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Huntn

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Yep Winter is over, plants are popping, are you familiar with Johnny Jump Ups?

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My wife has loved these for years, they are violas and related to pansies, smaller than Pansies sometimes called Wild Pansies, and they seem to be good at self preservation. She planted some last year and this year they are all over including in pots, one hanging basket 5’ off the ground, by seeds via the wind have taken over several of our pots/baskets. That’s ok, because they are pretty. :)


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volunteers in a basket​

And before I go, it’s a long shot but is anyone familiar with this plant seen on the Big Island of Hawaii?

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Had 2 ton of quarry stone delivered today. Had to move it all off the drive by hand. Have a guy coming to build a garden wall for one of our beds on Monday.
 
Last spring, we redid the plants and shrubs directly in front of our house. This year, I hope to finish off a little side area that didn't get done last year, and make the tree in our front yard look nice. I'd like to do our backyard, too, but I don't think we'll get to it this year.
 
I have a love and hate relationship with gardening. i love the look of a nice garden. I hate gardening.
 
I have a love and hate relationship with gardening. i love the look of a nice garden. I hate gardening.
Obviously you have the wrong outlook. Gardening is Zen, it’s a combination of controlling nature and being one with nature molding it to your vision of a tamed nature and cementing your place in your natural reality. :)
 
@Huntn so how did your lime tree winter over? I remember you said something about putting it into the shed on a really cold night, with a heat lamp or something?
 
Yep Winter is over, plants are popping, are you familiar with Johnny Jump Ups?



My wife has loved these for years, they are violas and related to pansies, smaller than Pansies sometimes called Wild Pansies, and they seem to be good at self preservation. She planted some last year and this year they are all over including in pots, one hanging basket 5’ off the ground, by seeds via the wind have taken over several of our pots/baskets. That’s ok, because they are pretty. :)


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volunteers in a basket​

And before I go, it’s a long shot but is anyone familiar with this plant seen on the Big Island of Hawaii?



Huh......This afternoon I was out shooting in the neighborhood for a while and I captured these flowers, which I assumed are pansies. Maybe they're not, are they Johnny Jump-Ups instead??

Uh, well, never mind; when I tried to upload the image I got a message stating that the file is too large. It's my standard size for sharing on forums, 1800x1800 pixels...... I would guess that there needs to be some admin adjustment done in this area if people are going to be able to share anything other than snapshots done with their iPhones.
 
@Huntn so how did your lime tree winter over? I remember you said something about putting it into the shed on a really cold night, with a heat lamp or something?
It did fine, thanks for asking! :) This year for the biggest freeze it got down to about 28F for a couple of hours before heading back up. For that one, it went into the shed, I wrapped it with an old car cover, and originally was going to put small incandescent lights on it, under the wrap, but instead said why not, and put a 250w heat lamp under the wrap. That might have been overkill, a 100w lamp probably would have sufficed. For subsequent short lived freezes, I dispensed with the shed, and just wrapped it and left it outside with the heat lamp. The old car cover has 7 layers so it feels substantial.

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Huh......This afternoon I was out shooting in the neighborhood for a while and I captured these flowers, which I assumed are pansies. Maybe they're not, are they Johnny Jump-Ups instead??

Uh, well, never mind; when I tried to upload the image I got a message stating that the file is too large. It's my standard size for sharing on forums, 1800x1800 pixels...... I would guess that there needs to be some admin adjustment done in this area if people are going to be able to share anything other than snapshots done with their iPhones.
This App: Image Size will resolve the issue. I have discovered my iPad produces images less than 2MB (no adjustment needed) and my iPhone XR produces 4MB images.

Johnny Jumpups have substantially smaller blooms than pansies.
 
Lol, my wife’s plant marking system, little green and yellow plastic tabs stuck in the ground has been sabotaged by… the squirrels or some other critter that has run off with seemingly all of them! I imagine some nicely decorated squirrel nests. ;)
 
Lol, my wife’s plant marking system, little green and yellow plastic tabs stuck in the ground has been sabotaged by… the squirrels or some other critter that has run off with seemingly all of them! I imagine some nicely decorated squirrel nests. ;)

She's lucky they didn't leave a note thanking her for the plants, or did they leave alone what she planted?
 
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This App: Image Size will resolve the issue. I have discovered my iPad produces images less than 2MB (no adjustment needed) and my iPhone XR produces 4MB images.

Johnny Jumpups have substantially smaller blooms than pansies.

I don't edit my images, even the iPhone ones, on the iPhone or iPad; I use my Mac for all image processing, and I do have ways to adjust the sizing of my images in the various image editing programs I use. Obviously there is an image size limitation here and it would be good to know specifically what that is. I'm used to other forums where the 1800x1800 pixel sizing is acceptable and customary.
 
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