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Old July 12th, 2011, 01:30 PM
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The whole front yard looks like a garden sometimes

We've recently stopped cutting much of the front yard. We're hoping it will eventually grow up in birch and oak and give us a little more privacy from the road. I'm hoping to get some native wildflowers established in the sunny areas, too.

Meanwhile, though, I have to say that Spring brings out the beauty of even the invasive plants. Only some of the grasses and possibly some of the yellow hawkweeds are native here--the rest of the flowers you see in the grass are exotics. Including the Shasta daisies, which turn out to be some of the more problematic weeds we have in the area...you'll see why in the last few shots.

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That looks wonderful, Hazel. What is the orange flower in amongst the daisies?
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Old July 12th, 2011, 10:14 PM
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The orange flowers look like Zinnia's? Your birches look very healthy btw.

Love your shasta daisies...they look so peaceful IMO.
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The daisies are pretty, but a pain, klm...you just can't get rid of them once they're established unless you poison the whole lawn and start over! And probably the poison would kill the native stuff and the daisies would come up again! Shasta daisies line the gravel roads around here, too.

The orange flowers are another non-native--orange hawkweed. Their saving grace is that the butterflies love them.
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