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Old 06-11-2002, 08:19 PM
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BK - I've seen both Dahlias and Daisies with that petal pattern. Here are some photos of Orchid Dahlias that are similar.

http://www.dahlias.freeservers.com/p211.htm

The bud and plant itself in your photo looks more like a daisy though. I have been racking my brain trying to remember which type of daisy has that particular petal pattern, but I just can't seem to get the ol' gray matter to cough up the info...

If you look on the page above at the Honka Dahlia, you'll see a bud there. Dahlia buds almost always look like that. If that's what you see on your plant (hard to tell exactly from your photo) before the bud ever starts to open, I'd say you've got a Dahlia. If your plant never gets buds that looks like that at the early stage before blooming, then it's probably some sort of daisy.

You might take one of the blooms down to your local nursery and see if they can tell you...
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Old 06-14-2002, 04:19 PM
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Too bad this isn't the GardeningPRO site...then I would know!

I turned it into a kaleidoscope!

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Old 06-14-2002, 04:38 PM
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I just took a photo of the garden a couple of days ago and thought I share "baby pictures" with you all...

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Old 06-14-2002, 05:11 PM
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your garden is looking great Jak! it looks like a really beautifull place to live.

- David
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Old 06-14-2002, 05:36 PM
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Thanks David.

It is really pretty out here. The only drawback is nothing is convenient - the closest "convenience" store is about 12-15 miles away. When you decide to just "run to town" you'd better make sure you have a list and get everything because that only happens about once a week. The peace and quiet and country life (I lived in a huge city for 28 years) more than make up for the lack of 7-11 stores.

The garden has changed a lot just since I took that shot a couple of days ago even. It's amazing how fast it grows! Now, the tomatoes are staked, and today I plowed the right front quarter (where the compost cage is) to transplant suckers from the corn rows in the back/right.

Oh, and here's a picture of the best spot on the whole place - the front porch. There's usually a huge plant sitting right under that window but I'd moved it to sweep and forgot to put it back before taking the picture. I'm standing about midway on the porch to take the shot, so there's as much porch behind me as there is in front of me.

The building you see beyond the porch is just the Grange Hall...

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Old 06-14-2002, 05:45 PM
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Wow Jak,
that must be a great home even though it's fairly remote. I'm sure being away from the noise and everything of the city makes up for that.

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P.S. that's a great shot of the hummingbird in there!!
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Old 06-14-2002, 07:50 PM
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Jak,

The garden looks like it's coming along well. Are those "walls-o-water" I see by the tomatoes? We have something feasting on our bush beans now. They look like a bunch of moths got hold of them. But the pole beans look pretty good so far.

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Old 06-15-2002, 12:12 AM
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I like the garden too. Is that good rich soil, looks red, which I usually associate with deserts or clay. My relitives have farms in MN and their soil is almost black.

Do you live out there alone or with husband, who's idea to live in country. I love the country but the closeness of hospitals and retail markets sorta traps me to the city.
I bet it's great at night with the stars and frogs and churping and quiet.
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Old 06-15-2002, 09:35 AM
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I love the country but the closeness of hospitals and retail markets sorta traps me to the city.
We moved from the city atmosphere to a small town of about 100 people. We lived there for about 5 years, but we moved back because of the extremely poor medical care in the area. When my wife became ill, her problem was diagnosed as Meniere's disease, but we couldn't find a doctor anywhere nearby who could effectively treat it. Once you get to the 45 - 50 year old range, that becomes a major concern.

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Garden.com

Just curious, did anyone ever order from Garden.com? If so, did you have a good experience?
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