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Re: weeds

Dames Rocket - Hesperis matronalis. I planted it one year and I get volunteers in the cracks of my timber walkway. Same with Linaria Canon J Went, but it is perennial. Pot them sometimes and sell. Columbine volunteers are usually the dark blue spurred variety or the spurless, double flowered Rose Columbine, aka Nora Barlow. I let those that fall where I like them, stay. Those in paths get dug to give away or sell - same goes for my Agastache volunteers. This year I actually had a Brunnera volunteer in a path that had a bit of the markings from 'Silver Wings'. Some hosta volunteers too.

Also, Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine' comes true from seed most of the time. That one is patented. Do you think it is ok to sell them if I label them as "seedling from" ? In fact my plant was actually a seedling from a Loraine Sunshine itself.

Cushion Spurge self sows and so do my lilacs and of course, ppl coneflowers. Lots of other things too. Yellow Fumewort likes to sow in my rock edging and several little fumewort globes are blooming there now. They look so natural there. Better than any placement I could have come up with.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:16 AM
Subject: [CHAT] weeds

I totally agree with that philosophy, Jim.  But the
problem here is that I just can't bring myself to
pull out Aquilegia canadensis, the little red Columbine,
or Viola tricolor, Johnny-jump-ups, and both are taking
over my vegetable garden.  How could I possibly pull or
dig out the two-foot-square mass of Columbine with
literally hundreds of blooms?  Or the similar mass of
Johnny-jump-ups in the lettuce bed? I try to work around
them, and deadhead to try to have some space left for
vegetables.  Of course, I think the Columbine that grows
up between the stones of my front steps is charming.
And this week Dame's Rocket - can't think of its botanical
name right now - is popping up everywhere.  I wouldn't
mind that in the flower bed, but it prefers almost any
other place.  I will have to pull out lots of that, and I hate
to.  I really like it.
However, peonies are beginning to open, and they are
making quite a display!  You may have lots of things we
can't grow "up nawth," but what is spring without lilacs
and peonies.

In a message dated 05/31/2007 4:50:06 AM Eastern Standard Time,
islandjim1@verizon.net writes:

Yeah, I don't pull them here, either, Cathy. Life's too short to pull
weeds with pretty flowers.

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