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CLUSIANA
Mar 11, 2011 5:19 PM CST
Gardens can be very neat. In spite of their self-seedling, I let many weeds growing wild but the question is; are they weeds or just little wild flowers? Nice for bees, strong little ones free to settle if they so wish.
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Some among many others.
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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 11, 2011 7:22 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
This is such a sweet tiny blue and white flower that grows in our lawn. It is concidered a weed, but I love it.

Veronica persica

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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 12, 2011 8:36 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I allow several different weeds to grow in my lawn, tiny English daisies, the above veronica, wild violets and the occasional native Fawn Lily.
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CLUSIANA
Mar 12, 2011 8:46 AM CST
Are you calling 'English daisies' the Bellis perennis Lynn. Something very funny I have also here a lot of them and of Veronica persica also. However I have never seen the last you are mentioning Fawn Lily.
Thank you for posting.
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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 12, 2011 8:57 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Yes the English daisy is Bellis perennis. Fawn Lily is a native plant here in Oregon, botanical name is Erythronium oregonum http://www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Wildflower/plant-Lily-Fawn.ht...

Deer do not come into our backyard because of the dogs, and bear don't come down around the houses, so we get to enjoy the Fawn Lily foliage and flowers for quite awhile before the disappear towards the end of spring.
CLUSIANA
Mar 12, 2011 9:15 AM CST
What a dangerous life Lynn! Bears around? I cannot believe it. But for the deers I know that they eat everything in their way no matter what it is, roses, bulbs, foliage....Good dogs Lynn and thank you for Erythronium oregonum. I never heard about them before.
I understand that in Oregon you have about the same weather than here which is an oceanic climate
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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 12, 2011 9:24 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Yes, the weather here is rather mild. We do have winter but not extreme. The same with our summers. We just have a few days in summer with 90 to 100° F. Most of summer is in 70's and 80's F.
CLUSIANA
Mar 14, 2011 11:48 AM CST
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Arum italicum

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Ranunculus ficaria

Both considered as invasive plants. I love the foliage of Arum italicum and the one of Ranunculus ficaria, the veins on the first are beautiful in the sun and the shiny green leaves of the second one with the bright yellow flower on it is just very nice.
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CLUSIANA
Mar 18, 2011 3:38 PM CST
Anacamptis pyramidalis

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growing wild in th garden

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Imageirisloverdee
Mar 18, 2011 4:42 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
I love my little fawn lilies and I have some we harvested last year.....

I will never plant another Arum Italicum as I am still fighting after years of digging and sifting them out of the dirt.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Imagevalleylynn
Mar 22, 2011 9:06 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I love the Arum Italicum even though it can be a pest. I am fortunate that mine is growing in a small bed lined with a cement border. It was there when we bought the house, the planting is very old.

I have been successful only once in digging my fawn lilies. The bulbs are down so deep and the soil is clay and very dense. I will dry to harvest seed this year and propagate them with seed.

CLUSIANA
Mar 23, 2011 7:27 AM CST
Arum italicum are spreading in the garden but now I know them. Some leaves are really beautiful. Bulbs tend to go deeper and deeper Lynn, si when you do not dig them out each year you will be surprise how deep they can be when you wish for example to make some changes in the garden. When you like a plant propagating by seedlings is a good idea as you will not diseases growing from seeds as you can get from bulbs.
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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 23, 2011 10:28 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Euphorbia esula L. (leafy spurge), Maianthemum dilatatum and Erythronium (Fawn Lily)

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These are all native plants here in the Pacific Northwest. I let the leafy spurge grow around the lilies as you can see in the left photo. It keeps the gophers from eating the bulbs. This Lilium 'Star Gazer' has been in the garden for 3 years now. The gopher will burrow no closer than 3 feet from the bulb because of the euphorbia, it is toxic for them.
CLUSIANA
Mar 23, 2011 12:06 PM CST
There is only one species of Erythronium here Lynn, Erythronium dens canis. Do you know which one is yours? Here also we have this 'leafy spurge, I found those very nice euphorbia but as they become too invasive I pull out every single one I see in the garden. I will take a pic for you tomorrow. I think it is the same Euphorbia; A great idea and a good way to keep the gophers away.
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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 23, 2011 12:15 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
For me the Euphorbia is so shallow rooted and very easy to just pull out if it comes up where I don't want it. I am very fond of it since it helps protect plants that the gophers like to eat.

The above Fawn Lily is Erythronium oregonum.
CLUSIANA
Mar 23, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Thank you Lynn. I found the Eurphorbia I have rather hard to pull out. I think you told me already for Erythronium Oregonum. Sorry for asking twice...
I am going to learn a lot from you. Great.
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Imagevalleylynn
Mar 23, 2011 8:46 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
I just got home from Portland. Miss you today. : )
We will learn so much from each other. How wonderful that is. : )
CLUSIANA
Mar 29, 2011 2:08 PM CST
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Vilola & Ranunculus ficaria

Both of them are self seedling but that do not bother me at all.
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CLUSIANA
Apr 3, 2011 5:03 AM CST
Valerianella locusta in bloom. This plant growing wild is a kind of a very good salad.
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Valerianella locusta
CLUSIANA
Apr 13, 2011 8:14 AM CST
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Ttagopogon pratensis

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