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Re: Re: landscape

Someone once said that Queen Anne's Lace is one foreign plant (as opposed to Kudzu) we would happily give a green card to!
On Sunday, June 27, 2004, at 09:59 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

Bonnie, my grandmother, who had moved from upstate NY to Fla as a child, was
proud of growing Queen Ann's Lace in her garden. I was really surprised to
find it as
a roadside weed when I moved north. I remember that she taught me to color
it by
putting the stems in water colored with Easter-egg dyes. The flowers would
take up the color and be pink, blue, green, or whatever. She would make
bouquets of vari-colored blossoms.
I still allow some in my garden, but then I grow milkweed, too. I think it is
a handsome
plant and I love the scent of the flowers. It grows in the narrow space
between the drive
and the large boulder, and when it blooms, the whole area smells of it.
People tell me
I have to get rid of those weeds, but they are really a favorite of mine.

In a message dated 06/27/2004 10:46:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
wmorgan972@ameritech.net writes:
I've been having trouble finding Queen Ann's Lace in our neighborhood. I
finally found some in an open lot across from Bill's office building and
trudge through waist high (and higher) weeds to get to them. I'd like to
dig some up and put it in my garden, but I'd need to make certain of
ownership and ask permission. They'll probably look at me like I'm crazy
for wanting a "weed." LOL!!!

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