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is this flower ok?

Post by lady-lord-be » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:25 am

is this flower ok to be eaten. sherman always runs to it and tries to eat it when i let him run around on the varandah.
good bad?
im not sure what it is thats why i couldnt do the search.

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Post by Mikaela » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:26 am

I have literally 36 house plants and have no clue what that is either.

Not including my cacti.

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Post by lady-lord-be » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:41 am

nah there not furry but there soft.

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Post by Mikaela » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:45 am

Whats pissing me off is this is a common house plant. I have seen it. Im a plant person (large plants) and I dont know what that is. :oops:
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Post by lady-lord-be » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:45 am

damn haha im sure someone on here might know what it is... hopefully. :D

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Post by CatsChair » Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:05 pm

Foliage looks like a geranium, doesn't it? Check http://www.geraniumgallery.net/index.asp
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Post by Lauren » Sun Feb 11, 2007 2:26 pm

I think my mum has one of those! Argh.. I gotta find out. I only have a Bamboo Palm in my lounge which the leaves have been shredded. Thanx too naughty lil birdies. It has some other lil plants around it. But I havnt a clue what they are. So I dont let the fids anywhere near those just to make sure.
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Post by lady-lord-be » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:15 pm

CatsChair wrote:Foliage looks like a geranium, doesn't it? Check http://www.geraniumgallery.net/index.asp


i reckon it might be a geranium.
are they bad for fids?
thanks for the replys! :D

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Post by CatsChair » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:45 pm

Not sure about how they are with fids, but they grow like weeds around here. Don't tell Mum, but I think I may have eaten more than one in my childhood (hey my friend used to eat her mud pies) and lived to tell the tale.
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Post by lady-lord-be » Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:53 pm

yum yum haha my mom actually told us to eat rose petals :oops: shes crazy i say

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Post by Mattls » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:20 pm

I don't think those flowers would be good for them.

By the way, I PMed you and sent you an email on Saturday!
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Post by Mattls » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:23 pm

Oops! Nevermind, I just got your email response. Thanks!
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Post by CatsChair » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:04 pm

Your mom may have been on to something, my pet turtles LOVED rose petals!
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Post by lady-lord-be » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:40 pm

yeah she must have been on something. haha
how many turtles you got? :?:

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Post by Occy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:23 am

" Rose hips (the flowers which have swollen to seed) are an excellent source of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. They also contain bioflavonoids, citric acid, flavonoids, fructose, malic acid, tannins and zinc. Taken in the form of tea they are good for infections, particularly bladder infections. Rose hip tea is also used in the treatment of diarrhea. It is an especially good source of vitamin C."

http://www.rosemagazine.com/pages/therapeutic.asp

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Post by lady-lord-be » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:42 am

so my mom wasnt crazy :shock: :D

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Post by Occy » Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:57 am

no comment :p

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Post by lady-lord-be » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:16 pm

lol

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Post by CatsChair » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:53 pm

My mom was crazy, but much of her advice was good! No turtles now; was up to seven at one point!
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Post by lady-lord-be » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:11 pm

whoa 7 is heaps.. did they live in the house in a tank or something?
i had one and he lived in the green house. i found him crossing a busy highway. so i bought him home. fed him up and then let him go again.

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Post by lady-lord-be » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:18 pm

hey thanks

but damn its on the list.
sherman will be more shitty. :twisted:

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Post by Mikaela » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:24 am

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Post by Lauren » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:07 pm

Turtles! When I was 5, my dad found a turtle on a bikepath while he was cycling, it had a broken shell, so dad brought it home in a chip packet :shock: , built some ponds in the back yard for it, 17 years later he still has it. Dont know how old it is. But he just told me hes got 7 more friends for it!
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Post by CatsChair » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:25 pm

I had quite a variety of the little guys. Had the little red ears (that you can't get now without swearing you will never get Salmonella or sue), two younger, two older; two box turtles and one big old desert tortoise. They all stayed in the house in a variety of cages with "swimming pools". Used to go to the supermarket and get all the outer leaves from when they cleaned the lettuce, carrot tops, etc. I guess everything comes packaged now, so you can't do that huh? I would bring home big old boxes for the turtles and guinea pigs. Also would get the bone meal from the butcher from when he cleaned his blades (and he usually would slip in some ground meat for them too). Life was so much simpler 40 years ago!
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Post by lady-lord-be » Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:33 pm

ah thats awesome. in a chip packet LOL
well around where i live i can still get scraps as i call it from the fruit and veg shops, but now i dont have any little critters that eat all that stuff. poor guinea pigs :( . bad dog. :shock:

how big is the desert tortoise?

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Post by CatsChair » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:06 pm

he was about the size of a dinner plate. Used to be quite the adventure to visit my house when I was in high school. The tortoise would crawl over your feet and the budgies wanted to sit on your head. Several of my more "girly" companions never came back. Of course, if you made it through the house round, I would take you to the orange grove and expect you to follow me into the chicken coop full of beehives. They never bothered me, but I didn't scream and run either.... hee hee heee
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Post by lady-lord-be » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:10 pm

oh i woulda loved to be your friend. animals galore. it is always a bit of fun watching the girlie girls running and sceaming :lol:

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Post by texbird » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:52 pm

Its a Geranium. One of my other hobbies is gardening.

Geraniums flowers are commonly used in human cooking.

"SCENTED GERANIUM (Pelargonium sp.)--This is a tender perennial usually grown for its scented leaves. Scented geraniums come in many "flavors," ranging from rose to nutmeg to lemon and mint. The flowers may be white, pink, red, or purple and resemble the flowers of the annual ivy-leaved Pelargonium. The flower flavor generally corresponds to the variety. For example, a lemon-scented geranium would have lemon-scented flowers."

Of course whats good for humans is not necessarily good for animals...
And perhaps the oils in the LEAVES might not be good for them.
But I would not be worried about the flowers.

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Post by fiona » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:32 am

There is a hay/flower mix for smll animals that I just got(threw away part w/ the ingredients :oops: but will look at the ingredients at the store when I go back). They also sell rose hips for smll animals. All my animals love roses and dandelions. In the summer I pay my younger sibs to pick dandelions and greens for my animals (they don't spray their yard) and whenever my boyfriend gets me flowers, I feed them out to my animals :oops:
I have also fed carnation and they really like those too, but rose is probably their favorite. I have heard of rose petals in salads and teas made out of rose. They do have a sweetish taste to them. Humans also eat a lot of dandelion products, but mostly the greens, not the flowers

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