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Offline Basquo

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A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« on: May 21, 2007, 06:05:16 PM »
BESIDES all the hotties jogging by, I have fresh flowers all Spring (which I harvest in moderation.) Mabel Davis Park is a designated Wildflower Preserve.



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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 06:08:00 PM »
I've got to say this - I'm really disappointed in you Creighton. You say you "harvest in moderation", but what if all your neighbours did the same? It's been designated as a wildflower preserve for a reason - to preserve wildflowers for everyone to enjoy. As a keen conservationist, I think this is wrong of you to do, no matter how beautiful your arrangements are.

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 06:25:07 PM »
Creighton.
maybe you could harvest the hotties instead.

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 06:38:28 PM »
I've got to say this - I'm really disappointed in you Creighton. You say you "harvest in moderation", but what if all your neighbours did the same? It's been designated as a wildflower preserve for a reason - to preserve wildflowers for everyone to enjoy. As a keen conservationist, I think this is wrong of you to do, no matter how beautiful your arrangements are.

In sadness,
Ann


Allow me to untwist your knickers, Darling…I just traipsed out and took a good look at the sign, and it’s actually a “site” not a “preserve.”

Less than two years ago, it was an ancient landfill full of lead and mercury, on the EPA’s “hot list” for site remediation. I dealt with the dust and compost fog for many months, and now that they’ve thrown a few flower and barley seeds out there I feel I’m entitled to two dozen blossoms once a month. Not to mention the fact that all the displaced wildlife (okay, the three-eyed variety) moved into my backyard and dug up all my beds looking for food.  Now you have to be an all-hours meth-person in order to see the deer, owls, foxes and ferrets that lost their homes in the process. They don’t dare come out in the light of day anymore.

My neighbours?  Gather flowers?  Piss on them.  They don’t even curb their dogs, much less give a flip about what they can’t appreciate. As you can see, some of their offspring have “tagged” the city’s proud sign.

In Glee, for flowers that are Free,
Creighton

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2007, 06:39:53 PM »
Creighton.
maybe you could harvest the hotties instead.

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And Lucas, dear friend, don’t think I haven’t thought of that! But I’ve given up posing on my porch since I became a boyfriend.

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2007, 07:47:29 PM »
they are wildflowers. There are a gazillion of them and they will be dead in a few days. who cares? no one. They were beautiful on the road to Austin this weekend,what few were left.
dont mess with texas

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 07:52:53 PM »
they are wildflowers. There are a gazillion of them and they will be dead in a few days. who cares? no one. They were beautiful on the road to Austin this weekend,what few were left.
dont mess with texas

LOL!  At last!  We agree on something!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Offline JeffInNYC

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2007, 07:58:14 PM »
Oh Creighton, I think Mrs Alden Davis, the civic leader who the park was named after, would much rather you harvest the hotties...but not in moderation   ;D

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 08:06:07 PM »
Every time that you see all of those wildflowers along the highways in Texas, Say a thank you to Lady Bird Johnson. She was the driving force behind the planting and designated "No Mow" areas along Texas highways.
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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2007, 08:32:05 PM »
Every time that you see all of those wildflowers along the highways in Texas, Say a thank you to Lady Bird Johnson. She was the driving force behind the planting and designated "No Mow" areas along Texas highways.
Jean-Yves
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ABSOLUTELY!!  Lady Bird is still with us, at 94, and though she's a bit of an invalid, she still makes appearances from time to time.  I do indeed think of her often, once I leave the city and start driving through grand Texas.

By the way, travelling here is like going anywhere in the world.  A little geography lesson for all - Here's a list of actual places to travel in Texas :
 

 
Need to be cheered up?   
               Happy, Texas 79042
               Pep , Texas 79353
              Smiley , Texas 78159
              Paradise , Texas 76073
              Rainbow , Texas 76077
              Sweet Home , Texas 77987
              Comfort , Texas 78013
              Friendship, Texas 76530
 
Love the Sun?
               Sun City , Texas 78628
              Sunrise , Texas 76661
              Sunset, Texas 76270
              Sundown, Texas 79372
              Sunray , Texas 79086
              Sunny Side , Texas 77423
               Sunnyvale , Texas 775182
 
Want something to eat?
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              Noodle , Texas 79536
              Oatmeal , Texas 78605
              Turkey , Texas 79261
              Trout , Texas 75789
              Sugar Land , Texas 77479
              Salty, Texas 76567
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              And top it off with:
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               Detroit , Texas 75436
               Colorado City , Texas 79512
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               Nevada , Texas 75173
               Memphis , Texas 79245
               Miami , Texas 79059
               Boston , Texas 75570
               Santa Fe , Texas 77517
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               Reno , Texas 75462 
 
Feel like traveling outside the country? Don't have to buy a plane ticket!
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               Canadian , Texas 79014
               China , Texas 77613
               Egypt , Texas 77436               
               Italy, TX 76651
              Turkey , Texas 79261
               London , Texas 76854
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No need to travel to Washington D.C
 
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And a city named after our State!

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Exhausted?
 
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Cold?
 
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                 Winters, Texas
 
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Need Office Supplies?
 
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Whoops, left out
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And, of course, there is a place in Texas that is......

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2007, 08:47:22 PM »
Leave it to Texas to come up with those names! :D (No offense intended).  Texas is just too hot for me (weather wise I mean).
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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2007, 08:48:13 PM »
......and judge, that's why I love him!  ;D
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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2007, 06:59:26 AM »
Hey Creighton, thanks for untwisting my knickers! ;D

It's just that I've had this debate with others in the past, but concerning actual "preserves" where there are endangered plant species. Reading your first post, I thought that was what we were talking about here and I now understand that it isn't. Thanks for clarifying.

Although it is true in a sense what Jack said about the blooms dying in a few days, what people often fail to remember is that when the bloom withers, it's time for the plant to make seeds to further propagate the species. When the flowers are removed in their prime, the plant can't make the seeds. Some plants will try again with more flowers, others can't.

But I'll say it again - the arrangement of your illicit ;) flowers is beautiful! You've really got a talent there.

I apologise for the misunderstanding on my part - but as I said, I'm a keen conservationist and I keep up to date on what wildflowers are endangered/protected species here where I live. There are often species from the animal kingdom that are dependant on the preservation of some plant species, so wiping out certain plants can have a far-reaching, knock-on effect.

Wildflower hugs,
Ann
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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2007, 07:17:57 AM »
any of you a "Lost in Space" fan...that campy series from the 60's?  If so, remember the eppy entitled "The Great Vegetable Rebellion"?  Makes one think twice about harvesting fresh flowers.  For me its silk flowers all the way baby!

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2007, 07:27:14 AM »
Makes one think twice about harvesting fresh flowers.  For me its silk flowers all the way baby!

Silk? Oh yes darling, without a doubt. It's nice to see you bringing a touch of Manhattan to dear old Queens.

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2007, 07:39:18 AM »
Makes one think twice about harvesting fresh flowers.  For me its silk flowers all the way baby!

Silk? Oh yes darling, without a doubt. It's nice to see you bringing a touch of Manhattan to dear old Queens.

MtD

I have one silk arrangement, it has to be silk...otherwise, you know how many flowers would have bit the dust by now? This Manhattanite does not have a green thumb!  Besides, not many places here in the city to harvest flowers.  Not more than one floral arrangement though...wouldnt want anyone thinking Im gay or anything.   ;)

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Re: A Cool Thing About Living Next to a New Park
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2007, 09:35:59 AM »
Ann, I was the one who said "preserve" in error in the first place! But I do stand by my comments about my neighbours!  ::)

 


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