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    I don't think I am thinking of the same thing. here is a picture of what i am talking about. it is Goat head. I may try the vinegar though.
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    Your garden is gorgeous! I know how much work and dedication goes into the planting and upkeep of a garden like that. You've done a wonderful job.
    I keep saying that one of these days I'm going to have a flower garden again and have a vegetable garden. I started getting large tubs together in the fall to start a container garden for vegetables, but never got around to the follow thru this spring. I put cinderblocks all around the chicken coop to add protection around the base and a place to plant flowers, but the flowers never got planted. I get distracted by sewing projects, aquarium upkeep and taking care of the chickens. Playing with the dog and cats is distracting too. And those pesky housekeeping chores. I need more energy and more hours in the day. Or maybe less hobbies.... Nah. It's definitely the more energy and hours. Never less hobbies!

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    Yikes! Burn them. Burn them with fire! The top pic looks so innocent. The bottom pic looks like torture. Which from your early post, is what they are. Miniature torture devices.

    Quote Originally Posted by bpete View Post
    I don't think I am thinking of the same thing. here is a picture of what i am talking about. it is Goat head. I may try the vinegar though.
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    yep they are torture. it seems that they affect me more than the rest of the family. I had one that burned clear up my leg. it also seems that i am the only one who steps on them.
    I will try burning but they are still pretty green right now.
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    I misquoted. It's supposed to be 'Kill it. Kill it with fire'!
    I'd be curious to know if burning helps eradicate it. You must have some type of allergic reaction to the little evil spikes.

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    yep they are torture. it seems that they affect me more than the rest of the family. I had one that burned clear up my leg. it also seems that i am the only one who steps on them.
    I will try burning but they are still pretty green right now.

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    To answer the first question, the thistles I have to contend with are Canadian Thistles. They grow tall, put on purplish flowers, and their roots spread underground like crazy. They're impossible to completely dig out, because of the spreaders that go everywhere. My best bet is to keep them minimized by cutting off flower buds before they go to seed, and digging out the entire plants when I can. Also, using the vinegar on the little ones that always pop up a few days later.

    All that burning you experience must be due to some toxins that are in the thistles. Our Canadians are sharp and thorny all along their stems and the edges of their leaves, and I have to wear thick gloves when dealing with them. While green, the thorns don't come off into my skin, but once they dry out and turn brown, the thorns cling to and deposit themselves on whatever touches them.

    The yarrows -- all I do with them is deadhead the spent blossoms when they fade, clipping them down to the side shoots on the stems. Yarrows don't generally need fertilizing, although the ones that grow best for me are planted in very well drained, well conditioned soil. They're supposed to not be fussy about soil, but I find that in those areas that are a little rougher, they don't do as well. So they are fussy, to some extent. Of course, I water the whole garden in the morning or evening when it's really hot during the day. Yarrows don't like wet feet or sitting in a lot of water for a long time.

    The red and yellow yarrows are the cultivated ones. The yellows are hybrids. The white yarrows are wild flowers that naturally grow around here. They've been coming up by themselves in my garden from the first day I started it. I allow them to grow in certain areas where they go well with other plants, including the other yarrows,, and they help to fill in spaces. Where they don't belong, I dig them out. Ditto when they start to overcrowd an area, or if I decide I want something different where they are currently growing. Then they come out.

    The nice thing about having some native wildflowers in the garden is that they help feed local birds, and those that have the most attractive flowers and aren't too invasive make the garden even nicer, and I don't have to plant them. Saves time, money and work. Like with the cultivated ones, I keep the white ones looking nice by deadheading their spent blooms, also.
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    I went all native around the house to help the birds, bees and butterflies. They had some native plants, bt must have just thrown some seeds around because the plants they had were a mess vs your nice garden.

    I pulled many out, transplanted/relocated some and replaced others. It will be a couple years to a few for some (like the butterfly bushes, milkweed and perennial hibiscus) to get to full size. They had some white yarrow that I hope picks up next year. I relocated most of it, but it isn't anything like the yellow, pink and purple hybrids I bought (they were a pastel mix and surprised me with color when they finally bloomed). I love them so much that I will be adding some more next year to other areas of the house.
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    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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