• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

goofy yard art  RSS feed

 
master steward
Posts: 4936
Location: Missoula, MT
684
books food preservation forest garden hugelkultur purity
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I didn't want to hijack the other, legitimate yard art thread with this pic. 


boyandgirlyardart.jpg
[Thumbnail for boyandgirlyardart.jpg]
 
steward
Posts: 3999
Location: Wellington, New Zealand. Temperate, coastal, sandy, windy,
89
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well since this thread's illegitimate...
I really think his'n'hers cucurbits would be nice.  Maybe zucchinis and melons?
 
Jocelyn Campbell
master steward
Posts: 4936
Location: Missoula, MT
684
books food preservation forest garden hugelkultur purity
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Leila Rich wrote:
I really think his'n'hers cucurbits would be nice. 



Oh, you reminded me of a native cucurbit-style plant I saw on a wild edibles walk, and now I can't recall the name of it! It was something like "man melon" and it is not edible. I couldn't get over the name because the melons were about golf ball to baseball sized with pointy/thorny tiny little spines covering them. Does anyone know what plant I mean?

Did I really type that? 
 
Jocelyn Campbell
master steward
Posts: 4936
Location: Missoula, MT
684
books food preservation forest garden hugelkultur purity
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Oh, you reminded me of a native cucurbit-style plant I saw on a wild edibles walk...



Found it! It's called manroot or old-man-in-the-ground (Marah oregana) because of its massive taproot. I should credit Nature Notes by Dr. Frank Lang with helping me find the name.



Photo credit Paul Slichter at http://science.halleyhosting.com/nature/gorge/5petal/cuke/marah.htm.

The fruit and seeds are poisonous.

oreganus4a.jpg
[Thumbnail for oreganus4a.jpg]
 
gardener
Posts: 1352
Location: Cascades of Oregon
14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The lost posts from the move wouldn't be as funny the second time around.
 
Robert Ray
gardener
Posts: 1352
Location: Cascades of Oregon
14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
When my daughter was younger she always tagged along in the shop. One summer she got into a birdhouse building frenzy. I was hard pressed to come up with some innovative ideas but here are two that are still on the property and have had several avian families.
It was fun to watch the creative juices flow after I made some initial suggestions and she started comnig up with her own ideas.

Toilet bowl floats, tea pots, coffee pots old lanterns,hub caps, coconuts, kitchen canisters, she had a ball and sold out at the Saturday Markets.
IMG_0036.JPG
[Thumbnail for IMG_0036.JPG]
birdhouse 1
IMG_0040.JPG
[Thumbnail for IMG_0040.JPG]
birdhouse 2
 
Attractive, successful people love this tiny ad:
Binge on 17 Seasons of Permaculture Design Monkeys!
http://permaculture-design-course.com
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!