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#27575 - 10/16/04 09:11 PM Anyone feeding flowers?
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When my juvie female was running around today, I put a freesia blossum up to her nose and she ATTACKED it, in a "mine mine mine" kind of way. Much more interested than she's ever been for any type of fruit or berry.

I let her nibble a little bit, but had to literally pull parts out of her clenched little fists.

Sooooooo, who's feeding flower blossums, what types are you using and what frequency?

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#27576 - 10/16/04 10:57 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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I personally have never fed mine flowers, but I have heard of some feeding roses and hibiscus I believe.
Please correct me if Im wrong.
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#27577 - 10/16/04 10:59 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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Good idea. I know some flowers are okay for humans, so I would assume okay for gliders too. I think dandelions are one. Can't remember the rest, but several common ones that you frequently see in flower gardens. I made a salad with them one time, but I can't remember which flowers were in it.

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#27578 - 10/16/04 11:32 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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Ooooh my kids love rose petals. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />
They get them a few times a year. I have a friend that grows them (and has for years) and uses no pesticides or anything at all. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Every now and then I go get a good size rose and tear just the petals off and wash them well, then blot dry... I throw them in a shallow bowl or container and watch them have a ball rolling around in them and scattering them about. Usually they only nibble little bits, mainly they rub the petals all over themselves. (guess they think it makes em smell good...Hehe! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> )

I dont know about other flowers, but mine have gotten chemical free rose petals for years. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#27579 - 10/17/04 12:39 AM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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I have fed mine Hibiscus once and the one that got it loved it. I have not tried the Roses yet but I guess I will have to. I can't remember all the ones either but I know I saw a list at one time.

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#27580 - 10/17/04 02:19 AM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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I had no clue some flowers were ok.... I HAVE A HIBICUSUSUSUSUSUSUSU (i cant spell) !! Im gonna try that tommorow night! yeahhhh new stuff is cool.

~Jill

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#27581 - 10/17/04 02:32 AM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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[:"magenta"]did we every figure out for certain if dandelions are safe? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> i always have loads of those. [/]

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#27582 - 10/18/04 09:05 AM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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Mine love clover. Yummmmmm.

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#27583 - 10/18/04 11:01 AM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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Hawaiian hibiscus is safe?

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#27584 - 10/18/04 04:45 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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re: "Mine love clover."

Since I found the freesia on an edible plant list, I tried a blossom. Tastes a lot like clover, just not quite as bitter.

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#27585 - 10/18/04 07:51 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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I'm not sure which flowers are safe and which aren't (list, anyone?), but please make sure that no pesticides are used. I can't imagine successfully raising roses without some sort of pesticide. Please be careful.

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#27586 - 10/19/04 04:11 AM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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[:"magenta"]we get roses every year, and we never use pesticides. they grow fine for us. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />

anybody know about dandelions? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> [/]

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#27587 - 10/23/04 08:38 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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I know pansies and nasturtiums are edible for humans, I don't know about gliders though.

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#27588 - 10/23/04 09:34 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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So i fed them a Hibuscus yesterday. THey first eate the piston/ poilen area...then ate the petals. THYE LOVED IT and so it was so cute! I should have taken pics, i will next time!

~Jill

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#27589 - 10/23/04 09:42 PM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" />I wish it was warm enough here to grow Hibiscus! We're suppose to have snow next week! I lived in Japan for 4 years and they were everywhere! They're the national flower over there!

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#27590 - 10/24/04 02:54 AM Re: Anyone feeding flowers? [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" /> [:"magenta"] gina, i am with you. i love hibiscus (hibisci?) and i have never seen one live and "in the flesh." <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shakehead.gif" alt="" /> but...tell me all about japan! please! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" /> i love learning about other cultures. please pm me about it! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />[/]

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