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Imagewildflowers
Feb 8, 2010 3:58 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Here is the nativeandwildflowers forum.

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ImageSteven
Feb 14, 2010 11:45 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Buttercups are a favorite wildflower of mine! So pretty and glossy. I've seen double ones too and one that had cream coloured flowers!
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leaflady
Feb 21, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
I like buttercups too. I have a small patch of them. I love bright yellow so they attract me. Ours are kept mowed so it never gets very tall.

I like coneflowers and have some that were from plants dug from road areas being destroyed by county projects to clear the ditches along side the roads. I've also purchased a few cultivars but most don't live long here. I've never been able to get White Swan to live more than one season.

I have a good stand of originally wild Spiderwort plus some domesticated cultivars. Those have cross pollinated thanks to the bumblebees resulting in some interesting blooms.

I love the much dispised multifloral rose of the 50s in the middle U.S. It was used as living fences that were almost immpregnable by most livestocks. Goats however will gladly eat it. It can spread rampantly and become a real pest. But I manage to control it pretty well. I also like other wild roses native to my area.

GOD bless and keep each of you.
Imagestephanietx
Feb 23, 2010 8:59 AM CST
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
Buttercups are sooooooooooooo invasive here that I don't dare bring them anywhere near my yard! LOL

ImageSteven
Feb 23, 2010 12:07 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Really? What a shame! they are so glossy and pretty.
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leaflady
Feb 23, 2010 12:40 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
They would be invasive here too if my DIL didn't keep them mowed off weekly.

I just walked around the yard getting in some sunshine and checking on the poultry. I stopped to look at some beds and discovered the poor deluded violets, daffodils, and even some fall crocus are coming up like crazy all over the place. Give these plants 2 days of some sunshine in the late morning thru mid afternoon and they think it is spring already.

After seeing some robins yesterday and the blue heron last week I don't think spring is as far away as the groundhog supposedly predicted it would be. It may be a long cool spring, but the plants will try desperately to banish the winter blahs. I found some heaved iris and daff bulbs but the soil is frozen solid so there was no pushing them back down into the earth. I just moved them to a place they will have a better chance of putting down roots sooner.

My perennial passion flower vine made several 'eggs' last fall. I picked some up off the ground just now and brought them inside so the seeds can dry. I don't know if the seeds are viable or not now that they have gone thru so much moisture and freezing weather. Nothing to lose by trying.

GOD bless and keep each of you.
Imagestephanietx
Feb 23, 2010 12:40 PM CST
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
Yes, many wildflowers are invasive here because of our warmish winters.

Imageangele
Feb 24, 2010 4:06 PM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
I found you through the new "random Cubit" button on the bottom of the page!! How lucky to find a favorite subject of mine.. well actually two favorite subjects in one cubit... wildflowers and companion planting.. woohoo!!
Imagestephanietx
Feb 24, 2010 6:08 PM CST
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
Welcome, Angele! Nice to see you here.
Imageangele
Feb 24, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
Thank you Stephanie. I haven't had time to check out the forums in your cubit yet but it is a top priority. I hope I can tonight.
ImageSteven
Feb 24, 2010 9:04 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Welcome Angele! Its nice to have you here!
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Imagewildflowers
Mar 9, 2010 1:37 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I am a really big fan of natives and wildflowers too!!

I saw the first signs of spring today... the sun is shining and there are buds showing up. It won't be long before things start sprouting. Yippy. I love springtime!

Flowering Elderberry grows wild here in springtime.

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ImageSteven
Mar 11, 2010 6:04 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Ooo, we just put in an elder berry last summer called 'Black Lace'. Hoping for blooms & berries this year! I've got a few snowdrops blooming outside! You can see one on my avatar. Also some crocus and mini daffodils coming up! YAY! It was so warm out today. Lovey dubby
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leaflady
Mar 11, 2010 6:52 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
Good to hear from you Angele. Lots of good information gets exchanged in this cubit.

Imageangele
Mar 11, 2010 7:04 PM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
Things are going to get real exciting real soon. I think we may have a good spring wildflower season this year. After several dry winters we got some moisture this year. That Elderberry is so pretty!
Imagewildflowers
Mar 25, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
One of the first signs of spring here, is the native coral honeysuckle.

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Imageangele
Mar 25, 2010 9:22 AM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
That's pretty. Lucky Texas hummingbirds to have that be native. I think we are going to have some interesting spring blooms if it ever gets warm enough. We've had a little more rain than usual.
Imagewildflowers
Mar 25, 2010 9:52 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Yes, I think that the coral honeysuckle is what brings the hummingbirds a calling! I had a little community of them last summer/fall & they should be returning soon! Last year I put up a couple of feeders for them and will do it again! They are such a pleasure.

We've had a lot more rain than usual here too! It's like a swamp right now because we just had heavy rain again overnight... the ground is just saturated and cannot hold any more water!

Angele, I look forward to seeing your blooms ~ I bet you have some beautiful ones coming soon!

This is "Spring Beauty"... although my pic does not do it justice, it's white with red stripes running thru each petal & no two are alike!

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Imageangele
Mar 25, 2010 10:06 AM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
That sure is pretty & it has such a pretty name too. I need to take a walk today & see if anything is blooming but I don't think so because nights have been very cold, some down in the 20s this past week.
Imagewildflowers
Mar 25, 2010 10:28 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Wow.. it is still cold there! We've made it above freezing now and I'm crossing my fingers that it's getting warmer!

I hope you find something pretty blooming anyway! Smiling

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