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by alankhart on May 16, 2006 04:46 AM
I was doing the rounds today..WalMart, Lowes, Home Depot...and was about to leave HD and happened upon a table of plants and one plant just caught my eye. They were mostly hidden among other taller plants and hard to even notice. Lo and behold it was the new Amethyst In Snow Centaurea. I had seen it in catalogs and was interested, but didn't want to pay $8 for a 3" pot. These were in gallon containers, so I had to get one. It isn't blooming yet, so I found a web page with a photo. Don't you just love finding special plants when you aren't expecting it?

http://www.parkseed.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10101&catalogId=10101&langId=-1&mainPage=prod2working&ItemId=47696&PrevMainPage=advsearchresults&scCha nnel=Plants%20AS&SearchText=p16.v224;p16.v229;p5.v143&OfferCode=S1H

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by weezie13 on May 16, 2006 05:52 AM
I have those..
But they are alot weaker than the blue..
So, no aggressive plants near it..

*well, it was really abused in the back~40 garden too*

I only have a tiny bit left..
I should get after them this year...

They are very pretty though!!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by joclyn on May 16, 2006 05:51 PM
oh! that's a really cool flower!! so different than what you usually see!!
by tkhooper on May 18, 2006 12:02 AM
I have some of the blue that I haven't planted yet. I have been so slow this year. But I'll get better lol.

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by weezie13 on May 18, 2006 01:28 AM
Mine re~seed Tammy, do an experiment and throw
some out on some exposed dirt and see what happens for you..

Mine grow, flower and I pick the spent blooms,
almost up to the end of their flowering and then leave those last one's on to seed... I leave them alone and I have a bunch of babies around the momma plant...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by tkhooper on May 18, 2006 05:50 AM
lol@Weezie, I don't have any exposed dirt. I do have a lot of clay. Unfortunately even the good re-seeders don't have a chance without help from me when it comes to my garden. Every square inch has to have the clay removed and garden soil substituted before I can get anything to grow and even then my results have been less than optimal. Nothing that was fall or winter sown came up last year. I was very disappointed. But when I have real soil to play in I will definitely try that.

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by weezie13 on May 18, 2006 06:21 AM
Do you cover seeds or just throw on top of dirt?

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by plants 'n pots on May 19, 2006 01:44 AM
ooooooooh - very different, Alan!
I could definitely see how you had to have one!
My blues are just coming into bloom now - they are so pretty, aren't they?

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