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Gardengally
Dec 27, 2016 1:53 AM CST
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kniphofia
Dec 27, 2016 2:01 AM CST
Mirabilis jalapa - 4 o'clock plant.
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Calif_Sue
Dec 27, 2016 2:07 AM CST

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MollyMc
Dec 27, 2016 2:58 PM CST
Gardengally, that is a 4 o'clock and that is the seed it gives off. They have a light pleasant fragrance and add lots of color to the gardens.
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plantladylin
Dec 27, 2016 4:33 PM CST
I agree Four o'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)
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DaisyI
Dec 27, 2016 5:52 PM CST
Gardengally? A new word meaning... legal gardenise? (whatever that means). Smiling

I have a few: Orchidiot (a person who loves orchids obsessively), cyber-wafting (how this message is getting to you).

My only problem with 4 o'clocks is that the seeds grow really well (and there's lots of them) and the roots get the size of watermelons (well, maybe not that big). Once you have them, they are there to stay. But there are some really great colors so plant more.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Dec 27, 2016 6:39 PM CST
I agree with Daisyl. It took me years to get rid of the ones that were here when I moved in.

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