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Lilies of the Field October 29, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Terrorist Hemorrhoids.
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I crack myself up sometimes.

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1. Lipstick - October 29, 2006

Aaargh!

You evil, evil man.

I want one of those so badly!!

2. harrison - October 29, 2006

Don’t get the camera wet.

3. Dave in Texas - October 29, 2006

It was 97 when I decided to climb in.

4. Lipstick - October 29, 2006

Bastard!!!

5. BrewFan - October 29, 2006

Here’s the title for your short subject: Goober’s Got Him Some Tubers.

6. BrewFan - October 29, 2006

By the way, was that ‘Love Shack’ I heard playing in the background?
[snort!]

7. Retired Geezer - October 29, 2006

Careful Dave, I think I saw a pale white hand sticking out of the misty water.

8. Dave in Texas - October 29, 2006

I decided to fire it up again this evening.

It feels heavenly.

love shack baaybeee

9. lauraw - October 29, 2006

Hey now.

What’s that nifty niche you have them in? Looks like its built right into your poolscape.

How much sun does that area get?

10. lauraw - October 29, 2006

Oh

And my girlfriend and I made paella, and made a complete mess of it. Apparently when they say short grain rice, they mean it. Long grain just doesn’t work the same way.

But we still have some tasty glop.

She poured me a drink- I said whisky and water- turned around, and there’s this dark caramel color up to the top of a short glass.

“Lisa, did you put any water in that?”

“Yeah, half and half.”

“I can’t drink that! Jesus Christ. Who’s going to drink all that??”

Yeah, I did. Just sipped and kept adding water all afternoon and through 28 hands of two Rummy games, and long reminiscences and stories.

Which was fine, because that’s how long it takes long-grain rice to absorb any goddamn water after you’ve fried it in a short-grain rice recipe.

Let that be a lesson to you kids.

11. BrewFan - October 29, 2006

Today was Trick or Treatin’ in Boonies, Wisconsin and my little granddaughter was dressed as Elmo. Go look up the word ‘cute’ in the dictionary and you’ll find a picture of her there :)

12. Dave in Texas - October 29, 2006

4 hours or therebouts is the sunshiny part o that porch ma’am.

13. lauraw - October 29, 2006

Hm.

14. Dave in Texas - October 29, 2006

not enough?

15. Muslihoon - October 29, 2006

I love paella!

16. lauraw - October 29, 2006

In my climate, no. In your climate? I don’t know.

The all-around heat will be enough to make them throw up lots of lilypads, I’m sure (as the pads get bigger keep adding water and they will follow the water level) but I don’t know about how much blooming you can expect in low light, even in your heat.

This will be an experiment, the results of which we won’t know until Spring, when they will be most likely to want to bloom a lot.

17. Dave in Texas - October 29, 2006

oh you just WATCH me add that water. I’m on it like white on rice!

I recalculated… gets 3 hours of direct sunlight, 3 more of indirect. Plus I blew them all a kiss.

18. geoff - October 29, 2006

Just keep wiggling your toes at them.

I’ll bet they like that.

19. lauraw - October 30, 2006

You planted them roots-down, right?

20. Dave in Texas - October 30, 2006

roots?

21. Dave in Texas - October 30, 2006

they were smelly, I member that.

22. Michael - October 30, 2006

You planted them roots-down, right?

Damn, Laura, you should have told him that in advance. Most Texas plants grow in a roots-up position.

23. Feisty - October 30, 2006

Dad, you sound like a hick.

“Yankees are freezin’, but not me….”

Pfeh.

24. Dave in Texas - October 30, 2006

cold up there in minnysoder ain’t it punk?

25. a-a - October 30, 2006

How long is it going to be before Dave “accidentally” posts naked pictures of himself?

Man did yall see that Colts game? That Manning guy is something else isnt he?

Night folks.

26. Wickedpinto - October 30, 2006

one time, during a typhoon, a friend of mine recorded myself, him and another buddy just hanging out. After he told us, he said “he just wondered what it looked like being normal”

We all kinda laughed and watched the tape back, and we spent most of the time laughing, cuz we spent most of the tape, watching “broken arrow” whil sitting down, shirtless, in shorts, and all three of us spent about 40 minutes just picking at our toenails, and making quippy comments about the movie.

Everytime one of us would touch our feet, we would just start laughing, it’s a disgusting habbit, but for some reason, all three of us would start doing it at the same time, kinda like yawning.

27. PattyAnn - October 30, 2006

Birkenstock Arizonas are the official at-home footwear choice for true Texans.
Laura, we probably live a couple of hours away from Dave and our little koi pond gets direct sun about 6 hours a day and indirect about 4 hours but our water lillies didn’t bloom this year. Nice leaves but no blooms.

28. lauraw - October 30, 2006

hardies or tropicals?

29. kevlarchick - October 30, 2006

Naked pics of Dave? um….

“Consider the lilies of the water (sic); they neither toil nor spin. Yet even Dave in Texas (sic) in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these.”

30. Dave in Texas - October 30, 2006

That’s true… I’m “arrayed” differently than a lily.

31. PattyAnn - October 30, 2006

Laura, hardies. They bloomed last year, just none this year. Don’t know if temps make that much difference, but this was a hell of a hot summer.
Now, my night-blooming cerius and star cactus had a record blooming season and the christmas cacti have set their buds and are ready to bring in soon.
Oh, lillies were fertilized with those round tablets that the water pond guy said to use.

32. lauraw - October 30, 2006

Did you divide them in Spring? How big is the pot? And is it a named lily?

33. lauraw - October 30, 2006

Actually, never mind.

Even if you divided and repotted the lilies, hardies can sometimes be adversely affected by high heat. That’s why the big ones like to be planted as deep as three to five feet below the surface of the water.

(But I do find that my hardies just don’t do anything unless I divide them and repot them in fresh dirt.)

34. PattyAnn - October 30, 2006

Nobody expects the inquisition :)
1. Yes
2, large square black aerated ones like from Home Depot.
3. I think one is American Star and one is Texas Dawn.

35. PattyAnn - October 30, 2006

Ah, these are not planted in dirt, they’re planted in that aquatic medium stuff?
And, they are submerged about 2 1/2 to 3 feet from the top of the basket to the waterline.

36. PattyAnn - October 30, 2006

Laura, thanks for the help. I need to leave for an appt. Will check back later.

37. lauraw - October 30, 2006

It was probably the heat, then.

Hmm. I’ve purchased those pots for use as filters, but not for potting because I use clay loam.

I have some other lilies rooted up in the pond margin, living in nothing but dirty gravel. Never fertlize them, they just live on fish poop and whatever else lives in the rocks.

They bloom less, but they never need division or suddenly fag out like the potted ones do when the fertilizer runs low. The roots are much bigger than dirt-potted lilies, spreading several feet away all through the gravel.
Their pads are smaller, but the flowers are full size. And they clean the water as they feed.

I’m thinking of doing the same with the big lilies in the deep end, but I’m scared it may be hard to do anything about it if they decide to eat the pond.

38. lauraw - October 30, 2006

What’s this, three threadjackings in a week? How am I doing? Can we get an independent judgement on this?

39. Dave in Texas - October 30, 2006

Forgot to answer your other question ma’am… it’s just a big ol pot I bought at Lowe’s.

Purty ain’t it?

40. lauraw - October 30, 2006

Oh, weird, when I first saw it I thought it was a recessed hole in the concrete, lined with a pot.

41. Dave in Texas - October 30, 2006

I used my craZy-mad creative camera angle skillz to fool ya.

42. Muslihoon - October 30, 2006

lined with a pot

For a moment, I thought it was “lined with pot”. Those would be quite interesting lilies indeed!


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