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  1. I couldn’t figure out how we were getting roaches!! We keep food out away, we don’t live in an area that I would think of harboring a lot of roaches. It only makes sense that it must be the mulch.

  2. Well depending on how long the bags and mulch have been there. That may really have helped keep the top soil free of unwanted weed seeds!

  3. Yes. Don't let it get out of control. Pay attention. Lot of people don't know. Lots of plants multiply easily.

  4. Even worse in North America birds eat the seeds and poop them out all over the place. It’s sad to see trees get covered in the stuff in areas where you know that people didn’t plant it. It chokes everything out :(

  5. For the win…that’s exactly what it is. ANNND it looks like this is one of the good guys

  6. I’d also recommend that if you have issues with caterpillars eating your plants to try and ID them. Remember they grow up to be butterflies/moths who are amazing pollinators! Instead of killing them see if you can find what their usual host plants are and if you can find some near you. Just move them so they can help pollinate the flowers in your neighborhood

  7. Yeah, that really sucks. I live in the Netherlands, which is known for it's high water levels and we just had 3 dry years in a row. Sadly, I live in one of the few higher, sandy spots where any water will drop straight through the soil and out of plant reach. I am one of the lucky few though with a well. Our little well running dry is my biggest fear for our garden.

  8. It’s a crazy time right now. Last summer over on the west coast of the US in Washington State. Mt. Rainier (14411ft/4392m) lost

  9. Native plants are adapted to the local environment, but these are unusual events, so they're not necessarily going to do much better than non-native species

  10. True, but through out the year when there’s not a severe drought the natives will do just fine and generally won’t need additional water🤙🏽

  11. Clarkia amoena or Farewell-to-Spring flowers 💮

  12. Where did you see fairwell-to-spring? I’ve only seen pink sweet peas(maybe a vetch?), big leaf lupine, foxglove and I think some species of vetch (it’s purple).

  13. Anyone know what the leafy thing with the red stalk is in pics 2 and 4?

  14. What a great project! You might consider adding some native grasses to your mix, and some woody shrubs for vertical interest/layering. larval hosts too. Lots to choose from.

  15. Definitely! I have a few, but plan to add a lot more! If you zoom in to the fire hydrant you can see some pacific nine bark, red flowering currant and two Garry oak saplings. I want to add some common snow berry and a few others to help make somewhat of a hedge row to block the road. I’m prioritizing shrubs that are drought tolerant and host plants 😎

  16. another plant to add to the list of florida invasives.... when will florida actually start to deal with their problems ??? pythons, anoles , cameleons , parrots, pleco , salvinia, gosh....

  17. I feel they’re too far gone lol. That’s soooo much money to tackle everything that you listed and there are many, many, many more introduced/invasive species in Florida. Your list is just a piece of the tip of their huge invasive iceberg.

  18. Pretty sure I’ve seen these in bloom along I5 up In Washington. From far away I thought they were lupine at first

  19. Samir! You are breaking the plane!


  21. Thank you! Yes I do live in Oregon. I did buy at that place but also other seed places as well. I bought some live plants at local nurseries and a couple of mail order places. I would like to clear out some of the more aggressive things and add more different species. Other places: Native foods nursery in Dexter OR; 4th corner nursery in Bellingham WA for a large bulb order(wholesale); Klamath native plants; locally I used Bosky Dell Natives and Echo Valley Natives.

  22. Thank you! Your yard looks great! I’m curious what plants did you find to be too aggressive and when did you first start planting everything? I’m starting to convert my lawn, so I’m fairly new to this.

  23. Lots of things are aggressive but the most aggressive are the Canada goldenrod, grindelia (willamette valley gumweed) California poppy, evening primrose, broad petal strawberry and for shade pacific waterleaf and Oregon oxalis are the most aggressive.

  24. Thank you so much for answering my questions and the link! That link is a wealth of knowledge. I can’t tell if you have paths through your garden or not. I have 6000 sq ft of lawn that I’m going to smother with wood chips. Thank you chip drop!

  25. I am using area specific natives only :) Alot of them are flowers. I am hoping it will look lovely and natural. Just wondering if in people's experience having the neighbours be in the know made things easier or harder.

  26. I’d do short natives and natives that can tolerate being mowed if you can find some. If it gets too tall the city (or neighbors might ask to have it cut) may cut it back. Plan for the worst, expect the best lol

  27. What about this were you too afraid to ask?

  28. This isn’t about aborting fetuses. It’s about controlling the destinies of millions of women— women who threaten the very core of WASP male America. I say, threaten the FUCK out of all of them!!!!

  29. If you’re worried about it spreading (evening primrose can be a little aggressive), just cut off some of the flowers after they’ve bloomed, like 3/4 of them. You can leave a few flowers and let the seed spread naturally or collect the seed and plant them where you want in the fall!

  30. They're invasive and native and delicious.

  31. Right? Trailing black berry is the only native black berry in the PNW. It’s the Himalayan black berry and cut leaf black berry that are invasive. They all taste so good!

  32. Use the app Calorie king, search the type of rice you’ll be eating and use a scale or measuring cup to weight/measure your rice. You can search brown, jasmine rice etc. then you can change the serving size either by the cup, gram or ounce.

  33. I love planting host plants, I get excited when I see holes in my plants leaves lol

  34. It’s also super poisonous. Apparently 10 berries can be toxic to an adult and the root is especially toxic

  35. Which is frustrating! Those early settlers clearing land were able to give English names to many native wildflowers and called them weeds because they would grow in their pastures/crops. Like Pokeweed, milkweed, gumweed, fireweed, jewelweed, butterfly weed, New York iron weed, sneezeweed, etc. Which are all great pollinator plants and host plants for our butterflies and moths.

  36. This is amazing. I'm pretty stressed about my plants right now, in awe of how well the established ones are doing but very worried about my seedlings. It's been a dry, hot week here, and I can't imagine seedlings surviving without help in this. I have to assume they grow amongst a dense patch of plants keeping their moisture guarded together. Do people who establish prairies from nothing have to water seedlings? I have areas where if I look away for too long, I start losing them.

  37. Depends on how hot the following growing season is and if starting from seeds, when they were planted. In general if you sow seed in the fall they are able to establish their root system over the winter and should not need water that following summer.

  38. Hm, that hasn't been my experience so far. Most of my seeds were put in last fall and I've already lost some sizable chunks of the seedlings, like 20% in some cases but more than 50% of my Culver's Root, for instance, after an area dried out a little too much. So I've fallen into a habit of babying them a little, watering every third day or so, which with this heat and dryness lately has been how long it takes for the soil to become alarmingly dry. The plugs I put in last fall, though, are almost completely fine. They're barely noticing the weather, it seems.

  39. Ohh okay. Well this advise may be specific to the PNW where I’m at because we have generally have mild wet winters. Also, is Michigan having an atypical drought like the south west?

  40. You can always take those cuties to another leaf outside your comfort zone

  41. Instead of killing them, you could collect them and put them on a willow/poplar tree. The adult moth is a great pollinator and caterpillars are a great source of food for birds!

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