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RE: trees and other design elements

I am still confused on how you fit all those trees into the space....By
standards, my trees are planted too close to each other now, so thinking
you have them on top of each other?

As my knowledge base grows here, I would like to add more trees, but
just don't see the room here, and I fall in-between lot sizes of Ceres
and Kitty... 75X145 here. Granted, if I didn't have a pond and train
layout I could see more trees. I don't consider the trees in the train
layout, as they are all miniature and pruned to stay that way or are so
slow growing it would take forever for them to get big.

And FWIW, the contractor here did not want all the same houses. There
were three front designs with each type model. He would not build two
houses the same color or design next to each other. My house and mothers
are the closest match, but both are different colors and mothers house
was flipped so access between these homes are easier, and the driveways
connect together.... so we can fit 7 cars across it. It is referred to
as the walmart parking lot :)  We did have some leverage as he was a new
contractor and needed to get this subdivision going... and we were
buying the first two homes. BTW, he was so desperate to get going, he
offered the first 5 homes at 25% off... yep, got the deal of my life.
Still believe that God influenced events, as I needed to move and wanted
my mother closer to me.. so he provided me with the perks so it could
happen, as anywhere else I couldn't afford to buy two homes next to each


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 8:33 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] trees and other design elements
> In a message dated 1/31/04 4:15:15 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> << There are many other trees I'd love to have, but I want to keep
> sun
> space available.  I cram a lot in here, but sometimes I just have to
> I
> can't have it all. >>
> Amen to this, Kitty.  My feelings exactly but my mind is in constant
> design
> mode searching over and over for that spot to add one more.  I am
adding 2
> more
> I am ordering but the tree I most would like to have is an Acer
grisum.  I
> love that tree and I know of no one in this area that has this n their
> landscape.
>     I also have the 12' lilacs but keep my viburnums, dogwoods, other
> arborvitae and yews pruned. Oh, I do have a Viburnum Rusty Black Haw
> is tree
> form & is probably 10-12'.  We cptd our home in the fall of 89'.  Our
> was
> a bare pc of land except 3 very nice size green ash the developer put
> the
> parking. All 3  were lost in the tornado. One week after we moved in
> take a
> trip to Europe.  The sod went down after we came home and then we let
> ground settle till spring with the exception of a concolor we planted
> the back
> corner of the lot and prepared a site for our vegetable garden.
>     Ceres
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