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Old June 13th, 2011, 07:34 PM
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I'm with you both Hazel & GF. The foxglove I planted is in the very last bed where the dogs cannot reach it.

It's weird that this is such a toxic plant yet hummers like Foxglove.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 07:38 PM
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I just found another plant that turns out to be toxic if ingested but that hummers like....but fer the life o' me, eye kant recawl the naym... japonica, maybe?
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Old June 13th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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Nah, that wasn't it. I just googled it and japonica is Japanese honeysuckle and that isn't what I'm thinking of.

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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Azalea's are highly toxic and Horse Chestnut is on the poisonous list as well.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Really!! We used to have a horse chestnut tree near my folks house when I was a kid. We loved picking up the chestnuts and peeling off the shells.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:08 PM
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Really!! We used to have a horse chestnut tree near my folks house when I was a kid. We loved picking up the chestnuts and peeling off the shells.
Horse chestnuts are toxic. Children, especially, are attracted by the lustre of the fruit, which traditionally were strung and struck against one another in the game of “conkers.”

Horse chesnut poisoning is rarely fatal, but typically causes vomiting, loss of coordination, stupor, and occasionally, paralysis.


Maybe this explains Madame Hazel?
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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:10 PM
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I think you might be onto something there!
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Old June 13th, 2011, 09:29 PM
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Thank dawg the chestnuts are rarely fatal.

I remember all us neighborhood kids would spend hours peeling off the prickly skins to find the hidden treasure too....twitch, twitch.
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The bee is very busy on my unknown rose.

I've done some research and it somewhat resembles the old species, Rosa Californica, "Plena". I'd love to find out what it is but in the meantime, I'm so grateful it survived the transplant.
klm, check this link and see if it could possibly be the French rose, Belle Poitevine. The leaves on yours look like a rugosa leaf, but compare the description I have in a rose catalogue also .....In addition to the lovely mid pink semi double flowers, this plant also produces attractive coloured Autumn foliage and bright hips. Recurrent flowering. 2 metres tall.
Don't be put off by yours being a richer colour, weather conditions can make roses do crazy things, but if yours doesn't produce hips etc. then it can't be this one. It's just the form of your rose made me think of this one.

http://www.helpmefind.com/gardening/l.php?l=2.629
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Old June 14th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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I dog earred a page in my Botanica's Pocket Roses book on the Belle Poitevine.

It appears to be a Rosa rugosa hybrid but mine also produces red hips in the fall. It also has a very strong scent and there are still many blooms to come out.

Thank you for researching this GF.
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Old June 14th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Good for you, klm, looks like you were ahead of me anyway. I mentioned how weather effects roses simply because Kronenburg here has given me a pale pink bloom in warm weather, and very dark pink/red blooms in cold weather. Then when I look at the photo in my Botanica of 10.000 garden plants, Kronenburg looks a dusky pink/red. Just Joey is another that can look totally different according to climate, but they are all beautiful. I love yours anyway, the fragrance on top of such a beautiful colour makes it extra special.
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