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Dec 31, 2017 11:05 PM CST
|Happy New Year all. 🎉🍾🎆I probably won't make it to midnight so may all your gardens be blessed with blooms in 2018
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Jan 1, 2018 9:52 AM CST
| everyone for the recommendations. I'm keeping a list now. Will update with pictures.
Happy 2018 everyone!
Jan 2, 2018 4:51 AM CST
|The artemisia looks nice with lilies, jmorth.
Leftwood said:I think it is good to have plants that will seed around mildly as a "ground cover". A major purpose of a ground cover is to help prevent weeds from establishing. One way they do this by "quickly" soaking up excess moisture in the soil that seeds germinate with. If you only install plants that stay put where you place them, their will always be certain areas between plants where weed seed will germinate. But if your designated "jumping" flower seed germinates there instead, then you are all set!
Exactly. I love the self-seeding attribute and look for plants that put themselves where they want to be. And are easy to pull out from where I don't want them to be! Here's my Nigella of choice (okay - it was the only one that would grow for me, I tried!!) N. orientalis 'Transformer':
My sentence must have been grammatically incorrect!! I meant Stachys... and a euphorb (I don't know its name, it just hitched a ride from my last garden and I love the soft blue-green foliage. Much lovelier than many other 'weeds'.)
Leftwood said:Sometimes I get flowers that do no produce pistils at all, too. Usually, they are the last flower on the stem to open.
This one, and many more, are overcrowded, underfed and sporadically watered because I didn't plant them out in the ground last year as I hoped to... but don't tell anyone!
Myself, I've never been a fan of upturned turk's cap shape flowers, other than them being novel. In my opinion, it's a back-step in evolution, and removes any grace it would have had as downturned lily.
But Rick!!! They're listening to the starrrsss!!
Oh yes, I think the curls are very pleasing, too! Great pic!
This one has a really short pistil!
Shhh.... don't use the 's' word >.>
Nhra_20 said:Della, what's the one in picture #5. The yellow with people brushmark and spots? They all are lovely!!!
Thanks Dave! But... I thought my plan 'Soylent Brushmarks" was top secret!! <.<
Really, it came from Patricia's Pride. I used her pollen on just about anything that couldn't run away, and as a result I'm now just about swimming in them - any more and I'll have to pull them out as weeds!
Ok. Not quite.
ergh... I'll be good.
Jan 2, 2018 5:06 AM CST
dellac said:Really, it came from Patricia's Pride. I used her pollen on just about anything that couldn't run away, and as a result I'm now just about swimming in them - any more and I'll have to pull them out as weeds!
If only my weeds were as nice! I'll happily accept your "weeds" if they're on offer!
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Jan 2, 2018 5:38 AM CST
|They might be one day, if I'm ever that well organised so as to know what exactly I have where!|
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