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November 20, 2013

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Jean Stowe

Love this post Graham. I've got an ice cream box full of labels. Problem is it's full . Do I throw away those in the 'Dead Plants' category.

So humiliating, so the box sits at the back of the cupboard.

jean

Graham Rice

I'd say keep them all! They'll be a great reminder of what we used to grow and have killed when we come to the point when we can't remember!!

Veronica Martinez

Such a shame to lose that beautiful cardinal flower. I've never seen one like it. I wonder if anyone out there has a plant. They could send you some seed. They could send us ALL some seed!

Graham Rice

I think plant breeders would be interested too - neither of the two series of perennial lobelias (the Fan and Kompliment series from Germany) include a colour like that.

David J. Ellis

A few years ago, all my bellflowers (Uvularia sp.) and Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) were dug up and eaten by an animal--I suspect raccoons, but possums are a possibility.

Graham Rice

We've only seen an opossum once, I think, in more than ten years but raccoons are a possibility. Although we see them quite often as far as I know they've not yet penetrated the deer fence; I'll have to check it carefully.

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