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Goats Beard

Posted by beegood Zone 3 Alberta (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 22, 11 at 21:54

If you pick these just at the right time and spray them with Hairspray they will last for a year or more in a bud vase or with a few grasses'
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RE: Goats Beard

What an awesome picture.

Allium would probably look good like that, too (?)

Does that have hairspray on it yet?


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Thanks. I think Allium shud work well. And yes this one has been sprayed. Do it as soon as I bring it in. I'm sure there are better sprays but I am not a craft type person so use what ever is handy.Usually keep them till they are too dusty and then chuck them.


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RE: Goats Beard

  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 23, 11 at 9:08

I recall, many years ago, someone (mom or maybe an aunt) having a vase of these spray painted orange (those psychedelic 70's, LOL).

I never knew this plant was referred to as goatsbeard. I've had them pop up occasionally in my garden but I'll weed it out as soon as I see it.

The plant in my yard I always call goatsbeard is Aruncus dioicus.


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"I never knew this plant was referred to as goatsbeard. I've had them pop up occasionally in my garden but I'll weed it out as soon as I see it.

The plant in my yard I always call goatsbeard is Aruncus dioicus."

Me too, Pudge.
Imagine my confusion when my wildflower tour guide was pointing out goat's beard and here I was expecting something else altogether.


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The common name is goat's beard, my AAFRD weed guide calls it that. I always called it hawk's beard but that's a different weed. Cool idea with the hairspray!


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