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  • in reply to: Stella…just in case #4580389 Report Abuse
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    Stella….I certainly wasn’t making fun of you and the earwigs…..I am plagued with them as well….and they can cause alot of destruction to plants.

    I am thinking that your plant may be a Rose of Sharon…..I don’t know where the seeds are on them.  Charlene


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    What beautiful delphs you have MD! I have the Pacific Blue. 

    and another kind of blue that doesn’t get as tall.


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    Steve….those are some healthy looking and pretty impatiens!

    Gayle….I am growing Moonflower also this year…..I got the seed from Stanette….they are pretty….but don’t smoke them…..lol.

    Molly…..I have enjoyed seeing many Anemones on this thread.  I don’t know why I thought they were Spring bloomers.

    Eva….I think you got some pretty plants the other day.  The Diamond Frost Euphorbia also will root out in a cup of water…..I have several this year from a plant I originally purchasd 3 yrs ago.

    Sandy….what a nice gift you have there!  I’m guessing it is some kind of Rudbeckia….very pretty no matter what it is.

    Here is a grouping of plants on my front porch:


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    in reply to: Wednesday on the VIP- August 22 #4580270 Report Abuse
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    Good morning everyone.  It is a bit warmer this morning than it has been the past few mornings….58º.  I have already enjoyed a couple cups of coffee on the porch and watched 3 busy little hummingbirds at my Trumpet vine, Abutilon, and Delosperma vine.  I went and got the camera and they disappeared….lol.

    We are to have weather in the mid 80s during the day and mid 60s at night for the next week.  There is actually a slight chance of rain today, tonight, and tomorrow, so I hope we get something out of it.

    Some of you that have been here for a while remember that I used to vacation one week every February in Mexico.  I haven’t gone there in a few years, but last night in my dream, I was walking on the beach in Guayabitos, Mexico.  What a pleasant dream that was……I woke with a smile on my face.

    Adios, mi amigos…..hasta luego!  Charlene


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    in reply to: Eva….about your new coleus! #4580269 Report Abuse
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    Like Molly said….they root quickly.  I usually just cut a few and put them in a coffee cup of water and they root out in a few days and then I plant them in soil.  Charlene


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    I have a couple in full sun, but the ones in morning sun seem to flourish the best.  Charlene


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    Forgot to say….I think they are another plant that likes their roots shaded.  Mine that do best are surrounded by phlox.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Stella…just in case #4580195 Report Abuse
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    Del….we are talking about saving seed from Hardy Hibiscus.  Stella is having a problem because it seems the earwigs are eating the seeds. Her baggy may be filled with those ugly little creatures!  LOL   Charlene


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    I already have 3 of the light purple that I started from seed about 4 or 5 yrs ago.  It was supposed to be mixed seed with dark purple, white and lavender…..seems that only the lavender germinated.  The good news is that the butterflys don’t care what color they are….they flock on all of them!  LOL  Charlene


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    in reply to: Clay #4580190 Report Abuse
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    Terry….I think Brenda made an excellant suggestion in passing.  From the remarks from many it may take YEARS to get you soil ammended.  In the meantime, the raised beds that Brenda talked about would be a great idea for you.  Charlene


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    I think I would plant them in the ground ASAP.  It is early enough in your zone that they can get their roots established before frost.  I have grown delphs for years and I have never fertilized them.  Once you plant them be more concerned about deep watering to encourage root growth rather than new growth on the plant.  JMO  Charlene


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    in reply to: My one lonely Lisianthus #4580180 Report Abuse
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    Stella….that is a beautiful lisianthus….and well worth the wait!  They resemble roses alot I think…..and that is why I grow them.  December is a good time to start them…..and now that you know that you have to be patient because they are such slow growers….you will do great!  BTW….keep this plant over if you have room.  I have a purple lisianthus that is 3 yrs old and 3 feet tall….I LOVE it!  Charlene


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    Del…it is doing well.  You sent it late last fall, so I was scared to plant to outside because it would not have time to get established here before frost.  I put it in a big pot in my shop.  This spring I planted it outside and as soon as I saw signs of growth, I cut it back to the ground.  It certainly has done well and I owe you BIG time for this one….lol.  Charlene


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    in reply to: Need some gardening advice #4579978 Report Abuse
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    Welcome to the board from NE Iowa!

    Yes, Gayle is right and that is a Cypress Vine.  It won’t come back from the root, but it may reseed itself…..and according to Skippydel from this board….it may reseed itself every where in the yard!  I have grown it before and it is not invasive in zone 4 where I live, but Skippydel is in zone 6 and it is giving her fits.  Charlene


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    Very lovely pics, as always!  I have also been waiting to share this pic…..a Butterfly Bush that Del shared with me last fall…..  Thank you, Del! The butterflies, hummers, and I are all enjoying it.  Charlene


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