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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 1, 2017 6:22 PM CST
Verbena bonariensis....

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2017 9:54 AM CST
A Foggy Morning.....

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A Panicle Hydrangea, this one goes through some interesting color changes...



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The crocosmias that naturalize here.....



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Hydrangea...



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My wild and messy front this a.m.....



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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2017 4:10 PM CST
I absolutely love this plant !! The bees and hummers are all over it and now it has berries for the birds also...which is why it's also called 'Pigeon Berry'. I've got it across the back of the garage and a couple out in front and am casting about for a few more spots to squeeze it in....It's getting crowded here....

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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2017 4:44 PM CST
Sure! Make me look it up...
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2017 5:01 PM CST
Hmm. Looking for Pigeon berry I come up with either Phytolacca Americana, or Duranta erecta. Neither one looks like yours.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Leycesteria formosa / Himalayan Honeysuckle/ Pigeon Berry....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 4, 2017 7:05 PM CST
lol...well, I was close, it's Pheasant Berry....

edited to add that now we know there is something called Pigeon Berry....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 4, 2017 7:38 PM CST
Well, Pigeons and Pheasants both spend a lot of time on the ground. LOL!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 12:59 PM CST
Read up on it. Hmmm. Maybe?
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 5, 2017 1:58 PM CST
I'd not heard of it before moving up here, so it may be that it does not do well down there...gets biggish...6'x6'....becomes thicket-like in growth also, after 3 years I have some new growth around base to divide off and move....

Jer and I currently have differing opinions about the back side of the house.....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 5, 2017 2:11 PM CST
Leycesteria....Annie's.....
https://www.anniesannuals.com/...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 2:14 PM CST
According to Sunset, it should thrive here, but is deciduous. It's the berries that concern me...the birds make enough mess in black and white. And then there is that space problem...
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 5, 2017 5:06 PM CST
I have read that it should / could(?) be cut back to 4" each year.....mine have been in the ground 3 years and I've not cut them back and are not deciduous for me. I keep meaning to ask Bex if she cuts her back, will do that now....we had 100" of rain and many very frosty nights and mine were fine....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 6:00 PM CST
Ok. Sunset says will freeze back to the ground , but will recover. Neither of us need to worry about freezing. 6' x 6' would be pushing my very limited space, though due to my gardening area being on the north side, anything will stretch for the sun. It will take some thought to decide . I'm already pushing the limits.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 5, 2017 7:00 PM CST
Bex said she did cut hers back hard last year, but neglected to tell me about the years leading up to that...now I'm pretty darn sure that I would remember if mine had gone deciduous the last two years, but....I'm not going to cut mine back this year either and I will see what happens, I don't want to cut it back...the 'thicket forming' might be an issue for you...I don't mind cutting my suckers out... I have to figure out where to plant a Harlequin Glory Bower that allegedly should be planted where you can mow around it because it suckers so badly...it may stay in a tub....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 7:43 PM CST
Most of my "shrubs/ trees" are already in tubs. I'm about out of room for those.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 5, 2017 7:59 PM CST
lol...I'm out of room for everything, but I just told bex that I would take some Ninebark seedlings that she has...where will I put them? There are many things I can do without, but I'd really like to replace my Sweet Almond Bush / aloysia virgata, and 2-3 white flowered coleonemas, the leptospermum Dark Shadows, and a couple of other things, but there again, where will I put them?

I had room before, but not enough water...sigh...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Aug 5, 2017 8:02 PM CST
Ah..a gardeners trials and tribulations...LOL!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 8, 2017 1:45 PM CST
Oakleaf Hydrangeas are just starting...

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'Fuji Waterfall' Hydrangea just starting also...



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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Aug 12, 2017 2:48 PM CST
The first two Naked Ladies I've seen around here so far and we're already half way into August...




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I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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