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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
May 6, 2014 11:00 AM CST

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nodding Hilarious!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 6, 2014 11:35 AM CST
I think so. nodding
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
May 6, 2014 11:47 AM CST

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I know I am a Phloxaholic for sure, I have Carolina Phlox and Prairie phlox and they are both spectacular Smiling
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 6, 2014 12:56 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 6, 2014 4:05 PM CST
nodding
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 6, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Not much has changed in my backyard, just more phlox colors

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 6, 2014 6:27 PM CST
More phlox colors is great! Hurray!
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: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
May 7, 2014 6:09 AM CST
Can't have too much phlox. Well, maybe you can but I remain unconvinced. Green Grin!
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 7, 2014 7:19 AM CST
I agree
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: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 14, 2014 11:30 AM CST
05-15-14

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
May 14, 2014 11:58 AM CST

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That is really pretty Kitty. Smiling
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 14, 2014 12:23 PM CST
Thanks. We are still getting rain this spring, so they are lasting longer
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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May 14, 2014 12:24 PM CST

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I agree Lovely view!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 14, 2014 7:16 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
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: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
May 15, 2014 6:12 AM CST
Me too.
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 26, 2014 7:52 PM CST
Do you recall that I was sowing wildflower seeds on the knocked down pocket gopher mounds? I promised I would report back on the results. I'm thrilled to say it's working! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Almost every single mound I sowed with seed has *something* growing on it. It's early days yet so the plants are small & many have not grown enough to bloom yet but I see progress every week. In particular, the phlox are showing up in every flattened mound as well as cosmos. These are just some random pics I've shot over the last 2 weeks. Be sure to click to embiggen or you won't see much.

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I'm not sure what this is --- some kind of coreopsis? --- lousy photo -- the skeeters were buzzing my ears so I was anxious to get out of there. Hilarious!
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Here's the leaf
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For the most part, you really can't see these flowers yet as you look out over the property as they are not large or profuse enough yet & the grasses & weeds already had a head start on them. But Rome wasn't built in a day & 6 ac. does not get covered in wildflowers in a year. But it's a start! And now I know it works. I will be sowing more this year. Sorta funny to wish the pocket gophers make lots of mounds so I can sow lots of seeds. Hilarious!

Before we bought this place, they kept a low-boy trailer parked out in the field so underneath where it had been parked was pretty bare. I had some seed heads from rudbeckia hirta & last year about this time, I tossed some over that whole area. Never saw any sign of life from them until this year. Now look! They're just coming into bloom.
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I didn't plant these; they are native orchids & much to my great joy, there are thousands of them all over the place. The blooms are so tiny that you will not notice them unless you are walking amongst them & then you begin to see them. As you start looking around, you spy more & more & more. These are so charming & I always am in awe when I see them. Spiranthes or Ladies Tresses.
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And there is some native lantana growing at the edge of the oaks on our east boundary.

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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: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
May 27, 2014 5:24 AM CST
Golden Penda is a dense flowering native tree with intensely yellow blooms. The trees are popular in yards, gardens, streets and along main roads. They were flowering everywhere in North Queensland last week, quite spectacularly.



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
May 27, 2014 6:15 AM CST
They sure are pretty Glen.
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: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
May 28, 2014 2:28 AM CST
Interesting and lovely. How long do they bloom?

I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
May 28, 2014 4:21 AM CST
Apparently it blooms summer to autumn. Looks like it is available in the US too.

http://www.abc.net.au/queensla...

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