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Old June 21st, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Questions about lupines...and other stuff, I'm sure

After 3 years of lovely foliage but no flowers, I finally decided to take out the hybrid lupine and replace it with something colorful. But when I went to rip it out, I found:

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and it just kept getting better

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and better...

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Notice that even the bumblebees think it's purdeeee...

The first spikes are nearly fully blown now.

So what's the question? Ummm...I fergit...

Just kidding... Ahem...

My question is: If I deadhead the spike, will the plant put out a new bud stalk? If it won't make it bloom again, I'd just as soon let it go to seed. I'm lazy like that... ...if there's a chance that it'll reseed itself and make babies, hazel is all for it.
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