Pulmonaria Skin Irritation
Location: Willamette Valley
Posted: May-07-2005 at 2:54pm
Just came back in from cutting my pulmonaria back and my forearms are all itchy and blotchy looking. Anybody have a sensitivity to it? I've never been sensitive to anything before, don't have allergies, and I don't think I touched any euphorbs or anything else more likely to cause irritation.
BTW, I guess everyone is out in the garden or at one of the many sales and swaps happening this weekend since this is the first post of the day. You must report back if you acquired goodies.
Location: Washington, Kitsap Peninsula
Posted: May-07-2005 at 3:09pm
I get itchy and rashy when I handle borage which is in the same family, but I always thought it was because of the hairs on it. I get the same thing when I handle cucumber plants too.
I worked the Hansville Plant sale as a Plant ID'r. Everything was picked over by the time I got to the plants, although I bought two skimmias for a buck a piece. Now I need a male to pollinate them, and Heronswood I hope has that beautiful skimmia male I've had my eye on for a few years. Still boy crazy after all these years!
I bought 5 dollars worth of raffle tickets and won a 15 dollar gift certificate at Foxglove nurseries. I go by it on my way home So I had fun spending that money on wholesome (hehe, edited to change that to wholesale, but thought it was funny so leaving it) prices and bought some wonderful coleus. He gave me a coleus sport that he hasn't named yet and is giving me the honors to name it. It is speckled so my thought is to name it 'Foxy Freckles' or 'Freckled Fox'. A play off the name. My first baby to name. See I was sport fishing today too and didn't even know it.
No kidding today seems to be one of the most popular days for plant sales. Our Events page had a ton of them listed from all over the Northwest!
Location: Washington, Western
Posted: May-07-2005 at 4:33pm
Cucumber plants and greenbean plants do it to me. But what helps is the cuke itself, slice one open and rub it on (remove the skin as it can feel rough). Also there is a weed that helps for same stuff along with helping when you get stinging nettle......broadleaf plantain. I had to work to remember that
Location: Washington, Puget Sound Corridor
Posted: May-07-2005 at 4:36pm
I've occasionally broken out into a itchy rash on my hands and arms from something in the yard--haven't been able to identify what it is, though. My DH is very allergic to the creeping buttercup and wild geranium that grows absolutely everywhere in the back yard.
I went to the Native Plant sale at Bellevue Botanical Garden today. I had hoped to get Garrya elliptica and Pinus contorta, but they were sold out by the time I got there, 30 min after opening--geeze! I guess next year I will arrive at sunup and stand in line. I did get some Brodeia, Lupine, Spiny Wood Fern, Monarda, a Penstemon, Erigeron, an Eriophyllum, and 2 Pearly Everylasting. On the Pearly Everlasting, the tag read, "Deciduous tree to 80 ft tall, yellow catkins in the spring, small brown cones in the fall . . ." Yikes! I think they may have been reading the wrong line in the reference book when they typed that label! (Not that I've ever done anything like that, nope, not me!)
The plants I ordered from Forest Farm also arrived earlier in the week, a couple of hardy Salvias, some Bear Grass, and a Lonicera ciliosa.
Tomorrow, I get to play in the dirt, and plant all of these!
Location: Willamette Valley
Posted: May-07-2005 at 4:40pm
Debbie, you're probably right as I had forgotten that I do get itchy from some curcurbits. This is the first year I've had pulmonaria of any significant size so probably never really got my arms into them before.
Sounds like you had a good day despite plants being picked over: you won a raffle and have a good excuse to go to H'wood!
Location: Oregon, Greater Portland Metro
Posted: May-07-2005 at 6:49pm
Wow, this must be the weekend for plant sales. I had fun reading about everyone's bargains in the thread. I spent yesterday and today (14.5 hrs total) working at the Tigard Tualatin Schools Foundation plant sale. Yes, I am exhausted!
We've sold a lot but there is still a good selection of healthy plants at great bargain prices left. Plus they'll begin marking them down even more tomorrow afternoon. Plant sale details can be found on the Events page.
I bought 5 evergreen huckleberries and an unnamed rhody, which I'm pretty sure is a yaku form. I don't care which one, I love their leaf fuzz and flowers. I was fairly restrained considering the bargains there.
Location: Oregon, Northern Coast
Posted: May-08-2005 at 6:39pm
My weekend consisted of hanging out at Heronswood. Got there on Thursday and left on Sunday.
The Jeep was full!!!!!
Location: Washington, Western Cascade Foothills
Posted: May-08-2005 at 6:56pm
I never can go to the garden sales because I am always working. We are so busy at the nursery and I've wanted to post things but I've just been too tired. In fact I'm too tired to think straight now but I like hearing what other people got. I recently got a red kong coleus that will get huge leaves. I get a rash from junipers. Hate those plants! They came with the house. The only thing that helps a little bit is to wear thick long sleeves, which is a drag when it's hot, and to shrub with hot, soapy water right after I deal with them. Needless to say I don't prune as often as I should so they keep gettig bigger and bigger.
Location: Puget Sound corridor
Posted: May-09-2005 at 9:32am
Hey Barb I was at the native plant sale at BBG too! I didn't see you, darn it. I was there from 9:30-1:00 working at the KC natural yard care booth. Most of the folks at that sale were like preaching to the choir but a few folks had questions about their worm bins, etc.
I slipped away right when the sale started and snagged a red current (in the past I was always too late to get those) and some inside-out flower (a request from my step-mom), some ferns, some Cornus canadensis, and some star flower (sorry mixing botanical and common.) After the first year I learned to bring my own little red wagon. I got most of it planted.
Then for mother's day I got $75 to spend at the nursery of my choice! Now, where to spend it...