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    I have my first pumpkin blossoms

    I only have male flowers so far, but that's typical. They seem to come out earlier than the female flowers, and there are usually a lot more males. Sort of a pumpkin-blossom frat party, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder View Post
    I have my first pumpkin blossoms

    I only have male flowers so far, but that's typical. They seem to come out earlier than the female flowers, and there are usually a lot more males. Sort of a pumpkin-blossom frat party, I guess.
    Newf, do you "help" the bees with the pollination process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer View Post
    Newf, do you "help" the bees with the pollination process?
    I have once or twice when it didn't look like I was getting much action from my apian friends. I only did a couple of blossoms, and it seemed to work, but I can't say that the ones I "helped" were any better than the ones that nature pollinated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder View Post
    I have my first pumpkin blossoms

    I only have male flowers so far, but that's typical. They seem to come out earlier than the female flowers, and there are usually a lot more males. Sort of a pumpkin-blossom frat party, I guess.
    What kind of pumpkins are you growing??? Any pics you could upload of the blossoms?
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    Jack-o-Lantern and Big Max. I've tried the Big Max before with mixed results; the JoL are new to my garden even though the variety has been around forever.

    I may try to get pictures of the blossoms, but don't hold your breath--I'm not much of a photographer.
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    Help identifying this shrub

    Need help identifying these shrubs. I tried to transplant one of them and it died. See before and after. I wanted to get a new one. Can someone (Lambi?) help?! Oh and I live South - in Texas.


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    I have a few Magilla Parilla ( or is it Parilla Magilla ? ) planted and they really do well in shade to part sun (from the west). I actually have them near the hosta's to amp up the color in that area and they seem to be more colorful with more shade than sun.

    In any case, I started some cuttings in water and they root quickly and thrive if you change the water every day or two and transfer well to the outdoors.

    I currently have a beautiful cutting in water, but the weather is rapidly changing ( Chicago area) and I would like to know if I pot it, will it survive as an indoor plant through the winter ? And what is the best way to do it ? Someone suggested rootone (?) and soilless potting mix. Does that sound correct or can I just plop it into some regular potting mix ?

    Any help appreciated.

    Note, the only Magilla Parilla image I could find was a "vanilla" one, but the ones I have are deep pinkish-magenta variegated.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    EDIT: I just found an image that's close:

    http://www.prairiestarflowers.com/im...la_magilla.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGM35 View Post
    Need help identifying these shrubs. I tried to transplant one of them and it died. See before and after. I wanted to get a new one. Can someone (Lambi?) help?! Oh and I live South - in Texas.
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    That's a nandina, variety is "firepower". Any decent sized nursery should have this, and it's about time to plant shrubbery to get a good start; now is much better than waiting till spring.
    Hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by queenb View Post
    That's a nandina, variety is "firepower". Any decent sized nursery should have this, and it's about time to plant shrubbery to get a good start; now is much better than waiting till spring.
    Hope this helps!
    Thanks queenb! I'll search for some while I'm out and about today!

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    We had the possibility of a frost last night, so I picked all the green tomatoes of a decent size. I ripen them inside and sometimes they have lasted until Thanksgiving at the end of November.

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