Landscape Photo #4645: Interesting

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
May 24, 2016 6:49 PM CST
I had my hyssop planted with my grapes, too, at one point. I think because I read something regarding companion planting.

Is that why yours are close together?
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
May 24, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Yes, I also read that they are good companions. I also read that many vineyards plant Hyssopus officinalis with their grape vines. I will say that the grape vines were not attacked this year ( Crossing Fingers! ) by the little bugs that like to devour the leaves, they look pretty bug free.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
May 25, 2016 7:18 AM CST
Knew it was something! Well, I pulled my hyssops a few years ago, but I never noticed whether they stopped the bugs. I have japanese beetles, and the first year I planted the grapes I put the hyssop with them. I didn't seem to have much JB preasure at all in my yard that year, though, not even on my roses. Now I have no more hyssop and they found my roses and grapes, but they LOVE the grapes. More than the roses. Makes the grapes a good trap plant, because the vines grow fast enough to keep up with the destruction of older leaves. But when I get seeds again I'll try the hyssop again.

Thanks for reminding me!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Jun 6, 2016 3:14 PM CST
@lovesblooms, I'm planning to save seeds and will be glad to share some with you. I'll let you know when they are ready. Smiling
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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