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Old May 20th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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Thumbs down How long for bee balm, etc. to recover from a mowing?

'Newly retired' hubby almost just became 'recently deceased newly retired' hubby.

We have a problem with daisies. The last people here let them get out of control and they're extremely invasive. Every spring I go out into the gardens and dig out the daisies, but the ones in the lawn we control just by mowing. Today I showed hubby some patches of daisies in the lawn that needed to be mowed and set him to work.

Being a helpful sort, after he was done with the lawn he decided to help out in the garden. He mowed my well garden cuz he saw daisies in it. So now I can't dig out the daisies because I can't see what is daisy and what used to be my pretty plants.

He mowed down my bee balm, the hoary vervain, and the whorled milkweed. The bee balm has bloomed in the past, but this would have been the third (and first blooming) year for the vervain and the milkweed.

So my question is, does anyone know if bee balm, hoary vervain, and whorled milkweed will come back after being mowed down? If they do, will I have to wait another 3 years to see blooms?
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