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      I went to a plant swap

      Now I got about 7 new plants and no idea of where and wen to plant them so ill have to do my research . Here is a list

      Red Salvia, Butterfly weed, Red tip photosnia, red shrimp. walking iris, a cactus ,Crocosmia Lucifer, Katie realia blue, Ruella ha0ppy planting to me

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      How fun! I can't do it anymore but I used to love trips to the nursery to bring home new plants....I'm one of those who likes the feel of dirt under my fingers (but soon became smart enough to wear gloves).

      Hope your plants do well for you!
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      You will love the Red Salvia and Butterfly Bush. They attract butterfly, honey bees, bumble bees, humming birds and blueberry bees. Probably a lot more, but that is what we have in St. louis. Good luck and remember to water them when you plant them.

      The Salvia and butterfly bush are perennials, I have some that are over 30 years old. WWOOWW!!!
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      we had fresh rain today so the ground is wet. Im so excited I planted most of them this afternoon. I read that the Iris needs shade Im going to have to figure that one out

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      Blackboy ~ Butterfly weed and butterfly bush are two different plants. The bush is an airy...well....bush. The weed is related to milkweed and the most common one gets orange flowers. The bush naturalizes like crazy from seeds...I wish the weed would.

      I had to look up walking iris...never heard of that one before....how pretty!

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      What fun. Reminds me I want to walk where I saw wild Butterfly Milkweed and harvest some seeds. It likes drought and mine died right out last year; it was so wet last summer. Our village had a swap and most of the plants available were those that spread easily, perhaps too easily.

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      The only thing on your list that I'm familiar with is the red tip photinia. We had a big tree photinia in our yard in North Carolina but it died out and our next door neighbor's photinia died also that lined a common fence. It was there when we bought the house and already as tall as the house. In my experience it grows quickly needs a lot of space unless you keep it pretty frequently pruned. It seemed like it tolerated some pretty aggressive pruning. I think them dying is pretty common in the southeast US. Plant Profile: Red Tip Photinia (Photinia x fraseri) Why Red-Tips Die in the South | Southern Living

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      SmartRock I plant that in a big open space against my fence line on the side of my house. If it lives great if it dies there was nothing there anyway.

      I got most of the stuff planted. Its kinda cool because I have no clue really what to expect next spring and summer. Once things come up ill take pics.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blackboy98 View Post
      The Salvia and butterfly bush are perennials, I have some that are over 30 years old. WWOOWW!!!
      How do you get your Salvia to last through Winter? Are you bringing them inside? I am guessing you do get some decent winter, maybe not as bad as us but still should kill it. I have several salvia, I just replace them every year cause I know they are going to die. However I do love them. the hummingbirds come looking for them first thing in the spring so I try to get them out at fast as they get in to Michigan.

      Couple of my Humming birds out on the deck



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      Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
      How do you get your Salvia to last through Winter? Are you bringing them inside? I am guessing you do get some decent winter, maybe not as bad as us but still should kill it. I have several salvia, I just replace them every year cause I know they are going to die. However I do love them. the hummingbirds come looking for them first thing in the spring so I try to get them out at fast as they get in to Michigan.

      Couple of my Humming birds out on the deck



      Hemi-ing birds. (sorry)

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