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    Welp , im a bit of a green thumb, i love my yard and have always been into plants of all kinds. Over the last 6 years or so , ive taken a liking to lilies , ive got several types and love to see em bloom. My favs are the Hurricane lilies and the Spider Lilly. My spider Lilly came from a cutting i got from a friend and is just awesome when she blooms, altho the last couple of years her clock has been way out of whack , blooming in February(weird for these) But this year shes right on time in late June. Thot id share. These are the first two blooms of the year.

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    I too like lillies, there are a few around my house, the flowers never seem to last very long though.

    youtube.com/borderlinealaska

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    Those are pretty! I am learning about flowers. Managed to pick out a few good ones but some didn’t make it. I think it’s the soil. I have a ways to go…

    First planted a couple months ago

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    Today

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    This thread looks like the start of a “Motorcyclists guide to gardening” blog … has a ring to it .. the brute and soft side playing well against each other.

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    Beautiful flowers @spdygak. I would also share a pucture of my garden no flowers as for now due to heavy rains at this time but looks good when its full of flowers :D

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    #34635
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    Awesome pics!

    This just bloomed after 15 years:

    Interesting, a bit scary to be near though…..

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/20/sheep-eating-plant-bloom-puya-chilensis-photos_n_3474003.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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    Well, no good deeds go unpunished.

    It’s sad, the over regulation to the point of ridiculous.

    Even with respect and wanting, he would comply with all safety requirements.

    The easiest way to kill an old man is to take away his heart.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/metro-threatens-phantom-planter-with-arrest-if-he-tends-his-dupont-circle-station-flowers/2013/06/22/87aaed02-db5f-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_story.html?hpid=z2

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    Your yard looks great @sahilarora Very neat and green. I’m still working on my grass to grow in full and green. @shoichirohonda interesting stories. Glad funny they mention keeping kids away from the scary plant.

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    nice plants guys , @spdygak – if your starting out , a quick tip is to add a small handful of bonemeal in the hole before planting , it will encourage fast root growth giving the flowers a head start on awesomeness.(works with all plants BTW)
    the beds look great brother , keep it up!

    @kewlbreeze – i know , waaaay off topic , but figured it was a good change of pace from all the bullshit goin on recently.
    and plants sooth the soul brother! lol

    @sahilarora – beautiful yard brother! awesome native palms and a water-feature – good stuff

    @shoichirohonda – never heard of that sheep eating plant , mother nature kicks out some oddities here and there.
    and about the flower guy , there always seems to be someone to wreck shit for everybody else. Awesome story.

    Here is a pic of my Hurricane lily , and my stargazer Lily (both from last bloom)

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    Sour milk is a good cheap fertilizer too. I use composted horse manure from my girlfriends horse. my stockpile is about a cubic yard.
    @sahilahora great looking yard!

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    Thanks guys :D

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    Thanks for the tip @bambam I will check it out. Nice to have some other hobbies. I will post some pics of the herb garden later.

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    The ultimate garden?

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