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RE: weeds

Could that be abronia villosa? We don't get it here (not native anyway)
but I remember seeing it at Anza Borrego, spectacular. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:36 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] weeds

Cyndi, do you know the name of that verbena that's native to the Mojave?
It's lilac colored and vines out low to the ground when it rains out
there, creating a lavender carpet.

On May 31, 2007, at 11:41 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

> One of the good volunteers I get is California poppies, and I don't 
> pull those out. They never increase enough to make themselves a pest 
> sad to say. Gaillardia is making itself at home in my lawn as well as 
> on the outskirts of the lawn area, and coreopsis was spreading wildly 
> until I started yanking it. I would love it if verbena bonariensis 
> would spread out but I guess I don't have the right conditions for the

> seeds, although the couple plants I do have come back every year. I 
> remember the johnny-jump-ups increasing in my mom's little garden and 
> I tried planting them for years here but never got them to come back 
> with enthusiasm. Oh, there were one or two each year, but not more.
> I am getting quite a lot of volunteer dill in the vegetable garden, 
> I've let it grow for now but I suspect I could pull it without qualms 
> if needed. I actually transplanted some of the volunteers into a few 
> bare spots, they are living but not as happy as they were. 
> Surprisingly enough I also got some volunteer cilantro this year - my 
> poor herb bed got so overgrown with weeds last year I didn't even know

> the cilantro had gone to seed. Also in the vegetable garden are wild 
> sunflowers. I have a love/hate relationship with them - they are 
> covered with flowers and bees, which is nice, but are also huge 
> sprawling prickly things that attract ants, which isn't nice. I 
> usually let one or two get big though.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On 
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:17 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> 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.
> Auralie
> 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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27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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