WildFlower Meadow

Discussion in 'GARDENING & HORTICULTURE' started by Gremlinchode, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Gremlinchode

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    dd05ab4a-f549-4581-83d4-f56702ef14cb.jpg 097ab68b-0ebe-42ff-9346-3ec940a8a4fe.jpg 3fb739aa-ec4e-4e57-a168-bb19f7c520c6.jpg 0ec76c02-a324-4ab7-92b6-03c5ada39c92.jpg I was really looking into these flower because I thought they looked great and could grow in pretty harsh areas, such as ballast and poor soil quality. It turns out they are invasive here and can out compete native plants. Im pretty sure they are Hesperis matronalis or "dames Rocket."
     

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    I like Nootka Rose and it seems pretty aggressive too and happens to be native here. I am pretty sure these are nootka rose but there are a few others that look similar such as "Baldhip rose" (Rosa gymnocarpa).
     

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    The last two posts are pictures taken in Canada but we share some native species and invaders!
     
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    Here are some pictures taken today of the wildflower meadow reseeding results from earlier this year. There was a large bloom of lupines and a decent size patch that was just grass and aggressive "weeds" or "invasive" species. We reseeded the grassy part and now it looks like the opposite. It will be interesting to see if it balances itself out as far as species and bloom time for complete coverage on the entire site.
     

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