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Scillias (sp?)...planted in the lawn, good idea? PIC

Posted by dani_plus_2 wi 4 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 18, 09 at 18:48

Hi! I seen this beautiful place this morning and took a pic. Does anyone think this is a good idea? The whole TOWN has them in thier yards, so I'm thinking it might be invasive? I love the look, but I'm scared I might be starting a war with myself!

Dani


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RE: Scillias (sp?)...planted in the lawn, good idea? PIC

silly me PIC

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RE: Scillias (sp?)...planted in the lawn, good idea? PIC

I see that all around in the really swell areas of Cambridge MA. These folks have gardeners or garden services and I think it is all very deliberate. I may be totally wrong but really how could this be wrong? This is beautiful!


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RE: Scillias (sp?)...planted in the lawn, good idea? PIC

I may be totally wrong but really how could this be wrong?
I wonder if they could in time, be so thick that it would be detrimental to actual grass doing well.

I only say that because my yard is so heavily infested with the Star Of Bethlehem bulbs, that I think it affects the grass...which is not good.

Below is a pic of the front yard, showing the clumps of star of beth bulbs. You can see there are a lot more bulbs than there is grass...The dark spots are the star of beth.

Dark green blotches are Star of Beth

Sue


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RE: Scillias (sp?)...planted in the lawn, good idea? PIC

I'm just wondering if it gets in the beds, how hard is it going to be to get them out, you know?


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We have lots of scilla up in this part of the world too - people welcome them as it's the first thing to bloom with wide carpets of blue. It's beautiful - and they get cut down and disappear with the first of the season's lawn mowings.

I've always had them and they're so small they have little impact on the lawn - particularly if your lawn is in good shape and healthy. They do multiply pretty rapidly, but I just plant right through them in any of the garden beds and they don't bother other plants. But, easy enough to pull or dig out if they're unwanted in beds - a trowel and a piece of screen or a sieve culls them out pretty fast.


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RE: Scillias (sp?)...planted in the lawn, good idea? PIC

That is GREAT!!! Thank you for your response! I have a brick lined front yard that would be perfect for these and you just made my day!!!!


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RE: Scillias (sp?)...planted in the lawn, good idea? PIC

That photo is lovely. I planted lots of Stripped Squill, Glory-of-Snow and blue Scilla under our front Apple tree. So far only the Stripped Squill have come up.


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