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Old 09-06-2023, 11:00 PM
JRR
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I'm getting ready for a complete makeover along the front of my house. Getting rid of holly and evergreens that were damaged by the cold this winter. Putting in totally new things for some color.

Starting at one end with a Little Lime Punch Hydrangea

https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/HYLI

Then there will be three fothergilla

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden....taxonid=281020

Then on either side of the front porch I already have two Love Child Iteas

https://kiefernursery.com/product/it...ca-love-child/

In front of each the Iteas I'm putting in a geranium

https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/GEJB
https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/GECL

Then three more fothergilla ending with a Fine Line Buckthorn

https://provenwinnersdirect.com/products/buckthorn

I'm crossing my fingers that this will work out. I wanted something different from the same old things I see all around town.
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Old 09-07-2023, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I'm getting ready for a complete makeover along the front of my house. Getting rid of holly and evergreens that were damaged by the cold this winter. Putting in totally new things for some color.

Starting at one end with a Little Lime Punch Hydrangea

https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/HYLI

Then there will be three fothergilla

https://www.missouribotanicalgarden....taxonid=281020

Then on either side of the front porch I already have two Love Child Iteas

https://kiefernursery.com/product/it...ca-love-child/

In front of each the Iteas I'm putting in a geranium

https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/GEJB
https://www.bluestoneperennials.com/GECL

Then three more fothergilla ending with a Fine Line Buckthorn

https://provenwinnersdirect.com/products/buckthorn

I'm crossing my fingers that this will work out. I wanted something different from the same old things I see all around town.
Sounds beautiful.
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Old 09-07-2023, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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Amazon as well as Etsy, etc have catmint seeds and small plants - Nepeta Cataria

If you are looking for fancy catmint and don’t mind the price - Bluestone perennials, outside pride have various catmints in stock

Campanula (Harebells?) is available as seeds and plants as well - different colors, growing habits, size, etc
Thank you.

I have seen some online. But I've been scouring the last bit of wild prairie we have left trying to find the kind that's the most rugged and at home here. It's okay to take some seed as long as you leave plenty to regrow.

I do have some catnip growing wild by my deck but keep it thinned so my more cultivated plants can shine.

I wanted to grow more for gifts and for storing. Guess I'll have to use some of mine to seed back there.

It's mystifying. The stuff used to grow everywhere but I've checked a few of my favorite spots and there is no sign of it anymore.
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Old 09-07-2023, 02:24 PM
 
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Thank you.

I have seen some online. But I've been scouring the last bit of wild prairie we have left trying to find the kind that's the most rugged and at home here. It's okay to take some seed as long as you leave plenty to regrow.

I do have some catnip growing wild by my deck but keep it thinned so my more cultivated plants can shine.

I wanted to grow more for gifts and for storing. Guess I'll have to use some of mine to seed back there.

It's mystifying. The stuff used to grow everywhere but I've checked a few of my favorite spots and there is no sign of it anymore.
You could chop up the root ball of the one you grow by your deck - in 2-3or 4 parts? Depending how large the clump you have - and replant elsewhere - would be faster than seeds - and the plants from the seeds may not resemble the parent.

It may help rejuvenate the old plant; they even recommend to renew some plants this way..and you will have more plants.

A sharp shovel or a long serrated bread/meat knife may do wonders!
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Old 09-24-2023, 01:35 PM
 
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Just did some deadheading on my perennials to keep those blooms coming.
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