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Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Goose, Peas And Borrowed Blooms

The first plant shipment showed up today.  I ordered gooseneck loosestrife from White Flower Farm.  It seems like a lot of packaging for such a tiny start of a plant which has a reputation to take over a garden.  I fell in love with this plant when we toured the Kansas State University Gardens last summer.   I've heard it can be aggressive.  My plan is to keep it in a large container.  We'll see if it lives up to its reputation.


On the berm, the peas are coming up nicely.



These blooms are on a tree in a neighbor's yard which reaches over the fence into the alley.


12 comments:

  1. Those peas are looking great!

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  2. Your peas are looking good and I can't wait to see how your new plant does in a pot. What sweet blooms on the tree to enjoy. Hope you have a very nice weekend.

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  3. How fun to get your first plant delivery! I keep checking to see if our peas have come up, yours are looking great. Love the borrowed view of the pretty flowers.

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  4. Exciting to receive plants in the mail. Your peas are looking good and what a delightful borrowed view.

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  5. What fun to get plants in the mail!

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  6. Our daily wanderings are becoming so exciting. .seeing all the new growth. .and daily garden changes! Enjoy this beautiful weekend

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  7. Your peas are looking really good. I got a couple of new roses in the mail today, so I have some work to do outside.

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  8. Are you going to pot your Loosestrife? I want to get some so badly but I am afraid it will take over the woodland garden. Nice of the neighbor to share the tree.LOL! What beautiful blooms. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. I grew gooseneck loosestrife in two large containers last year and they were striking. It worked really well. The arching white blooms (which do look like the necks of geese) were so pretty. Then in the fall the foliage turned lovely golden and I kept the containers on the deck into December. Containers are perfect for this plant. You will be pleased with yours!

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  10. The gooseneck loosestrife is really invasive. I never plant it in the ground and your planting in containers is the way to go. I do love it and wish it was less bothersome.

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  11. That little plant sure is trying to look innocent! You are smart to put it into a pot. I love the blooms on gooseneck loosestrife, too. Maybe I should put some in one of my wash tubs.

    I have some 'Octopus' bellflower trying to take over one of my beds. I planted some in a clay pot last year to see if it would make it over the winter, and it looks like it did. I dug some of it out of the flower bed today, and may take it all out. It's one of those plants that doesn't stay dug out, though.

    I just noticed my peas are up today, too.

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  12. I just did a search to see if gooseneck loosestrife will grow in a wash tub, and came across a post by Iowa Garden Woman, which I'd commented on, and this one, which I'd also commented on. So how is yours doing? Did it survive winter in the container? Did it bloom last year?

    I planted a Culver's Root in the front yard today, and think I'm going to get a gooseneck loosestrife for one of my wash tubs tomorrow. My mom and I are going to go to a local nursery tomorrow. Have a good Mother's Day!

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