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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Chillybean
Nov 3, 2015 7:24 PM CST
It is so nice seeing late flowers. I found a few in my prairie patch today. I tried growing Toadlilies the first year we were here. I got a few flowers then, but then the next year the plant never came back up. That's been my story several times in that one spot. I have a nice plant there now, but will it come back next year?

Are the bottom two maples? Very pretty. We have some type of maple shrubs that gave bold color this fall. We were told they only last about 15 years.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 4, 2015 4:08 PM CST
My toadlilies have been there for several years but are dwindling . I seem to have fewer and fewer each year . I think they may need more moisture than they get ? or they may just be short lived perennials.

Yes the colorful leaves are from a maple , but not a tree, a bush. My bush is about 15 years old and going strong Shrug! so far. I do prune it back every tear to keep it from overwhelming the landscape.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Nov 5, 2015 6:48 PM CST
I have no idea what variety the maple shrubs are. The man at the nursery recommended planting them in the tree line as a temporary something until the Norway Spruce grew taller. Being they are shorter than me, I am not sure what good they are for blocking wind. Most of the spruce died anyway, which is fine by me. My husband and I do not fully agree with each other about that tree line. I am hoping more deer come along and continue munching or whatever it is they do to trees. Rolling my eyes.

Will you plant more toadlilies? They are a cute little flower.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 5, 2015 8:01 PM CST
I am not sure where to find the toad lilies . I have only seen them rarely at nurseries.
My original ones came in a trade years ago . A lady had too many seedlings (she had started several variety from seed ) and she sent me dozens . I gave away most and kept a few of each bunch. I think I am down to less than 6 plants now . I checked for seeds and only found one unripe pod so... Shrug!
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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