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Part shade vegetable garden, what can I grow? 7 Replies

Started by JoAnn G. Last reply by Lorraine Smith Pacific NW Aug 28, 2013.

Has the lack of sunlight this summer caused roses to not bloom as much and tomatoes not to ripen? 12 Replies

Started by JoAnn G. Last reply by Linda Ivey Pinkepank Aug 26, 2013.

mums ...blooming.....ALREADY 9 Replies

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Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 24, 2012 at 2:36pm

Lynn, Did it spread by seed or roots for you?

Comment by Lynn Bober on February 24, 2012 at 2:32pm
I had an opposite experience and found them to be invasive. I ended up removing them and was sorry to have to do it, because I liked their structure. May have to do with soil type.
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 24, 2012 at 1:55pm

Thank You N. Brookie, I really like them but with the name thistle they scared me.

Comment by B. Brookie White on February 24, 2012 at 1:51pm

It isn't and you will probably want to pick them for dried bouquets.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 24, 2012 at 1:32pm

Does anyone know if Globe Thistle is invasive?

Comment by Ivan M. Byam z5 on February 8, 2012 at 8:42pm

Congrats Robin! It'll be a few weeks before anything thinks about growing here. I can't wait!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 8, 2012 at 3:36pm

the cream ones are pretty, I know what you mean about Menards, I was shocked to see them there also. I hope they have them again this year.

Comment by Lynn Bober on February 8, 2012 at 3:29pm
I don't have any pictures, but they are a cream-colored flower. I also picked these up from Menards and I was surprised to find them there as I have only seen them featured in specialty nursery catalogs where they are pretty pricey
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on February 8, 2012 at 3:21pm

That is cool Raymond, I have snowdrops on my wish list. Please take pictures and share.

Comment by Raymond Biederer on February 8, 2012 at 2:59pm

have ti cg=heck my lenten rose, got snow drops in bloom

 

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