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Re: In the garden and out


I still have a grouping of 3 redbuds in the back yard and the one I left on
the south side of the house.  I don't want to be without redbuds
altogether - yes, I love the spring blooms - but when you have a small lot
sometimes you have to give up a few things.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie Holmes" <holmesbm@usit.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] In the garden and out


> Won't you miss the spring blooms?  I love grouping young ones for a splash
> of color.
>
> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
>
>
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Date: 06/20/2004 2:39:58 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] In the garden and out
> >
> > Well, now, as it turns out, I took down a different redbud, though it
was
> > also on my list.  The one I described before will wait until the leaves
> are
> > gone.  this one was  alongside the south side of the house on the
outside
> of
> > the timber walk. When I installed the walk I put in 3 redbuds about 15
ft
> > apart as I thought that side of the house boring.  The one near the back
> > didn't make it. somrthing ate its roots.  About 3 yrs in the one near
the
> > front was hit by lightning and I lost half of it.   I patched it up and
it
> > continued to live but every year half its branches had no leaves/  It
> never
> > looked healthy.  The middle one puts out enough branches for all 3 and I
> > continually thin it.  So the sickly one is now down.  One tree on that
> side
> > is plenty as I do need some sun areas.
> >
> > Kitty
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 2:18 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] In the garden and out
> >
> >
> > > The garden is maturing.  choices made 10 yrs ago aren't compatible
> > anymore.
> > > Along the south side is a Blue Spruce that had a redbud on each side.
> > These
> > > are OK redbuds that grow to ridiculous heights.  The east one was
> > inhibiting
> > > growth of the spruce so I cut it down several yrs ago.  Now the west
one
> > is
> > > too close to it.  The Pin Oak that is about 15-20 ft to the west of
the
> > > redbud has really grown too so that the rb in the middle is
unnecessary
> > for
> > > screening.  This job should really be done when dormant so I don't
have
> to
> > > deal with the leaves.
> > >
> > > Obviously, I didn't plan too well, but I don't come by this gardening
> > stuff
> > > naturally.  However, I'm still happy I did it this way insrtead of
> having
> > > to wait 10 yrs for a good screen.  The redbuds are cheap; they served
> > their
> > > purpose.  The only hitch is taking them down carefully so they don't
> smash
> > > anything.  I took down 2 huge apple trees years ago without a hitch,
> but I
> > > now have more prized items in jeopardy than I did then.  I'll try to
get
> > it
> > > to fall south into the easement.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 1:06 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] In the garden and out
> > >
> > >
> > > > Taking down a tree.... e-gads! Why?
> > > >
> > > > Donna
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > It's so very nice and cool here today, but should get back in the
> 80's
> > > > by
> > > > > Tuesday.  I'm contemplating taking down a redbud tree and cool
> weather
> > > > > makes
> > > > > the job more appealing.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cracked the pot, eh Jim?  Check with Bonnie, she may want the
> pieces!
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > >
> > >
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