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This is one of my favorite pictures I've taken. It's hard to see when not zoomed in but above this little #PalmWarbler theres a grasshopper sitting on a leaf. I love a good bogo deal. #birds #grasshoppers #prairie
A small yellow and brown striped bird in profile clinging onto a prairie plant. It is small in the center of the frame with many leaves, stems, and yellow flowers around it. Above it's head is a grasshopper sitting on a leaf. Do you think they're friends?

October 2022, Lake County, IL, wild, as shot.

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Great shot and fab caption! BOGO lol!
@Jack can’t pass up a good sale! (Thank you!!)
Thank you to everyone for such a positive reaction to this photo. I really appreciate everyone’s kind words. I made a larger version available for viewing and buying here if you’re interested in seeing these two friends up close!

https://lorenphoto.smugmug.com/Birds/i-2DKvTj4/A

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Rudbeckia: crisp with tiny crystals. #gardening #frost
Yellow flower with a dark brown centre in a mixed bed white with frost

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Nieuwe heesters geplant!


Dit weekend hebben we twee nieuwe #heesters in de #tuin geplant.

Een #Egelantier, die hopelijk mooie rozenbloesems en #rozenbottels voor de #jam gaat geven.

Plus een #Vlier voor de #vlierbloesem en de #bessen!

Maar eerst moeten ze even de #winterslaap uitzitten. Ik ben benieuwd hoe ze het gaan doen in de lente!

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Shades of green... and a visitor! Taken in the historic gardens of Dalemain Mansion, near Penrith. #flowers #foliage #pollinators
Close up of some form of eryngium (I'm not good on plants but I love their shapes and colours)... cool green, white-veined, spiky leaves.
Close up of pale yellowy-green, frilly flower, with green foliage in background.
Vibrant yellow-green, butterfly-shaped flower - wish I knew what it was!
Bee emerging backwards from pale-yellow floret, pollen sacs filling nicely.

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Well.. I've been wondering what to say in a first proper toot now I'm finding my feet a bit on here & slowly learning how things work.
The calm & respectful culture is much appreciated & searching via hashtags, on topics of interest is pretty cool. For this retired person with a bit too much time on her hands, it's good here!

#Environment #Organic #Gardening #Homegrown #Education #Community #Psychotherapy #Counselling #Politics #Crafts #Art #Poetry #Genealogy #History & more.

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Hi Andrea...it's like suddenly having a new garden on here isn't it?!!
@Judeet88 Hi, yes it is indeed. I'm liking that it's far less ranty than the old bird site and it's been good to encounter lovely new people here as well as tracking down some of the old familiars from over there..

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#citygardening #gardening #gardenmakeover #organicgardening #gardens #selfsufficiency
More from my city rented house garden ,I had a long concret driveway and we didnt own a car so it was unused .As I rented everything had to be temporary and easily moved so I made it my main veg and fruit patch ,not pretty as it could be ,but it gave me a lot of extra growing space, a nice view out the back door and a bit of privacy as it blocked all the view down the path from the pavement .V cheap to do
lavender ,plant pots ,cold frame on driveway with veg plants
basket and trowel in mini greenhouse
table and garden chairs
plastic mini greenhouse  and plants

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Pulled the last of the #fall veggies. Left kale, kholrabi, carrots, radishes, beets, turnips, chard and parsnips for winter and spring 🤞

#gardening #vegetables #organic #WinterIsComing
A garden basket of lettuce, fennel, carrots, and kholrabi.

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I planted 100 sq ft of carrots in July and now they are... absolutely massive. There's no way my family can eat this much carrot!

I'm going to try preserving them by steaming and mixing with koji-inoculated barley and salt. Maybe some mushrooms. If it works, I'll end up with carrot miso in a month.

#koji #miso #gardening #fermentation #preservation #umami
Hand holding a very large carrot in front of a vegetable garden full of growing carrots

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Please boost. We want to spread the word that 🥬🥦🥕🥔Gardening 🍏🍓🌷 is good for you mentally and physically. We want to promote climate action. we want kids to get involved. We are in deep trouble unless something changes soon.
De Buitlear / gardeningWell!

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Please boost. We want to spread the word that #wildlife #gardening is good for you and the world. We want to promote #ClimateAction. We want #kids to get involved.
DeBuitlear boys with sunflowers

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looks awesome!

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I was tempted to announce the discovery of my new archnemesis, the vole, with a sad pic of the now-missing blue fescue, but instead:

Here are some flowers on our salvia leucantha, a Mexican sage bush, still covered in morning dew. @plants #gardening #plants
A close up photo of a flower spike on a Mexican sage bush. It is a spindly thing, in rich purple colors, and the blossoms look fuzzy like bumblebees.

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It's beautiful. Probably not suitable for my 8a zone but you are lucky ;)

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Love tomatoes?
Grow your own next year.
Here’s how…
https://gardeningwell.ie/gardening/growing-tomatoes
Large heart shape made out of many tomatoes in different colours.

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beautuful post!

common puffball I think.
@speyquine Leucocoprinus cretaceus tentatively according to INaturalist. I’m doing a spore print to see if it is a rare one around here based on a mycologist on Inat’s suggestion.

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Now for the important questions:

Is this thing I pulled out of my veg drawer a "Carrotpede", "Corgy," or ???

#plants #gardening #cooking



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A carrotclump, looks tasty though!
@tesserweij

My doggo thought so. 😆

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These hardy geraniums are very good plants for #pollinators
Pink Hardy geraniums

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Free sunflower seeds for schools. We save sunflower seeds every year. #Teachers give us a shout and tell us how many you can use. Sunflowers are a great plant to get kids interested in gardening and the natural word. We sell some here also to fund the above.
https://gardeningwell.ie/hikashop-menu-for-products-listing/product/1-sunflower-seeds
Sunflower with butterfly
Mass planting of sunflowers with wild flowers.
Red sunflower
Sunflower seeds.

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Nice to see your wonderful family on here sharing all things related to #gardening.
@karenhugg thank you. Great to be here.


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Under trees replace the grass monoculture with bark mulch, dead wood and wild woodland flowers. This habitat supports a wide range of flora and fauna including these beauties. #Biodiversity #ClimateAction
Crinkled Mushroom
Smooth mushroom.
Mushroom and hart’s tongue fern.
Group of mushrooms.

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@JosephineCorcoran keep it moist. They won’t nest in the wet. No cooked foods, starches, meats or fats. Give it anotherr go 😀. If you need any advice…
Thanks, it certainly got very dry so it was probably that. They are also in neighbouring gardens. None seen for several months now so I’m hoping we’ve seen the last of them!


Dit is een leuke #boekentip: Permacultuur in de moestuin, door Christopher Shein en Julie Thompson, vertaald en bewerkt door Lucas Brouns en Maranke Spoor. Ik heb het net uit en met veel plezier gelezen!

"Het eerste permacultuur moestuinboek geschikt voor het Nederlandse/Vlaamse klimaat! Permacultuur is leren van de natuur. Met als doel de zorg voor de aarde te laten samengaan met zorgen voor jezelf en voor elkaar."

Het #boek bestaat uit prachtige foto's en handige tips om aan de gang te gaan met #permacultuur in de #moestuin.

Je kunt het hier bestellen: http://permacultuuronderwijs.nl/permacultuur-in-je-moestuin/

Leuk voor #sinterklaas of #kerst

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