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Help! Lots of mystery plants

Hi everybody! I just recently purchased a home with my husband and it came with all these beautiful plants that I have no idea what they are or how to care for them. Also, we had a week long deep freeze and I think it partially killed some of them. Any feedback on what I need to do to help them would be most appreciated!

Only six pics can be added at a time so I will add more later. Thanks for looking!
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Re: Help! Lots of mystery plants

Here are the rest. One of them looks like pompous grass but isn't.
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Re: Help! Lots of mystery plants

20140107_150521-1.jpg might be dusty miller
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Re: Help! Lots of mystery plants

Alright. I was intimidated by the difficulty presented by the frost damaged foliage and knowing these are likely plants not very familiar to me considering the location (I always feel like I've landed in a foreign country when stepping off the airplane in Florida, Arizona, California, etc. :wink: )

...but that last one
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looks to me like ornamental asparagus fern.
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Many of these look like the same plants. The first two pictures also look like asparagus fern and many of the grassy clumps look like all the same thing.
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You're right the 2nd one looks like same asparagus fern as the last one.

1st one (20140107_150409-1.jpg), however, those leaves look like some kind of a mum -- reminds me a lot of shungiku (Japanese edible mum).... It looks as though there are some largish yellow flowers in there -- out of focus and impossible to tell for sure what they looked like? The way they grow in clumps of thick long shoots is baffling me though.... I can't think of anything in my garden with stems that look like that except maybe goldenrod :?
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MarcP wrote:20140107_150521-1.jpg might be dusty miller
Thank you! I'll look that up
applestar wrote:Alright. I was intimidated by the difficulty presented by the frost damaged foliage and knowing these are likely plants not very familiar to me considering the location (I always feel like I've landed in a foreign country when stepping off the airplane in Florida, Arizona, California, etc. :wink: )

...but that last one
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looks to me like ornamental asparagus fern.
Yes we got hit with an unusual freezing spell a couple weeks ago while the house was still in escrow, so a lot of the pants look pretty rough. I will definitely look up an asparagus fern though!
applestar wrote:You're right the 2nd one looks like same asparagus fern as the last one.

1st one (20140107_150409-1.jpg), however, those leaves look like some kind of a mum -- reminds me a lot of shungiku (Japanese edible mum).... It looks as though there are some largish yellow flowers in there -- out of focus and impossible to tell for sure what they looked like? The way they grow in clumps of thick long shoots is baffling me though.... I can't think of anything in my garden with stems that look like that except maybe goldenrod :?
Sorry for the bad pictures! I had to crop them down heavily to get them small enough to upload. There are some yellowish flowers on that plant you are referring to. It is quite large though. Almost like a Bush. Is that how mums typically grow?

I believe there are some in these pictures that were at one point lambs ears. And yes you are correct, those grassy clumps appear to be the same kind of plant.

If there is something I can do differently with the pictures I'm taking that would be more helpful to you let me know! I just employed a point and shoot method.

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Re: Help! Lots of mystery plants

20140107_150530 looks like lambs ear.

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Asparagus fern is a weedy bully of a plant if let loose in the ground here. They can't be simply pulled (unless you have a much stronger arm and somehow manage to do it without it breaking, leaving the roots in the ground) and the extremely extensive roots are difficult to dig up. They are like iceburgs. The part above ground is only a small portion compared to what's lurking under the ground, spreading sideways and underground for a surprising distance. Every year new plants will show up from the berries (seeds.) And in case you hadn't noticed yet, the stems are thorny. In case you can't tell, I hate these plants, especially after digging up patches of them from my Mom's yard after she finally agreed - if they weren't removed, her pretty azaleas and Hydrangeas would be lost in a sea of the thorny ferns. You might be able to keep them from spreading as much by removing the berries before they drop, but they creep under ground as well.

I don't know if it's as problematic in CA climate, but waaaay too happy in southeast.
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