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Re: June 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #210 on: July 01, 2014, 03:55:07 PM »
More weeds in the garden!  :o

Oenothera, we called them "night blooms", can be a major weed. When I was very young my best friend and I grew them in our gardens. He passed to the other side many years ago. I keep them in the garden (under control!). When the flowers open in the evening giving their wonderful fragrance I am reminded of a wonderful fishing companion!

Verbena bonariensis, also a weed, attracts beneficial insects to the farm and are very drought and heat tolerant. They bloom all summer so they stay around.

Origanum microphyllum, not a weed, but good cover for dormant bulbs in our garden.
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Re: June 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #211 on: July 01, 2014, 09:22:25 PM »
Hi Chris,
Viola bubanii Timbal-Lagrave is an accepted species. It came from Northern Spain and is related
to Viola lutea.
According photos in the net you cultivate the real species although I once had a plant which was more
hairy than yours. It seems there is some variation within its populations.
Nice plant though.

Hi Gerd , many thanks for your reply ! I find it also very attractive and is even more good news that it seems the true species i
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Re: June 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #212 on: July 07, 2014, 02:11:47 PM »
Found this double flowered Geum rivale in the wild. The reason i spotted it, was its more intense salmon red color.  I'm afraid it don't come true from seed, but perhaps I can divide it in the future if someone are interested .
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