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jmorth
Sep 11, 2011 11:28 AM CST
Thistles
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Great Blue Lobelia
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Sep 11, 2011 11:56 AM CST
Boneset (or wh snakeroot)
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Sep 11, 2011 12:20 PM CST
Fluff seed heads
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 11, 2011 11:48 PM CST
Beautiful series!! Smiling I love wildflowers!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Oct 12, 2011 12:22 AM CST
Thanks Bonitin.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Oct 16, 2011 2:54 PM CST
Jmorth, love your photos. I have quite a few wildflowers I've ''rescued."

Bergamot, Blue Lobelia and Cardinal Flower, Canada Tick Trefoil, Cup Plant, Golden Fumewort, Golden Rod, Jack In The Pulpit, Jewelweed, Monkey Flower, Ragwort, Sweet Rocket, Tall American Bellflower, Tansy. Vervain, Wild Blue Phlox and Wood Sage.

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central Illinois
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jmorth
Oct 16, 2011 5:33 PM CST
very cool...I too incorporate various ones into the garden.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 16, 2011 11:48 PM CST
Beautiful Sally! Smiling
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Oct 17, 2011 6:52 AM CST
Thanks, I left off a few fearing the post was getting a bit long.

Blazing Star, Boneset, Boneset with Joe Pye Weed, Butterfly Weed and seed, Cranebill with Wild Blue Phlox, Two Vervains, and Wood Sage

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A small town has no secrets except itself
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 18, 2011 12:34 AM CST
great job! You must attract a lot of wildlife in your garden with such rich variety! Thumbs up
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Oct 18, 2011 10:42 AM CST
Myriam, thanks, I didn't realize how many wild plants I had till I went looking for them. I'm trying to support the butterflies and bees :o) Some years there are a lot and this year they were scarce.
A small town has no secrets except itself
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 18, 2011 11:53 AM CST
It was also a poor year over here for butterflies, Sally, I'm not sure what caused it, maybe the horrible more than usual harsh and long winter was not any good for the caterpillars..

I also have a lot of wild plants integrated in my small garden and that does pay off even in a town garden, I really do get a lot of species bees, hoverflies etc.. Smiling
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Oct 18, 2011 12:21 PM CST
We had a cold wet prolonged spring and windy days. Not good for either of them. Then it got really hot and dry. I only burn the iris clippings because I'm afraid I'll burn a cocoon. Last year was a really good year.

I worked on getting a row of phlox back in the sun in one bed and hope next year I see them fluttering all over.

Laughing, the hover flies about drove me crazy this year. Every time I sat down I felt at least 5 thwocking all over my legs. It tickled to the point of madness, LOL!!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 18, 2011 2:08 PM CST
What are hover flies?
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 18, 2011 4:16 PM CST
Hoverflies can be a lot of fun! Hilarious!

Ann, hoverflies are flies that hover..
like this one for example..they are very beneficial for any garden, their larvae eat Aphids! They are a natural pest control!

Episyrphus balteatus on its way to a campanula..
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 18, 2011 4:49 PM CST
So they don't bite people? Anything that eats aphids is A Okay in my book! Now, what eats whiteflies? Every single time I plant tomato seeds the darn plants get whiteflies. That didn't happen years ago --- only in the past 6 or 8 yrs.
Thanks Myriam for the explanation. Funny, I never imagined Belgium would be zone 8a. Almost the same as I am yet you're a far more northern latitude.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 19, 2011 1:14 AM CST
No Ann, hoverflies don't bite, they are sweet little winged creatures, as adults they are important for the pollination, they only live from pollen of flowers.

Whiteflies have many natural enemies like spiders, ladybeetles, lacewings etc.. using pesticides also kills the natural enemies. A garden maintained without these nasties soon reaches a natural balance and rarely has pest problems..I wouldn't know why you have these pests only since the last 6-8 years, maybe the spot you grow them attracts them, is the air not too dry maybe you grow your tomatoes in a greenhouse. I only (sometimes) have whitefly problem when I grow up seedlings inside the house, usually they disappear soon once I bring them outside where the air is more humid.They love dry and hot conditions..

Cubits has a very interesting cubit owned by JRsBugs who is very knowledgeble about insects and passionate to know all about the creatures in her garden..anyone is welcomed.. Smiling
http://cubits.org/buglife/
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa (Zone 5a)
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billyporter
Oct 21, 2011 6:21 AM CST
Ann, we had an infestation of white flies one year, many many years ago, but I don't remember the weather. It might have been late summer because I seem to remember that by then, they wouldn't hurt much. But they were on any leaf you bumped. We haven't had them like that since. I hope you find out why they are at your place. That's a bummer!

Laughing, nope, Hoverflies don't bite, but they sure like to taste you.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 21, 2011 8:12 AM CST
Sorry, I forgot you guys don't know.... we moved this year. Had whiteflies on the tomatoes every time I got some or planted seeds. Tomatoes only. No matter the season or weather. It's very humid down there.
Moved up here (2 zones north) & low humidity here.
Got some tomato seeds, planted them, & yep, you guessed it --- whiteflies.
Nature's cycles --- must be the years of whiteflies on tomatoes in the deep south of the U.S. This too shall pass.

Oh, I know what hoverflies are now. I had not heard them called that. A generic term for all those who do that. I thought you guys were talking about something specific. Like black flies. I have heard of them but have never encountered them. I understand they have a nasty bite which draws blood & can be a real pain in the *&%#.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



South Texas (Zone 9a)
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Justin
Mar 21, 2013 9:15 PM CST
jmorth said:... unknown



I think it is a specie of Cornus (Dogwood) but I am not sure. (Cornus sericea?)
Justin

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