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Imagewildflowers
Apr 8, 2010 9:24 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I finally got a better shot of the Spring Beauty, so you can see the stripes.

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Imageangele
Apr 8, 2010 10:57 AM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
Love it! I took a little walk this morning & the only thing I saw booming was Scorpionweed but it got down to 30° last night Glare it's one of the hazards of springtime in New Mexico
Hopefully there will be some flowers to share with you soon.
ImageSteven
Apr 8, 2010 11:11 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
I have some violets blooming! I planted them but I guess they are still wildflowers Sticking tongue out Also some sprouts on a new perennial violet I am starting. It's called 'Fuji Dawn' with variegated leaves!
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Imagewildflowers
Apr 8, 2010 12:27 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I really like violets... they're pretty and tasty and they smell nice! You know how certain smells bring joy? Well that's what violets do, for me anyway!

Fuji Dawn sounds pretty, steven!

My goodness angele, I guess you are really ready to see some blooms! I'm looking forward to seeing them though!

I'll go post another native wildflower for you! Smiling
Imagewildflowers
Apr 8, 2010 12:34 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Oh...... I put the picture here: http://cubits.org/CP101/thread/view/15890/

I had an error and it should work now.
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ImageSteven
Apr 8, 2010 1:08 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Hmm, the link doesn't work Christine. When the violets sprout I'll get a picture of them too.
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Imageangele
Apr 8, 2010 1:15 PM CST
Name: Angele (zone7b/8a)
Elephant Butte, NM
Yeah! I'm a Charley's girl!
I found the thread anyway Smiling
My garden has a few things in bloom even if the desert doesn't
Imagewildflowers
May 4, 2010 6:57 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
the healall is going strong. i gathered some last year and put it in this spot. there will no doubt be plenty of seeds to collect, if anyone has a place to put it, let me know! it did spread a bit ~ but not out of control! I did collect the much of the seed heads last year too, so that helped keep it in check.

i haven't noticed much activity as far as insects visiting? but it's a great medicinal herb!

"To have HealAll growing in the garden, is to have a cure-all."

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ImageSteven
May 4, 2010 8:26 AM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
That heal all is really pretty Christine! Is it a ground cover or does it spread by seed?
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Imagewildflowers
May 4, 2010 9:39 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Prunella vulgaris is a creeping perennial that self sows, sometimes agressively. But I think if you keep up with it, it's easy enough to control. And you can harvest the whole plant and dry for later use as a medicinal herb. It stays green a long time, even into the winter here and I have read that some people like using it as a turf alternative:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1357/

It normally grows between 1 and 2 feet high. I enjoy it and am wondering if it does deter some pests, since I don't see any bugs around it Confused
ImageSteven
May 10, 2010 6:52 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Anything that deters pests must be good! I want to get some Tansy this year as there is too many ants here! The healall would make a nice lawn too. I don't really like golf course lawns Sticking tongue out
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Imagestarlight1153
Oct 16, 2014 8:19 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Wild... Just discovered this cubit. Beautiful pictures and beautiful scenery. Makes me want to get out a deck chair and just enjoy your scenery.

Beautiful pic of the Heal-All plant. Can you tell me a bit more about it? I have never heard the name Heal-All before. Have you tried using it as a medicinal herb yet?
Imagewildflowers
Oct 16, 2014 10:27 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Hi Ella!! Hurray! As you can see, I haven't been doing much of anything with this cubit in a long time; since ATP when Trish asked me to move my "Companion Planting and heirlooms" cubit over there.

I actually had more info about Prunella vulgaris https://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/1837/Growing-herbs-s...

and I wrote an article about the plant https://allthingsplants.com/ideas/view/wildflowers/189/All-H...

I do harvest it when I get ambitious, but not as much as I should! It's known to have antibacterial and astringent properties and makes a good tea for sore throats. It's a good herb to add to other healing teas too.

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