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Old 07-06-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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Garden Idea

Sometimes I can't decide if my favorite hobby is cooking or gardening. This time of the year, its probably both, as the veggies are really starting to come in. As much as I love gardening, I have much more success with things I can eat than flowers. Im guessing it's because I probably put more thought and effort in something edible, cause I'm already thinking of what and how I'm going to use it in the kitchen.

With all this in mind, I came up with a relatively smart idea ( for me). I made a planter for the patio, and instead of using one of those fancy ornamental grasses, I just used lemon grass. I did this last year too. It looks great throughout the summer, and then at the end of the year, I have much more lemon grass than I'll use in a lifetime.

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:32 PM   #2
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I'm with you Larry.

The heck with flowers.

And to me those plants we can consume are just as if not more beautiful then those grown just for looks.

I never thought of trying Lemon Grass but thanks to this post I now do.

There is always next year.

Give Asparagus a try. It looks like a fern and is beautiful to me and very tasty.

Takes time but is well worth it if you like it.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:54 PM   #3
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I've used lemongrass as an ornamental, too and it's the bomb.

Your planter is stunning!!
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:14 PM   #4
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I've used lemongrass as an ornamental, too and it's the bomb.

Your planter is stunning!!
Thanks,
I saw something similar on pinterest so decided to give it a shot.
Im pretty happy with the results.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:20 PM   #5
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Nice. I grew lemongrass in my herb garden one year. It got huge. It looks great.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:41 AM   #6
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Nice. I grew lemongrass in my herb garden one year. It got huge. It looks great.
Yeah, last year i was surprised how big it got, since when I bought it , it looked like a sorry looking plant with maybe 10 -20 blades.
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