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Branched Bugbane (Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike')
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Branched Bugbane (Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike')
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Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis valdiviensis)
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Variegated Japanese Aucuba (Aucuba japonica 'Variegata')
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Variegated Japanese Aucuba (Aucuba japonica 'Variegata')
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Variegated Japanese Aucuba (Aucuba japonica 'Variegata')
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Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Vera')
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Amaryllis (Hippeastrum 'Vera')
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Clematis (Clematis tangutica)
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Iris (Iris 'Gift of Gab')
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Iris (Iris cristata)
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Iris (Iris 'Zooboomafoo')
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Iris (Iris 'Zooboomafoo')
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Iris (Iris 'Daughter of Stars')
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Frikart's Aster (Aster x frikartii)
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Iris (Iris 'Cashmere Rose')
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Iris (Iris 'Cashmere Rose')
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Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis obtusa)
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American lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria montana)
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Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis obtusa)
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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 4:12 PM, concerning plant: Hosta (Hosta 'Liberty')

If I were forced to choose 5 favorite Hostas, I know Liberty would be one of those. It is a beautiful Hosta. Very photogenic as you can see from the pictures in the database. It is attractive as a young plant and absolutely spectacular when mature. Moderate growth rate. It is one of the first to emerge in the spring in my garden. If you grow Hostas and don't have it, I would highly recommend it.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:54 PM, concerning plant: Hosta (Hosta 'Invincible')

Invincible is not one of the flashiest plants, which are the ones I am often drawn to. It is, however, a very attractive plant. It forms a nice clump with attractive glossy green foliage. It is a good addition to a planting of the more flamboyant variegated Hostas. I have it growing in 2 different places and I am always pleased with it. It is nice also when it blooms.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:43 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Decorum')

Decorum is another of my favorite SDB's. To my eyes, it is an apricot-orange color with a contrasting blue beard. 2014 is the second year for it in my garden. It has several bloom stalks and plenty of increase to share this summer. This one has earned its place in the garden.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:35 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Raspberry Ice')

Raspberry Ice is one of my favorite Irises that I have planted in the last couple of years. I love Keith Keppel's intros, love plicatas, and love SDB's. This fits all the bills. Lovely flower, gorgeous color, great increase. The year after I planted it, there was enough increase to share. Worthy of its spot in a crowded garden.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 3:18 PM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Stripe Three')

It is interesting to note that the pod parent of Stripe Three is Chubby Cheeks, which was introduced in 1985 by Paul Black and has always been quite popular, Chubby Cheeks has been used in countless crosses and is the parent of 225 registered offspring. Quite a record.

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By Paul2032 on Apr 19, 2014 7:48 AM, concerning plant: Iris (Iris 'Going My Way')

I have always considered Going My Way to be an iris that was cutting edge at the time of its introduction. Very nice form for the time. It maintained a place on the AIS popularity poll for a number of years.

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By chickhill on Apr 18, 2014 7:50 PM, concerning plant: Aibika (Abelmoschus manihot)

I have this growing from seed every year. I have read many different articles about this plant, but I haven't found anything about how bad the "fine looking hairs" will stick into your skin. I use leather gloves when cutting the plants down in fall. Anyone else grow this? Then again, I hope I haven't added this comment to the wrong plant.

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By chelle on Apr 18, 2014 6:51 AM, concerning plant: Climbing penstemon (Keckiella cordifolia)

Climbing penstemon (Keckiella cordifolia) seedlings are quite cold hardy and adaptable to wide temperature fluctuations. Seedlings transplanted outdoors under high cover have survived and show every sign of continuing to prosper; this batch having been started warm indoors, and then directly exposed to the following:

Day 1, 69°F / 32°F
Day 2, 33°F / 24°F
Day 3, 46°F / 23°F
Day 4, 66°F / 32°F

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By Esc on Apr 17, 2014 2:26 PM, concerning plant: Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia 'Cassie's Curls')

I have a brugmansia. Cassie's curls. Angel's trumpet. I live in San Antonio. My yard faces west-south-west. A big oak tree blocks late afternoon sun. I am looking for advice on where to plant this. In a container? Hanging basket? My gardens are full and really don't have room. The plant arrived in the mail after our perennials came back and we added new so we're pretty full. Would appreciate any suggestions. I'm inexperienced with this plant. Thanks.

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By Bonehead on Apr 16, 2014 9:07 PM, concerning plant: Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)

This is not my favorite tree, simply because it looks dead in the winter when I would like more of a lively presence. It's very beautiful when it first greens up, kind of a soft look to it, and is also nice in fall when it turns. Grows fairly quickly.

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By HamiltonSquare on Apr 16, 2014 8:44 PM, concerning plant: Blue Sage (Salvia reflexa)

I think that Salvia lanceolata is NOT a synonym of Salvia reflexa. There is a photo of one Savia reflexa with a blue flower and the rest with the pinkish flower and bracts are Salvia lanceolata in the ATP database. I'm growing the one with the showy rusty pink bracts and flowers. We have it listed as Salvia lanceolata and i was about to change it to reflexa............ Any Salvia experts in the ranks of ATP?

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By Bonehead on Apr 16, 2014 8:16 PM, concerning plant: Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)

This is a non-native invasive in the Pacific Northwest. It quickly will overwhelm an entire field and livestock generally won't eat it. The best way we've found to eradicate it is to simply mow it regularly. If it doesn't go to seed, it will eventually go away. Patience is a virtue.

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By eclayne on Apr 16, 2014 7:54 PM, concerning plant: Abyssinian Gladiolus (Gladiolus murielae)

Assuming that what I grow is in fact G. murielae, much of the literature underestimates its potential height. Last year was my first growing these, and in full sun and rich sandy loam my plants easily exceeded 4 feet in height. As recommended, I kept the soil constantly moist.
Some, but not all corms, flowered as Montbretia (Crocosmia 'Emberglow') reached its peak bloom. The pure white in the flowers works well with scarlet red. Bloom stalks continued to appear right up to first frost, at which point I cut them down and lifted them for winter storage. As 2013 was my first year growing these, I don't know whether this bloom cycle will occur again this year. As of a few days ago, all corms had overwintered well, stored in a box of peat in the basement. A bonus is the numerous white, pea-sized cormels they produced!

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By SongofJoy on Apr 16, 2014 5:40 AM, concerning plant: Yellow Chaenactis (Chaenactis glabriuscula)

This annual herb is native and endemic to California.

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By Seedfork on Apr 15, 2014 6:26 PM, concerning plant: Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis)

This plant is very easy to root from cuttings. I have had no luck starting it from seed.

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By farmerdill on Apr 15, 2014 4:56 PM, concerning plant: English Pea (Pisum sativus 'Blue Bantam')

This variety was introduced by Burpee in the early 20th century. After it was out of circulation for years, Burpee has reintroduced it. In my early childhood we grew Thomas Laxton and Little Marvel. In the 50's we replaced Little Marvel with Blue Bantam. Much more productive than Little Marvel and a good eating pea.

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By texaskitty111 on Apr 15, 2014 11:12 AM, concerning plant: Boysenberry (Rubus 'Boysenberry')

I believe this to be the best tasting berry of all. Not dry like a raspberry, seedy like a blackberry, sour like a gooseberry, or pithy like store bought strawberries. It's wonderful cooked or fresh. Grows on second year vines. Thornless version still has small thorns, original version (bigger thorns like blackberry vines) sets more fruit. Hard to find if you want to buy.

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By texaskitty111 on Apr 15, 2014 7:43 AM, concerning plant: Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis baileyi)

I have always thought that this flower is beautiful. I have never lived somewhere that it would grow. I've heard that it's easy if you live in the right place (cooler).

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By gardengus on Apr 15, 2014 7:41 AM, concerning plant: Storksbill (Erodium pelargoniflorum 'Sweetheart')

This is a beautiful little plant with dainty pink and white flowers. I have grown this plant twice, but it has failed to return in spring. Most likely not hardy here in my zone 5.

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By bonitin on Apr 15, 2014 3:39 AM, concerning plant: Sea Bean (Mucuna urens)

Don't touch the seed pod! I did as I was intrigued with it but felt it for days after in my fingers. What looks like hairs are actually very sharp needles that penetrate the skin!

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