surprised..surprised..you are here too.
I just read word by word when you mentioned " I hope the ones I sent you do well"..
I dont realize that Suseart is Susan..hehhe..
I promise when they bloom I will show to you asap.
Here in Western NY there is what we call a MG but its a pain! Its like this annoying weed that growing all over my flower beds. MG's have never been planted there. Just curious if that weed is a true MG or something we just call one?
Gracesmom wrote:Here in Western NY there is what we call a MG but its a pain! Its like this annoying weed that growing all over my flower beds. MG's have never been planted there. Just curious if that weed is a true MG or something we just call one?
Gracesmom -It is the same here in WA, an annoying prolific weed, they overtake everything. The ones we had were white, the colored ones are pretty. So not sure if they are the same as shown.
davids188, your probably right. They are the most intrusive things ever. Worse than the dreaded dandylion! I will be keeping a very good eye out for them this year around my knew roses. I'm so afraid they'll choke them to death or my astilbe or anything else. I'm planning on planting alyssum very thick around there as soon as weather permits. Hoping maybe that will choke them out.
I wish I could remember the name of that particular bindweed. It's on the invasive plant watch here in MA, which I only knew about because last year I read a news story about it. The state Dept of Ag was appealing to the public for help to look for it and report it. Well, I had seen that weed just that spring at my friends house - it was wrapped around her rhods and I helped her yank them out. So I went back and took pics and emailed the contact from the news story. What I'd found was not THAT bindweed (but a bindweed nonetheless although the state wasn't interested in helping her to get rid of it!). It looks very much like MG but the blooms and color seem 'weaker' for me. I'm afraid that the ground cover won't choke it out though because of the root system and it appears to thrive in the deep shade of the shrubbery. :>(
Damping off is fungal disease typically caused by soil or tools that are not sterile which leads to wilt/death. If you think you've merely over-watered, all may not be lost. Try a warm sunny spot to dry them out a bit. As you see they require moisture try a spray bottle mister. I have been more successful misting seeds/seedlings than 'watering' them. It's so much easier to control the amount of water and there's no such thing as over-watering. Seedlings can be fragile too and the mist is a gentler method than just dumping a wave of water over them. :>)