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Old 06-05-2013, 05:05 PM   #91
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My butterfly has yet to break ground!
Just last week, I was walking along my path and was surprised to see that my butterfly weed had not only broken ground but was already almost 10 inches high or so! I remember last year watching and waiting...then waiting and watching for a good bit more. I'm glad to see it is up and now making flower buds.
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:06 PM   #92
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Ruellia is attempting to take over the front planting beds--not that I particularly object.
I can see why, Rebek. I wouldn't object either!
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I like Ruellia too, we have some in the field growing with the butterflyweed and I planted some in the terraces last year. It looks a bit different than yours though and it's not blooming yet. Mine is Ruellia humilis.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #94
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Yours looks so much more delicate and attractive than the ones I see for sale.
Well of course I have the delicate spiderwort, because it is protected by that stone wall. And of course I try not to step on it, so that keeps it looking nice. I have not moved the plant in several years so that probably helps. Thank you for the compliment.

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I think they look like Two-Flowered Cynthia (Krigia biflora) or another Krigia spp.
Yipppppppppie, I'm really overjoyed now that you helped with the perfect ID of that one! tytyty! I have been collecting those 'dandelion like seed' of late, and I found some more of it on the other side of my place last week. Hey dapjwy, as you know...pay close attention to the seed head while it is in it's 'bullet form' because once they get to the fluffy dandelion state...poof they are gone with the wind! Mine are growing in some very rough, nearly pure clay/gravel with just a little leaf litter in both places.

Just curious, but those seed collected of the Krigia biflora, do you store your seed and then sow next year? I don't remember seeing this plant flowering later in the summer, mainly spring time.

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Purple milkweed is blooming for the first time. I thought it had perished. I'm sure glad it didn't because it is beautiful. Pale purple coneflower is just starting too.
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I'm not sure what my ruellia is; it was a passalong from a friend.
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I like Ruellia too, we have some in the field growing with the butterflyweed and I planted some in the terraces last year. It looks a bit different than yours though and it's not blooming yet. Mine is Ruellia humilis.
The first time I saw it (other than in pictures) was at Bernheim.
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Purple milkweed is blooming for the first time. I thought it had perished. I'm sure glad it didn't because it is beautiful.
Congratulations. I'm glad you didn't lose it. It is beautiful. I'll have to look for some to add here.

Earlier this spring, I bought a poke milkweed at a native plant sale. I don't think it is as beautiful, but hey, it is another milkweed--and another host plant for the monarchs.
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I discovered 2 (!) volunteer redring milkweeds (A. variegata) blooming in the fallow pasture last week. Super excited about that. How's *that* for provenance of a species I've been looking to plant on our land?!
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The silver-spotted skippers have found my Monarda citriodora, and are all over it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:53 AM   #100
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Awesome kchd! I'm always glad to find native forbs springing up in our old field. Yesterday I saw the penstemon. Monarda citriodora is a very cool looking plant, very Seussian.
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