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Old 08-23-2013, 08:22 PM   #11
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Remember these?
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In search of the Bomus Affinis!
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #12
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And then some.....
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #13
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Freebies......
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Still time to fly off and gather your photo entries.
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Yes, I remember. I was hoping you found one.
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Is that queen of the prairie by any chance?
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #15
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Why yes it is! I LOVE this plant.
One day, I noticed a little plant growing in the flower bed I hadn't bought. Not knowing what it was, I let it mature.
To my surprise, it blossomed huge pink cotton candy like heads! I'ts been with me ever since.

One of the benefits of letting the unknowns be until you see what they mature into.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #16
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You might want to keep an eye on that queen of the prairie. We had (have) one that decided it wanted to spread into every corner of the bed it was in. it is a vigorous grower.
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Why yes it is! I LOVE this plant.
One day, I noticed a little plant growing in the flower bed I hadn't bought. Not knowing what it was, I let it mature.
To my surprise, it blossomed huge pink cotton candy like heads! I'ts been with me ever since.

One of the benefits of letting the unknowns be until you see what they mature into.
What a lucky volunteer. I just bought one this year.

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You might want to keep an eye on that queen of the prairie. We had (have) one that decided it wanted to spread into every corner of the bed it was in. it is a vigorous grower.
Thank you for the warning, but, as I stated in another thread, I'm hoping that, being that my plants aren't planted in a flowerbed (but in a competitive natural area), they will not run rampant.

I'd love a stand--or several stands of queen of the prairie in various locations on our two acres.
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I've been a little behind the 8 ball this year checking my window wells for critters.... good thing I keep trays of water in the bottom of them and nice big long 2 x 4s down them so some little thingies that fall down that can crawl up on their own can do it. Last week or maybe it was the week before when I checked my window wells.... I found over 50 frogs trapped in them. Here's what came out of 1 window well.... I feel like a kid unloading their pockets!!! Oh oh oh.... and here's a photo of a katydid I got just yesterday and a salamander that fell in my little 30 gallon water feature that needed a lift getting out!!! There were 3 more salamanders at the bottom that tried taking off on me so I ended up drainging the whole little water feature to get them out. That last photo is the other salanders and it's not for the contest.... just for fun.
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Oopsie... I forgot that bees were free!!! Here's a bee that was buzzing around some broccoli I let bolt so that I could save some seed.
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ok, a few from me. I found this saddleback caterpillar on my Virginia sweetspire. Oooo, don't touch!
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