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Old 07-03-2013, 08:16 PM   #171
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I'm sure if you shipped me some, it would just make what we have that much thicker. So, our cooler weather (and even winter) might just not be so bad after all, eh?
It's ridiculous, when you shower and sweat at the same time.
The shock comes when you travel North and come back home.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #172
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It's ridiculous, when you shower and sweat at the same time.
Yikes. LOL

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The shock comes when you travel North and come back home.
Then stay here.
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Oh no, not the dreaded "Meadow in a Can" - classic mistake.
I guess that is what they call it.

Hmmm...on the bright side, there is a market for a wildflower meadow/prairie...so, as long as people realize that they need to use native wildflowers to achieve it, all we need to do is get the word out.
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And at least the meadow in a can isn't turfgrass.
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And at least the meadow in a can isn't turfgrass.
True.

However, by the second or third year it will just be a tangled bed of weeds.

I think dandelions in a lawn is better than a weed-free chemlawn...but it is hardly a sustaining environment that supports a multitude of wildlife. At the same time, as a teen my recognizing the beauty of tall grass with dandelions led me to wanting to provide a native meadow.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #176
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Penstemon is starting to bloom. There's something about penstemon that really turns me on.... I really love that plant.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:52 AM   #177
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Penstemon is starting to bloom. There's something about penstemon that really turns me on.... I really love that plant.
I agree, I love it too.

Butterflyweed is still blooming in the field and ruellia has started. Nothing much else going on there except the Queen Anne's Lace. The gardens are going strong now though. Culver's root and bee balm are still blooming, cupplant has started as well as the brown-eyed susans and sweet coneflower in the prairie bed. In the terraces bergamot is coming on, purple coneflower, ruellia, bee balm, blue giant hyssop and swamp milkweed are still blooming. Liatris spicata is just starting to get pink buds.
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These are from the terrace garden. Bergamot, blue giant hyssop, purple coneflower with orange coneflower and liatris about to bloom.
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BTW Viceroy, that photo of Culver's Root is for you, yes it is a good butterfly plant seeing as there are very few butterflies flying right now. This tattered Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form female) has chosen it over all the others in the garden.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:47 PM   #180
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Beautiful garden linrose. I have monarda blooming.
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