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by cannalilly passion on May 16, 2006 09:40 AM
How can I eliminate black eyed susans from my gardens? They have taken over. I don't want to kill the other plants and I don't want to pull them(black eyed susans). What can I use?

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by weezie13 on May 16, 2006 10:03 AM
Just cut the flowers off before they go to seed..

the Black~Eye'd~Susan's are a biennial of sorts,
and the actual momma plant doesn't return, but
continues' it's pro~creating by seeding prolifically...

Once you've enjoyed the flowers, just snip them off
and they can't re~seed for you....
They will reseed some, the first year I'd say,
just by the law of nature really, but after time/and seasons'
you will have fewer and fewer...

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by weezie13 on May 16, 2006 10:09 AM
Or save a few that have gone to seed,
and go to our SEED SWAP SECTION,
and see if you can get a few swaps for those
seeds, heyyyyyy, you just never know...

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by johnCT on May 17, 2006 12:49 AM
They self-seed like crazy. If you want to prevent that you need to cut and remove the spent blooms. If you choose to dig them up, send them my way! [thumb] Nothing like a big bed of rudbeckia!

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by weezie13 on May 17, 2006 12:59 AM
I agree, wish we could see a picture of
all those beautiful flowers and yellow sea!!!
*that's why I said to get in the seed swap,
I'm sure there'd be a bunch willing to take some
for a trade..*

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by Sir Ts Princess on May 17, 2006 02:19 PM
Yea, offer them on the seed swap...hehehe, they're on my list of "gotta get" (my boys want some for THEIR garden. So far, each one has picked out one plant. My youngest son picked Black Eyed Susans, because his favorite color is yellow. And my oldest son has picked Balloon flower as his favorite color is blue.) They have to find some more plants, but that's a start. Unfortunately, I don't have much to offer right now. Maybe some Asao Clematis if you're interested. Later this year I should have quite a bit of peace lilly seeds, (we currently have nine or ten peace lilly plants), and if I ever figure out how to harvest seeds from begonias, I'll have that seed coming out my ears (got 18 plants for Mother's Day), I should also have more clematis seed, red poppy, baby's breath, salvia, and Celosia. And whatever other plants I buy and grow this year (having to start my gardens over from scratch).

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by owlette on May 18, 2006 02:03 PM
Geeze, Send some my way!! All the rudbeckia seeds I planted this year never showed their face! [dunno] Wish I knew why, but then again, I really don't know too much about starting seeds either!

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by plants 'n pots on May 18, 2006 03:37 PM
Well... I was going to be funny and tell you to borrow some of the deer in my neighborhood! That, or the woodchucks! [Mad]

A friend down the road tries each year to grow these, but the animals eat them down to the quick every time. I have finally figured out that if I spread Milorganite around where I plant them, I can get some happy plants because this stuff stinks and the deer won't go near it.

I do have some babies this year where I don't want them - no biggie - I'll just dig them up and either move them or share them with others.

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by cannalilly passion on May 18, 2006 03:53 PM
I will swap seeds when the black eye susans are ready, and also when I figure out how to post them.

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