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View Diary: Kitchen Table Kibitzing - 4.21.14 What's blooming in your garden right now? (104 comments)

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  •  Yes - thanks p50. (3+ / 0-)
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    underTheRadar, mjbleo, poco

    Makes me wish I lived in CA for the long growing season.

    Love all the flowers.

    The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. ~ John F. Kennedy

    by 4Freedom on Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 09:02:50 PM PDT

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    •  Wisteria is deadly to pets (3+ / 0-)
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      The seeds and pods of wisteria are potentially extremely dangerous to your pooch, as they can be to people. The seeds and pods have toxic lectins, found in most types of beans. Lectins are toxic because they clump erythrocytes. According to Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, other symptoms of poisoning from various lectins include reduced growth and nutrient absorption. plants. Wisteria also contains a toxic glycoside called wisterin that is present in the seeds, pods and bark of wisteria plants.
      Good luck trying to move it- the roots are a challenge.

      Your diary is wonderful and i don't mean to be a downer - Sancho would not be a happy guy if he mistakenly chewed on those pods.

      We are tentatively entering early spring here in NH- overnight temps will still dip under 32.
      I wish i were in your backyard for the day.

      'How like fish we are: ready, nay, eager, to seize upon whatever new thing.......And how we rue our haste, finding the gilded morsel to contain a hook". ALDO LEOPOLD - A Sand County Almanac

      by flowerfarmer on Tue Apr 22, 2014 at 05:58:44 AM PDT

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