Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, June 18
Where olives come from
Where mangoes come from
Wildflower Adventure in the Woods Spring is almost over, and I have missed some of Kindltot's spring wildflowers! If it's hot where you are, a nice reminder:
White Trilliums are blooming, and the Lambs' Tongues too.
The thing that surprised me was that I found a Calypso orchid blooming too. Oregon has an amazing number of boring orchids, they are generally tiny boring white or green flowers, but the Calypso is the pretty one. It is tiny, the flower stem is about as long as my middle finger.
Also the big leaf maples are blooming and spraying pollen all over everything and when that washes off the pine trees will start. Then the grass seed fields will start blowing pollen too.
The red leaves are poison oak. It is so cute when the leaves are small like that, This is the season it starts really being sappy and is extra nasty on your skin.
Problematic Plants of the Week From Kindltot's lovely photo above, Poison Oak and Poison Ivy. Bird Dog at Maggie's Farm has some recommendations: Let's celebrate poison ivy! Not by playing in it! He recommends Dawn dishwashing liquid for washing skin after a hike. And More on poison ivy (and poison oak). A sign to deter trespassers at the link. Heh.
I react to Poison Ivy, but manageably. Mrs. BD reacts with hives if she gets near it. (Poison Oak is a southeastern US thing and I don't think I have seen it.) Cape Cod is full of Poison Ivy the second you get off a trail. We found a solution for her. After a hike, wash her legs with Dawn or some other dish detergent. Then use this magic stuff. It saves a trip to the ER to get steroids.Any experiences/recommendations for poison ivy or poison oak? When Wildlife Adventures Come to You
K.T., Here are some of my vulture pictures attached. I already know the
The bird with the wing spread and exalting was just after presumed
Finally, thank you so much for your garden thread, the most sacrosanct thread on the blog (yes, I was the one to say that), and your
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