Comments: Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM) - Outdoor Division

God! I hate to sound like a scold but... Your brother in law found it in a ditch? Maybe it was an invasive plant that he should not propogate!
I understand that there is a whole other layer here; familial ties, etc but, do you really want to propogate a plant that has no value to the indiginous population of your region because your brother in law found it in a ditch or... do you want to do the right thing and grow those plants (in your limited space) that will best assist the environment?
I know, my continued arguments fall on semi deaf ears but - hey Robert- our time here on earth is limited... Plant a stand of care free Monardia or milkweed for the butterflies and hummingbirds. They will thank you with a wonderful display.

Posted by Babs at July 20, 2008 01:25 AM

Oh and BTW, we live in the same climate zone. Anytime you want to swap plants to make you feel better, just give me a ring. For the past several years I have been working at overcrowding. Some plants I divide and throw onto the compost heap...
I would certainly love to share them with you (or any other reader in the Long Island environs)
You want plants, just hook up with me, I'll give you a boat load of plants.
Too bad you couldn't take advantage of the great tomato give away...I grew 120 tomatoes, most of them are now in the compost heap...
We are still waiting for steve-O to enter in his growing season stats... How does your eggplant grow Steve???

Posted by Babs at July 20, 2008 01:46 AM

Lawd, Babs, I've got as much butterfly weed in the garden as you could conveniently shake a stick at - and I find monarch caterpillars on it every year.

Posted by Robbo the LB at July 21, 2008 09:08 AM