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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Jun 23, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Oxalis finds a way!

Nature finds a way to give beauty to any random spot. Here pink oxalis is taking over a curb at the intersection near my house.

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Fleur569
Jun 23, 2021 7:00 PM CST
A most delightful and well done banner! Love it. 🌸 🌸 🌸 🌸 🌸
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purpleinopp
Jun 23, 2021 7:45 PM CST
I LOVE the bulb forms of Oxalis! And LOVE this banner!! Beautiful!
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crawgarden
Jun 23, 2021 9:14 PM CST
Beautiful banner Leslie!
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Frenchy21
Jun 23, 2021 9:27 PM CST
Wonderful banner Leslie!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 24, 2021 12:34 AM CST
Great banner, Leslie. Thumbs up

So pretty. I didn't know there is a pink oxalis. Blinking
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Our local oxalis has yellow flowers.
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I bet they'd look great mixed together. Smiling
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slowcala
Jun 24, 2021 9:37 AM CST
Very pretty! Lovey dubby Thank You!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 26, 2021 7:41 PM CST
Thanks all and so sorry for a late response. Work had been keeping me way too busy and stressed. I love the oxalis because it covers what would otherwise be just another concrete curb. Beauty from nature in unexpected spots is a joy.
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jun 26, 2021 9:24 PM CST
I've been working a lot, too, so haven't checked in recently. I have a pink oxalis that looks very similar. It has spread to fill in gaps around rocks and looks so pretty in spring. The plants disappear with the heat of summer, but often return in fall with a little bit of bloom. I'm a bit concerned about how easily the tiny bulbs multiply and spread. Best for a contained area, I think.
A lovely banner, however!! Smiling
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Lestv
Jun 27, 2021 6:14 AM CST
Laurie, yes they do spread easily. These have pretty much stayed in the area close to the curb for a few years though. There is liriape behind them so it might be containing the spread.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 27, 2021 9:39 AM CST
Oxalis is one of those bulbs that seem to prefer to determine its' own fate. I can't tell you how many bulbs I've tried to relocate from mowed areas to cultivated spots, and they have not done well.

To mock me, the weedy O. stricta plants try to take over where they are not welcome, but I rarely see much of those in mowed areas.
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