http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1033930/#post_7192337 was getting full, so starting this one to put the remaining flower pictures of this season, now that I can....
Late season flowers
Congrats on the new computer. I gather you'll be posting all your flower pics soon?
Yeah, Kyla! Tried to post picture before but the file was too big, I guess. Will have to re-size. It is lovely to have you back!
Yes, it is delicate and I like it too. It is unusual though.
Very prettiful but don't wait too long to get them out funnybird. I lost 2 in wooden containers this year cuz I left them in too long (sob).
Nice pics from everyone and congrats on the computer, Kyla. Equipment that works right makes life so much easier...
Thanks Mulch, it does indeed!
Roybird, I had a nice surprise while in the beginning stages of moving plants to new place, your lovely pink violets are blooming! I would probably have never seen them as it trying t0 give a bit of shade I had them kind of crowded but when I dug them up there those pretty flowers were. If some are still blooming next time I go over o new place I will take pix...... they are still in a pot. nice and healthy tho ;-)
Oh neat! Those devils are invasive but I like them. I like the smell and the bees like them very much. It makes me happy to have something around that actually likes to bloom in cold weather. Chances are excellent that they will winter over outside in a pot. They should be in shade or sorta shade and get some rain and snow. Another dark picture of salvia blooming in plumbago. I like the reds. That picture may be sideways!
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In another thread someone (skiekitty) equated invasive with evil (invasive = evil). Just curious on your take on this roybird. :)
Yes, and then she posted a picture of her "evil" kitty, who looks totally adorable! Very tongue-in-cheek.
Yes, but she didn't seem to think Aspens were cute.
I do hope the violets are invasive.
I also would like Roybirds take on the word, and though I have not been asked, I will share mine:
Invasive means it is going to go where you did not plan for it to, and most likely will be quite difficult to discourage once it gets started. To me with some things, such as violets, this does not seem to be a problem. With other things that are invading disturbed but uncultivated land and crowding out native flora and thus further disrupting the natural eco-balance, depriving animals of food or shelter source with which they evolved a dependence, depriving the soil life of their particular deadfall or leaf fall debris which contributes specific microorganisms and decomposition scenarios and strategies that the other plant life and that the soil life needs -- well, to me, those guys, while not evil, are extremely unwelcome.
Love the chocolate mint, thought many times about putting it in the ground, did not do so cause to me it seems it would fall in the latter category which admittedly is not exclusive to the first category at all but a matter of subjective choice.
Oh, I thought you wanted to know what I thought about "evil"! That would've been interesting. If I told you what I really think is "evil" we would go in to territory not allowed on D.G. and probably rightly so. Invasive depends on where you are. Many invasive plants from other places just die here because of the extreme climate, lack of water. The violets really are pests but I like them. They are fairly easy to dig up, too. What I really hate is the nasty old grass lawn that used to be in the front yard. It is Hard to dig up. I've been hacking away at it for 19 years and it keeps coming back up. It steals water from my other plants. It is not attractive to bees or butterflies, doesn't smell good, isn't native either. I like cats, too, but they have helped to decimate native bird populations. There are no absolutes. If we were all good ecologists we would stick to native plants for our region, not keep pets except chickens, stop driving cars, probably be vegetarians,etc. I am always hearing from my p.c. friends about all manner of things we ought or ought not to be doing. You can just imagine how much I enjoy their instruction!
Kyla quote: "I do hope the violets are invasive" You GO girl. Oh my dear ones if you only knew what I have in my garden that is banned in your states. It is truly, really, always relative to environment. Some of things on your invasive lists I can't even grow here! I think it's important that we be conscientious about sending seed and plants. I have bookmarked all the invasive plant lists for states to be sure I don't send seed that's on the list. If we all do that we're good. Of course we are SO good and actually I will go so far to say we are hottie good always ^_^
Aspens are very Zen. They are all one. Ommm. Their leaves flip and flutter, making the sunlight move and dance about. And turn into gold coins in the fall.
Quoting Kyla: "crowding out native flora and thus further disrupting the natural eco-balance, depriving animals of food or shelter source with which they evolved a dependence,"
That sounds like Western Civilization, which is very like an invasive weed.
Well stated, Picante! I love the aspens.
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The violets really are pests but I like them
That's the key.
I like Aspens too, just not in my yard.
I think we have some sort of willows in our shade garden... the roots are always spreading with suckers and I am concerned about damage to the foundation of the house in the future. I will try to find or take a picture in the next couple of days... the beauty in the canopy of these trees is amazing, the fall gold out my window is stunning. I worry a bit about the roots, though, they seem shallow and LARGE... going all the way across my garden.
Picante, I like what you mentioned about western civilization. We are the invasives! So true.
I am delighted to report there is a small stand of aspens in the front yard of the new place.
I am also delighted to learn that we are not going to discuss "evil", LOL! That sounds like a lot of work and I am feeling already way too lazy for everwhat all I am already supposed to do today.
Philosophical discussions can be quite engaging and they can take up a goodly amount of time and energy. Aspens are my favorite tree although I would not plant them where I live. I'm really too low, in town and not in a pine forest. The currants and serviceberries in my yard, are, I think, natives. Not to mention the stickery mahonia. I think my area would be grassland, pinon and juniper country. Foot hills of the mountains.