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Re: Re: Happy Birthday

Theresa, I have several varieties of Anemone but the pink blooming
Anemone Robustissima is invasive in my garden. I like it so I
aggressively reduce it about every two years by digging up the roots
however I too experience regrowth form tiny bits of roots remaining in
the soil. I do not like to use chemicals so I diligently try to shift
thru the soil. If you do research vinegar even as it is used as a food
can be harmful.

I just returned this evening from a 3 day trip to Chicago with a bus
load of MGs. We visited Chicago Botanical, Morton's Arboretum, Ball Seed
Gardens, Lincoln Conservatory, Cantigny and downtown gardens including
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (The Bean) however Laurie Garden was
closed and Grant Park was avoided due to a hugh concert. The street
gardens were wonderful. Crowds of people everywhere! We also did some
shopping at a couple of nurseries.

Hope you are all having a great summer. We need rains here.
Carolyn  (Ceres)

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 3, 2014, at 12:48 AM, Theresa G <3a6a532b1@rewrite.hort.net> wrote:
> Happy Bday and thanks for posting!  I have been meaning to for a while.  I
> am looking for any ideas of how to get rid of anemone that is taking over
> my garden.  I have dug, pulled, round-up (carefully with a paint brush bc
> other things are nearby), and I cannot kill it.  In fact it seems to regrow
> from any tiny root that is left behind.  Any suggestions?  If I don't get
> it out, it will I'm afraid take over my entire front garden...
> Theresa
> On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Patricia Dickson <f1892e901@rewrite.hort.net
>> wrote:
>> Happy birthday Auralie!
>> I too am curious as to what happened to your diamond frost! I love that
>> little plant as a great filler in a pot!
>> Patricia Dickson
>>>> On Aug 2, 2014, at 6:45 PM, Pam Evans <f7dc1b051@rewrite.hort.net>
>>> wrote:
>>> happy b-day indeed.
>>> On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Zemuly Sanders <
>> 430fae0d1@rewrite.hort.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>> On Aug 2, 2014, at 3:11 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
>>>>> In a message dated 8/1/2014 10:43:42 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>>> zemuly@comcast.net writes:
>>>>> I wish you a very happy birthday.
>>>>> Zem
>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>> Thanks, Zem.  Chete took me to lunch at the Riverview  Restaurant in
>> Cold
>>>> Spring which has a
>>>>> stunning view of the Hudson Highlands and Storm King Mountain.  It was
>>>> almost worth being 86 years old.
>>>>> I will take advantage of this contact to ask a couple of GardenChat
>> type
>>>> questions.
>>>>> The first is very simple.  Why, here at beginning of August, are my
>>>> dogwoods
>>>> definitely showing
>>>>> red leaves?  It has been somewhat dry this summer, but not a real
>>>> drought,
>>>> and only moderately
>>>>> hot.
>>>>> Next question is more complicated.
>>>>> For several years I have bought a plant at the local Arboretum plant
>>>> sale to
>>>> grow in a pot on my
>>>>> front stoop.  This has been Euporbia 'Diamond Frost'.  Do you know it?
>>>> It
>>>> is very delicate with
>>>>> lacy growth, tiny leaves with dark markings, and small white star-like
>>>> flowers.  It makes a bushy
>>>>> little plant about a foot wide and high.  As I say, I have grown this
>>>> several years, getting a new
>>>>> plant each spring.  I have one this year.  Usually the plant is about
>>>> done
>>>> by fall when I bring things
>>>>> in, but last fall we had an early frost threat, and as the plant still
>>>> looked good, I brought it in and
>>>>> put it under the lights where I start seed, and keep a few things over
>>>> the
>>>> winter.  It lost all its
>>>>> leaves before long, but the stems still were green, so I left it there.
>>>> All
>>>> winter, it kept its green
>>>>> look, so I let it stay, but finally when I started seeds and needed the
>>>> space this spring I set the
>>>>> pot outside and thought no more about it.  Then a week or so ago, I
>>>> happened
>>>> to notice the pot
>>>>> that I had put in an obscure spot, and it was full of bright green
>>>> leaves.
>>>> The plant has leafed out
>>>>> and is growing strongly, but instead of the tiny, lacy growth, the
>> leaves
>>>> are bright green and
>>>>> more than twice a large as the original plant.  I still have the plant
>>>> label
>>>> from that, and from the
>>>>> one I bought this year, and they are the  same.  What has happened?
>> Side
>>>> by
>>>> side, the two
>>>>> plants really don't look a bit alike.  Why has this one changed from
>> last
>>>> year?
>>>>> Thanks for listening to my rant,
>>>>> Hope you are having a good summer.
>>>>> Auralie
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