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November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24328Ed YanceyParticipant
Lentz, I had almost forgotten my post and the offer of Moon Flower seeds. I would still be glad to share with anyone interested. Just send me your address or the address you would like them mailed to. This is an evening and night bloomer with flowers drooping in full sun and quickly beginning to form a prickly seed pod in days after bloom. They give a very sweet aroma when they open and as I said you learn to know which ones will open that evening and can actually watch them open. When I have broken off a limb or leaf the smell of the plant reminds me of Jimpson Weed so I wonder if they are in the same family. I can tell you the green tobacco worms love them so you need to watch out for them and pick them off or spray at first appearence. Here on the coast the root stock lives through the winter although the plant dies back with the cold. The next year the plant will be larger and bear even more flowers. I have had several hundred open on a given evening from plants near the porch and around the garden. The smell is breath taking. Just send me shipping instructions and if you want to help on postage that is fine but if not that is ok also. Would like nothing better than to share this natural enjoyment with all the forum friends. Ed.
You can send me an e-mail from my membership information site.November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24331lentz of ncParticipant
Thank-You Ed, I sent you an e-mail. This sounds really neat. I love unusual flowers? I have a mother of many thats a little different:) It is an inside that grows a little tall and has little offsprings all over it that gets there own roots.
The older it gets the thicker the little offsprings get. Thanks again:)November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24344
i live in a small town, in middle of open country. i love seeing the deer that come into town. their are alot of them around! Enjoy being around nature & in the countryNovember 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24345
lentz of nc wrote: We all seem to be spread out. As I was glancing at some of the post. I did notice more today the areas we live. I live in what use to be a small city boardered by alot of country. Now of coarse it seems to be more city the older I get. My piece of property has a creek running through it. Makes it feel so peaceful. The weather is mainly warm except the dead of Winter . Whats it like where you live. As you can see I dont travel extensivly. Just curious about where everyone lives I noticed Vance says Canada, and there is more , but cant remember at the moment(Its not in front of me) Country , or City
Just a little shoot the breeze:) 🙂
i live in elberton ga, moved down here from nebraska;)November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24346
is nice to know that folks still love the country styles. am reading a book called “natures way”. so far the book fits the way i believe to a T! if i had it my way… i’d live out in the middle of nothing but all country land with nature. ty all for the replysNovember 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24347
did live in marietta, GA & i couldn’t handle it! 🙁 i wish that it could back intime 2 the old days when there weren’t all these factories, automobiles ect. next door neighbor has alot of horses. he lets me go over to visit with them. i am always making new friends with animals of “all” kind!;) their the best friend you can ever have:DNovember 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24364collinsParticipant
Moonflowers are Jimpsonweed. The aroma is a strong lemony smell. They are magical plants for sure and yes they actually will open right infront of your eyes. No time lapse photography needed. Usually they open when the moon rises and turn in that direction.November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24366Ed YanceyParticipant
Thanks Collins, I knew the first time I broke one the smell of the stem or leaf was just like the wild jempsonweed that always grew behind our corn crib. I posted this tidbit some time ago but we had a neighbor who suffered accute ashma and couldn’t breathe. He would send his boy over and we would pick jempsonweed leaves and his wife would parch the leaves on her breadpan in the oven. He would crush the dried leaves and using brown paper sack for wrapper would roll the parched leaves in the brown paper and smoke it. It worked and he would be able to breathe. What we call moonflower is different in appearance from jimpsonweed in that the jimpson plant would grow with a stright stalk or trunk and branch out like a small tree about 3 ft in height. The flowers were purple and white combinded in color forming a prickly spikey seed pod not round but somewhat elongated. I know you did not want the livestock to eat the plant. I have read something about the moonflower seed being used as some type of narcotic. The moonflower plant I have grows about 5 ft tall and maybe 6 ft in diameter like a large bush. The flowers are perfect trumpet shaped white blooms 6-8 inches long with a very strong sweet fragrance. They open here on daylight savings time from around 7-8 pm. They will close and flop when full sun shines on them byearly to mid morning hours. The next day the bloom releases and the round spikly seed pod has begun to form. Never fear as it grows and is healthy there will be no shortage of flowers in the evening and wonderful to have near the porch, patio or an open window. Since we live in an apartment now I have two large plastic planters that trees would have been delivered from a nursery in and my present plants have been in them for 2 years now. In the ground just make sure they have plenty of room to branch and fill out. My offer is still good as long as the pods last I will be glad to share them . My wife fusses but I just can’t bear to see them not used so I clipped each one as they dried and began to open. EdNovember 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24539judithParticipant
I live in a fairly small town in Southern Wisconsin, pop. 12,000. I would rather live out in the country further, I love to Garden and all we have is a half acre plot, I’ve already taken over half of the backyard with my garden, to many underground wires to claim it all.
Judith:November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24546TomParticipant
Well I posted once before but…!
I always find myself out side, even these days when the weather is rather odd, up here in southern Canada (Alberta) the wind can change directions with out noticing it, it tends to come from every where.
I placer mine a gem stone called ammolite, a fossilized ammonite shell.
The area that this materail is found is almost never horizontal and yesterday I slid down the cliffs at “breakneck” speed., my days pay was a very nice specimen about 20 inches across and ruby red.
The shell is made into triplets like opals are and are really quite nice, some fetch high prices.
Anyway I have been out several days doing this although our “t” shirt weather hovers around 32 degrees, all in all, its still a great job and I love being out doors when I can get there, the days are getting longer almost light until 6 pm, quite a change from 10-11 in the summer months.
I enjoy my 2 and half hrs in the pool every am. and it gives me time to think about the “goings on ” in the world and what may be new on Saponi Town.
I am not sure if this is one of those genetic things or not, being out of doors is totally me, and being cooped up for too long really makes me tense.
Hope all is well.November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24567BuffalowmParticipant
As most of you know I live in Warrenton NC (Warren Co) home of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe…. I lived in Warrenton all my life until I moved away from home….I also lived in Person Co NC for 10 years…but the ancestors were calling me home…the answer to that calling has brought me so much peace and joy in my life as well as many answers to my heritage questions.
JadeNovember 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24588blackindiangirlParticipant
Tom, everytime you talk about your wanderings and “living on the edge”, you make me JEALOUS!!! No, seriously you seem to be doing what some of us would love to do if we weren’t burdened down with the workings of life.
To everyone: We all seem to have the SAME make-up. So far I’ve heard a lot of people mention; love the country/outdoors, animals, the Sun/Moon and nature/Earth (including: walking in the forest, trails, lakes/water, fishing, etc.), art, music, genealogy (of course), the old days w/ancestors, photography, and it just goes on and on and on. It’s all things of peace and calming to our spirits. If only all mankind could have that inborn nature.
Our ancestors would be very proud of us, I believe. Sharing some thoughts as I continue to read the responses……….November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24593LindaKeymaster
Oh, they are proud of us, and playing us like a fiddle.November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24615TomParticipant
Way too cool! It’s taht edge that keeps me searching, I take time to perch, I once heard that ” there is nothing that clears the mind like an attempted linching”, I really aspire to that !November 2, 2006 at 6:30 pm #24619blackindiangirlParticipant
Ummm, Tom, I really like your “whatever” outlook on life and how you deal with things. And I’m gonna give you the benefit of the doubt……I don’t get that last line you wrote…..It doesn’t sit too well with me the word you used “linching”.:mad: Is that different from “lynching”?:confused: I’m going to take a shot at figuring out what you meant:
“Living on the edge…never knowing whether this crazy stunt of mine will kill me or not; but it really doesn’t matter, cause either way I’m cool with the life I’ve been given, where it has taken me and with the way I’ve lived it.”
If that’s close enough, then you get a high five.:D If not, hummm…I guess you’ll get a “humph!”:p
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