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Unread 06-30-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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Default Purple Balloon Flower

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Unread 06-30-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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It looks like mine :




I have white ones too. The blasted deer nipped off a lot of mine.
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Unread 06-30-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Thanks for sharing

I have some of those purple ones as well, aren't they neat? Seem to be easy to grow. I've never seen white ones.

I haven't had problems with deer as I am in town, but the darn rabbits, now that's a different story! Arg...need to plant more marigolds I think.
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Unread 07-01-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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I didn't even know they came in white! I just love to see if I can catch one actually pop open, but the magic always happens when I'm away!
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Unread 07-01-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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Pretty!

How tall are they? I'm always looking for new plants ...
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Unread 07-01-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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It looks like mine :




I have white ones too. The blasted deer nipped off a lot of mine.
Yours are so tall! Mine are still little munchkins close to the ground! Maybe I need to move them...???
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Unread 07-01-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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nice photos! I have some too, but I get quite a bit of shade, so nothing is bloomed yet!
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Unread 07-01-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Yours are so tall! Mine are still little munchkins close to the ground! Maybe I need to move them...???

Mine have to grow tall to compete withh all the other stuff in that bed.
Here is one of my white ones:


http://pic16.picturetrail.com/VOL635...2/61755436.jpg

Sorry, I couldn't get the picture to come on this time
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Unread 07-18-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Mine are about 18" tall. I love them.They are so reliable. I wonder if anyone has tried to collect seeds and grow new plants from seed. I know that the growing plants do not like to be disturbed, but I'm not quite sure how to handle the seeds. Any advice????
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Unread 07-18-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Mine are about 18" tall. I love them.They are so reliable. I wonder if anyone has tried to collect seeds and grow new plants from seed. I know that the growing plants do not like to be disturbed, but I'm not quite sure how to handle the seeds. Any advice????

I never gather seeds, but they reseed all over the bed that they are in. The new plants are slow to show in the spring, and they do break off easily. Our resident deer nipped mine back just before they were ready to bloom, but they have bounced back and are loaded with blooms.
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