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Jun 2, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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I left my purple coneflower seeds for the birds over the winter and this is what I got in the spring I can't bring myself to pull them but I don't want to leave them there.
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Jun 2, 2015 8:14 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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When you have that many you have to be ruthless and really pull the mass of them, or they will be way too crowed. I made myself pull hundreds of them, but still let them get too thick. The same with celosia, but I did a much better job pulling what seemed like thousands of those and they are still coming up every day.
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Jun 2, 2015 9:38 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Ah -- thinning... so difficult, and yet so necessary! Blinking

I need to do the same thing with my dill that self-sowed a little (huge understatement) too exuberantly this year... Sticking tongue out
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Jun 3, 2015 3:29 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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You can always pot some up and give away to unsuspecting neighbors! (Seriously though, many people would be delighted to have a coneflower plant. Smiling )
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Jun 3, 2015 5:12 AM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Bee Lover Composter Frugal Gardener Houseplants Region: Tennessee
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I was thinking about potting some them. And relocating some around the yard.I hate throwing good plants away.
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Jun 3, 2015 5:18 AM CST
Name: Kyla Houbolt
Gastonia, NC (Zone 7b)
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Frogs and Toads Container Gardener Cat Lover Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! The WITWIT Badge Winter Sowing
Same here.

I have a coneflower forest, in fact, that I started intentionally last year. I probably did put them too close together, but I am thinking they will help push back the sweet shrub in that corner of the garden. I'm going to let it be for now and see how things develop over there. It's all an experiment anyway. Green Grin!
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Jun 17, 2015 4:59 PM CST
Name: Roy
Central Illinois (Zone 5b)
Greenhouse
Cone flowers are on of my favorite flowers. Started mine last year form seed and one or two blooms all summer. This year is different. They are loaded with blooms. Roy
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Jun 17, 2015 6:30 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I struggle with both echinacea and rudbeckia. Sparse return and no perceptive reseeding. I stay away from the fancy new cultivars, but still a disappointment.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Jun 19, 2015 8:27 AM CST
Greencastle IN (Zone 5b)
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Same here. I pull but as older plants get weak or die I let new ones grow in. I had different varieties at one time but now they have all been cross pollinated and are unique. I love watching the goldfinch eat the seeds in the late summer & fall. I have both Echinacea & rudbekia & both reseed well here.
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- Alan Keightley
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