This is an absolute gardener’s NIGHTMARE! I found this parasitic plant growing in my vegetable garden several weeks ago. I recognized it as an invasive plant because it was wrapping it’s tendril type strands around anything it touche...
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Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Hardiness Zone: 7a
I love projects especially if it means getting dirty. I have gardened organically for 20 years and have an array of edibles & ornamentals in my first grown-up garden I have a 1/4 acre suburban lot surrounding a 1500 gallon koi pond. The yard of this home is certified by the Nature & Wildlife Habitat Foundation and my 5'x10' compost pile has reduced our wet garbage donations to almost "Null".
My new home is now on a wooded acreage of over 2 acres but the house is surrounded by a modest lawn and natural landscape created 30 years ago which has matured with a feel of "tame meets wild" and the towering rhododendrons can give an impressive display. The wildlife range from deer, fox, rabbit, geese with a array of other wild birds, snakes, chipmunks, etc. and the plan for the new vegetable garden, fruit bearing trees, bushes & brambles and an enclosed koi pond are in process. There's a lot to do or undo before we get this to work for us but the woods are quite serene and beautiful and our bird watching opportunities are limitless.
We have too many houseplants but they keep the indoors livable during the cold winter months. Between garden, ponding, caring for cats, husband and fish and household chores I get to play in the basement wood workshop and create canes out of unusual and fancy woods. http://www.bigstickcanes.com.
I also have done some beaded and metal jewelry designing and enjoyed renovating our first home and did all of the tile work as seen here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/10620. My husband frequently accuses me of "Having way too much fun!"
-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.
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We have a new bird in our yard. A Red Breasted Grosbeak: http://www.birding.com/topbirds/9519rbg.asp . I had seen one several years ago and never knew what it was. Now we have a returning male and hopefully he will have or find a mate and stay...
This is my homemade greenhouse that my husband built for me so I no longer have to crawl under the “A” frame of wire and metal stakes I originally constructed to grow some cold crops during the winter. The frame is made of pvc pipe an...