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RE: update on garden/bottle brush


The bed in the forground is lovely!  How much sun and how wet does that area get and stay??


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 24 Jan 2004 12:14:57 -0600

>A picture is worth a thousand words... so :)
>
>http://illianagardenpond.org/southside.jpg
>
>This was taken from inside the yard looking to the street. Need
>something from the fence to front of home. I may be mistaken about 16
>ft, but I thought that was what I measured a few years ago and somehow
>stuck in my head. I know the 53 ft is right cause I just got done buying
>flooring for my basement :)
>
>My neighbor is not into gardening as the small bed (barely visible
>against the garage)was put in by previous owners. I was not planning on
>adding anything to their side of that space. At one time had thought
>about a mini-wildflower prairie, but DH assured me someone would end up
>mowing it down.
>
>Sounds interesting Judy, but not sure I have enough room. I also still
>have to make it accessible to the meter reading folks.
>
>I just need to get started and it would probably fall into place, or
>everything get moved at later date. I am forever digging something up
>and moving it anyways.... due to not liking the combo or plant not
>liking the area....
>
>Donna
>
>> 
>> I have a similiar area between my carport & the neighbor's house, then
>a
>> board fence & garage wall. She isn't into gardening and is happy to
>let me
>> maintain this area. I've set up the narrower end as a winding path,
>with
>> spring bulbs, hostas, ferns & hellebores encroaching. Sunnier spots
>have
>> daylilies & roses. A wooden arch/trellis frames the south end by the
>> garage,
>> opening on a border with roses, daylillies, rosemary, lavenders &
>lilies.
>> I
>> keep in mind that she doesn't need my permission to change her
>property,
>> so
>> anything on her side is "expendable". Nothing extremely valuable
>(cash or
>> emotion) to me goes there. Lots of transplanted babies from elsewhere
>in
>> the
>> yard.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 5:57 AM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush
>> 
>> 
>> > Remembering this is an area between my home and neighbors, can you
>> > elaborate a tad?
>> >
>> > Donna
>> >
>> > > -----Original Message-----
>> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
>On
>> > > Behalf Of Kitty
>> > > Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 10:39 PM
>> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush
>> > >
>> > > a sequence of rooms?
>> > >
>> > > ----- Original Message -----
>> > > From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> > > Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 10:28 PM
>> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > > > Donna,
>> > > > > Which are you asking about Callistemon or Aesculus ?
>> > > > > Though it should be the Aesculus as you can't grow the other
>> > outside.
>> > > > I
>> > > > > personally haven't grown it, I don't have that kind of space.
>> > > >
>> > > > Yep, the one for this zone, but it didn't make it.
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > > >.... If I could ever figure out just what to put in this 16
>ft X
>> > > > > > 53ft area, probably would have happened already...
>> > > > >
>> > > > > Southern exposure and lots of space.  I shouldn't think this
>would
>> > be
>> > > > > difficult, other than paring down all the choices.
>> > > >
>> > > > It is so narrow and long... don't want to just have a row, not
>> > enough
>> > > > room to wander a path setting, and from 53 ft back, what are you
>> > going
>> > > > to see in that last 30 or so feet.... just can't visualize
>something
>> > > > interesting.
>> > > >
>> > > > Donna
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> >
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