"Thanks for trying, Doris. I got the answer from one of my Master Gardeners. It's known as Devil's Claw or Unicorn Plant, Proboscidea fragrans. When the pod is mature it splits, curls and assumes a curious shape that…"
"My hummer numbers have grown greatly in the last 4 days. Can't even count them anymore. I'm sure there are more than a dozen. They've almost reached the stage where they quite fighting. I need to get some pics…"
"We've had a couple of females for a while now. Have also seen a male but not in a while. Does anyone here put out oranges or grape jelly for orioles? I have both out because I though I got a glimpse of a female this week, but…"
"Thanks for the hint about orbesia. You're right about the heat. I try not to go out at all after about 11 and if I do, I'm right back into AC and don't exert myself. I've got 1 or 2 hummers around my…"
Always happy to have another TX gardener as a friend! Quite a garden ya got there! I like you're old mail Jeep, by the way. I drive an old Jeep myself. I want to get my Master Gardener's Cert. I saw that you are a MG, so maybe you could tell me how to go about getting it?
Charlie - I saw your post saying gout was slowing you down - I only have gout in 1 toe butinstead of the prescription medicine (which gave me dry mouth) I am taking a time release black cherry extract tablet and it is working great! Just wondered if you had tried cherry extract , or tablets or pure juice or dried cherries!
"I hear you, Lynda, regarding getting out in the garden whenever you can. Sorry to hear you are dealing with some health issues but it looks like you don't let that get in the way of creating beauty in your garden."
"Charlotte, I do feel blessed that my husband shares my passion for gardening. Your harsh climate in Oklahoma does make it especially challenging for you, but I'm guessing it also makes gardening even more rewarding when your efforts pay off."
"Well, you are lucky that your husband enjoys gardening with you. My husband keeps telling me that I'm never finished and he's right; I will continue to add beds because I enjoy lush landscapes. Living in Oklahoma is tough…"