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Old 07-28-2007, 10:05 PM
 
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Echinachia is the tops!!! I love how hardy it is up here in WI where I live and that it brings in the butterflies everyday. Fuschia in a hanging basket are awesome too....hummingbirds!!!! I don't have one this year and really miss it.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Most herbs require only average soil and they need full sun. They must be adequately watered....anything that is in a container in full summer sun will fry if it isn't watered daily. I grow large pots of herbs every year - I usually mix several kinds of oregano, rosemary, several types of thyme, chives and several kinds of sage...sometimes I include a lavender for aroma and/or a dark purple sweet potato vine for color and interest. I've found that basil grows best in the ground at least for me. I love to grow rose geranium in a pot - a few leaves are wonderful in iced herbal tea.
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:41 PM
 
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Hibiscus, gerber daisies, petunias, periwinkles, and roses are some of my favorites.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Az.
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Daisies and red roses are my favorite flowers, garden and/or wild.
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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Green Dragon, any native Missouri wildflower and coral coloured roses. Also, any purple ground cover, less mowing.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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I like bulbs. I know of a website where I can get 1000 different types of bulbs, tubers, corms, etc., for $100.00. That's 10 cents a piece instead of the normal $.50 to $5.00. I also favor fruit and nut trees.

I'm looking for a few pistachio trees if anyone knows where to get one for sure send me a PM.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Digitalis (foxglove)
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Default Dahlias

Pure perfection.......nothing is more dramatic that a 10 inch dahlia in bloom.............love them. And, since I live in a cold-climate, I wait for the container to dry up, bring it to the basement, and the next year, there she is......again.....
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:42 PM
 
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Digitalis (foxglove)
Never had any luck with them......
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Not so sure about wow factor, but my favorite flower is heirloom freesias. They're my absolute favorite scent. They don't last very long. I bought 10 bulbs this year and am waiting for the seeds to ripen so I can also try growing some from seed.

That said, right now I also have some beautiful white clematis blooming, the Zuni crepe myrtle tree (dwarf) is about finished, my bougainvillea is blooming as well as some nasturtiums. Oh, and I have a baby sun rose succulent that is blooming - aptenia, I think is the latin name. Oh, and a scented geranium with little pink flowers - smells like citrus. Not sure of the name, as it was a freebie cutting.

I just have a small balcony, but lots of flowers and veggies blooming - tomatoes and little cherry peppers and basil, also some coleus which aren't blooming, but they're really colorful. Gardening is just too much fun.
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