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Re: weeds

oooh...I would love yellow foxglove...sounds beautiful.  I have some dry
shade that always gives me problems in deciding what to plant.  I have
added a lot of mulch in the middle of tree groups to make a bed...this
helps...also, have found some ferns that do ok in dry with periodic wet. 
And, Helleborus does well.

Right now, we have some thunder and a little rain (turned out to be .05
inches).  I mowed earlier and must confess that I finally mowed down some
Rudbecia and Dames Rocket .

> [Original Message]
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/1/2007 4:29:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] weeds
> I didn't mention one of my favorite volunteers that I don't really
> consider a weed although it chooses its own sites.  This is
> Digitalis ambigua, the perennial yellow foxglove.  It was
> growing here when we moved here, though I don't believe it
> was wild.  I've never seen it anywhere else.  I love it because
> it grows where other things don't, like deep shade, dry clay, 
> and generally difficult spots, and because the deer don't
> touch it.  It is just coming into bloom now, and will continue
> to bloom, off and on, most of the summer.  At its peak, it
> lines the boulders and dark pathways with soft yellow 
> spikes like candles.  I have a friend who declares anything
> that grows where she didn't plant it is a weed.  She misses
> a lot.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 06/01/2007 2:06:30 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> holmesbm@usit.net writes:
> My volunteers also include California poppies, that I let stay in the
> middle of the lawn since they are few and so beautiful, verbena
> (my climate is wetter than yours, I think), gold cosmos, Dame's rocket,
> iron weed (gets out of hand if I don't curb it), violets (I pull many of
> these but let a large patch work as a ground cover in the shady back),
> yellow four o'clocks, celosia, Verbascum thapus (just a few), Rudbeckia
> hirta, solidago, and a daisy-like flower that has really taken over and
> must be pulled this weekend.  (This flower has small white rays and
> toothed leaves unlike the more oval of the oye-eye and shasta.) 
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