Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» A spring day that was da pits.
by Cajun Cappy Today at 7:47 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Today at 7:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by plantoid Today at 7:38 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Today at 7:28 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by RC3291 Today at 7:22 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by kauairosina Today at 7:17 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:35 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by MeghanSTL Today at 5:41 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 5:35 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 4:00 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR Today at 2:32 pm

» garden ready need better weather
by bigblue94 Today at 1:41 pm

» Ideas needed
by camprn Today at 12:41 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Today at 10:56 am

» Three Sisters Thursday
by Turan Today at 10:13 am

» Store Bought Compost
by mlpii66 Today at 9:14 am

» Sprouting seeds
by camprn Today at 6:28 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:24 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:21 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:54 am

» Japanese Beetle Grub Insecticide
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:36 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:55 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:45 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:34 pm

» Geezer's 17
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:25 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by Banned Member Yesterday at 10:12 am

» Hullo from SW Ohio
by Banned Member Yesterday at 10:05 am

» Hello from SE Michigan
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:30 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:21 am

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe 4/26/2017, 9:01 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What is this?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What is this?

Post  martha on 4/23/2010, 4:13 pm

avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

I don't know how to do text and photo at the same time!

Post  martha on 4/23/2010, 4:15 pm

So, this was planted last year as an alpine strawberry. Long story short, it stayed in its little plastic container too long, so when I finally transplanted it, it grew and thrived but didn't have time to reach strawberry-hood.

This year, it reappeared early, and is thriving, but I am having a hard time thinking it looks like a strawberry.

Any ideas?
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  pattipan on 4/23/2010, 4:57 pm

Looks like Columbine or maybe Bleeding Heart leaves to me. There are lots of varieties, so it's hard to tell which one. Any buds yet?

Patti
avatar
pattipan

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  martha on 4/23/2010, 5:05 pm

you have probably solved the mystery - there was a columbine plant near where the little thing was hanging around waiting to be freed from its little plastic thing last year.

Thank you!
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  nancy on 4/23/2010, 6:22 pm

it's lovely! i can't wait to see pics when it blooms. i have "accidental" columbine growing through the stones on my flagstone patio. i think a bird gave them to me. the ones growing under the grill are doing quite well.
avatar
nancy

Female Posts : 595
Join date : 2010-03-16
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio (6a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Similar to cilantro

Post  jenjehle on 4/24/2010, 12:12 am

This has some similarities to cilantro. The leaves look a lot like it but from what I remember, cilantro has much smaller leaves.

You have to let us know if you do find out! Now we're all curious
avatar
jenjehle

Female Posts : 248
Join date : 2010-04-06
Age : 46
Location : Fort Wayne, IN - Zone 5B

View user profile http://picasaweb.google.com/107169543203897472824?feat=email

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  Shoda on 4/25/2010, 11:27 am

We have a cilantro plant growing in our garden and it doesn't look like that at all. The leaves are smaller and the branching is different. Course, I bet there are about 50 varieties of cilantro so who knows. Don't think I would eat it though!
avatar
Shoda

Female Posts : 439
Join date : 2010-03-19

View user profile http://www.buzztools.com

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  Lavender Debs on 4/25/2010, 11:45 am

I am not a flower person, but with that warning, don't the leaves of both bleeding heart and columbine grow in three leaf sets like a clover? If the square of that plant is 1 foot, than I'm not sure it is cilantro either. I think cilantro has two kinds of leaves (one is a little more lacy) when it gets that large.

I know this is no help.
I have something that grows each year in my garden but doesn't spread. It makes pretty flowers in deep pink and purple. I do not have pictures of the flowers, but I was taking pictures of blossoms yesterday, there and this is growing under a Rhody. I don’t know what it is either, I just know what it isn’t.



Mine mound up before sending out flower stems. Pretty in summer, messy in fall.
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  pattipan on 4/25/2010, 12:45 pm

@Lavender Debs wrote:
I have something that grows each year in my garden but doesn't spread. It makes pretty flowers in deep pink and purple. I do not have pictures of the flowers, but I was taking pictures of blossoms yesterday, there and this is growing under a Rhody. I don’t know what it is either, I just know what it isn’t.

My dad has a bed of delphiniums, so I'm pretty sure that's what your is. Do a Google image search and you'll see the leaves are identical.

Columbine reseed themselves, so it is very likely that Martha's plant is a columbine -- she'll know for sure when it blooms, though!

Patti
avatar
pattipan

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  mckr3441 on 4/25/2010, 3:00 pm

I have a red-blooming Coral Bells that has similar leaves. Any chance it could be that?

Here's a picture I took when it was one of my "mystery" plants. It's a little chewed up but I rescued it and it is lovely.


Claire


Last edited by mckr3441 on 4/25/2010, 3:08 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added picture)
avatar
mckr3441

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 765
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 77
Location : Cleveland Heights, Ohio (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  Lavender Debs on 4/25/2010, 3:17 pm

@pattipan wrote:My dad has a bed of delphiniums, so I'm pretty sure that's what your is. Do a Google image search and you'll see the leaves are identical.i

I wish! I love ol' delphiniums. But these are not delphiniums. Single magenta or purple flowers on long stalks.
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  Odd Duck on 4/26/2010, 1:00 pm

That doesn't look like bleeding heart or columbine to me, both are much lacier and have more divisions in the leaves.

Could it be larkspur? I think that starts as a low base with broader flowers, then the upper leaves start to get more lacy/divided and the leaves on the flower spike are very lacy and finely divided.

Odd Duck

Female Posts : 327
Join date : 2010-03-08
Age : 54
Location : DFW, TX, Zone 7b/8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  bullfrogbabe on 4/26/2010, 8:23 pm

Could it be a variety of cranesbill / geranium species? The leaves resemble some I have in my perennial flower beds. There are many perennial garden and wild flower / weed species in this genus of plants. See some photos of some species at the following links:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hTt7ulSkLpI/R5tnX5Td27I/AAAAAAAAHPI/eWjhmDx0N9Q/s800/geranium_molle_1.jpg

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/gallery/files/9/3/8/0/cranesbill-sf.jpg

It will start blooming over the next month or so if it is a cranesbill. They can be very pretty but they can selfseed and can become a pest if this is not what you wanted to grow in your SFG.
avatar
bullfrogbabe

Female Posts : 189
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 46
Location : Petawawa, Ontario, Canada Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  Lavender Debs on 4/26/2010, 9:08 pm

That is crazy close bfbabe!
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum