Thanks for postage, walnuts, toxins and trees, oh my!
- Maarten said that black walnuts can be used to dye clothes. I know that
there was a science piece on the National Public Radio in the US about how
all trees have toxins, and that is why there may not be a variety in a
forest. Leaves alone can kill other trees because of toxins. I still have
black fingertips from the opening of one walnut. My father would soak them
to use with his gun barrels, and rifle barrels to change that color.
Thank you George for the postage. I hope you found the cherries and the
lemons in the plastic sacks packed with the walnuts. I don't know if
cherries would grow for you in your zone. I know that I just used the
poncirus trifoliata Flying Dragon lemon for a recipe I made up with sweet
potatoes, sugar, cloves, and nutmeg. People ate it. My husband told me not
to tell anyone I am using foods that aren't from the grocery store, and
people will eat it. It is true! I have never had fresh cherries until I
found that tree this year, and I thought they might be crab apples until I
Behind my fence there is a variety of trees. I have tulip poplars, maples,
dogwoods and a few I do not know. All deciduous, except for the blasted
private and honeysuckle. I planted a crab apple on the outskirts of this.
Charlotte Fairchild Liphart
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