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ImageSorellina
Oct 31, 2014 3:51 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Happy Halloween everyone!

Michael and I are Angels and Demons this year! =^.^=

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Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
poisondartfrog
Oct 31, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
lol, I thought Michael was the Angel
ImageSorellina
Oct 31, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Well, yes, he's named after the Archangel, that's what makes it a "costume". Rolling on the floor laughing
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
poisondartfrog
Oct 31, 2014 6:17 PM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
I see. Smiling

A cold rain is falling and the wind is whipping leaves from the trees on this perfect evening for creatures of the night. Happy Halloween, piggies!
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Imagetcs1366
Oct 31, 2014 6:59 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
I wont talk about the weather down here in FLA, though tonight is supposed to be the coldest night at upper 30's - 40f....

Julianna -- Michael is a cutie... we just got a striped kitty a month ago... she's a darling.

Alana - adorable piglets.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagechelle
Oct 31, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Rolling on the floor laughing We did trick or treating in a wet blizzard this year... round about 26 degrees F with 30 MPH winds. Hilarious! Fun.
ImageBluespiral
Oct 31, 2014 8:14 PM CST
Love Michael's outfit and the cute piglets. It's calm here, our furball Sunny is asnoozing on the couch and outdoors cirrhus clouds are gathering over patches of still night sky. Only a fox is audible across the hollow. Guess the spirits must be otherwise occupied this Hallowed eve.
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
ImageBluespiral
Oct 31, 2014 8:18 PM CST
oops - cross posted - what an incredible contrast between "balmy" Florida and a polar Indiana. Chelle, seems like y'all could have used a St. Bernard to carry your treats Sticking tongue out
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
ImageMistirose
Oct 31, 2014 8:23 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
our real feel will hit 31F tonight Blinking Just brought in a bunch of plants.
ImageAndi
Oct 31, 2014 9:21 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Greene, wouldn't bat houses be better for mother in law's day? (kidding, I don't have a mother in law)
ImageAndi
Oct 31, 2014 9:36 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
What a chilly Halloween. All of the diva potted plants are inside for the winter. I stuck lab lab vine with its first blooms, nasturtiums, begonias in some pots. I'll see how they overwinter.

The dahlias are still blooming in their large pots outside. I will lift the tubers after the leaves freeze. Thanks for the link to the excellent tuber dividing article. It is so scary to cut them. I am going to try overwintering mine in vermiculite instead of peat moss this year.

Your Indiana snow is heading my way with cooler temperatures, possible frosts and rain (better be rain, I am not ready for snow). The leaves are still falling. We don't typically have snow until the leaves have all fallen.
Imagejoseph
Nov 1, 2014 9:47 AM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
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Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
Imagegreene
Nov 1, 2014 9:52 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Andi, I like my mother-in-law; she is a wonderful woman. Lovey dubby
And yes, she received one of the bat boxes and my DH placed it up on a tree for her.

Edit to add:
Starlight/Ella, You can buy the bat guano in a bag and keep your hair cleaner. Happy Frog is one brand which is available at our local hydroponic store, but other companies sell bat guano. You could buy it online and since it doesn't weigh very much shipping should be reasonable.

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ImageSorellina
Nov 1, 2014 4:56 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
We're back from the fair!! It's easily been the most confusing fair entry process we've ever encountered. They changed a bunch of stuff this year (an example of please don't try to fix what is already working).

My display is currently hanging out in one of the empty sheep pens until judging on Wednesday and then it will be moved to its permanent location within the fair itself for the public to view it. I'll take more photos when Duane and I go to the fair next week. The gourds are Warts n Wings from Alana and the corn is Glass Gem from Joseph. There are also a few Miniature Blue Popcorn cobs tucked in here and there. Thanks again for the seeds!! Lovey dubby


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Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
Imagegreene
Nov 1, 2014 5:31 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Beautiful Hurray!
Sorellina, good luck and I hope you can win a ribbon!
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 1, 2014 5:31 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
For anybody who doesn't know yet. I usually offline on Friday's til Sat evening.

Awwww. Cute Halloween pics folks. I am still so froze been outside most all of last night in30Fsomething temps and gusty 30-50 pmph winds and today also and dirst and sandstorms for most of today right along with the cold.

I moved more plants, covered what I could. The yard is about unrecognizable from all the leaves, but worse all the tree limbs down. I had to rip all my underpinning down to get at that rattler that went under the trailer and so I had to work like crazy to get it back up. I just braced it with wooden pallets and 2 x 4 's for now.

Who has snow? I know while we had the winds and brisk cold, up in Atlanta this afternoon. We may have some snow here tonight ourselves. I know we having a bad frost for sure. Temps were terrible today and they have dropped like crazy the past couple of hours.

Tcs.... One thing ya might keep in mind, but not sure how bad FL. gets. You could probably ask RedLeopard for more info, but things in South not made like in the North. If ya get several days of bitter cold, ya might want to put a bit of antifreeze in the commode tank. I didn't know, but we had the coldest winter in like 50 years. All them days of 1F to 17F and it froze the water in one bathroom and what a water mess. I still got to get that whole unit replaced. So glad I have 2 bathrooms. : ) I just learned about the antifreeze for down here. Wish somebody would have told me before hand.

Sorellina... Nice display you have. Good luck!

Does anybody know for sure if all the Nasturtiums are edible? I know quite a few are, but I haven't found any info on some of the cultivars to where it says they are or not.
ImageAndi
Nov 1, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I think they are all edible, at least the common decorative species, they are cute in salads.

I love the display, sorellina, perfect for fall.

It is blustery today for certain.
Imagewildflowers
Nov 1, 2014 6:29 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
As far as I'm aware, all cultivars of nasturtiums are edible. It's the flowers and young leaves that are best for eating and I find the mature leaves are too bitter for my taste. Nasturtiums are one of my favorite edibles, I remember the flowers from childhood. The spurs hold a sweet nectar. Lovey dubby

Ran across this article that talks about some favorite varieties: http://www.garden.org/ediblelandscaping/?page=august_edible
FAITH over fear!

ImageAndi
Nov 1, 2014 8:40 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I was looking for a picture of Monet's nasturtiums to share and found this fun info...

"The main alley of Monet’s garden at Giverny is invaded by nasturtiums.

Monet planted them this way, but originally, it was not on purpose.

Monet wanted to soften the straight lines of his alley by an edge of small flowers, and he planted what he thought were dwarf nasturtiums. Which appeared to be… rambling ones, and they started to creep over the gravel.

Monet liked this effect, then he repeated it intentionally every year.

It is a talent to know how to use one’s own mistakes."

from
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ImageJonnaSudenius
Nov 2, 2014 2:10 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
Julianna, so nice what you did with the seeds Joseph and Alana sent you. Thumbs up

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