Thursday, August 18, 2011

ShadeTown ShakeDown


Hey Joe Pye, I heard in about six wks us coneflowers is gettin da big heave ho outta our spot and the lady's lettin' Veronica take over.


Yeah, you seedlings been gettin' a little too crazy!

Ever since things got a bit shady, you been gettin' weirder and weirder. 
Did you see what happened to Magnus?






17 comments:

  1. I have a big patch of coneflowers near my Joe Pye weed that are growing in too much shade. I found this two headed mutant echinacea 'Magnus' the other day. Instead of posting "I'm moving my coneflower seedlings to a sunnier spot" I thought I'd have some fun. :o)

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  2. I laughed out loud reading this. It is good to have some fun while we move things around and observe what changes need to be made.

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  3. Cute posting. I believe your Coneflowers have may have Aster Yellows. http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/ipm.asp?code=138
    I had it on some of mine in VA and had to remove them.

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  4. Too funny. The dogs are staring at me wondering why I"m LMAO. Not to mention that I've just ADDED a bunch of coneflowers to my newly designed garden ... even though I knew better. Dammit.

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  5. Very funny!!! Yes, I think Janet is on to something...Aster Yellows is the culprit on the coneflower. I've been having trouble with it, too. Only cure is to rip them out and toss (er...give 'em the big heave ho). Sad but true.

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  6. You can ALWAYS make me smile or laugh and I thank you for that.

    Yes, I feel the same way about Maine. The first time I read about it was when I was 16. I gobbled up the book and then posted a map on my bedroom wall. I KNEW IT BY HEART...and now I know it by heart in a different way.

    I love every day here and tuck them into my bank of memories.

    Sending a cool hug from across the miles,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  7. HA! I hope your coneflowers do OK on the move. :)

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  8. The Aster Yellows is spread by leafhoppers/planthoppers, so toss any coneflowers that are showing signs now, and then I'd just keep an eye out next year and pull any as soon as you see signs of malformed blooms so the leafhoppers have less chance to spread it to healthy plants. It's really a bummer. Just when you think you've got this whole gardening thing figured out, nature throws us another curve ball. Keeps us on our toes, right :-) Always learning.

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  9. That aquilegia is beautiful, even if it doesn't know what time of year it's supposed to bloom. Got a good laugh out of this post, perfect photos to go with the commentary.

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  10. Always a laugh here. Great accompanying photos.

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  11. So silly. :) Good luck moving everything around. Great shot of the buckeye butterfly!

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  12. Hilarious, what a genius post, you made me grin like an idiot, thank you!

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  13. This is one worth sharing!! I'll be passing this post on to friends! I needed a good garden laugh - thanks!

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  15. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    Only you could make moving a plant somewhere that has more sun so darn funny!

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