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Old 08-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #221
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Here's a better photo...

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...but I still can't find a good one showing its height (or lack there of).
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:13 PM   #222
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Ah...thanks for the backstory, Rebek.

I'm sure I'm guilty of stuff like that too...I had many natives in containers for years--I had container gardens at every apartment we lived in--all natives...although, I would periodically repot them (even if it meant trimming the roots and the tops and keeping them in the same pot). I'm happy to say all (or most???) are now planted in their permanent spots (I'll have to check my plant ghetto to be sure they are all newer plants and none are left over from the apartment days.

I do, however have a shrub dogwood in a post that overwintered in the ground...it was supposed to be planted this spring, but I had run out of time--so, when it is finally moved, I'll likely have to cut the pot to free the rest of its roots.
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Thank you. The bees seem to like it...and so do I!
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American Hog Peanut

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Cardinal Flower, Great Blue Lobelia and Mountain Mint
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:10 PM   #225
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Some kind of Eupatorium, maybe late-flowering thoroughwort. Ironweed and goldenrod blooming together. That's the tall ironweed and I think rough-stemmed goldenrod. Eggert's sunflower struggled through a mid-summer drought but is blooming now.

I just watched the movie "The Color Purple" yesterday for the umpteenth time and looking at the field full of Ironweed reminded me of this quote:

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:57 PM   #226
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The Color Purple is absolutely one of my favorite novels. A dream about it inspired my dissertation. (Yes, I had that kind of grad school mentor.)
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #227
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Beautiful shot. That is one I'd like to try.

Based on your various posts, you seem to have quite a variety of natives.
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Nice shots, linrose. I especially like the goldenrod and ironweed one.

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I just watched the movie "The Color Purple" yesterday for the umpteenth time and looking at the field full of Ironweed reminded me of this quote:

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
Believe it or not, I've never seen it. I caught some of it on TV once, and I know I said we've got to watch it. I know Jeff agreed...I just can't remember if he saw it before or not.

Thanks for reminding me.
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Oh, I forgot to mention that the one (ironweed) that I put in last year is getting ready to bloom. It is very short, but in suspect Thetis because it is not moist enough where I out it...or it is still young.

Also, just the other day, a friend sent me seeds of both butterflyweed and ironweed. They are from PA. He collected them from his field and just surprised me with them. Nice surprise.
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