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  • #58610
    Annie Tobin
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    Dear Corrie you have created another lovely page my friend and your wordart is really coming ahead in leaps and bounds. Well done hon … a joy to view. 😉

    #58611
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    Mountain Laurel grows wild but can be found for sale in nurseries.

    I copied and pasted the following:

    This shade-tolerant North American shrub has gorgeous flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer. A close relative of rhododendrons and azaleas, it’s an excellent choice for a shady garden. It’s also evergreen, so even after the blooms have faded, its leathery deep green foliage provides a welcome sign of life. Even in the coldest winter weather, when rhododendron leaves have curled in on themselves, mountain laurel remains bravely open to the elements.

    Mountain laurel was first recorded growing in the wild in 1624 and can be found on rocky ridges and mountainous forest areas as far south as the Florida Panhandle, as far north as southern Quebec, and as far west as Indiana and Louisiana. In spring it can be seen blooming abundantly along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and, closer to New York City, in the forests of upstate New York, notably near Lake Minnewaska, in Ulster County. It is the state flower of both Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

    All parts of Kalmia latifolia are poisonous if ingested and can cause severe digestive upset and other alarming, though usually nonfatal, symptoms such as weakness and paralysis. Not all animals are affected—deer, unfortunately, are apparently immune to any ill effects and can be vigorous consumers of mountain laurel foliage.

    #58616
    Corrie Kinkel
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    Annie, thank you. Your comment is so encouraging and shows me I’m on the right track for now.

    #58618
    Lynda DiGregor
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    Thanks Corrie, It is a lot of work and waiting but it always pays off in Salsa Verde, Spaghetti, sauce, cucumber salads and dips etc, etc. I imagine there will come a time when I won’t or don’t want to do it but for now it’s fun.

    If you miss it perhaps you have a community or neighborhood garden that you can grow a few things in. Just to keep your hands dirty!  😀

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