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Pergola garden is getting a little color added to it.


Carlene


 
Posts: 1754 | Location: NE.Ok zone 6b | Registered: Oct 09, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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A few little zinnias orange not red. Planted HBV up one post, DH cucumbers on one, Cardinal vine and Mandeville on the others. Should have color before long. We've had so much rain the things are struggling!

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Carlene, love the butterfly weed. Can't wait to see mine and the butterflies.
 
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How tall is that butterfly weed? I scattered some seeds & I can't find it? It doesn't like my yard!
So pretty.


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Love the butterfly weed.
 
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Muddy it is about 2' tall. I bought it at the nursery.


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the butterfly weed looks happy in your garden. like muddy, i sowed seeds and got nothing.
 
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muddy and bana, I wintersowed mine and planted in the spring. They have a long tap root so if they ever take wherever you want them, don't move them. Can't imagine why they didn't come up....
did you sow the seeds in the fall?
 
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yes, jan i did sow them direct in the ground last fall. its probably just as well they didn't take because if they have a tap root, they'll probably take over and this is too tiny a garden for that. i have daylilies, callas and feverfew where they would have been and am happy with the bed as is.

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Pretty! And will really look great when it all fills out!

Jan, the wild orange ones I've dug up don't just have a tap root...they have a big tuber along with the root!...but they never last more than a couple three of years for me.

I got some of the seeds that Barb sent me to come up, but the plants have really been slow to grow once I planted them out.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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Very pretty. Love the colors.
 
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Karen, DO you have your butterfly weed planted in real rich soil? I think they are considered a wildflower. The two spots mine are in have lean, well drained soil...one in full sun, one in part shade. Poor, dry soil....
 
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Karen, DO you have your butterfly weed planted in real rich soil? I think they are considered a wildflower. The two spots mine are in have lean, well drained soil...one in full sun, one in part shade. Poor, dry soil....


No, they are planted in the concrete blocks I have around my big raised bed. I filled those blocks from a pile we had...not rich at all! Most of it was clay that the fire ants had brought up when they built a big mound in my pile!


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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Looking good. When it fills in, you are going to be so proud.

My butterfly weeds came from the neighbors pasture..and ditto on the tuber/tap root. They thrive here along roadsides...and seem to enjoy poor soil...although they are in my beds with amended soil now. They are still doing well.

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