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  • View author's info Posted on Apr 25, 2005 at 06:03 PM

    hey ragosa i do grow lavender with my peonies...any herb grows like a weed here but what i really love with peonies best is irises! my gardens are like my hair..overgrown, sltly messy and unkept but with alot of potential(or so says the guy who cuts my hair lol) i have never had a "neat" garden! i will find those seeds and email you!
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 25, 2005 at 03:52 PM

    I would be very interested in the blk eyed susan seeds.
    I usually do English Gardens.
    Have you tried lavander with the peonies? My Dad used to be the "clean" american gardener til I talked to him. The type whp hads a garden to roses, then a garden of peonies. Never mixing anything up. B-O-R-I-N-G!!!
    Email me @ 1ragosa@comcastdotnet.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 25, 2005 at 03:49 AM

    hey Eye I'd be happy to give you some red poppy seed.. you can't kill them unless you pull them up as a weed as they're starting to grow..cuz they look like a weed then. but your gfather might have been growing those large perennial oriental red poppies..which i also have and have been trying to get rid of for years. won't die..those you can only grow by taking rooted cuttings which it's almost too late to do here anyway. what was your grandfather saying?
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 24, 2005 at 08:09 PM

    Hey, I'd love to get some red poppy seeds! (And instructions on how not to kill 'em.) All I have seen in the stores around here are the orange ones and multi colored ones. My grandfather always had a row of red poppies at the back of his garden and I remember asking him why. He said "Im Gedaechtnis meiner alten Kameraden." Thought it would be cool to have some growing and keep the memory, no?
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 23, 2005 at 06:34 AM

    right now i have daffodils and hyacinths blooming like crzy..all my perennials are coming up, peonies, bleeding hearts, hostas,blk eyed susans, bee balm,iris,penstemons... would be interested in seed exchange with people far away and cutting exchange with anyone closeby. i have a beautiful variety blk eyed susan that everone i work with has and loves from my garden...the ones with the really fat petals and center..also those little annual red poppies i usually get a ton of seed from and they will grow almost anywhere and are real pretty...purpleconeflower seed too..i can't wait for the lilac flowers though...!
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2005 at 04:54 PM

  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2005 at 12:20 PM

    OK, I'm starting to remember some of the plants I have or have bought recently for around the house.

    Day Lillies (couple different types)

    Yaka's (sp)

    Black eyed Susans

    Roses (naturally)

    Buttercups (i think)


    and a bunch more that I can't remember yet
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2005 at 10:18 AM

    veggie garden i have---i enjoy buying plants at the end of the selling season being they are usually cheaper!!!!!
    my favorite tree is a paperbark maple--pretty starts with red leaves that turn green and tghe bark is similiar to the white or river birch
    bulbs and perenials are the best--but them in and pretty much let them do their thing
    tourch or poker lilies are neat looking also
    i've tried to decrease the amount of grass i have so i don't have to spend as much time mowing it!!!!!
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2005 at 05:42 AM

    Since the hurricanes I got more unfamiliar crap growing here than I can identify, My grass got overcome by millions of little green tree looking weeds from someplace, I'm fixin to go and RoundUp the whole place.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2005 at 05:09 AM

    I don't think things are allowed to grow in my yard. I have about 15 big oak trees and lots of dirt. Red clay dirt. A few weeds too, but if I cut them it sorta looks like a lawn.
  • View author's info Posted on Apr 22, 2005 at 04:59 AM

    Well...not avid about it, or smart about it. I just go to the store and find something that I like the looks of, something that doesn't take a lot of time to take care of, something that is hearty (can take the occassional cold spell), and usually something that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. I just bought a bunch of stuff to plant around the house and can't tell you the name of the first plant/bush/flower. I just can't remember em. I talked a lot with the lady, there, who was quite helpful, so I should be able to keep everything alive this year, which gives them a good chance of surviving the winter when it get here, LOL.
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