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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 1, 2014 5:03 PM CST
Oh, I have it bad.

My latest is from one of the multi--plant photos here, a picture of appleblossom grass, which turns out to be gaura which I have planted in the past, but didn't know it had a white version, and from the picture it looked so inviting....

All the lovely sedums, anything with a butterfly on it, and don't EVEN talk to me about daylilies.

Lust.

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(The picture is from my last garden.)

Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 1, 2014 5:20 PM CST

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LOL Kyla! I have some Gaura which bloomed abundantly all last summer, but this summer, with more plants around it, I think it's been more shaded and so has taken longer to grow and blossom. I finally saw its first tiny bloom just peeking through this morning.

I'm happy to share with you, Kyla! Boy, do we need a plant and seed swap before first frost! @Roses_R_Red, any more thoughts about that?
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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 1, 2014 5:50 PM CST
Crocosmia too. I have to find some of that. All the plants that somebody somewhere considers invasive, I want one. They can duke it out amongst themselves.

Rolling on the floor laughing

Do you have plant lust? Anybody? Am I alone in my distress?

Catmint, that's very sweet of you to offer some of your gaura. Is it the pink kind or the white? I am thinking of it in a shady area, in fact, but it would be in partial sun. Definitely would not be crowded.

Also, anyone ever grow Japanese anemone? I think maybe they're also called windflowers. I wonder how they do here.

Also, hardy fuchsia. Fuschia. Whatever.

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Lovey dubby

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Name: Teri
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Roses_R_Red
Sep 1, 2014 6:20 PM CST
I'm thinking that late spring is a better time for me to deal with plant swaps and winter is when I get all my seeds together to do some indoor and outdoor winter sowing in jugs. If we get together here, it would be those times for those items.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 1, 2014 6:26 PM CST

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Here is my gaura last year:


I'll need to get a photo of it this year--only about a third of the size! Sad Main difference is the large number of plants around it--it just had more competition this year.

Crocosmia--I have some of that to spare, too! Smiling I have a Japanese anemone plant. I've had trouble finding a shady enough spot in my yard for it to bloom well. Fuchsia--I have two of those. My DD had this thing about them and really wanted them, but I'm ready for them to find a new home, as they're tender perennials and I'm not going to overwinter them.

So, looks like we have the makings of quite a swap! Smiling

Here are other plants I have available:
Vervain Lollipop volunteer
Coreopsis Sienna Sunset volunteer
Hosta Green Fountain
Dryopteris erythrosora (Japanese Shield Fern) Briliance
Vernonia Iron Butterfly

Some of the things on my wish list right now:
--Cuphea Sriracha Rose
--Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
--Echinacea pallida
--Zizia aurea
--Caryopteris 'Dark Knight'

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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 1, 2014 6:39 PM CST
You are so organized!

Keep those lists, though. I kind of feel with Roses that this isn't the best time of year to do a whole thing; I mainly wanted to have some company in my lust angst, LOL!

Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 1, 2014 6:44 PM CST
(I'm looking up the ones I don't know. Smiling )

I heard back from Nan, who said she'll try to send me as many of my picks as she can. So that was very nice.

Once I've got some results from my intended wintersowing, too, I will have much more to offer -- if all goes well of course. But I am planning to plant things I know I won't have room for much of, so....

Catmint, what color is your crocosmia?
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 1, 2014 7:25 PM CST

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My crocosmia is red. Mostly it's 'Lucifer', although I supposedly have one 'Fire King' in the mix as well. But I can't tell the difference just by looking. Here's a photo of the (red) crocosmia with Cosmos sulphureus and black eyed susans.


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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Sep 2, 2014 5:29 AM CST
Oh, I lust for crocosmia. I've been trying to get it for years...but going the "el cheapo" route and I seem to be getting nowhere. The last "bargain" bag of bulbs I got came up not as crocosmia but as those perennial glads (white with a purple eye) and they struggled along for one year and went south. I'm interested in Japanese anemone too. I have just the spot for them.... Oh, and does anyone have one of those tri-colored willows that is pink, white, and green?
If anyone wants forsythia, lilac, Rose of Sharon or flowering hawthorn, I've got that for fall trade.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 2, 2014 5:55 AM CST

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I have not had luck with glads either, Annie! Main problem for me is they are so top-heavy and I don't like the way they flop. Glare

Hopefully the crocosmia will spread like other bulbs and then I'll have enough for everyone.

Well, I'll need to check my Japanese anemone for seeds for everyone! Smiling No deadheading for me!

I have not heard of tri-colored willows. Tell us more about them! Also how do you like the flowering hawthorn?
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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 2, 2014 7:37 AM CST
Red crocosmia is just what I want. I can't recall the variety I used to have but it was definitely red red red.

My first encounter with crocosmia was crocosmia masonorum I think is how it's spelled, and it was considered invasive there (in San Francisco). Funny thing was, my landlord's last name was Mason. That one has orange flowers and it did spread like crazy! But it is such a gorgeous critter.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Sep 2, 2014 9:58 AM CST
Here's a pic (not mine) of the tri-colored willow variety 'Flamingo' trained as a standard
Thumb of 2014-09-02/LysmachiaMoon/8f682a

I saw two of these planted in enormous granite-gray pots on the steps of a church and fell in love. The leaves are cream, green, and pink.

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 2, 2014 10:32 AM CST

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That is really cool!
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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 4, 2014 4:40 PM CST
Here's another:

Tricyrtis formosanum (toad lily)

Scroll down in this page to see the picture:
http://www.gardendesign.com/grow/fashionably-late-garden-per...

An article about fall blooming plants. Toad lily caught my eye!
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 4, 2014 4:57 PM CST

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Beautiful selection--thanks for sharing!
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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 4, 2014 5:09 PM CST
Yer welcome. The information I read says it is a shade-loving plant (@LysmachiaMoon) and pretty easy to grow. Sounded rather virtuous, to me, though it doesn't do much for butterflies and bees.

Can't have everything though.

Huh. That @ thing didn't work. @Annie?
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Name: Kyla
Richmond, VA (Zone 6b)
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kylaluaz
Sep 4, 2014 5:10 PM CST
LOL! Heck, I even spelled that Lysmachia right, too. Green Grin!
Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Sep 4, 2014 5:57 PM CST

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strange.
@LysmachiaMoon
Doesn't work for me, either! Shrug!

I love the plants that attract the pollinators, but I have to admit a *lot* of my plants are in my garden solely for their ornamental value! Whistling
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Name: Terri
Lucketts, VA (Zone 7a)
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aspenhill
Sep 5, 2014 6:38 AM CST
Once I discover a plant that I like, the "collector" part of my personality takes over and I want as many cultivars of it as I can find. Too bad there aren't unlimited funds LOL. Anyway, two of the plants mentioned - Japanese anemones and Toad Lilies fall in that category for me. I like them because they do well in my shade garden and add late season blooms.

For Japanese Anemones, I now have 'Queen Charlotte', 'Mont Rose', 'Rosenschale', 'Serenade', 'Pretty Lady Emily', 'Pretty Lady Julia', 'September Charm', and 'Pamina'
http://garden.org/lists/view/aspenhill/?genus=Anemone&submit...

For Toad Lilies, I now have 'Amethystina', 'Dark Beauty', 'Empress', 'Lightning Strike', 'Samurai', 'Blackberry Mousse', 'Blue Wonder', 'Miyazaki', 'Moonlight', and 'Sinonome'
http://garden.org/lists/view/aspenhill/?genus=Tricyrtis&subm...

To add my two cents in for Plant Lust, I have it bad Whistling What first comes to mind for things on the must find list are 'Okame' cherry trees, and now my thoughts are running amuck with visions of roses. I first saw a mature 'Okame' cherry tree in full bloom at the Philadelphia Flower Show many, many years ago and it has stayed on my mind ever since. The roses are a new obsession. I don't have any yet, but will be making plans for a rose garden as one of my winter arm chair gardening research projects.
Name: Teri
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Roses_R_Red
Sep 5, 2014 8:45 AM CST
Ohhh Terri, prepare to do some major pampering for the roses. They are so worth it!! When the time comes, I can tell you which ones have done well in my gardens.

I've learned to start spraying for black spot just when the leaves get ready to sprout and continue to spray all summer. Epsom salt, Aggrand's fertilizer, bone meal and kelp go into their root area every three weeks. Grub control goes into the ground in April and August. Water every day.....roots only in weather over 80 degrees.....etc. etc

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