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Things are sprouting. A walk through the garden

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Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

Just a few snaps from the garden

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amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC.

OK, so what are they? Remember you're talking to the person for whom DIRT is a 4-lettered word.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

9 minutes ago, amoLucia said:

OK, so what are they? Remember you're talking to the person for whom DIRT is a 4-lettered word.

Photo 1 is a bulb probably gladiola but could be day lily or dalia

Photo 2 is a shot of my Meyer Lemon tree

photo 3 is pepermint 

Photo 4 is an area in front of the house that we converted to xeroscape this past year.

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC.

So, # 2 & 3 I was guessing lemons and some fragrant herb like basil. And in # 4, I think that tall middle spikey one is something called Devil's Tongue or Mother-in-Law's Tongue.

I have one on my coffee table - her name is Florence. She was a discarded plant from a pt who expired where I worked. I used to water her plant and I would tell the pt, whose name was really Florence. I've had Florence some 20 yrs or so. :))

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

10 hours ago, amoLucia said:

So, # 2 & 3 I was guessing lemons and some fragrant herb like basil. And in # 4, I think that tall middle spikey one is something called Devil's Tongue or Mother-in-Law's Tongue.

I have one on my coffee table - her name is Florence. She was a discarded plant from a pt who expired where I worked. I used to water her plant and I would tell the pt, whose name was really Florence. I've had Florence some 20 yrs or so. :))

Well it's seriously hard to kill succulents and I love that you named her.

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC.

For reasons, I was VERY fond of that LOL. When she died, I took the plant that was about to be tossed. I remember Florence still today. She could be a short story for student nurses re aspects of her care.

I really CARED for her!

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

Glad to see your garden growing.  Picture #4 middle plant appears to be member of Sansevieria family, possibly  Sansevieria trifasciata, Snake plant.

Glad Florence has been well cared for and fondly remembered.. Enjoy all your beauty.

My daffodils starting to show up in the garden. Front yard reseeded after Pine trees removed in November--still have straw covering  few blades new grass.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

9 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Glad to see your garden growing.  Picture #4 middle plant appears to be member of Sansevieria family, possibly  Sansevieria trifasciata, Snake plant.

Glad Florence has been well cared for and fondly remembered.. Enjoy all your beauty.

My daffodils starting to show up in the garden. Front yard reseeded after Pine trees removed in November--still have straw covering  few blades new grass.

Have you considered innoculating your straw with mushroom spawn?

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

On 3/21/2021 at 7:37 PM, amoLucia said:

 # 4, I think that tall middle spikey one is something called Devil's Tongue or Mother-in-Law's Tongue.

the plant in Question is Euphorbia Tiricalli sometimes called Sticks on fire or pencil plant. 

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC.

I just call my plant Florence.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

On 3/23/2021 at 9:08 AM, hppygr8ful said:

Have you considered innoculating your straw with mushroom spawn?

Besides growing mushrooms (Kennett Square,  in next county over from me, is US mushroom capital ) what else is mushroom spawn used for?

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

10 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

Besides growing mushrooms (Kennett Square,  in next county over from me, is US mushroom capital ) what else is mushroom spawn used for?

I have become interested in medicinal mushrooms. (No not the psychedelic kind) They are mostly Chinese varietes and are said to be great for brain health, blood sugar and hypertension control. The caps when dried and ground into a powder can be used as a clotting agent to stop bleeding. 

And they are pretty cool looking. I have some really big oak stumps at my Cabin and plan to innoculate them with Lion's mane, Shitaki and others to break down the stumps inan environmentally friendly way.

 

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