Southwest Gardening forum: Volunteer Sweet Peasand other flowers from around the yard.

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:22 PM CST
I didnt plant any so these are all volunteers from last years plants.


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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:24 PM CST
Had to include my hand so you could get a feel for how large the leaves are on my clover.

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:25 PM CST
Can somebody help me with the name of the plant with the purple flowers?

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:26 PM CST
Same plant as above.
Close up of flower.

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:27 PM CST
And a little closer.

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:28 PM CST
Bay Tree/bush.

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:29 PM CST
Leaves of the bay.
Sure are good in stews and other stuff that goes in the crock pot.

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:30 PM CST
Yum yum. Pond water.

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rayman6422
Mar 19, 2010 3:31 PM CST
Some of my heard.

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Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 19, 2010 4:04 PM CST
I think that flowah is a hollyhock.

Is your clover in the ground? If so, is it invading everywhere? I had some little bitty seeds NO-ID seeds and sprinkled them in a container to see what would pop up. Clover. Wondering if I will unleash a terror if I put it in the ground?
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Aguane
Mar 19, 2010 9:39 PM CST
Liking the Bay Leaf.
I used to play golf at Stanford. (No, I don't know Tiger Woods).
There is a California Bay Laurel tree at the second hole (as I remember).... used to whack off a small branch when playing through that hole for stews etc.
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rayman6422
Mar 21, 2010 9:27 PM CST
Mary - I havent had a hollyhock anywhere near this yard. But the flower does look like one.
I want to say its part of the mallow family.

Clover? Grrrrrrrrrrrr
Enough said?
I have it in every bed.
Made the hugest mistake ever when I cleaned up an area that had it and I tossed it in the compost pile.
Where ever I spread the compost 6 months later new clover popped up.
This stuff re-seeds like crazy.
Only thing that will clean it up is stop watering it.
Doesnt take long for it die but then the other plants start to suffer.
And once you start to re-water the seeds start sprouting.

I have found that fresh bay is so much better than the stuff you get at the grocery stores that has been dry for?
I'm not sure which one is my favorite to run my hands through.
The bay or the rosemary.
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HaroldS
Mar 22, 2010 1:02 PM CST
rayman6422 said:I didnt plant any so these are all volunteers from last years plants.


The seeds I planted did not germinate. Our SP volunteers from last year are all white too, but very prolific. We are cutting every day. A neighbor of my mother's used to have multi colored sweet peas come back every year.

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rayman6422
Mar 22, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Mary - I did a search for mallow to see if I could find the plant my results were about 50/50 between hollyhocks and mallows.
It ended being a Lavatera maritima.
Flowers sure do look like hollyhock flowers.

Harold - My grandmother used to grow sweet peas and she never bought seeds. It was always ones she collected from her vines and she had all kinds of different colors like your mom's neighbor. Wonder why we got white and no other colors?

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