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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ O

Postby Eeyore » Feb 22, 2009 8:24 pm

ummm, gotta ask... why would you want Devil's club in your yard? Doesn't it spread like crazy?

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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ O

Postby Katherine » Feb 22, 2009 9:31 pm

Hi Lyn, No it doesnt spread unless it has perfect conditions, which dont occur here. Devils' club needs shade, highly organic deep soil with a lot of water moving through it. It occurs virtually no where in the lower valley bottom that I know of, because is very open, sandy and rocky and mostly well drained, except where its so compacted, its like cement, but that doesnt occur very often. I want to get an excavator friend of mine to come in here in the spring and create a small pond in the river bottom by the big rock in the middle. if I line the bottom of the pond at the shallow end in a couple of places with thick pond liner rubber, and dump in about a zillion bags of peat, I should be able to get it to grow, under a lodgepole pine, maybe. Ha ha. Dunno I just like it. its nasty and bites really bad and I am sorta allergic to it, but it reminds me of working in the bush around Clearwater and Blue river. I love this plant for some reason. I was also thinking of Rogersia, (at least I think its Rogersia, but thing LOOKS like devils club but aint) which is a zone 7 but a pal of mine can grow hers here if she covers it up with hay every fall.

Why do I do this to myself?
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ O

Postby Eeyore » Feb 22, 2009 10:06 pm

Oooh! A pond in the basement would be great! I remember seeing lots of Devil's Club further up the Columbia River above Revelstoke. Yes, it was awfully damp there and very rich soil.
I think you might be thinking of Gunnera.... I believe Gary from Cape Breton was going to try it in his zone 5 (?) garden. With LOTS of protection I think it can be managed. You might actually be able to manage it in your zone if it's situated properly and well covered in the winter.
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ O

Postby neng_perea » Feb 25, 2009 1:07 pm

We had fish pond but not totally finish and is not same like Greg ponds ..but still okey... Anyway , I will add Oriental Poppy for letter O..
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Re: ALPHABET SOUP ~~ O

Postby Eeyore » Mar 06, 2009 1:30 am

Bumpity Bump
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