No, it was Purple Loosestrife. The owner at one place referred to it as
Lythrum. Also I'm quite familiar with it and know that everyone in this
town has been in love with it for years. It was one of the first plants I
bought after seeing it in landscapes. Then I ordered cultivars. Years
later when I found out it's a no-no. I dug out most of mine but there's
still a bit coming back each year. Even though it is pretty it's not too
hard to part with because it's a JB magnet.
If you do find the name of it's doppleganger, let me know.
> [Original Message]
> From: Donna <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: 6/21/2003 10:26:25 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Hum.......
> Interesting Kitty- I always come home with ideas of what I should do :)
> Are you sure they were Loosestrife? There is another plant ( who's name
> escapes me at the moment) that look quite similar. Last year when I was
> in Cincinnati I thought the same thing- even hotels had plantings!...
> that is when I learned about this similar plant.... blooms look the same
> but the leaf is slightly different. They assured me it was not the
> same... thinking they were trying to keep me from pulling it all out!
> FWIW, I did see it again at a local nursery there and the tag did have a
> different name... speedwell keeps coming into my mind, but that's not
> it... darn, now I will have to research it again....
> I did stop at a nursery today... yep, more plants came home, so tomorrow
> will be planting day.... and probably question day as I determine where
> to put them all.... darn coupons!... got a dollar off all perennials and
> 5.00 off any shrub... then add the 20% off.... came home with 17
> different plants and shrubs. Good thing the trees were not on sale or
> two more would have been crammed in the car.... had a gorgeous pink
> dogwood and crimson (?) beech. Never seen this beech around here. White
> bark with cinnamon highlights and dark maroon leaves..... definitely
> stood out!.. but at 105.00 just could not afford it, especially since I
> do not know anything about this tree.:(
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kitty Morrissy [mailto:email@example.com]
> > I went on a garden tour today called Inside the Garden Gate.
> > to see what other people do. What really surprised me was at least
> > of
> > the 7 gardens grew Purple Loosestrife quite proudly. And Chameleon
> > and almost every one. Yikes! Another odd thing I noticed at one home
> > she had about 10 of those stone benches around the property and not
> > you
> > could sit on. She used the to put pots on. Hidden wat in the back (
> > like to see work areas) by the compost heap was a broken down skinny
> > of wood shaped into a bench. The only place to sit. odd.
> > Kitty
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