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Forum: Education For 04-29-2014, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Porterbrook
Hello, It has been some time since I last was...

Hello,
It has been some time since I last was able to post anything on WG. For some unknown reason, the site would not allow me to log in. Thankfully, this has been remedied today.

With regard...
Forum: Feature Articles 11-06-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,932
Posted By Porterbrook
Equilibrium, You have done a marvelous job of...

Equilibrium, You have done a marvelous job of introducing KarliM (and I hope many others) to finding pertinent information about the native plants that they want to incorporate into their gardens. I...
Forum: Feature Articles 11-05-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,932
Posted By Porterbrook
If only my typing fingers were as nimble as...

If only my typing fingers were as nimble as Equilibrium's keen eyes! KarliM, I would suggest the following species to begin your rock garden in the gravelly spot:

Viola pedata
Draba ramosissima...
Forum: Feature Articles 11-03-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,932
Posted By Porterbrook
There are many good books that provide detailed...

There are many good books that provide detailed information about rock gardening. Before starting your own rock garden, I suggest that you take a look at the following publications. Familiarize...
Forum: Feature Articles 11-02-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,932
Posted By Porterbrook
Hi Dapjwy, I did post the list of plants. It...

Hi Dapjwy,
I did post the list of plants. It appeared on this post, but is now gone. I will attempt to post it again.

NATIVE PLANTS FOR ROCK GARDENS

Sedum ternatum
Iris cristata
...
Forum: Feature Articles 11-01-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,932
Posted By Porterbrook
It sounds as if you have an excellent site and...

It sounds as if you have an excellent site and opportunity to create a very satisfying rock garden. The secret is to create a suitable growing environment and use a combination of species to make it...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 09-20-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By Porterbrook
According to Edward G. Voss, Michigan Flora,...

According to Edward G. Voss, Michigan Flora, Viburnum prunifolium "barely ranges as far north as Michigan." The leaves are finely toothed. His map has them growing in the southern counties bordering...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 09-20-2011, 01:21 PM
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Views: 1,406
Posted By Porterbrook
The seeds of Viburnums tend to be flattened and...

The seeds of Viburnums tend to be flattened and have something like a pocked surface. I believe seeds of Prunus species are round.
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 09-19-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By Porterbrook
Could it be Viburnum prunifolium (Black Haw)? It...

Could it be Viburnum prunifolium (Black Haw)? It is sometimes difficult to make an identification from a photograph. You can also look at the seed after removing the pulp. Viburnums have a...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 09-19-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By Porterbrook
Viburnum's make excellent plants for natural...

Viburnum's make excellent plants for natural garden and most of them are easy to grow. Be sure, however, that the species you plant is one that does not spread aggressively. Viburnum acerifolium has...
Forum: Help Identifying Plants 09-16-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By Porterbrook
Turttle, It takes two years for Viburnum...

Turttle,
It takes two years for Viburnum acerifolium seeds to germinate. You can plant them where you would like the shrub to grow; or, you can stratify the seeds in your refrigerator for three...
Forum: Glumiflorae 08-31-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,176
Posted By Porterbrook
Hi Equilibrium, Tried locally and in the...

Hi Equilibrium,
Tried locally and in the adjacent states, but does not seem to be available. I was hoping someone might have come across the plants in their wanderings. I will keep searching.
...
Forum: Glumiflorae 08-28-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,176
Posted By Porterbrook
Does anyone know a source for seeds of Cinna...

Does anyone know a source for seeds of Cinna arundinacea and Cinna latifolia?
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-19-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Porterbrook
Hi Gloria, What a beautiful species Panicum...

Hi Gloria,
What a beautiful species Panicum leibergii is in the landscape. I have five small seedlings growing and cannot wait to plant them in the ground. Nice photograph.
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-13-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Porterbrook
In its natural surrounding, D. clandestinum is...

In its natural surrounding, D. clandestinum is not all that aggressive, but in a cultivated garden it can quickly become the dominant species. I will try to get a picture of a landscape that I...
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-13-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Porterbrook
Dicanthelium clandestinum is a rapidly spreading...

Dicanthelium clandestinum is a rapidly spreading species. It can quickly overtake a garden area. The inflorescence is usually 3 to 6" in length. The leaf sheath pulls away conspicuously from the...
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-13-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Porterbrook
Dichantlelium leibergii is a state listed...

Dichantlelium leibergii is a state listed threatened and endangered species. It has been extirpated in Pennsylvania and is on the endangered species list for New York. Every effort should be made to...
Forum: Native Plant Nurseries 08-12-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,881
Posted By Porterbrook
Hello Rebek 56, Yes, I have a few left. Be nice...

Hello Rebek 56,
Yes, I have a few left. Be nice to see you again if you can drop by.
Forum: Fruits and Nuts 08-12-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,699
Posted By Porterbrook
Jack, Your miracle PawPaw tree will be recreating...

Jack, Your miracle PawPaw tree will be recreating itself as this tree produces new trees from stolons. And, after enjoying the fruit, you can plant the seeds this fall and have seedlings next...
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-10-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Porterbrook
Hi Linrose, Take a look at my article, Blazing...

Hi Linrose,
Take a look at my article, Blazing Stars in the Garden, and it will describe most of the Liatris species growing east of the Mississippi River. As you have already indicated, Liatris...
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-26-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Porterbrook
You would be better off growing Aristolochia...

You would be better off growing Aristolochia macrophylla, which is best suited for your area.
Forum: Landscape and Garden Design 07-26-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,001
Posted By Porterbrook
Two excellent choices are Liatris pycnostachya...

Two excellent choices are Liatris pycnostachya and Vernonia altissima. Each have beautiful purple flowers and are excellent for attracting butterflies.
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-27-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By Porterbrook
You might also want to try Antennaria neglecta or...

You might also want to try Antennaria neglecta or Antennaria virginiana. The former has a silvery color and the latter is green. Both make excellent groundcovers.
Forum: Forbs 06-20-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Porterbrook
Try Aster umbellatus. It stays erect and has...

Try Aster umbellatus. It stays erect and has umbels of white flowers. New England and New Aster are spreaders and will soon take over the area.
Forum: North American Native Plants 04-27-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,002
Posted By Porterbrook
You can grow Trilliums and Bloodroot quite easily...

You can grow Trilliums and Bloodroot quite easily from seed, but it takes from five to seven years to have a plant mature enough to bloom. Most of the plants/seeds in these packets were taken from...
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