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Re: Re: Happy Birthday
gardenchat@hort.net

Theresa, where are you gardening? What are the restrictions?
My brother lives in Calif and they too have restrictions. They have a pool and horses which have addtl requirements.
Carolyn Magnani

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 7, 2014, at 8:45 PM, Theresa G <3a6a532b1@rewrite.hort.net> wrote:
> 
> I can relate!  I also like everything growing together.  Going to be harder
> now with the water restrictions.  But when I rented my place out several
> years ago the rental agency assured me they would get a gardener in to
> clean up the gardens bc they were so "overgrown".  LOL.  I have trimmed
> everything before they came and the garden looked perfect in my eyes : )
> Theresa
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM, <5bef58771@rewrite.hort.net> wrote:
>> 
>> It's good to hear about another gardener who doesn't like bare space.
>> My front bed is a solid mass of foliage, and I love it that way.  From
>> season
>> to season different things are blooming, but there is always a cover of
>> different foliage patterns and textures.  Mainly several kinds of  hardy
>> geranium, which bloom beautifully in the spring, several colors of
>> epimedium,
>> also spring blooming, Pulmonairas, several ferns, including several  shades
>> of the Japanese painted fern, a low=-growing Spirea rosea that has  just
>> finished its bloom, three different Hellebores which were grand in early
>> spring and make nice green accents now, several mounds of Ruta  graveolens
>> which I mainly grow for the beautiful foliage, but which are making a
>> brave
>> stand of bright yellow flowers right now. and various other bits and pieces
>> of
>> stuff.  You get the idea.  It all flows together and I love it  that way
>> 
>> But:  My daughter-in-law who is a licensed petroleum engineer and  makes
>> a six-figure salary for working four days a week so she can take long
>> weekends
>> to go skiing or whatever, looked at my garden, shook her head and  said
>> "Gee, you sure need some help to get this mess straightened out."
>> 
>> I guess it's just another case of beauty being in the eye of the  beholder.
>> 
>> I will add that I'm glad she can't see the prize in my garden this week -
>> a
>> spectacular Joe-Pye Weed bush about six feet tall and with many  stems,
>> full of bees and butterflies.  She'd say it's a weed and get rid of  it;
>> 
>> Auralie
>> 
>> 
>> In a message dated 8/7/2014 1:00:08 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>> 1f73664e1@rewrite.hort.net writes:
>> 
>> From:  "Judy Browning" <59a63b9e1@rewrite.hort.net>
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:50:00 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re:  Happy Birthday
>> 
>> I planted a mix of evergreen and deciduous where I  wanted trees. There
>> were
>> 13 walnuts in the back yard in 1976. We've  removed all but 3. The clump
>> birches I planted died but the seedlings have  grown up nearby. The tallrr
>> trees are underplanted with dogwoods nest  spruce cottoneaster phlox
>> candytuft hosta and aquilegia. Everything is  close and grown together. In
>> the sunny beds iris daylilies roses etc all  fight for sun. I keep them out
>> of a few areas so my creeping thyme can  grow. On the front walk the mauve
>> thyme has crept onto the concrete walk  since the poppies and daylilies
>> overshadow their roots. Not much bare  space.
>> 
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