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Re: Local lotus


Or rabbits....

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Aug 11, 2007, at 11:50 AM, james singer wrote:

> Oz seems to have a problem with a lot of imports from the new  
> world. I didn't know about moose. But they go crazy if you mention  
> opuntia.
>
> On Aug 11, 2007, at 10:56 AM, Andrea Hodges wrote:
>
>> I haven't read that one. I have one assigned for reading called A  
>> Plague of Rats and Rubbervines that I haven't gotten to yet. I  
>> started it but kept getting side tracked. So far what I found  
>> really interesting is that other countries suffer from invasives  
>> (for them) from America. I felt really narrow minded when I  
>> realized I'd never given any thought to our stuff invading other  
>> places. Who knew that Moose were a problem in Australia?
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie Holmes"  
>> <holmesbm@usit.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 7:02 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Local lotus
>>
>>
>>> I think you both might enjoy "Aliens in the Backyard" by John  
>>> Leland.  He
>>> makes numerous points about the fact that many...in some cases  
>>> most...of
>>> our plants are not native to this continent.  Certainly most of  
>>> the grasses
>>> and foods we use.  Maybe a lot of people get confused non-native and
>>> invasive since many of the trouble plants are non-native.  What  
>>> surprised
>>> me was that most earthworms are not native and create a different  
>>> chemistry
>>> for plants.
>>>
>>>
>>>> [Original Message]
>>>> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>>> Date: 8/10/2007 3:19:01 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Local lotus
>>>>
>>>> I think it's beautiful, too, Jim, but for some reason it is  
>>>> listed as
>>>> an invasive around here.  I can't understand it, because the water
>>>> plants that are invasive in the areas I know are water chestnuts  
>>>> and
>>>> pickerel weed.  I don't remember seeing the Nelumbo  lutea anywhere
>>>> nearer than Nova Scotia.
>>>> Auralie
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> In a message dated 08/10/2007 12:51:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>>>> silverhawk@flash.net writes:
>>>>
>>>> B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>>>> The lotus in the local library's retention pond is blooming. My
>>>> problem, no longer being terribly agile, was/is getting close  
>>>> enough to
>>>> the blooms to get a really good picture. For this one, I'd  
>>>> walked out
>>>> as far as I could on the tops of cypress knees that more-or-less  
>>>> define
>>>> the margin between swamp and upland. It must have been a  
>>>> spectacle to
>>>> watch.
>>>>
>>>> http://tinyurl.com/3afx64
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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> Southwest Florida
> 27.1 N, 82.4 W
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> Heat Zone 10
> Sunset Zone 25
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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