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Old 12-14-2020, 08:13 PM
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Looks like a variety of Datura (the Blackberry Swirl part just describes the color)... you wouldn't want to be eating THAT one! It is beautiful! I was only familiar with the ordinary white Datura.

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No, I asked. I've always thought it wasn't cost effective to desalinate sea water. I've never had to think about recycling every bit of waste water either (although the grass is greener over the septic drain field.) But, recycling grey water (if possible) makes good sense.

We have a well and septic. Recycling those would be against code (I believe.)
Desal is on the expensive side but it's one of the ways of dealing with water uncertainty in a desert (like where I live)... there are a few desal plants along the California coast, and powers-that-be trying to get more. In my neighborhood, we have a cutting-edge reclamation plant that gets about 1/3 of the the secondary effluent from the Sanitation District up to, and well above, drinking water standards. Part goes to maintain the aquifer so that it is protected from seawater intrusion, the rest goes into the drinking water system. Since every drop of water on the planet is ultimately recycled (we haven't added any in a few billion years) we're just shortening the process (rather than dumping to the ocean and waiting for it to come back as rain, which can be a really long wait.) When it doesn't rain, people have to be creative!
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ill resurrect this thread with a gem of a plant, Purslane!

most people think of it as a weed but it is both beautiful as well as tasty and really good for you! (loads of omega fattys)

i love the fact that each one can flower in different colors and that they are amazing on salads

i use them as a ground cover but only in the front yard as they are toxic to the pooches


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Last February while walking my dog in my new neighborhood I kept catching whiffs of the most amazing sweet lemony fragrance but I couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Turns out it was Winter Daphne (Daphne ordora). It is so powerful when in bloom you can smell a small bush outside from across the street. I am now obsessed.
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Last February while walking my dog in my new neighborhood I kept catching whiffs of the most amazing sweet lemony fragrance but I couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Turns out it was Winter Daphne (Daphne ordora). It is so powerful when in bloom you can smell a small bush outside from across the street. I am now obsessed.
Well shoot! Quit toying with me. I rushed off after reading this to find myself one. Zone 7-9. Go figure.

Wah, wah, wah...
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Well shoot! Quit toying with me. I rushed off after reading this to find myself one. Zone 7-9. Go figure.

Wah, wah, wah...
I tried them here. It wasn't pretty.
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Ooops! I didn't realize how restricted the zone map is. For the first time on this board I am feeling lucky about my local weather conditions vis-a-vis a plant I'm trying to grow outside.
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Damn! 7-9. That is like a teeny window lol

I might try to push it and grow it in a pot in shade.

I love me some smelly flowers
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Damn! 7-9. That is like a teeny window lol

I might try to push it and grow it in a pot in shade.

I love me some smelly flowers
It is really incredible. 24 hour fragrance. My girlfriend pinched a tiny bud from the top and brought it in and it smells up a whole room.
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Damn! 7-9. That is like a teeny window lol

I might try to push it and grow it in a pot in shade.

I love me some smelly flowers
It also said they were sort of finicky to get started. You're even further outside the zone than Dolly and I... caveat emptor my friend!
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Lol. I live dangerously


A cool flower for smell that I just discovered is
False Ashoka Tree

I am pretty sure. The person whose land it is is kind of an ass so I donít want to ask lol

Smell Is like a frangipani and a lemon. Smack(kiss)!
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