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Last pic of my garden

JanM
June 17th, 2007, 05:54 PM
This one shows roses in the back yard along the path - that I can't get by because of the roses, with Red Hot Poker around the birdbath..

hazelrunpack
June 17th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Are the red and yellow ones to the left the red hot pokers? I've never seen those before. They look so exotic!

clm
June 17th, 2007, 06:16 PM
I love red hot pokers. Have never had any luck with them though. The roses look very nice.

Cindy

JanM
June 17th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Are the red and yellow ones to the left the red hot pokers? I've never seen those before. They look so exotic!

Yes, those are the red hot pokers - the hummers love them!

JanM
June 17th, 2007, 06:28 PM
That's too bad, Clm - sorry you haven't had luck with them - I just split mine up - what you see here is less than half of the whole bunch of them! The others are on the other side of the yard...

hazelrunpack
June 17th, 2007, 07:02 PM
Yes, those are the red hot pokers - the hummers love them!

Really! Do they need full sun or shade? I have a hummingbird garden that has mostly shade except for a narrow sunny strip during June and July...think they'd grow there? I'm always looking for new hummingbird flowers. :thumbs up

JanM
June 17th, 2007, 07:30 PM
My Red Hot Pokers are in part shade and they are thriving! Another excellent plant for hummers is the Red Currant - if you can grow it where you are. Here, it blooms about 2 days before the hummers arrive so as soon as it blooms, out come the feeders! It is actually a tree - a bushy tree and I think it gets to around 8 or 12' and quite wide too. I had one in my front yard and had to move it to the back because it was getting too big. I do believe the Red Hot Pokers prefer acid soil too - and my whole yard is acid..

hazelrunpack
June 17th, 2007, 10:42 PM
My Red Hot Pokers are in part shade and they are thriving! Another excellent plant for hummers is the Red Currant - if you can grow it where you are. Here, it blooms about 2 days before the hummers arrive so as soon as it blooms, out come the feeders! It is actually a tree - a bushy tree and I think it gets to around 8 or 12' and quite wide too. I had one in my front yard and had to move it to the back because it was getting too big. I do believe the Red Hot Pokers prefer acid soil too - and my whole yard is acid..

Yeah, we live in Acid Central, so they should do well here! I'll have to look for them when I go into town tomorrow!