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post #91 of 92 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 05:59 PM
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Looking good! Do you have to replant after every winter? I know lilies go dormant and come back, but what about the others and ground cover?
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post #92 of 92 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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The only plants that aren't expected to be hardy for this zone are the hyacinths. I tried to stay with natives in general. Everything I planted last year came back except the mare's tail. And I still don't know what happened to that since it is even native to this area. There are a few oxygenators I toss in from my fish tanks when they get overgrown, but I doubt many of them are winter hardy. I tried a non-native version of lobelia this year. If it doesn't make it, I will just have to get some local lobelia from the lake, though it doesn't have the deep burgundy leaves like the queen variant.

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