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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jul 9, 2011 3:01 PM CST

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jul 9, 2011 3:12 PM CST

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Thank you Dave, I am very busy right now, but will be posting here later on.
Josephine. Hurray!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 9, 2011 4:16 PM CST
Really like Texas wildflowers. Indian Paintbrush, Gaillardia, Wine Cup, Tickseed, Queen Anne's Lace, Purple Verbena, and onward. Even let what looks like a wild Geranium loose all over my yard each year because it has the tiniest coral blossoms on it. Looks something like miniscule almost-ripe strawberries. Fun. Smiling
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Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Jul 9, 2011 8:48 PM CST
Later in the year I will post the wildflower pictures I have, hopefully next year I will have even more as just got 4# of Wildflower Seeds to plant on 1/4 miles long driveway.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jul 9, 2011 9:41 PM CST
Wow! Bet it'll look pretty next year! And I thought I had a long driveway, but yours is much longer! Just checking on upload on pics...Woolly Ironweed, Vernonia Lindheimeri.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Jul 10, 2011 6:36 AM CST

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Linda, I have two plants of the Woolly Ironweed, it is so pretty!! but it hasn't spread for me much, I sure wish it would.
I haven't had any luck propagating it by seed, how do you propagate it?
Josephine.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 10, 2011 12:47 PM CST
Hi Josephine, so glad you're here! By seed! But for a few years I had only one plant (dug up elsewhere and planted) and no volunteers at all! When I gathered seeds from another location and planted seeds, THEN plants came up. Maybe no viable seeds from just one or two plants? There were no other Woolly Ironweed plants in my local area then. I'd be glad to send you some seeds later on...I've got plenty of those plants now!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Jul 10, 2011 12:56 PM CST

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Dee- I can't wait to see that!! We had a berm made by the road, and I so wish we had planted wild flowers all over it when it was nice and easy to do so!!

Linda- very nice!
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jul 10, 2011 12:57 PM CST

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Thank you Linda, you are such a sweetheart and so generous too, many of the plants I have came from you!!! Smiling
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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Jul 11, 2011 3:06 PM CST
Love wildflowers
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 11, 2011 3:27 PM CST

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Hurray!
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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Jul 12, 2011 9:25 AM CST
Getting a new camera and will be on a wildflower hunt, hoping the rain will bring them out
that reminds me need some rubber boots. Hilarious!
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jul 12, 2011 9:36 AM CST

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Very nice, Sandy!
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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Jul 12, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Thank you all three I found over near the Gulf Coast near a place called Steinahatchee, the best seafood restaurant we ever found(only problem is it is a 3 hour drive 1 way) I am hoping to get back and collect some of these plants as they are in a "kill" zone(a large area that has been cleared for building.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jul 12, 2011 11:42 AM CST
The one with the orange flowers reminds me of a milkweed flower. If it is, milkweeds are usually hard to transplant.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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MitchF
Jul 12, 2011 11:48 AM CST
Milkweeds are easy - in fall - taken from wild...

Dig the WHOLE root - all the way down - no pulling.
Bury the root in the new location length ways and mark the location.
First growing season you might see nothing at all - keep watered and weeded and WATCH
By the second year you will see growth - will not bloom most likely until the 3rd year but it will bounce back.
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jul 12, 2011 12:16 PM CST

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Oh Mitch, you are so patient!!
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Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
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MitchF
Jul 12, 2011 12:20 PM CST
I have learned it works.. and for some it is all I can do but I have about 12 saved from the roadway path this year and they all have tiny growth... One to Two years and I might have blooms - the journey is better often then the destination.
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Jul 12, 2011 2:09 PM CST
I will only collect seeds for the milkweed if I can find it, this one has very, very thin leaves and is tall, looks like flowers floating in the air

the wild phlox and the wild clematis if I can find them I will try to save them. but they are also very small
Name: Norma Castlen
Alachua County, Florida
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Jul 20, 2011 12:40 PM CST
Sandy, I actually have some of that wild clematis growing by the road at my house. I keep forgetting to collect the seeds, but whenever I remember, I'll send you some.

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