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by njoynit on April 10, 2006 04:34 AM
I got a start of some herb& forgot the name by time I got home with it.she said the pioneers used it for adding blush to cheeks.Its still a lil ity bitty thing.I'm not sure if this is the one that she said would grow 10 ft either.It's just 3 inches tall and has a limey green like to the leaves and a lil hint of pink on the leaves where the stem of leaf comes from stalk.I notice no smell.

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by Deborah L. on April 10, 2006 07:22 AM
Interesting ! I hope someone will know something about it. Can you ask at the nursery next time you go? I'm curious about it now !

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by weezie13 on April 10, 2006 09:25 PM
Berries' juices were used as a dye stain lips and cheeks for pioneer days.......
(like elderberries..)

Beets too!!! [thumb]

Never knew of herbs that could do that.... [dunno]

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by comfrey on April 11, 2006 01:35 AM
I think they used mullien leaves...it is mildly irratating to the skin and would casue the cheeks to have a rosey blush to them.

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by njoynit on May 09, 2006 09:09 AM
Here's a picture I took.

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I hope that helps someone.It sure is pretty.

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by comfrey on May 13, 2006 03:06 PM
It is a pretty plant...don't know what it is, hope someone does.

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by njoynit on May 14, 2006 05:33 AM
I'll have to get another shot.its prettier now.If I remember at the party tonight,I'll ask Debbie what it is.she works the greenhouse.she brought them to June.I just took one out of the tray...wish I'd took more.....

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by Triss on May 14, 2006 05:49 AM
Could it be a variety of Mallow?

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by comfrey on May 15, 2006 04:54 PM
Triss your guess may be right, as I searched through alot of books looking at pictures and some sort of Mallow was as close as I came also.

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by njoynit on June 28, 2006 02:27 AM
Its getting taller.I've moved it to my hex bed.I've not looked up a mallow with these pinks on the leaves.

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by njoynit on June 28, 2006 05:53 AM
here is a shot.
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Its bent cause was like super hades When I moved it.so it recovered but held its wilted shape.I'll stick a blind stick when I remeber at the right time. Its in hex bed with blackie sweet potato vine crawling towards it.& will eventually shade its roots a bit.

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by njoynit on September 17, 2006 01:12 AM
Its still got a curve.........and about 9 ft tall.I wish it'd bloom!!!!!!!!!!!

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by weezie13 on September 17, 2006 01:41 AM
9ft tall!!! [shocked] [shocked] [shocked]
Have you taken a sprig of it down to the
local co~operative extention?????

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by thorns on September 17, 2006 08:47 AM
hi yall, I've seen this plant before, just not exactly sure where; maybe a seed catalog 'johnny's in the salad section' or maybe as a weed in my own garden. Will give it somemore thought and reply when answer is in hand.
by njoynit on September 17, 2006 09:48 AM
I wish it'd bloom.I don't know if its hardy.Least I'm a mild climate......gives me a chance........

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by weezie13 on September 17, 2006 11:21 AM
Njoynit,
What are the orange flowers at the top??????? [dunno] [flower]

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by njoynit on September 21, 2006 10:33 PM
thats a very tall mexican sunflower tithionia.I lost the reddish orange seeds(RITA blew um)& I didn't grow the yellow this year cause need to lesson some of the yellow cause was overyellowbloomed in Sept-oct last year.theres also a even taller plant with orange...lions tail.I somehow lost the 1st blooming seeds that dried(when removed they we're empty?)I need a ladder to even CHECK the rest.Yes...Its taller than my 10 ft ladder.I keep asking myself why I got those tall THINGS in that bed [dunno] That mexican sunflower...it gets some heavy traffic in that bed.I started seeing sulphers& swallowtails this week.so pretty soon I'll have that naked purple morning glory..lol

Still no blooms on that blush plant.I'm busy in yard... meldas been busy sowing flats of herbs for fall sales(yeah I can grow cilantro& dill now!)I NEVER think to to ask her about that blush plant [nutz]

I can send you mexican sunflower for next year.I WS that one.Its the one the dogs didn't kill.

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by njoynit on October 11, 2006 11:00 PM
This is what I got!
http://www.seedsofchange.com/garden_center/product_details.asp?item_no=S10742

Its called lambs quarters!Its edible kinda like a spinich tree.I'm eating a salad for lunch so will let ya know the taste.Its starting to get flowerbuds.Its also kinda blown over from yesterdays rain(which we needed!I might go play on the quad in the mud.Hubbys gone.I can blame it on someone else& he can't prove it being gone [lala] )
Here is a lil, more info on the plant,but this ones either white or green flowering.
http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/surprising-lambs-quarters/

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by comfrey on October 11, 2006 11:29 PM
Wow, I am happy you finally found out what it is, I would think that the leaves when young would be the best tasting???? So are you going to save seeds off of it??? I can't wait to see what the blooms will look like.

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by njoynit on October 12, 2006 06:54 AM
yes I'll save some then clip the rest so don't re-seed like mad in the hex bed.I was so lucky to run into Melda in walmart.she told me it would be a fuller shrub if I'd had keept it trimmed down to 4-5 ft,but would have had tons of millions of seeds.She said it reseeds badly.A few weeks you'll be able to see the flowers more.Its hardy to zone 4& suppose to root from cuttings easily.

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by comfrey on October 12, 2006 11:08 AM
So are you going to try pruning it back after it flowers and see what happens or will it die back and then come back in the spring for you?

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by njoynit on October 13, 2006 10:05 PM
I'm going to trim it back it back some& root a few of the cuts.I'll end up with seeds as well.She said they are black and small.I'm going to mix a few in with part of my 4 pm strip at end of yard.they can screen the neighbors yard& will match the fushia 4 pms& maybe help hold them up off ground when rains hard.
salad was good.

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