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RE: question for outofspite (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: outofspite on 07.22.2006 at 07:58 pm in Container Gardening Forum

Thanks again, Maggie.
As for no brown leaves... believe me, there are plenty. There's so much green, you don't notice it that much. LOL!

I love Million Bells. The official name is Calibrachoa. They are similar to petunias, but without the sticky mess. I have a love/hate relationship with petunias. I love how they look but I hate the stickiness & all that dead-heading. As the season goes on, if not maintained, they get all leggy. Some of the newer varieties aren't as bad though.

Calibrachoa needs no dead-heading & stays nice the entire season. They can take Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade and Light Shade.
The colors -Pink. Magenta, Red, Yellow, Violet, Purple & White. New colors are introduced from year to year. This season I found one called "Sunset".
Calibrocha Million Bells

I buy different colors & plant them alone or in mixed plantings.
This year I used them on a stair-step plant stand. It worked out great. I have a tapestry of blooms.
Here's a section of it-
Million Bells

The whole thing-
Million Bells

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RE: question for outofspite (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: outofspite on 07.22.2006 at 12:36 pm in Container Gardening Forum

Thanks, Maggie!

Torenia is a great plant & one of my favs. It blooms all summer - 'til the 1st frost.
Mine gets full sun - as does most of my yard.
It can take medium shade as well. My mother has it in her garden which is shadier than mine.
They are great in hanging baskets.
I usually have them in my yard somewhere. This is the 1st time I planted them in my strawberry pot. In the past I've always used Million Bells.
I love how this looks. It's a keeper!
It's also sometimes called the "Wishbone Plant" because inside the pistil... (or is it the stamen -I forget) looks like a wishbone.
This is the pot when I first planted it at the end of May:
Big Pot-Torenia-053006

Here it is at the end of June:
Big Pot-Torenia

In the past, I've only had pink and/or blue. This year I discovered a yellow one at one of my regular nurseries.
Here are the flowers.
You can clearly see the "wishbone".

BLUE
Torenia-blue-060106

PINK - (I had just watered-there's a big waterdrop in the flower)
Torenia-pink-061706

YELLOW-
Torenia-yellow-060106

Here's my mother's pot. She mixed hers - Torenia & Million Bells-
Big pot-070106

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MVHS garden tour pics 20 June 06 (lots of pics)

posted by: buff24 on 06.21.2006 at 09:25 am in Hosta Forum

Here are some pics from my first garden tour as a member of the Miami Valley Hosta Society. These are some of the BIGGEST hostas I have ever seen in my LIFE! Gives me inspiration to GET GROWING! Also gives me inspiration to get out there and find a piece of land with MATURE trees on it so I can have some shade for my hostas! Oh, and to build a house on it too, but that's beside the point. The tour was excellent, and I plan on going to more of them. Enjoy the pics!!

Buff

1st house on the tour...
El Nino
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Water Feature
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Sunshine Glory
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Dream Weaver and Alex Summers
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Reptillian
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Minis in trough 1
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Minis in trough 2
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2nd house on the tour...
Galaxy
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Millennium (notice my sunglasses on the leaf in the front, for size reference)
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Abiqua Drinking Gourd
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Spilt Milk
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Little Caesar
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Corn Belt
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Buckeye
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Water Feature
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Blue seedling (This is an open-pollinated seedling the homeowner grew. Notice the variegated leaf in the 7 o'clock position of the plant. This is a new development that the owner is watching for further progress.)
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Blizzard
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The whole backyard...
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clipped on: 07.21.2006 at 07:30 pm    last updated on: 07.21.2006 at 07:51 pm

RECIPE: Santa Fe Vegetable Wrap

posted by: blueiris24 on 03.29.2006 at 08:35 pm in Vegetarian Recipe Exchange Forum

I mistakenly first posted this on the regular recipe exchange --

This is quick and really good!
Serving size: 2

1 12-inch tortilla, flavor of your choice
1 1/2 Tbs cream cheese, at room temp
3 leaves leaf lettuce
4 slices pepper Monterey Jack cheese
4 thin slices tomato
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
4 thin slices red onion
1/2 c jicama thinly sliced into matchsticks
1/4 c sweet corn kernels, fresh or frozen and defrosted
1/4 c cooked black beans, drained and rinsed

Spread the tortilla thinly with the cream cheese. Place 2 lettuce leaves on the cream cheese. Layer the pepper Monterey Jack cheese over the cream cheese. Layer the tomato, avocado, onion, and jicama over the cheese. Spoon on the corn and black beans evenly. Top with the remaining lettuce leaf, and roll tightly. Slice in half diagonally.

From the Whole Foods Market Cookbook

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clipped on: 06.06.2006 at 02:06 pm    last updated on: 06.06.2006 at 02:06 pm