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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    I have been looking at similar mixes for pasture .any suggestions on making the most of the seed would be welcomed since some of the seed mix is pretty expensive.will be using it for a few cows and wildlife .
     
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    Yours looks awesome by the way.
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    Thank you! I had luck the first and second year with native wildflower mix from American Meadows. This year everything I touch turns to $#*%. I have been going through some kind of test. My Aunt and My Mom died unexpectedly last year and ever since I seems like all my little hobbies or things I try to enjoy fail. I don't want to sound too negative but there seems to be doom in gloom in the news and in personal life and in most of my pursuits of happiness.

    I believe the two killer in the Meadow are Burdock and Bindweed that have taken over nearly everything. I hope your success is better than my best photo by 10 fold!
     

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    Sorry to hear about the troubles! I hear that it took years for me to get back in the swing of things after my father passed unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm... thought everytime I had a headache I was dying also.. people say time heals wounds and not to be negative also but I feel it does not... there are still times I am like I should call my dad...

    It's not a test but training for you as there may be more trials ahead of you but I also feel it could be the polar opposite coming and you will feel this super low before you start to feel your high again... dont put on a fake smile and dont tuck away how you are feeling... I feel that is why it took me soo long to move on I just kept it out of my mind and could not adapt emotionally to overcome and then in time that deteriorated my ability to except any emotions and made me loose love for everything in my life overtime... sorry to ramble there just keep your head up and dont pretend everything is ok if it is not you got this things will always turn back around!
     
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    Damn sorry to hear that .Its hard ,I hope things get better u have a beautiful place and I hope u find joy again soon.thank u for the inspiration.
     
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