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 Post subject: Transplanting wild flowers
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:08 am 
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On our property we have a few acres of what used to be corn fields about 40 years ago. In these are mostly tall grass and lots of flowers. I dont really know what kinds of flowers they are, I think they're coneflowers and black eyed susans. My silly question is why cant I dig these up and pot them in a perrenial urn on my front step. They die off in the field each year and then come back in the summer in my fields, they should in a pot also...right.

Any thoughts on this guys ??

Steve


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:50 am 
Unless they're something rare & protected (& do try to definitively i.d. them & check this out first), I don't see any reason why they wouldn't be perfectly fine in your container garden.


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 2:41 pm 
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If they're an annual plant you'd probably be better off collecting seed from them and planting it out next year where you want them to grow. Here in CA the native perennial plants have very deep roots and they almost always die when you try to move them. I've only had luck with seed and plants with bulbs/corms.

Also be careful that you don't intruduce nasty weeds from the wild areas to the nicer parts of your yard.

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