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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Aug 31, 2014 10:16 PM CST
You knew I'd love this post! I haven't seen Jewelweed in many many years, and what a great picture you have. Did you see poison ivy growing nearby? Jewelweed is a good cure for poison ivy and if we are really observant we can see them growing together. They usually do. And chicory, I have always loved chicory, but have never had luck with it growing here. So beautiful, that blue!

I really enjoyed your tour; thanks for taking me with you. Smiling

Happy September! I'm looking forward to your fall photos.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 1, 2014 7:37 AM CST
Leon, what is that glorious blue blossom, first in place, third row down? The center looks like it is made of glass bugle beads. Gorgeous!
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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Sep 1, 2014 8:07 AM CST
Sharon I'm so glad you enjoyed this tour. I tend to get a little 'long-winded' sometimes; So I let the pictures do most of the 'talking'. I am immune from poison ivy so I don't worry about it except to keep my gloves and clothes away from everybody else. The oils cling to cloth fabric and shoes so I have to be careful not to pass it on to others. But, no I didn't notice it because I think the birds have planted it all over my property, especially in the flower beds! I will certainly remember Jewelweed as a remedy since it grows in every bog and meadow here. And Chicory is a very invasive 'weed' here growing along country roadsides and still blooming as of 9/1/14! Agree, it is a beautiful blue flower: I even find Poison Ivy attractive in fall and in the woods!

I'll certainly do another tour before autumn is over! Debra, glad you like that flower: It is Chicory as in this picture:




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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 1, 2014 9:29 AM CST
Lovey dubby
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Debra, Chicory is one of the best 'weeds' ever!
http://garden.org/ideas/view/Sharon/816/Let-em-Grow-Chicory/
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Sep 1, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Thank you, Sharon. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Sep 1, 2014 11:15 AM CST
I grew up with it, Debra and there were times when we were out of coffee and my great aunt and grandmother always had roasted chicory roots handy. Evidently it was a good substitute for coffee. I remember sipping a bit of it myself. Smiling
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