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Old 04-11-2010, 09:35 PM   #11
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I understand. Thank you for explaining to me.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:44 AM   #12
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The seed was so cheap from Prairie Moon that I really have a ton (by which I mean several thousand). So if anyone wants some, let me know. I'm scattering it on some of the utility land nearby too.
I planted the Ratibida pinnata seeds I had received from Amelanchier last spring and they are now about to bloom! .
Their mature height is a bit higher than I thought they'd be so I might be moving them into the aster bed come spring.
It will be a VERY nice blend..... Yellow Ratibida pinnata, purple asters and orange butterfly weeds! Thanks Amelanchier
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #13
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Wait until you get goldfinches perching on the flowers to get at the seed--almost too much fun to watch.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #14
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REALLY? Oh how wonderfull!!!
They are or will be in the perfect spot for viewing them as is or where I may move them.
BOTH spots are directly in front of corner set bay windows!

Which do they like best? Sizzling HOT.... FULL SOUTHERN exposure or with some afternoon shade in an Eastern bed?
So far....They are fine as is, unless they fill out too much to see the beds beyond in the Eastern bed.
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Sizzling full sun, and they don't grow densely so you should be able to see beyond them. They do need support but don't like competition.
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Here is a clump that gets shade after about 3:00 in the afternoon. A bit more rangy but I like watching the wind set them to swaying. The ones in full sun with the switch grass are tall and straight, more dense and have more flowers.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:35 PM   #17
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They do need support but don't like competition.
Hmmmm That line has me thinking. Asters are VERY competitive and if they stay light and airy swaying in the breeze as Gloria has stated, perhaps they've already a permanent home just as they be. I too like wind play....

My favorite wind play would be, a field of mature grass heads rolling along one another like waves one after the next.
It's an awesome sight to sit within. Thank you one and all. You've been a great help.
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