Poison in the Garden.

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    Dec 14, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
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    Dec 15, 2009 5:13 AM GMT
    Did not know Sweet Pea was poisonous, and have a few walls of it at this time. But I knew a number of things in my garden are poisonous, and one has too take extra care when you have a puppy too.
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    Dec 15, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    This video was very informative icon_surprised.gif I've always wanted a romantic way of smiting my enemies!
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 15, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
    Finally, someone brave enough to speak out against flowers and their obvious hatred against human kind!


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    Dec 15, 2009 5:27 AM GMT
    SO COOL!
    Two things I love, plants and poison. I really want to start a flower garden now icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 15, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    This thread instantly resembles an American Voices article from The Onion

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    Dec 15, 2009 5:33 AM GMT
    The plant world is full of wonderful poisons. Oleander: everything about it a poison - leaves, flowers, stems, sap. Monkshood, a lovely spring flower contains aconite, a poison used in ancient Rome. Foxglove - another showy Spring flower contains digitalis, the base of heart medicine, but still a poison. A great many organic poisons can be derived from plants. Much nicer than raising snakes and South American Tree frogs for venom and skin secretions.
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    Dec 15, 2009 5:34 AM GMT
    This is a really good video about a venus fly trap, embedding was disabled

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7eQKSf0LmY
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    Dec 15, 2009 7:27 AM GMT
    I've just made a nice pot of tea, cuppa anyone.
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    Dec 15, 2009 10:37 AM GMT

    App....appp....apple seeds, tomato tops.....this video might have just saved my life. For those of you who didn't, watch till the end. It gets into food you eat that have got poisonous parts. uuuugghhh.

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    Dec 15, 2009 11:29 AM GMT
    Does this surprise you?
    Plants need to have defenses against being eaten by animals
    They can't run away so they've built up chemical defenses instead

    Also .... plant toxins have been the basis for medicines throughout history
    Foxglove or Digitalis has been the first chemical used in heart medication

    Just don't go out and eat your roses
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    Dec 15, 2009 11:39 AM GMT

    GQjock saidDoes this surprise you?
    Plants need to have defenses against being eaten by animals
    They can't run away so they've built up chemical defenses instead

    Also .... plant toxins have been the basis for medicines throughout history
    Foxglove or Digitalis has been the first chemical used in heart medication

    Just don't go out and eat your roses


    No shit, Sherlock. It's what plants that is somewhat interesting and sometimes surprising. I also get a kick out of the names : the destroying angel, deadly nightshade. I wish my parents had named me Deadly Night Shade....cool.
    Plus I adore the way the video was made and who knew apple seeds contained arsenic. Speaking of which....would you like some nice apple tea...made from the fruit only sweetie, I promise.

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    Dec 15, 2009 12:10 PM GMT
    I knew someone
    He was a horticulturalist who planted a garden with ALL
    the most poisonous plants he could find
    .... and btw most of them are
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    Dec 15, 2009 12:29 PM GMT
    GQjock saidDoes this surprise you?
    Plants need to have defenses against being eaten by animals
    They can't run away so they've built up chemical defenses instead


    It is pretty cool how nature finds a way isn't it?
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    Dec 15, 2009 12:31 PM GMT
    Notwithstanding the fact that roses are edible.

    GQjock saidDoes this surprise you?
    Plants need to have defenses against being eaten by animals
    They can't run away so they've built up chemical defenses instead

    Also .... plant toxins have been the basis for medicines throughout history
    Foxglove or Digitalis has been the first chemical used in heart medication

    Just don't go out and eat your roses
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    Dec 15, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
    I knew most of them,very cool video thanks for posting.

    I remember I was watching some type of gardening show and there is this one type of flower/plant, That If you leave in a room (like a bedroom) It will suck up all the oxygen in the room and kill you.


    but I can't remember the name of the plant


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    Dec 15, 2009 1:13 PM GMT
    olden saidThe plant world is full of wonderful poisons. Oleander: everything about it a poison - leaves, flowers, stems, sap. Monkshood, a lovely spring flower contains aconite, a poison used in ancient Rome. Foxglove - another showy Spring flower contains digitalis, the base of heart medicine, but still a poison. A great many organic poisons can be derived from plants. Much nicer than raising snakes and South American Tree frogs for venom and skin secretions.



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