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The ducks have a new yard, my future tomato and bean garden. 12.22.17
Category 1 plants are
Invasive exotics that are altering native plant communities by displacing native species, changing community structures or ecological functions, or hybridizing with natives. This definition does not rely on the economic severity or geographic range of the problem, but on the documented ecological damage caused.
I have two kinds of compost: one is covered and I use for kitchen vegetables and fruit waste; the other is open and I throw garden waste in there and eggs shells. I often find the open compost disturbed and broken egg shells scattered around the ground, probably by birds; I have seen birds eating egg shells at the feeding station.
Dallas, thank you for The Natural History of the Chicken"; I sent it off for my grandsons to see.
Dallas, I ran across this article which confirms much of what you told us about Mexican petunia. At first I thought I might like it, but not if it so easily seeds. It grown in zone 5, if Dave's garden is correct, although he was describing Ruellia humilis, not Mexican petunia (Ruellia brittoniana), which is on Category I list for the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (EPPC).
Dallas- Is that your Mexican petunia growing so nicely? I planted some a few years ago, and it isn't doing too well. It looks healthy and flowers, but just never spread. I'm guessing it doesn't get enough sun where it is.
The black bamboo is gorgeous. They sell it at our local botanical garden (they have a bamboo sale every year). I'll have to check it out and make sure it's a clumping variety.
I'm really enjoying all of your photos.
PlantFiles: Wild Petunia, Ruellia humilis
Daven's Garden has a helpful "Pro" and "Con" section for each plant.
I would love to read about those topics you mention Sentient about the chickens (wasn't I a member? ....I think I remember that group) and homesteading too.
Pretty flower Dallas .. I have a field guide to plants that I could look that up. I just need to locate it. In my plant class we would key out the plants to determine the name. That was a task!
I knew I didn't find an exact match - but I was hoping that the ruellia I posted would get you on the right track. And yep - the humilis looks like it.
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