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New York / Re: New Dig Uptown Manhattan
« Last post by Srod on April 21, 2020, 08:06:41 PM »
Hey! I'm interested, let's talk more?
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Seattle / Anyone in Seattle need seeds/starts?
« Last post by Charity on April 12, 2020, 02:45:20 AM »
If you want seeds or starts, I am happy to trade for pics of wherever you plant them.  :)
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New York / New Dig Uptown Manhattan
« Last post by JMaffia on April 09, 2020, 01:29:51 AM »
Would anyone like to help me plant a native plant garden in washington heights, Manhattan?
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Global Forum / Re: Guerrilla reforestation
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 05:22:49 AM »
Willow trees suck up a lot of water, so you need to research any tree thoroughly before you plant it!  Generally, they should best be natives, or secondly productive noninvasive nonnatives.
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Edibles / Re: GGing Fruit Trees
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 03:36:23 AM »
Problem is that only a few trees (like figs) are easy to propagate from cuttings.  For the rest, as the old Chinese saying goes..."The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now."

But based on how old this thread is...had people planted seeds back then, they'd already be 12 years old NOW!
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Edibles / Re: Roadside food - safe to eat?
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 03:32:35 AM »
Excellent research, #3!!! 8)
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Texas / Re: Austin, TX
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 03:28:56 AM »
Dig the trash pick and invasives removal for responsible GG...not just reckless, invasive plant graffiti (like it seems some others here are doing)! 8)
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Global Forum / Re: Little walnuts in my new garden
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 03:18:08 AM »
How do you know they are walnuts?

And if so, Walnut trees grow quite large...so would have to be transplanted if you don't want large trees there.

However, I'm guessing they are like Pecan trees which have very deep taproots and usually don't survive transplanting even when just a foot tall seedling, much less a 6' sapling.
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Texas / Re: D/FW
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 03:09:11 AM »
One thing I notice that often needs to go hand-in-hand, if not preceding, GG is removing invasive plants first.  Many communities now have RIP (Remove Invasive Plants) programs...but I think TX still has few to none. :-[

Yet DFW is already highly-infested with Chinaberry trees, Chinese & Japanese Privet, bastard cabbage, Arundo donax, etc...which reduces your space for natives and GG.   But they are always better cleared before rather than after...as felling trees and pruning bushes could smash whatever you're trying to grow next...
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Texas / Re: Bamboo
« Last post by regreen on April 02, 2020, 02:08:54 AM »
I realize that some people think bamboo is an evasive plant.  There is truth to that, and at the same time if you plant it in the right spots it could add much beauty to our environments.  I have been scouting out many spots as I have been driving around my city and I see many opportunities.  I hope to get a digital camera and share some pictures of places that it would be great!
Yes it is invasive, so why not choose from the vast palette of native plants...or at least useful noninvasive nonnatives?  If you need a starter guide...try Austin's Native & Adapted Landscape Plants Guide. 8)
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