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Plantidote of the Day 2010-10-22

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Correntian Valley Girl spotted this plant while traveling in the Northeast one summer.

It was growing in a garden box outside Bucks Harbor Market, in Brooksville, Maine. So, it's probably a fairly common plant/ garden flower, but I don't know what it is.

Me neither! But someone probably does, so please tell us in the comments and win your very own hat tip!

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Submitted by lambert on

Awesome colors! And no, I don't know. The color and texture look like pansies, but not the shape.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

mine were Teh Suck this year, sob. but most of the time, yes, they are fucking outstanding and easy to grow. they come in a nice range of colors including the very lightest blue of blues, pink, purple, true blue, and a sort of purply red. buy the more expensive and high grade seeds; that's the lesson i learned this year. the ones i got from the big box store didn't hardly bloom at all, while the morning glories i grew this year were all spectacularly successful.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on


bugs loved it, obviously.


and my apologies; i can't find the fucking driver disc for my camera so i'm busted when it comes to new plant shots for a while.