Indicator plants

Peter Taggart
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 11:18:45 PST
I use summer green small Alliums among the central Aisian Fritilarias and
Juno Iris, plunged on a sand bench, as indicators. If these Alliums start
to go dormant I water them which stops seedling Junos dessicating.
I also allow the occasional seedling of an annual 'Lupin' which likes the
sand, (I'm not sure of it's exact identity).
Peter (UK)

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 3:49 AM, Jim McKenney <>wrote:

> Leo, I often let a weed or two persist in pots to act as a drought
> indicator.
> declining, and there's no pain in pulling them out and going in for the
> bulbs.

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