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Aug 9, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Level 1
Hilarious! Hilarious! It is tricky to pronounce some of those plant names.

The rose name that was one of the worst tongue twisters for me was Rosa viridiflora.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Aug 9, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
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Now that one I can kinda say if I roll the r's and kinda use an Italian accent, LOL!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Aug 9, 2015 11:33 AM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Level 1
Hilarious! Hilarious!
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
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Aug 9, 2015 1:38 PM CST
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
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California Poppies - no matter how you pronounce their name - has never done well for me here !
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Aug 9, 2015 2:06 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
I grew them once here ( I think our climates are similar), and did the same thing as when sowing P. rhoeas, direct sowed early, I think March. They didn't reseed though, and I didn't try them again, but they were really pretty that year.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Aug 9, 2015 3:54 PM CST
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Level 1
They like the Mediterranean climate we have here in California. It's dry during the summer months.

I got them in my garden by digging up a clump from a neighbor's yard and putting it in a container and setting the container where I wanted the poppies. I only watered it upon planting. It burst into bloom and set set seed and then died. I had poppies growing in that area the following year.

Now, when I dead head the seed pods before the second flush, I just throw them where I want poppies in another part of the yard. Often I only get a few plants the first year, but I get lots more the next year.

I have found they do better with some watering periodically, but not deep watering and not often. They have actually become rather invasive on the house pad level.

I figured that if I had to have weeds, I might as well have weeds that I liked.
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.

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