I like purple and yellows...

stimpy926July 27, 2005
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Nancyisme(9FL)

Beautiful! I love blue salvia with so many other flowers, it seems to bring out the best in them.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2005 at 10:43AM
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Gingers_Garden(z10a CA)

OOOOh, yes. That is a winning combination. Are the yellow ones sunflowers with green eyes? I've seen them advertised in catalogs.

Kristi

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 3:17AM
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stimpy926

Kristi, it's just some Burpee Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes' plants I started from seed. They are different, no black eye!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 9:07AM
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carol23_gw

Very nice!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 10:04AM
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Flowers(7a birmingham)

Iam a new gardner for about (3) years and I would love to plant a clematis. I see these beautiful vines planted on mailboxes and trellis. Do they have to be planted in rich soil? I know about planting there roots in shade. Please help!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2005 at 5:38PM
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kennebunker(5, s. ME)

I like it too.
Pale golden marguerite looks heavenly with purple liatris. I try to get my blues and purples near my yellows, it looks great.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2005 at 9:29AM
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stimpy926

flowers - you're on the right track - clematis like sun and compost amended soil, and their roots in shade. Their tendrils cannot grab on to surfaces wider than about the width of your finger, so use a twine network, or nylon mesh type cloth for them to get established on.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2005 at 9:45AM
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Gingers_Garden(z10a CA)

Paula -

Yes, now I remember. Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes'. Indeed, I have seen it in the Burpee catalog. I like it better than the brown-eyed Rudbeckia's...but then my favorite color is green.

Kristi

    Bookmark   July 31, 2005 at 2:15AM
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