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laketitlow

I live in Southern Minnesota 4b. I am currently really excited about my wetland gardens, my rain gardens, my mini orchard, and perennial vegetables.

Impatiens balsamina

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gjones

Love balsam - yours looks so crisp and fresh. Really pretty

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columbiariver

That's a pretty one 💜

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gjones

Beautiful 💖💜💖💜

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greenroomgarden

Balsam...that generally means old-fashioned impatiens, right? Do they self-seed for you? These are just beautiful.

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laketitlow

@greenroomgarden yes. Old fashioned impatients. Yes. They are prolific seeders. I generally try to catch the seeds in a jar. Although they handle standing water so i started some in my rain gardens to replace the swamp milkweed. I have to move the milkweed to higher ground so the caterpillars will not drown from the storm water.

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greenroomgarden

I love the idea of rain gardens — that sounds wonderful. I had a pot of pale white/pink balsam two years ago, and it self-seeded into a glorious riot throughout my patio last year...but then only a single plant this year. I’m trying to figure out what might’ve happened, and I love the colors you’ve got...going to be scouring the seed catalogs! Thanks. 😀

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laketitlow

@greenroomgarden I can mail you some seeds if you like. I collect the seeds every year. It helps to control them.

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greenroomgarden

That’s so generous of you, thank you!That’d be wonderful. Is there a way to private message here so I can get you my address? Thanks again for your offer, really. 😀❤️

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laketitlow

@greenroomgarden I am not sure how to do that. I know people send seeds to others on here. My email is the same as my lake name at gmail.com. does that make sense?

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greenroomgarden

It does! I’ll send an email later today. It’ll be from an @booktrust.org address. Thank you so much again!

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laketitlow

@greenroomgarden did you try emailing me? I have had some crazy things happen with rescuing a Sr stray cat from the streets. I got him into ruff start dog rescue but he bit me and now I am stuck in the hospital. So I won the war but lost the battle. However Mr stray cat is also stuck at the vets because of health issues.

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greenroomgarden

Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear that - did the bite get infected, then? Many kudos for taking care of poor Mr. Sr. Stray kitty, and glad you’re both getting care. I did try emailing, and was going to check in... I did titlow@ the suffix you gave, and was wondering if I misunderstood. Please advise, but only when things calm down for you a bit! 😀 Get well soon.

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laketitlow

@greenroomgarden try laketitlow

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greenroomgarden

Ah-ha! Thanks. 🙂

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laketitlow

I had 8 hummingbirds and 3 sphynx moths in these tonight.

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gjones

Beautiful! I really like these plants!

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laketitlow

@gjones I like them too! They seed a lot though. They also work in rain gardens.

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gjones

Looks great!

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laketitlow

@gjones thank you

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