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help! recommend a purple upright plant

posted by: raptorfan on 07.20.2009 at 12:52 pm in Cottage Garden Forum

I need something that stays upright! I planted a long time ago what I thought to be a Salvia; it starts out upright and full and then flops over and looks like someone sat in the middle of it! I thought it was the cats sleeping on it, but it happens every year and they don't seem to like the smell of it either :)
Can someone recommend a plant that stays upright, is purple, perennial and reasonably compact? Maybe I used the "wrong" kind of salvia?

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suggestions for blue /purple plants.
clipped on: 07.21.2009 at 12:55 am    last updated on: 07.21.2009 at 12:55 am

OMG-shoot me-new koi issue

posted by: bwaze on 07.12.2009 at 06:14 pm in Ponds & Aquatic Plants Forum

5 days of hell with this pond. It all started with a koi my friend needed a home for, which I've had for almost 2 years. It's had an ulcer on it's head for YEARS, tried treating it, nothing works. He was very lethargic, another koi got sick, blah blah blah...all kinds of things...got advice on this and this morning all was perfect.

This afternoon the koi with ulcer started laying on bottom and then we noticed the scales all lifting, by his tail,full of blood right down to the end of his tail. OMG! We've pulled him out of the pond and have no clue what to do next. I'm beyond myself and feel so bad for him. Please help!

NOTES:

in case you have to euthanise a fish. 25 drops of oil of clove per gal of the fishe's water will put him to deep sleep, then you can put him in the freezer without the upset to the fish.
clipped on: 07.13.2009 at 12:33 am    last updated on: 07.13.2009 at 12:36 am