Guessing Game

eric_waMay 2, 2007

Do you know what plant this is??

Eric

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luvtosharedivs

Is it some kind of vegetable?

Julie

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 12:15PM
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eric_wa

Nope!

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 12:22PM
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Konrad___far_north

Is it a fruit?

Konrad

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 7:14PM
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eric_wa

AHHHHHHHHHHHH Yes, I think it's a fruit.

Eric

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 7:31PM
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luvtosharedivs

Is it a fruit humans can eat, or is it for the birds?

Julie

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 8:40PM
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eric_wa

Humans, It's tasty too.

Eric

    Bookmark   May 2, 2007 at 11:03PM
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juanital

Don't know, but it looks very interesting...

juanita

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 5:41AM
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doris_mi5

Maybe banana??

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 9:29AM
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lellie

Not banana...

I'm thinking...I'm thnking....LOL

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 10:09AM
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eric_wa

Doris,

That's a common mistake around here. People say I live in a banana belt. Wrong, our Island is in a rain shadow. Not any wormer then Seattle, just dryer.

Back to the plant: It's a small fruit,reddish,size of a table grape. The plant is a nitrogen fixer

Eric

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 11:20AM
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luvtosharedivs

Eric,

An Olive tree?

The leaves look similar to my Autumn Olive.
The flowers look similar too, but mine has clusters of blooms, where your plant has single blooms.
Mine doesn't produce fruit.

Julie

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 1:02PM
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eric_wa

We are so close Julie!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 3:22PM
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luvtosharedivs

Russian Olive?

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 4:55PM
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eric_wa

Nope!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 5:05PM
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luvtosharedivs

A PICKLE TREE!!!!

(just kidding)

Another clue, please?

Julie

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 8:01PM
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eric_wa

Relative of Autumnm olive. Second word of a Neil Diamond song, but wrong spelling.

Eric

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 8:33PM
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lellie

I know what it is... :)

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 11:42PM
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lellie

Capparis spinosa L.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2007 at 11:44PM
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eric_wa

Sorry, Not a caper.

Eric

I may have to look at Capparis spinosa L. and see if I can grow them. Sunset Zone 8 ????

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 12:24AM
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luvtosharedivs

Mission Olive?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 6:16PM
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eric_wa

of the same family as Autumn Olive, but dosen't have olive in it's name

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 7:18PM
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kentuck_8b

Elaeagnus multiflora "Cherry Silverberry."

Kt

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 9:27PM
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luvtosharedivs

Something in my gut told me "Mr. Horticulture" (Kt) would guess correctly. You're GOOD, Kt!

So the Neil Diamond song is "Cherry Cherry"?

Julie

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 9:59PM
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eric_wa

Winner!!! Kt,
I was wondering when you were going to chime in. The Elaeagnus multiflora I have is called Sweet Goumi. It has more and better tasting fruit.

Julie, your Autumn olive is a Elaeagnus umbellata.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 10:04PM
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kentuck_8b

Yes, other common names are "Gumi" and "Cherry Elaeagnus."

I want one. It should grow for me down here.

Kt

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 10:09PM
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eric_wa

I have 1 and would like 6 more.

Julie,
This is the song.

Gitchy goomy, gitchy gaddy, sit you laddie down on your daddys knee,
And aint it a nice place to be?
Goggin noggin, papas rockin like a mockin bird in a windy tree,
And that aint no place for me.
Been there one time, been there two times,
Been there three times more than I care to be,
But were gonna make it through, gitchy goomy.

Life is good, life is fine, life is warm,
Life is kind, can you see it?
Love is great, love is right,
Keeps you warm late at night when you need it.
Baby boy, daddys joy, lifes a toy,
But you dont wanna break it.
Like a sweet symphony, all you need is the key, you can play it.

Gitchy goomy, gitchy gaddy, sit you laddie down while I have my say,
Now dont be runnin away.
Goggin noggin, papas talkin
Dont go walkin off like you mean to play,
Well, you can have it your way.
Been there one time, been there two times,
Been there three times more than I care to say,
But youre gonna be o.k. gitchy goomy.

Life is good, life is fine, life is warm,
Life is kind, can you see it?
Love is great, love is right,
Keeps you warm late at night when you need it.
Baby boy, daddys joy, lifes a toy,
But you dont wanna break it.
Like a sweet symphony, all you need is the key, you can play it.

Been there one time, been there two times,
Been there three times more than I care to be,
Seen it one time, seen it two times,
Seen it three times, lord n its plain to see.
Ah, you gonna make it through gitchy goomy.
You n me gonna make it through gitchy goomy.
Ah, you gonna make it through gitchy goomy.

Eric

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 10:22PM
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luvtosharedivs

Eric,
Now that song I don't remember, at least not from the words. Maybe if I heard the melody I'd recognize it.

My Autumn Olive came with the property we bought. I didn't know what it was for a few years. Just happened to find it browsing the internet. The flowers are incredibly sweet scented. I understand the plant can be invasive in our area, but I'm not worried because there is only one in a large meadow that we keep mowed.

That was fun, even though I didn't win.

Julie

    Bookmark   May 4, 2007 at 11:30PM
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