, 01:28:56 PM »

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #743 on: August 04, 2020, 08:32:34 PM »
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I took a picture of Jupiter and Saturn as they passed by my EllGab garden.  The two planets have been sharing a similer orbit these past couple of months and they can be seen in the southern part of the sky.  Bright Jupiter is on the right while dimmer Saturn is on the left.  Saturn is dimmer because it is lots further away than Jupiter.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #744 on: August 04, 2020, 08:41:09 PM »
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I took a picture of Jupiter and Saturn as they passed by my EllGab garden.  The two planets have been sharing a similer orbit these past couple of months and they can be seen in the southern part of the sky.  Bright Jupiter is on the right while dimmer Saturn is on the left.  Saturn is dimmer because it is lots further away than Jupiter.

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Re: The EllGab Garden
« Reply #745 on: August 07, 2020, 01:36:20 PM »
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There is a patch of wildlands in my back lot and it is interesting to see what type of blooming weed or wildflower comes up there.

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In this case, some extremely bright yellow flowering weeds that grow about a foot high.  The stems appear smooth until you touch them and find out that they are covered with tiny, sticker bristles.

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I consulted my handy, 441 page book, Weeds of the Pacific Northwest and found that they are called Bristly Hawksbeards.

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