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#54373 What Shall Our New Slogan Be?

Posted Tails on 05 March 2015 - 08:30 PM

Where the tumbleweeds are


#54012 Make a sentence out of a word

Posted Aintelligent on 14 February 2015 - 11:55 AM

Nerds in nerdy jaded armies.

LACKADAISICAL


#53911 Happy Birthday to You!

Posted Tails on 09 February 2015 - 10:22 PM

View PostPastaFriend, on 09 February 2015 - 10:09 PM, said:

Happy birthday, Chris!

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shouldn't you be asking a question here to go along with your theme??? :P


#52205 Make a sentence out of a word

Posted Classicgamer on 07 November 2014 - 01:16 PM

Why have every rodent escaped since yetis oust us regularly weekly or routinely doing x-rays dancing?

FORTYFIVE


#53882 Happy Birthday to You!

Posted Chris on 09 February 2015 - 12:04 AM

It's now midnight, which means I'm officially 27 years old!Posted Image


#53677 The Nintendo Gardening Club

Posted Tammi on 02 February 2015 - 08:47 PM

View PostPastaFriend, on 01 February 2015 - 10:07 PM, said:

On transplanting, you could experiment on the edge of the clump, perhaps? They have very dense root systems, kind of like grass but thicker roots. Almost like hosta. I'd hate to steer you wrong though! You do what you think is best.

Oh, I didn't know the Spiderwort had a dense root system. I probably would end up killing it if I tried to move it.
Hosta was one of the bulbs/roots I tried to plant from Walmart last year. Posted Image
I heard that they tolerate clay soil very well and that they prefer shade. I figured they would go great in my new flower bed! Too bad they didn't grow. Well, perhaps I can buy the actual plant when Lowes gets them in this Spring!

View PostPastaFriend, on 01 February 2015 - 10:07 PM, said:

You know what I've always wanted to grow? One of those giant elephant ears. My local Wal*Mart usually gets the big bulbs (or are they tubers?) but last year they were squishy like I said. If they're good this year, then I'll have to give it a go. I tried growing a dahlia and a canna last year and neither did much. I dug up the bulb/tuber/thingies and I'll try them again next year, maybe in pots.
Oh, I love Elephant Ears!! I remember them from childhood! I've wanted to buy some of those for quite a while. Maybe this will be the year! Posted Image

We already have some Cannas in our yard. Courtesy of my neighbor. The seeds planted themselves on my side of the fence! They're not blooming as well as they used to though. I'm not sure why. At first I thought the heat was drying them out too much so I gave them extra water last year. It still didn't help much. I'm not sure what's wrong....


#53584 Big Bang Theory

Posted Aintelligent on 01 February 2015 - 05:39 PM

I feel bad for Raj sometimes.


#53648 Wii U/3DS Online Gaming Thread

Posted Classicgamer on 02 February 2015 - 01:51 PM

View PostPastaFriend, on 01 February 2015 - 09:18 PM, said:

I totally thought this was related to dating as well! I was like, "Wow. What is happening to this website?"

It's kind of fitting for February though! ♥

Yeah I thought Chris was trying to waste his time by trying to set me up


#53642 Amiibo

Posted Aintelligent on 02 February 2015 - 10:19 AM

View PostPastaFriend, on 01 February 2015 - 09:55 PM, said:

I love Animal Crossing, so I wanted a Villager amiibo, but alas! It's super rare.

I'm not completely sold on amiibo yet, anyway. Though Pit is pretty sweet.
Haha! Missing an AC adapter? Xd


#53566 Amiibo

Posted Tails on 01 February 2015 - 02:25 PM

Anyone collecting them or going to begin collecting them?

Marth, WII fit trainer,  and villager are the rarest currently. I'm planning on getting them all.


#53589 Wii U/3DS Online Gaming Thread

Posted Classicgamer on 01 February 2015 - 08:05 PM

When I saw this in the recent topics, I first thought this thread was about sites like eharmony and match.com. Then I saw it in gaming portion of the message boards.


#53538 The Nintendo Gardening Club

Posted Tammi on 01 February 2015 - 01:18 AM

View PostPastaFriend, on 01 February 2015 - 12:51 AM, said:

I've had crop failure with seeds where nothing grows or they die off. Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) is one of those plants. I can get hundreds of seeds to sprout and they'll grow into small plants, maybe a couple of inches tall. Then they'll just die! But I have managed to coddle a few into flowering, they just don't flower as much as I'd like.

I bought a Balloon flower plant last year! Mine died off,too. I'm hoping that it might come back in spring.
Isn't it disappointing when you buy a plant described as "hardy" "resilient" or "hard to kill" only to have it die? Creeping Phlox comes to mind. It was supposed to come back year after year. It didn't!

View PostPastaFriend, on 01 February 2015 - 12:51 AM, said:


I planted some evening primrose (Oenothera lamarckiana) 'Black Magic' and it has reseeded in the most pleasant way imaginable. That was one of those seeds from a list of offerings that were being discontinued from a garden catalog. So there are gems to be had from seed.

We have a bit of Evening Primrose that grows naturally in our yard! I always love to see new wildflowers show up! We have some wildflower Spiderwort (Tradescantia) around our yard, too! I hate it's name but love the flower! It's so pretty! It comes back around March/April every year!

Congrats on your new seeds arriving! I still haven't decided what I'm planting this year. Might have to put the Butterfly plant you mentioned on my list. I don't know if I've ever tried growing that before. But I might have to give it a try!


#53519 The WiiU may be able to stream WiiU Games to the New 3DS!

Posted Chris on 31 January 2015 - 04:13 PM

Ah, thank you.

I found a small article mentioning it.
http://mynintendonew...mes-to-new-3ds/


#53478 The Nintendo Gardening Club

Posted Tammi on 28 January 2015 - 01:29 AM

View PostPastaFriend, on 28 January 2015 - 01:12 AM, said:

New England soil, Massachusetts especially, is filled with rocks. My mom and I will sieve out as many of them as we can. We have boxes and pots filled with rocks in the garage. I plan to create a rock dump site somewhere; I'd even considered putting them underneath future paths. I have found clay on the property as a child, but where the rocks take a break the roots of trees take over. There is much work to be done on the soil. But it's not too difficult to dig in, it just suffers from a bit of compaction. Oak and pine trees lend acidity, so certain plants are out of the question. (Though I ought to try planting lime-loving specimens in pots.) We have dry shade due to tree roots and poor soil in places as well. Like I said, it needs a lot of work.

A rose bush staying green all winter...it must be really happy! I hope you'll get lots of blooms this year. You need any rocks? :^P

Yeah, our soil is loaded with rocks, too. A large portion of our front yard area used to be a driveway. Anytime I want to plant in that area it takes forever to dig out the gravel! I try to reuse the gravel as plant borders but that only works for a while as overtime it sinks back into the ground.

About two foot below our land lies a layer of shell rock. That can really be a problem! But at least I've found a couple of cool fossils from it! And every time I dig I can always hope to find something cool! :)


#53473 The Nintendo Gardening Club

Posted Tammi on 27 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

View PostPastaFriend, on 27 January 2015 - 12:12 AM, said:


There's something special about seeing a plant come back year-after-year as perennials do. They're not maintenance free, they almost all want to be divided at some point, but they're a little more like friends. Perennials are definitely my first love. I'm trying to learn more about shrubs and trees as well as utilizing bulbs, vines, and annuals more. But my garden is mostly perennials. And by garden I mean it's like three decent beds.

My focus is going to be setting up new areas for gardening. The soil needs work and I'd like some paths and raised beds in other places. Even if I can just set these areas up this year and have them available for next year, that would be a step in the right direction.


Yes, I think I first planted the Ratibida columnifera back in 2010 or 2011. They do require a bit of maintenance each year. In February I have to cut off the dead parts of the plants so they can begin growing again. It's a bit of a work out...Lots of trips to the brush pile!

I like adding new gardening areas in my yard, too. Last year I added a new shade flower bed. I'll probably try to add a few more plants to it this year. And I plan to add some new bricks around the rose bush also. It's so weird! The rose bush has stayed green all winter!! It's never done that before!

What's the soil like where you live?
Ours is heavy clay with shell rock about 2 foot below that. Makes planting difficult!

View PostAintelligent, on 27 January 2015 - 04:30 PM, said:

That is awesome. The less critters eating out and infecting our gardens = the better results.

Yep, the grasshoppers are a huge problem here! They can demolish nearly everything!!