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Re: Plant Police


Because they are cheap and have limited imaginations Kitty. That's why. 
A

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 


> [Original Message]
> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
<4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/14/2005 10:41:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Police
>
> A decade or two ago someone came up with that nifty contrasting threesome
> that has gotton quite boresome:
> Golden Privet, Crimson Barberry, and (I think) Boxwood.  The darned things
> are always hacked into meetballs and when you see them throughout a
> subdivision, you wonder why someone couldn't have put forth an original
> idea.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 4:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Police
>
>
> > Sounds familiar. The developers here used V. odotisurum (sp) as my
> > foundation plants. Of course I moved them. They are now my privacy
screen
> > between me and the neighbors and are about 15 feet tall. The other
plants
> > they love to use here for foundations are Eleagnus and
> > Loropetalum..........Sigh.
> > A
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > > [Original Message]
> > > From: Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Date: 6/13/2005 10:06:04 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Police
> > >
> > > The worst offenders around here are the develoers who want their
> > > subdivisions to look good.  My daughter just bought a new house that
has
> > a
> > > Viburnum macrocephalum as a foundation plant along with Burford
hollies
> > > shaped into little meatballs.  Everything is so crammed together.  I
> told
> > > her next fall we are going to take it apart.  I hope she and my
> > son-in-law
> > > will let me move those shrubs (and trees) out to the edge of their
yard
> > and
> > > away from the house.
> > > zem
> > > zone 7
> > > West TN
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 6:07 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Police
> > >
> > >
> > > >I KNOW! My personal favorite is the Leyland Cypress as a "entry way"
> > tree.
> > > > LOL! That always just makes me roll my eyes, OH OH, AND we have this
> one
> > > > house in the neighborhood, again, the houses in my subdiv are
> basically
> > > > about 1400-1800 sg feet, so not huge by any means. The ENTIRE front
> > yard
> > > > is
> > > > ringed with Leyland Cypress, planted about 3-5 feet apart. I wonder
if
> > > > they
> > > > know in five years you won't be able to see their
> > house.......fascinating
> > > > I
> > > > tell you.
> > > >
> > > > And the mulch volcanoes are another favorite of mine. Sigh, again I
> just
> > > > roll my eyes.
> > > > A
> > > >
> > > > Andrea H
> > > > Beaufort, SC
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >> [Original Message]
> > > >> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> > > > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > > >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > >> Date: 6/13/2005 10:41:40 AM
> > > >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Police
> > > >>
> > > >> Andrea,
> > > >> You are so right.  My first attempts at gardening were disasters
> > because
> > > >> I
> > > >> had no background at all.  So I read and took classes and started
to
> > > >> experience success..  Of course there were still failures (still
> ARE),
> > > >> but
> > > >> fewer.  Can't get it all from books; need to get right in there and
> do
> > -
> > > > and
> > > >> keep doing.
> > > >>
> > > >> Plant Police - they could spend half their time pulling mulch
> volcanoes
> > > > off
> > > >> trees here.  What bugs me too, in addition to ignoring scaling
plants
> > to
> > > > the
> > > >> surroundings, is that people hug the house.  They spend all this
> money
> > on
> > > >> shrubs and tres and plant them just inches from the house, leaving
a
> > huge
> > > >> expanse of lawn, while the plants all look squished and lean out.
> Why?
> > > >> don't they realize that plants GROW?
> > > >>
> > > >> Kitty
> > > >>
> > > >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > >> From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> > > >> To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > >> Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 7:08 PM
> > > >> Subject: [CHAT] Plant Police
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> > As my friend and I drove back from Hilton Head yesterday we had a
> > > >> > discussion about the lack of knowledge that many people have
about
> > > >> > gardening. What seems so "common sense" to us is obviously
foreign
> to
> > > >> > many when it comes to planting. A co-worker had commented to me
> last
> > > >> > week that she was born with a brown thumb. I told her that was
> > > >> > ridicuouls, that everytthing she needed to know could be found in
> > most
> > > >> > libraires and on the internet. Why do people assume that others
are
> > > >> > "born" with a green thumb? I've killed MANY plants and still do.
> It's
> > > >> > basically read and learn as you go.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Anyway, on the road yesterday my friend and I were talking about
> this
> > > >> > and how many houses have these horrible landscapes with plants
> either
> > > >> > completelyt in the wrong spot, or just the wrong plant period.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > She commented that there needed to be a "plant police" force in
our
> > > >> > area
> > > >> which of course we laughed uproariously to about.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Well, obviously, she was right. As we drove home through my
> > subdivision
> > > >> > we noticed this TINY little house with these GIANT (I swear these
> > > >> > things
> > > >> > are 6 feet tall and wide) Agave plants on each side of the
> driveway,
> > > >> > like it was some huge hacienda out in New Mexico or something. Of
> > > >> > course
> > > >> > we immediatley said, see they need a visit from the plant police.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Well tonight, I went for a walk. I rounded a curve and litterally
> did
> > > >> > gasp out loud. A house that was recently sold, now has a straight
> > line
> > > >> > of three corn plants (the house plant not the vegetable) right
> smack
> > in
> > > >> > the front lawn like littel sentries. OH my Lord, it is hideous.
It
> > was
> > > >> > previously a beautiful lawn, if needing a bit more landscaping,
but
> > for
> > > >> > the Love of God, not that kind.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > I think we should petition a new show on HGTV called the Plant
> > Police.
> > > >> Obviosuly, we need it!
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Andrea H
> > > >> > Beaufort, SC
> > > >> >
> > > >>
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