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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby Northpine » Mar 02, 2012 11:00 am

Found another 'I" while searching through my pictures. It's a silly iris I bought at a horticulture sale. The lady who brought it couldn't tell me anything about it. It grows very large strap-like leaves. I was sure it was going to be something spectacular.
When it finally bloomed I was rather disappointed. But the clump of foliage makes quite a statement.
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby kelly_m » Mar 02, 2012 12:00 pm

Hey Smitty...will have to check to see if I have any seeds!
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby Big Smile » Mar 02, 2012 4:02 pm

Northpine wrote:Clara, I love that clump of campanula. How do you get it to grow upright like that? Mine wants to flop all over the place. It's such a pretty flower though, I don't want to part with it.


Northpine, I also love this plant but I don't do anything special to the plant. It just grows that way. I do find that it spreads into a large patch in one season. I pot some up every spring for Hort. plant sales.
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby Big Smile » Mar 04, 2012 10:31 pm

A couple of extra Js for the pot.
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby orchidguy » Mar 10, 2012 12:04 pm

Couldn't use these in the L's so here are some lupines
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby Northpine » Mar 10, 2012 12:52 pm

Dan, I'm embarrassed to say I had no idea there was such an array of lupines!
Simply beautiful!
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby Big Smile » Mar 10, 2012 1:32 pm

There are so many Ls
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Ligularia Dentata
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby orchidguy » Mar 10, 2012 5:05 pm

Marie,
All the pics of the lupines are what have hybridized from named varieties that are planted in the flowerbeds. In the fall, the seedheads are taken to a meadow (for lack of a better word) and scattered. The following season, the colours I like are transplanted back into the gardens. I wish I would have taken a photo of the whole field of them, along with other plants that scatter their seeds everywhere, as it really looks nice. The meadow is actually a clearing in the woods about 1-2 acres, and originally was going to be an orchard for stone fruit.
There are many plants that self-seed here constantly that I didn't think would (oriental poppies, iris, campanula, clematis, ...) and yet the plant's we are warned of that spread radically, seem to be well behaved.
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby Eeyore » Mar 10, 2012 11:37 pm

Lupins are one of my favorite flowers but they are aphid magnets so I don't have any in my garden. Yours are gorgeous Dan. Your madow must be fabulous. I hopew you take a picture this year.

Some extra L's for the this extra pot. Lilies of course! :lol:

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Lollypop - this one sprouted a couple of extra petals.


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Barber #17 - Not one of my favorites


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Landini - Love this one, it's not a rapid multiplier though.
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Re: the pot runneth over

Postby kelly_m » Mar 11, 2012 9:33 am

HAHA! Clara! Your Lupins seem to be ssaying.."he went thataway!"
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