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May 9, 2018 7:59 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
I had bronze fennel for a couple years, maybe 3? This year both of them died, realllly dead. I'm wondering if this is a biennial? I'm so disappointed because I thought it would always be there, and I am really missing it now.
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May 9, 2018 8:16 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Mine always returned. I finally dug it up because it took up too much space. Let it remain and it may give you an unexpected happy surprise.
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May 9, 2018 8:36 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
no, it is reallly dead, all rotted and gross so I pulled it out. Sad
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May 9, 2018 10:11 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Then it definitely won't return. Buy a packet of seeds and you'll have it again.
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May 9, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I find that bronze fennel reseeds itself, sometimes in the same spot, other times it pops up unexpectedly somewhere else. I have also had them simply die on me after 2-3 years. So, maybe let some purposely go to seed every year. I currently don't have any in my actual herb garden, but one is growing in my chicken yard, where I often toss my weed bucket. The birds are leaving it alone, so I'll nab some seeds this fall and sprinkle them back where they belong.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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May 9, 2018 11:03 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
okay, thanks guys, that lets me know. I will just have to replace it. Thank You!
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May 10, 2018 5:32 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Mine only lasted about 3 years too. I used to find seedlings around but must have weeded them out at some point.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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May 11, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
Me too. It only has lasted a couple of years in the past but I do have a steady supply.
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