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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens
When I write columns for Houzz I have a limited image database to pull from, and since I champion native plants it's limited even more, so I often have to pull from my own database. Here's a larger shot of the plant I took last month.
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dunedog
there are several wild senna plants growing in a lot near my home. The land is unused and situated under high tension wires. It is clay soil for sure and wet most of the time. I have harvested the seeds from the plants, but have had no luck in getting them to grow in my yard a few blocks away. Do you have any suggestions. Is there a trick to getting the seeds to germinate? These plants are so lovely….the flowers stop you in your tracks!
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cydney_clemons
This plant is volunteering in new beds I've started with leaf compost from the City yard waste collections. I've pulled several seedlings that were coming up next to the vegetables because I assumed it was mimosa. Glad to have happened upon this article and made the connection! Now I know to leave the ones in the perennial bed (we're trying to fill in in front of two big magnolias to shield views from the road). Thanks, as usual, Benjamin!
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