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Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Aug 10, 2016 12:13 AM CST
Very very pretty and unusual. The flowers looks inviting to bees etc. Thanks for sharing Thank You!
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 10, 2016 8:07 AM CST
Thank You! It does seem to be quite inviting to bees, and birds.
This is a fairly new tree for us. We had a Chinese Tallow tree in our front yard for years. With it being an invasive weed tree, we knew that it had to be removed. Admittedly it took us several years to do it, because it was our only remaining shade tree, shielding our SSW exposure.
I knew I wanted something native to replace it with, and this was a standout on that list. It had all the properties I was looking for!
#1--Native
#2--Great for the 'critters'. Birds, butterflies, bees.
#3--Fast grower, but fairly small yard friendly size.(also working around power lines)

Seemed to fit the bill in trying to switch away from non-native invasive's to a more 'friendly' way to live. Big Grin
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: Pennsylvania Bee Lover Butterflies Dragonflies
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nativeplantlover
Aug 10, 2016 9:42 PM CST
terrafirma said: Thank You! It does seem to be quite inviting to bees, and birds.
This is a fairly new tree for us. We had a Chinese Tallow tree in our front yard for years. With it being an invasive weed tree, we knew that it had to be removed. Admittedly it took us several years to do it, because it was our only remaining shade tree, shielding our SSW exposure.
I knew I wanted something native to replace it with, and this was a standout on that list. It had all the properties I was looking for!
#1--Native
#2--Great for the 'critters'. Birds, butterflies, bees.
#3--Fast grower, but fairly small yard friendly size.(also working around power lines)

Seemed to fit the bill in trying to switch away from non-native invasive's to a more 'friendly' way to live. Big Grin

I tip my hat to you. You deserve to be commended for that tooTara. Keep up the good work. I sure wish I could grow it here in zone 6A !!
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 11, 2016 7:47 AM CST
*Blush* I humbly Thank You! Cheryl.

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