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Old 08-15-2013, 03:26 PM   #21
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I did get to stop at a native plant nursery to get a few more goodies.
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You're holding out on us.....WHAT???
I guess I really should post them to that "brag list" thread, but since you asked here, I'll answer here.

New York ironweed (I bought 3 plugs, but gave one to a friend who was at the meeting (the reason for the trip that allowed me to drive out to the nursery), wingstem (full grown and in flower), and mountain mint...then I spotted something that I thought Jeff would like:

Wild Sensitive Plant
Chamaecrista nictitans (Cassia nictitans) --an annual


(Jeff really likes sensitive plant, and we have one growing as a houseplant. The wild one isn't nearly as sensitive.)
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:34 PM   #22
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I think I've seen that ironweed before...Nice variety of colors you have going.
Aren't you afraid that mint will go out of control on you? Rhizomes scare me.
The Chamaecrista nictitans (Cassia nictitans).......... Lots of detail in that one!
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I think I've seen that ironweed before...Nice variety of colors you have going.
I think so too. Thanks.

So far, I put cup plant, ironweed, culver's root, wild senna, and the wingstem in one spot along with big bluestem where I already have some various asters--several white and some New England aster. So, I'm hoping it will fill in nicely at the base of a slope and not be overwhelming in height. I think it is the perfect spot for them all.

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Aren't you afraid that mint will go out of control on you? Rhizomes scare me.
I had never considered planting mint...until I heard about the native mountain mint right here on this forum. I'm assuming it is okay, but I guess I didn't really look into just how aggressive it could be. It will be located in a natural area where I'm trying to do more of a restoration than an landscape (but I guess it is a mix of both right now). This is not in a flowerbed, and I'm fine with huge swaths of color where a single species stands out among patches of other natives wildflowers and grasses. I'm hoping to have things intermingle naturally, but, if I find that I'm losing a specific species to overcrowding, I'd likely do something about it.

(Opps...I think we have usurped this thread!)
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" Rhizomes scare me."~~Havalotta

I heard that 'Rhizomaphobia' begins during childhood, occurs occasionally with girls that at one time or another had mistaken Rhinestones for Diamonds. If left untreated it can afflict for life, the old time remedy was to cultivate some iris, geranium maculatum, and of course some mountain mint!

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To Bulucanagria for the winning shot!
Bulucanagrias 2013 July P.O.M..pdf
And a quickie screen capture of it.
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Aw man, you make me feel special. (Imagine the blushy emoticon here because I refuse to use those things!)
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LOL! ~smile~
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Sorry about that. I just noticed I had sent in the copies of the pair previous to correcting the spelling.
Hopefully All is fine now in the above post.
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