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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Big Leaves

The castor bean plant took a beating in the hail storm but has recovered.  It has sexy leaves again.


Big, sexy leaves.  I have long fingers.


More leaves are coming!


Also growing in the wild area, gourds!


Since the big rain event, the gourds have really grown.  There is still hope for gourds for my fall decorations this year.

12 comments:

  1. Your Castor does have some large leaves. I wish I would have grown gourds!

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  2. Things are looking good in your garden. I like the teepee trellis you put up for your vines. Also, i love the snow on the mountain bloom. I have never heard of that one.

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  3. Good luck on getting some gourds!

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  4. I love Autumn and gourds. Those leaves are huge! Enjoy your day.
    M. Lane

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  5. Those ARE big leaves - hope your gourds mature in time for your autumn decorating. (They still have time...I think after the hot, dry summer, we're pushing autumn a bit.)

    I'm trying to put the brakes on my on fall decorating urgings - choosing to wait until at least September 15th. I don't know how successful I'll be, but I'm trying.

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  6. Luscious look at leaves. I love leaf texture and size is not a bad thing either.

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  7. God planted some gourds for me too, can't wait to see what kind they are!! Glad you got rain. .looked like you got a little more this morning?? We're hot and dry again!! But at least with cooler weather in site!

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  8. Awesome that you can grow gourds, they love the heat you've been getting.

    I LOVE Castor, it is amazing in the landscape, what a showy plant. Have you seen the purple/red ones?
    I've not tried to grow them in a long time but it may be time to try again.

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  9. Those are huge leaves. Darnit! Hope you're doing good. Beautiful morning glories too.

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  10. Those are some big leaves! I hope you get gourds for fall decor. I'm still hoping that a pumpkin or two decides to grow on the vines that are taking over.

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  11. I love the strong sculptural form of the castor bean leaves. Here in Kansas City they're still notorious since a prominent physician poisoned and killed her husband with its extract. But I still love 'em.

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