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Article: There's Always a Reason: Companion Planting
kdfisher Ellijay, GA (Zone 7a) Hi Sharon:
Newbie here from North Georgia. That red wild flower in the upper right hand of this page. Any idea on the name? I discovered one...just one lonely flower around July 1st on my wooded property.
Thanks in Advance:)
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Sharran (Zone 7a) Hey KD...
That's Firepink or Scarlet Catchfly, not sure what you might call them down in Georgia, but that's a common name. You can go to Plant Files here on DG and get their botanical name, because for the life of me I can't remember it.
Nice to have you on DG, and great that you have the Firepink, too. I love them, and that's why I used the photo.
kdfisher Ellijay, GA (Zone 7a) Thanks for the super quick response. Sure would be nice to have more than one. It didn't bloom for more than a week or two.
Sharran (Zone 7a) Let me see what I can find out about it, be right back.
kdfisher Ellijay, GA (Zone 7a) I've found a source, but being so new to this stuff...I'll probably overdo it. I do have many areas that need ideas.
Sharran (Zone 7a) Silene, that is the botanical name I couldn't remember. Here's a page in Plant Files that gives a bit of info. Read what the one person said about scattering seeds after it blooms:
If you do that, you might have a little patch of them next summer. You could also google Silene and maybe find some answers. I don't have any here, since I am in western KY, but it grew all over in the mountains of SE KY where I grew up.
Sharran (Zone 7a) We cross posted.
Look at borage...it is a lovely little blue flower, too, if you like wild flowers.
You won't over do, just try and see what happens.
kdfisher Ellijay, GA (Zone 7a) Yes, wildflowers interest me. I have a nice area for it too. Probably won't get around to it for awhile.
Thanks for everything.
Sharran (Zone 7a) That is a beautiful website.
Someday soon, I would like to find a place that looks very much like yours.
kdfisher Ellijay, GA (Zone 7a) Thanks Sharon:
I'm just so thankful I found this place..or the great RE agent I had found it. It's perfect for me. Small cabin but ideal. I'm working on some before and after pics that may interest you.
Sharran (Zone 7a) Oh WOW!
My kind of place.
Thank you. I can see where I will be spending my next few hours, just looking at your photos. Wow!
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