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  • if any one has....

    Foz is right! Bee balm/monarda is very easy to propogate through plant division that the need to grow them from seeds is not needed, unless of course you feel a need to try it out. Bee balm divisions are very easy to send through the mail. I've never collected the… More

  • Blue Garden

    Russian sage is a grey/silver leaf with purplish blue small flowers. also a great shrub for full sun is baptista (false indigo) lots of sages and salvisa bloom in blue. Blue queen salvia is dark, "roman candels" speed well is very blue also. Clematis. I think there are some aneomes?… More

  • Hummingbird Moths

    ...ise LOL but I love them and they really enjoy the Monarda's and the Morning glories!! Can't wait to see them again when the flowers bloom! Plus too they are the only Moths I know of… More

  • Please Identify this Perennial Flower

    Please look at the following picture: My grandmother gave this plant to me and she doesn't know what it is and I can't remember where she got it. She gave me some woody stems to plant in a pot. When it was spring again, the woody stems grew leaves and… More

  • Lack of Bees

    There is a noticeable lack of bee's of all kinds but yes the Honeybee's numbers have dropped due to a parasite that gets into the hives and causes the bee's to die if I remember this correctly. I am hoping they are working on the problem of those bee parasites.… More

  • Good List of Hummer Plants

    If not for this year, for next. This covers the whole hummer regions From my newsletter several weeks ago. Some of these plants are very regional and some are not allowed in certain areas. Buckeyes are not allowed in California. Some tender perennials are sold as annuals. For example, Lantana… More

  • Backyard habitat for birds

    To help assist in what the backyard should have I found it easier to start a new thread. Birds need a few things. Food, water, protection and a place to raise a family. Fresh water can attract birds faster then food, esp. if it has a dripper or mister. Keep… More

  • Well, I did it!!

    ...ter, Gaillarda, White Coneflower, Blue Sea Holly, Monarda, Lemon FLuff. I feel so much better now..awww..lol. Have a great weekend everyone!! :) More

  • hummers are here

    ... hummers coming to visit like crazy. They love my monarda that's blooming and my weigela when it's blooming. Now, if I could just get my kids to stop rushing to the window everytime they fly up. The kids scare them away before I ever have a chance of… More

  • Monarda deadhead or go to seed?

    My monarda this year did ever so much better than last, but my question is, do I dead head now that they are looking gloomy? Will they bloom again, or do I let the seeds spread? Do they also spread by rooters? More

  • Monarda growing along ground

    I just planted Monarda last summer and all plants but one are coming up nicely, but I have noticed several stems are running a few inches along the ground before they rise up. Will they still develop a good stalk? They look thick and strong but are in an area… More

  • Update on my monarda

    Last year I complained that my bee balm started drooping and the stems would grow along the ground - didn't get very tall and didn't bloom much at all. They were planted late in the season the year before (great after-season deal at the garden center down the road -… More

  • a list of hummer flowers

    ...rdening-for-wildlife.com/hummingbird-flowers.html Monarda and red salvia are almost guaranteed hits. Ron More

  • hummingbird moths

    ...ol looking. Be sure and post! I've got a lot more monarda than I did last year and that's where I saw one before. I hope for pictures this year. Anyone else ever seen them? More

  • Insect that looks like a flying shripm??

    ...e a flying shrimp. It seems to be attracted to my Monarda. Strange looking bugger.:confused: More

  • Monarda

    I have a Monarda that is planted in a large container. After a year and a half it bloomed beautifully! Now the flowers are gone and it looks rather straggly and splayed. Should I prune it? Thanks Ngaio:confused: More