Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Cyndi  Cleveland

cyndi

Love nature!! zone Ga 8-8b spread kindness around like confetti! Always stay humble and kind. GT Ambassador.

Cymbopogon citratus

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
  • Like Count 22
comment
cyndi

Sitting on my steps beside my #lemongrass my door kinda beats up the blades lol.

16w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
  • Like Count 26
comment
cyndi

#nature absolutely amazes me. These #waterdrops just sitting on the edge of upright blades of #lemongrass like gravity isnt a thing.. lol.

16w
comment
sushiwaitress

Gorgeous!! (Is this the same lemongrass that's in Thai food?)

16w
comment
cyndi

Yes Ruth @sushiwaitress it is thank you

16w
comment
gjones

Lovely photo!

16w
comment
cyndi

Thank you Katy @gjones

16w
comment
ShelleySnyder

Amazing photo!💘😍

16w
comment
cyndi

Thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder xoxo

16w
comment
ShelleySnyder

🤗💘😍

16w
comment
carolgs

Great pic ❤️

16w
comment
cyndi

Thank you Carol @carolgs

16w
comment
lovestogarden

Fantastic! 👏👏👏📷

16w
comment
cyndi

Thank you Janice @lovestogarden

16w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
  • Like Count 15
comment
cyndi

#goodmorning my fellow gters.. hope everyone's day/night is going well so far.. top of the steps on my way out to walk duke and this is my dang messy #jungle wish we had privacy fences. Neighbors way to close.. need a yard makeover asap

26w
comment
ladeebug

You could make your own living privacy fence with bamboo ( I know it can be invasive ) I think it's easy to grow never grown it myself but I've had friends that have

26w
comment
cyndi

Would love to try Deanna @ladeebug but gotta get bamboo lol

26w
comment
ladeebug

I think my friends started it by seed or seedling it grew fast I thought it looked cool

26w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2019
  • Like Count 27
comment
cyndi

My #lemongrass has turned #mutant . its making #roots and new#shoots on a stalk that was what i thought to be another flowerstalk so im gonna leave them on for a little while longer then cut off and pot up to have more plants of it. This is so #weirdbutcool #mutation

32w
comment
cyndi

#neverseenanythinglikeit

32w
comment
kez001uk

More mutant plants 🙈

32w
comment
cyndi

Yeap Kerry @kez001uk maybe mothernature is trying to compensate for man kind and change things and its making things go a little wonky till she perfects it. Lol thats my story anyways or its fairys.. Maybe both..

32w
comment
gjones

So unusual!

32w
comment
kez001uk

@cyndi I wouldn’t be surprised! The earth is taking a battering so it’s no wonder a few things aren’t behaving as they should 😜 but I like the fairy reason more 😉

32w
comment
columbiariver

Good job.👌👏🏻 I've had 2 tries to grow it. Doesn't like us 😂

32w
comment
cyndi

It sure is Katy @gjones

32w
comment
cyndi

I wouldnt be either surprised that is and yea the fairy angle is a safer nicer easier to think about version... The other is just a tad scary as hell.... Kerry @kez001uk

32w
comment
cyndi

You would def need a greenhouse Laura @columbiariver or a big warm sunny window in winter for it to survive. Thank you xoxo

32w
comment
columbiariver

Yeah, I know it 🤔😜☹️

32w
comment
cyndi

Lol @columbiariver

32w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
  • Like Count 25
comment
cyndi

I couldnt reach the 2 very tall #lemongrass-flowerstalks so i just used fine #meshbag over the 1 stalk i could reach to try and #seedsave some #lemongrass-seeds off this. Fingerscrossed it works time will only tell.

41w
comment
cyndi

Jeff @jeatacake if this works some will come your way.

41w
comment
ladeebug

Cool way to catch the seeds !

41w
comment
cyndi

I couldnt find the box all my old hose where in so figured this would have to do. @ladeebug lol

41w
comment
ladeebug

Very cleaver

41w
comment
ladeebug

Lol clever

41w
comment
jeatacake

Gift wrapped too? 😉 Thank you Cyndi. So kind 😘💕

41w
comment
cyndi

Lol @jeatacake

41w
comment
cyndi

Kerry @kez001uk where your seeds came from..lol

16w
comment
kez001uk

@cyndi such a great idea!!! I might “borrow” it 😉😂

16w
comment
cyndi

Enjoy lol old panty hose/stockings work well too after they gotten a run in them or a cheapy pair. @kez001uk

16w
comment
kez001uk

@cyndi will be using that to try contain my hollyhocks next year 😜 they’ve seeded in gravel, the grass, cracks of pavement 🙄

16w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
  • Like Count 32
comment
cyndi

#lemongrass-flowers #lemongrass so #teenietiny

41w
comment
buzzygems

Really? I have never seen it flower! 😍

41w
comment
cyndi

Comes with time size and age. @buzzygems

41w
comment
lovestogarden

Oh, so miraculous. I never realized they had a flower. My mother-in-law planted some years ago for me and I ripped it out after one rash from it too many....and now I regret it. I have been trying to get it going again. Do they have a scent?

41w
comment
jeatacake

Wow! I've not seen these flower before either. You'll know what I'm thinking now! 😉😂

41w
comment
cyndi

I couldnt smell anything but was ro scared i would suck up some tuny flowers up my nose Janice @lovestogarden but the plant itself smells nice. Just have to be careful with catching the edges of the leaves they are sharp and leave "rash" like marks.

41w
comment
cyndi

I hope i can save seeds from it Jeff @jeatacake i look at it daily going in and out my door to walk duke. So hopefully i can catch seeds before they fall off. Im thinking of maybe putting a pair of old stockings(pantyhose lol) tied around the flowers just in case. If i can save them properly ill send ya some. You def know i will. Xoxo fresh is best so as soon as i can(when they are ready) ill get some saved and sent off to you.

41w
comment
jeatacake

You are so kind Cyndi but you can read me like a book. Then again being a fellow seedaholic that's not too difficult, lol! 😁 xoxo

41w
comment
cyndi

Yeap from one #seedaholic to another hahaha @jeatacake

41w
comment
jeatacake

Can't argue with that 😂

41w
comment
lovestogarden

Well, Cyndi, I picked some up at the Asian market yesterday and will be rooting it again. I think I did not keep it wet enough. I have been having to garden in long sleeves (much to my chagrin) per the dermatologist, so that should help. My rash is actually scratch-my-skin-off brutal, but I shall try. It is so lovely to cook with. 😍

41w
comment
cyndi

I wish you very best on it. Janice @lovestogarden long sleeves are good choice anyway protect your skin anyways.

41w
  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
  • Like Count 26
comment
cyndi

#lemongrass-flowerstalks about to #bloom such #tinyflowers on these 3 stalks total about to flower.

42w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
  • Like Count 17
comment
cyndi

Ok so forgive me the bad #lemongrass haircut lol the 3 long pieces not cut are flower stalks i lost the others to a 2 day freeze.

46w
  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
  • Like Count 44
comment
cyndi

#lemongrass-flowerstalks #lemongrass #flowerstalks 5 on the way some are just forming still. I cant wait to see the #flowers on these and hopefully save #seeds and hopefully it will make enough to share. Sorry pics are not great.. hard to get pics at night and shaky xo "seedheads should be allowed to dry on the plant; then removed to collect the seeds. Seeds germinate quickly, and young plants require direct sunshine and moderate watering"

1w
comment
jyotu

I love this plant's fragrance

1w
comment
jyotu

I've not seen any flower of lemon grass can you please tag me when it blooms 😊

1w
comment
cyndi

Here's a link to see what the #lemongrass-flowers look like https://suzandtell.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/flowering-lemon-grass/ @jyotu

1w
comment
sieveheadsarah

Can't wait to see the flowers when they're out 😀

1w
comment
cyndi

Me either Sarah @sieveheadsarah Ill share them when they bloom xoxo

1w
comment
jyotu

Thanks

1w
comment
jennlamaye

Great job!

1w
comment
cyndi

Thanks Jenn @jennlamaye

1w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
  • Like Count 18
comment
cyndi

#lemongrass by my door/steps with #raindrops

1w
comment
ShelleySnyder

Love the single blade with rain drops on it!💘😍

1w
comment
cyndi

Thank you Shelley @shelleysnyder xoxo

1w
comment
ShelleySnyder

Welcome!!💘😍

1w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
  • Like Count 16
comment
cyndi

The #lemongrass #plant I swore I killed lol its backkkk with a vengeance beside my steps the dew is making it look silver so now i want silver grass hahaha

1w
comment
sushiwaitress

Remind me what zone you're in? I'm wondering if lemongrass would withstand a New Jersey winter. (Probably not, right?)

1w
comment
cyndi

8b Ruth @sushiwaitress it can grow up north if you container grow it and protect well during winter like a garage or green house and mulch it or even wrap it .this was in a container a crappy thin one and survived our snow last year with a blanket over it and mulch. I have seen them even in the ground with extra heavy mulching till after last freezer then it was mostly removed .

1w
comment
cyndi

https://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/how-to-grow-lemon-grass-cymbopogon-citratus

1w
comment
Mystic666

You could cut it back, braid it, and dry for smudging :D or ebay

1w
comment
cyndi

I use it for quite a few things @Mystic666

1w
comment
cyndi

@jyotu it can get larger than mine is in this pic 36 weeks ago

38w
comment
jyotu

Woah that's great

38w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
  • Like Count 23
comment
cyndi

#closeup #prayingmantis #mantis oh my what big eyes 👀 you have !! Its on my #lemongrass saw it after bringing Duke back in from a walk. #insect #beneficialcritter #beneficialinsect #goodbug #wildlife

1w
comment
matewe

Great pic👌

1w
comment
cyndi

Thanks very much @matewe

1w
comment
kimguy

Send him my way😉

1w
comment
cyndi

Lol it needs to go my other milkweeds Kim they got covered in aphids since I can't get out and do anything about them. He/she would starve that for sure.

1w
comment
broughgardens

Your so lucky to see all of these great critters

1w
comment
cyndi

Thanks Nick @broughgardens I do feel lucky to have them wish I had others like ladybugs too. Xo

1w
comment
broughgardens

They'd probably get eaten where you are Cyndi 😂

1w
comment
cyndi

We use to have loads of them here Nick @broughgardens they have declined last year only saw maybe 2 this year not even 1 sad really

1w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
  • Like Count 16
comment
cyndi

#closeup #prayingmantis #mantis oh my what big eyes 👀 you have !! Its on my #lemongrass saw it after bringing Duke back in from a walk.

1w
comment
kimguy

Looks like he has a fly on it!😏

1w
  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
  • Like Count 39
comment
cyndi

#treefrog on #lemongrass it actually let me pet its back and chin 😍. I love that #nature trust me to not harm it. This is beside my steps not to far from my #pond just a quick couple of hops away. #closeup #wildlife #frog #beneficialcritter #naturalpestcontrol #ilovenature #mothernaturerocks #greentreefrog #hyla-cinerea

1w
comment
cyndi

#green #foliage #foliagefriday

1w
comment
sieveheadsarah

He's cute 💚

1w
comment
Susanandsteve

Great 📷 photo so cool to get to touch it!💚

1w
comment
cyndi

It sure is Sarah @sieveheadsarah thank you

1w
comment
cyndi

Thank you @Susanandsteve it was pretty darn cool.

1w
comment
leno

Brilliant pic👍

1w
comment
cyndi

Thank you @leno

1w
comment
kez001uk

He’s sooooo cute! 💚

1w
comment
cyndi

Thanks Kerry @kez001uk

1w
comment
pelly

Aww so cute and a fabulous photo Cyndi 💚💚

1w
comment
cyndi

Thank you very much Janet @pelly

1w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
  • Like Count 26
comment
cyndi

This is a picture I took last year of my #lemongrass after a good hard #rain in the light of the #fullmoon. I am very proud of this pic i took with a cellphone. And it reminds me Im slacking in the pic taking department lmao. I post this cus I wish and am mentally doing a #raindance for all those who are lacking the most precious #resource so many need at this moment. May all who need it get the perfect and right amount of #rain. #brightestblessings

2w
comment
pelly

Thank you Cyndi, we are desperate here now 💦💦💦

2w
comment
cyndi

Xoxoxo @pelly xoxoxo

2w
comment
DonNotDonny

#bestofjuly

2w
comment
terrimclaughlin

Great pic!! Looks so pretty 😊💕

2w
comment
cyndi

Xo thanks Don @DonNotDonny

2w
comment
cyndi

Thanks @terrimclaughlin

2w
comment
cyndi

@Sussanah I took this during a full moon this is my pic you asked about

1w
  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
  • Like Count 13
comment
cyndi

Im so excited a second batch of #lemongrass has loads of #newgrowth i planted this in ground hoping it would make a comeback. I swore i killed it but #whoohoo Its alive thank goodness i love lemon grass

2w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
  • Like Count 19
comment
cyndi

Still have not #seperated this yet ughhhh hard to do alone.. well for me it is.. #newgrowth #lemongrass

2w
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
  • Like Count 26
comment
cyndi

Ok #lemongrass #cuttings with #roots #omg this was so #flippinghard to cut out so please please please make them #thrive for those of you I promised some because I so can not do that again... i got 2 per. If i had some help i prob could have got more but they do have good roots on them. I have them sitting in some water till I #ship them. Xo

2w
comment
veepaisal

Wow! Must’ve been difficult getting them out! @cyndi

2w
comment
cyndi

It was a total pain by myself heavy too. Would have been easier if i had help its a big plant thats in a container so had to dig out what I could. But 2 of these are yours @veepaisal i will try to get them shipped first week of month. Btw i will have them cleaner looking lol

2w
comment
veepaisal

@cyndi ooh sorry to make you go through so much trouble! I actually won’t be in the US til April 2nd so please do not ship to me yet, no one will be able to help plant them while I’m gone 😂 can you keep them with you first til I come back?

2w
comment
cyndi

No probs ill put them in a small pot of soil till april Venessa @veepaisal it was hard but no trouble to share the plant love. Worth it if you love it and it does well for you. When ya do get them put in two small pots till get to big for the pot then can either split them in half to make more or up size the pot again then again till its size ya want. Lol

2w
comment
columbiariver

Gf, wow! You are a hard worker.

2w
comment
kimguy

What a bear to tangle with.Looks like you did good, Cyndi

2w
comment
jennlamaye

I want the🦎 that was living in there! 😁😉

2w
comment
veepaisal

Thank you so much @cyndi 😘❤️

2w
comment
cyndi

What Jenn? Cant see one of the emojis lol @jennlamaye

2w
comment
cyndi

No probs at all my friend @veepaisal

2w
comment
cyndi

Thanks @kimguy and @columbiariver kim i can save you and laura one set of these as well since i have a package building up in size for you Kim for march shipping just let me know so can put in small pot of soil till then. I pulled a set Laura extra as well incase someone else want some if ya do let me know so can label whos will be. Xoxoxo

2w
  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
  • Like Count 26
comment
cyndi

#lemongrass #waterdrops #raindrops #closeup #macro #sparkling #undermoonlight #lookingback #flashback

2w
comment
pelly

Fabulous photo Cyndi 💚💚

2w
comment
cyndi

Thank you very much Jane @pelly 💞

2w
comment
pelly

You're welcome Cyndi 😍😘

2w
comment
grandmagizzy

Amazing pic 💚

2w
comment
cyndi

Thank you @grandmagizzy 💓

2w
comment
ShelleySnyder

There's that winning shot!! (I'm always late to the party 😜) 💘😍

2w
comment
PunkyKy

Stunning!

2w
comment
cyndi

Lol thank you very much Shelley @ShelleySnyder

2w
comment
cyndi

Thanks Kyla @punkyky

2w
comment
ShelleySnyder

You are most welcome!💘😍

2w
comment
PunkyKy

You are very welcome girl! 💚 it really is a great pic! I would use this as a big picture for the wall or screen saver for computer. ☺

2w
  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
  • Like Count 17
comment
cyndi

#lemongrass #popsicle anyone? #snowcover #snow #winterstormgrayson

2w
comment
veepaisal

Ooh would these survive!?!?! I know it’s a tropical plant! @cyndi

2w
comment
cyndi

They should i hope since i didnt cut them back Vanessa. After last frost ill just cut back all way and they I hope should regrow. They did last few years this way but this year is dif so we will see. I sure do hope so love my lemongrass plants. @veepaisal

2w
comment
veepaisal

Lol I hope so too, I was hoping to ask for a root from you if there’s any to spare :) @cyndi

2w
comment
cyndi

When I go to seperate and cut back ill try my best to get ya some but will be a long while before i can do that. So remind me after spring starts and ill try my best for you. Also put on your wish list thing so we both remember lmao @veepaisal

2w
comment
veepaisal

@cyndi ooh thank you! I tried getting some from the grocery stores but they all didn’t take root lmao 😂

2w
comment
cyndi

I plan on seperating it in half to have more of it around yard so hope when I do ill be able to get some clean roots pieces of it @veepaisal

2w
comment
cyndi

Its hard to get theose to take root has to have some of the base on it to work and most times theirs is clean cut way to high to try. Can get lucky in oriental gro stores sometimes with good pices of them. But i will try my best for you. Its not easy to do. But it needs done next season any how so will try. It does real great in large containers and does spread well @veepaisal

2w
comment
veepaisal

Yeh I was hoping to get some to grow in pots near my doors - it’s not only great for cooking with but also as a mosquito repellent lol @cyndi

2w
comment
cyndi

It deters them but more effective with rubbing them. They are a sharp grass as well. Good for making teas cooking medicine etc @veepaisal

2w
comment
lesliecole49

@petersburghomesteader (who never gets on here anymore) is dividing hers this year too, guess who the lucky recipient of some pieces is!

2w
comment
cyndi

Good for you @lesliecole49 its pretty and good for you as well.

2w
  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 15
comment
cyndi

#frozen #ice #babyitscoldoutside #brrrrrrrr #freeze #weather #white #ice #icecrystals

2w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 9
comment
cyndi

#raindrops

2w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 23
comment
cyndi

It's definitely outgrown the #container it's in lol it is taller than I am in some spots lol #culinary #medicinal

2w
comment
nancyanne

Yes... definitely!

2w
comment
PunkyKy

Awesome! I love it! I'm going to have to get some for privacy

2w
comment
cyndi

Read up on them kyla and they are useable as well. Cooking drinks like teas and medicincal. Here's a great link about it. Will also put a link for growing and care in another comment.https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-lemongrass.html

2w
comment
cyndi

Ok you don't in our 8b area have to take inside but you do have to cut all the top grass off and mulch heavy so frost won't kill it. Clean dry your leaves and use them. first cut off all bad stuff then cut for home use. http://homeguides.sfgate.com/care-lemon-grass-21745.html

2w
comment
cyndi

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/harvesting-lemongrass.htm

2w
comment
kimguy

Wow Cyndi, I had no idea they got this big!!! @cyndi

2w
comment
cyndi

And bigger if left to keep growing and spreading lol @kimguy. I need to find a huge container or just find/make and in ground spot for it. I have 2 of them and plan on splitting them to make more

2w
comment
cyndi

A quote from a link above. "Dividing the plants avoids overcrowding, which reduces productivity, and allows you to propagate the lemongrass. To divide the plant, dig it out or remove it from its container, and split the clump either with your hands or with a spade. The divisions can then be replanted."

2w
comment
hannahchristine

I love this and the way it smells @cyndi its beautiful

2w
comment
cyndi

Taste pretty great as well Hannah thank you @hannahchristine

2w
comment
hannahchristine

@cyndi yes mam and you welcome

2w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 32
comment
cyndi

A cute little neighbor in my #lemongrass #lizard #beneficialcritter

2w
comment
PunkyKy

Look at the little guy! 🦎

2w
comment
ofthought

My cat has ran mine off. Surprised that your cat friends don't do the same. Glad though!

2w
comment
cyndi

Melissa they know what's off limits(unless I'm not around to see the sneaky bugger's) but they know I say no to butterflies and lizards etc. They can have grasshoppers lol @ofthought

2w
comment
ofthought

I've been off for a couple days as had to prepare for in-person meet w Mark and then plant the stuff I got. It took a lot out of me. How are you doing?

2w
comment
cyndi

Im ok storms here off and on power was out yesterday net still out. So not on here long just wanted to get my GT fix lol hope all is well. Rest up hun xoxoxox @ofthought

2w
comment
ofthought

Bummer! Scott out half the night as twister took out electricity to maintenance stuff on water side of system and he had to go support guys. Funny at our house we got nothing.

2w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
  • Like Count 17
comment
cyndi

2 #lizards on #lemongrass one is shedding it's skin

2w
comment
kimguy

Wow, @cyndi! You have a lot of entertainment.

2w
comment
hannahchristine

@cyndi your lemon grass looks good how u keep it so green from dying

2w
comment
cyndi

Thanks @kimguy my days are filled with many types of critters lol thank you

2w
comment
cyndi

It will die back for winter right now it's in a tote and huge full sun and I water it real deep once a week. I use it as well herbal wise. @hannahchristine PS check email

2w
comment
hannahchristine

I checked email thank you 😘so full sun and water deep once a week thats good to know @cyndi because @terrimclaughlin has one or had one im not sure and its not looking well this is good advice thank you

2w
comment
cyndi

Fertilizer once a month as well.. I use organic only. @hannahchristine and your welcome hun

2w
comment
hannahchristine

@cyndi oh ok ill let her know thank you 😊

2w