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Subject:  Wildflowers Destroyed Date:  5/5/2005  2:01 AM
Author:  mishedlo Number:  17570 of 31771

Wildflowers Destroyed
hundreds or even more of them on my neighbors property

false solomons seal
rue anemone
false rue anemone
wood anemone
shooting stars
jacobs ladder

I dug some up and saved them but not enough.
Neighbor is building a new house and I rescued some from where the driveway is going in.

He also chopped down about 7 white oak trees some as much as 4 feet in diameter. Many flowers were around the trees. I took some the other day and knew the trees were coming down today but thought I could get some after trees down. Sad mistake. The heavy equipment totally trashed everything. Then they ground down the stumps and killed everything around the trees for sure.

Really sad. I saved maybe 50-100 and took all the shooting stars I could find (just a handful) but a really nice clump of them that was there last year was obliterated already during some preliminary clearing.

I have a ton of false solomons seals so I do not feel so bad about those and I took some big clumps of jacobs ladders but hundreds or possibly thousands of the first 4 in the list above were destroyed.

When we built our house I went around and gathered every flower I could find. I did not know that shooting stars could be transplanted but they moved great. I have a very nice patch of them. Deer eat my false solomons seal and I have real solomons seal as well. Have to spray both of those.


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