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RE: today now weeding or lack of....

Well mine didn't get nearly that far away, but it did sprout between two
pavers bricks. Doubt there is any way short of mass reconstruction to
move it. Seen a few more in-between the rocks around the pond, but they
are much shorter and not blooming yet- also doesn't have soil there
other than a tad of debris. The roots must be trailing down into the
pond, since there is a thick liner under those rocks. Quite interesting
I thought.

Another item that sprouted in the same deck area is Hibiscus palustris,
well it sure looks like the other plants leaves- (budding now)- For
years I saved seeds, left seeds, did everything and could never get one
started.... hum...

So my thoughts are:--- forget the potting soil and assorted rules of
propagation... just throw the darn seeds into gravel and/or brick/rock
areas and they will grow.....


> Lobelia cardinalis can travel.  I've had it in my damp bed since I
> built the bed - 4-5 years?.  Last year, I was rather astounded to
> find a couple blooming in the garden off the back deck, which is at
> the top of the hill; at least 25' higher than the damp bed and around
> a corner of the house and at least 75' away from that damp bed.  The
> only thing I can think of is birds as we feed them at the deck near
> where these plants appeared.  What also surprises me is that they've
> spread and seem quite happy in an area that can get pretty dry if we
> don't have rain.  It's heavy clay, so that might make a difference.
> I don't get to this garden more than once or maybe twice a year, so
> didn't see these plants earlier, either - weeds can get really happy
> out there:-)
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
> Editor:  Gardening in Shade

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