"Nice article , I have had this plant for a few years, but has not grown as well for me. I live in zone 6 and I bought another one this spring in hoping I can find a good spot for it. Do you fertilize it at all? "
"You Can't Use All Grass Clippings!You want to use grass clippings that are free of chemicals and seed heads. There is no point in putting grass clippings in your gardens that have seeds either from the grass itself or from weeds like dandelion…"
"Rain water is good and cheap. And for the black spot I think watering in the pm is not such a good idea, but it rains at night so if you clean up the bushes and never leave to much leaf litter and practice good plant hygiene you…"
"I have never planted then in a container. I also have not had a problem with self sow. all tho you live in a different zone so you could take some of the pods off when they turn dark brown. You do not have to wear gloves. I have…"
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"SHOULD I WEAR GLOVES WHEN HANDLING THE SEEDS ? I'M THNKING ABOUT PLANTING THEM IN THE BACK END OF MY PROPERTY. WILL THE PODS DROP AND START NEW PLANTS ? PLEASE SHOW A PIC OF THE ENTIRE TREE IN YOUR YARD. HAVE YOU EVER PLANTED THEM IN…"
"No this plant is not invasive, however it is very poisonous. The beans that is. It's called reisen.
I am in zone 5 and we plant it in the late spring. Here in Michigan the growing season it till October, they are not hardy here, but I like…"
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"You won't regret planting these phlox, Audra. The number and size of the blooms increase each year and they bloom for almost two months. Definitely the highlight of our late summer garden! (Warning: groundhogs love to eat these -- especially…"
"Agreed, Lorraine! Between the need for water and the weeds, having a nice lawn really is a challenge. We have a lawn sprinkler system but need to have it adjusted because certain parts of the lawn (like this part) don't get watered. Even though…"
"Lorraine, this bed probably started with about 8 plants five years ago. They spread like crazy and make quite a statement in the mid to late summer garden. We can see this patch from our kitchen window and it is so bright and cheerful. Here is a pic…"