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Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-19-2019, 10:16 PM
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Posted By amelanchier
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-08-2019, 01:15 PM
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Posted By amelanchier
haha I'd clearly forgotten! Maybe this time I'll...

haha I'd clearly forgotten! Maybe this time I'll remember. :)
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-08-2019, 01:12 PM
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Posted By amelanchier
My second-year milkweeds are getting decimated by...

My second-year milkweeds are getting decimated by the cat hordes, but I can't say I mind too much!
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-08-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By amelanchier
Is electric fencing too much of a hassle or...

Is electric fencing too much of a hassle or expense for you? I don't have it, but some friends do, and it seems to be quite effective for them.
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-04-2019, 04:18 PM
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Posted By amelanchier
Fantastic! Always liked the look of the...

Fantastic! Always liked the look of the Turk's-cap, but I don't think it's quite native to northern New England. Midwesterners get so many of the best species. :P
Forum: North American Native Plants 08-04-2019, 09:38 AM
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Posted By amelanchier
White turtlehead: 46353 Wild...

White turtlehead:


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Wild cucumber-root:


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Forum: Butterflies & Moths 08-04-2019, 09:28 AM
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Posted By amelanchier
Caterpillars 2019

'Tis the season! Post your cats pics.


Monarch cats are all over both the swamp milkweed and butterflyweed in my container jungle. Here's a monarch on butterflyweed.


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A horde of...
Forum: Woodies 07-25-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By amelanchier
Why would someone grow trees for that long in...

Why would someone grow trees for that long in that fashion? Wow. Glad you rescued them. Haha. I don't think there's a wrong answer here - I would probably plant out too and just keep them well...
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-25-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By amelanchier
Yeah, a lot of those seeds that depend on ants...

Yeah, a lot of those seeds that depend on ants for distribution have to be sown fresh. That's also true of the baneberries, I believe. I did sow them fresh, but I'm guessing something about the...
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-19-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By amelanchier
Actaea are supposedly warm-cold-warm-cold for...

Actaea are supposedly warm-cold-warm-cold for germination, and some of them have been out there for two years. Some I tried to stratify in the fridge, so that might not have gone well. They're so...
Forum: Organic Gardening 07-17-2019, 12:42 PM
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Posted By amelanchier
I had never heard of this method! Curious to see...

I had never heard of this method! Curious to see if it works.
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-17-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By amelanchier
What's blooming now 2019

A continuation of this thread: http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/forum/north-american-native-plants/13284-whats-blooming-now-2018-a.html .


My container jungle continues to grow outward and...
Forum: Stewardship 06-12-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By amelanchier
Dame's rocket is in the mustard family & has four...

Dame's rocket is in the mustard family & has four petals, while wild phlox has five. :) Now the alien that's REALLY easy to confuse with phlox is soapwort:...
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-12-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By amelanchier
Rodney Dangerfield plants... I like it! ...

Rodney Dangerfield plants... I like it!


I'd put fleabane (Erigeron) and jewelweed on that list. Although they are sometimes admired, I've never yet seen these for sale.
Forum: Natural Areas 05-25-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By amelanchier
I would go pretty crazy too! Seems as if most of...

I would go pretty crazy too! Seems as if most of these spring bloomers have pretty difficult culture, but Helianthus says otherwise... interesting.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 05-21-2019, 10:54 AM
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Views: 162
Posted By amelanchier
Way cool. And amazing you managed to get a pic...

Way cool. And amazing you managed to get a pic too.
Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 05-21-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By amelanchier
Is the last one some flavor of milkweed?

Is the last one some flavor of milkweed?
Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 05-17-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,385
Posted By amelanchier
Yeah, Clintonia especially needs *cool shade*....

Yeah, Clintonia especially needs *cool shade*. It's a plant of hemlock-pine-birch woods. The other thing to consider is mycorrhizae. Bill Cullina recommends adding something called GA-3 to the soil...
Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 05-17-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 80
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Posted By amelanchier
Do! Mine have taken off so well I've already...

Do! Mine have taken off so well I've already potted them up. True leaves coming out.
Forum: Natural Areas 05-13-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By amelanchier
Interesting. I never really noticed that about...

Interesting. I never really noticed that about the leaves before. The largest leaves are down below, but you're right that there are some leaves that look almost like big sepals because of how close...
Forum: Natural Areas 05-10-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By amelanchier
Bishop's cap on a boulder: 46312 ...

Bishop's cap on a boulder:


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I also snapped a shot of walking fern on my phone, but it's not behaving itself at the moment. I think you can also see the pic here (not too...
Forum: Natural Areas 05-10-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By amelanchier
Good to know - I might have to try that someday...

Good to know - I might have to try that someday if I ever find any on my property or a friend's.


This season truly is late. Hepatica at peak:


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Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 05-10-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By amelanchier
We're getting a lot of rain too, but not the sort...

We're getting a lot of rain too, but not the sort of fierce thunderstorm from which I would worry about seeds' washing away. Do you use milk or water cartons for winter-sowing? Even if you do, at...
Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 05-07-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By amelanchier
Good tip - I will do my best!

Good tip - I will do my best!
Forum: North American Native Plant Propagation and Winter Sowing 05-07-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,629
Posted By amelanchier
Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I really like...

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I really like this species, and it grows readily here in "waste places."
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