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Re: Plant Police- need suggestion


A pillar rose? (unimaginative, I know, but I'm still trying to catch  
up on the 500 emails I didn't read while my daughter, husband,  
grandbaby and granddogs were visiting!)

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Jun 14, 2005, at 8:09 PM, Donna wrote:

> The history of that spot!... I did have a trellis and sweet autumn  
> clematis
> there originally. Of course, it took over everything and was banned  
> to the
> fence about a month and half ago while it was still small after  
> last years
> episode.
>
> (It really doesn't like it in it's new home, not sure it will make.  
> So next
> spring all you folks that complain about babies starting, keep me  
> in mind
> :))
>
> I am getting quite a collections of clematis (and honeysuckles)to  
> hide my
> fence, so really don't want another one there. It is a great idea,  
> just too
> many of them around already (yes, I am getting too picky)
>
> Not sure about barberries, and although Holly's do make it here,  
> the rabbit
> keeps eating it to nothing all winter. This last season I thought they
> killed it as it did not have one leaf left. It's growing slowly  
> from the
> ground up... if I can't get the rabbit to leave, I might have to  
> send it to
> the compost pile next year.
>
> Any other ideas?
>
> Donna
>
>
>
>> I'm going to have to go with Ceres on the trellis idea. I think there
>> needs
>> to be some height in there, but definitely slender. Oooh, can you  
>> grow
>> barberries there? Or maybe it's a holly. Let me find out. There is a
>> newish
>> one out that has blazing burgundy leaves but stays very slender  
>> and gets
>> semi-tall. My friend Liz has one. I'll call her and ask her what  
>> it is.
>> A
>>
>> Andrea H
>> Beaufort, SC
>>
>>
>>
>>> [Original Message]
>>>
>>> Ok Plant police- I really shouldn't show you this picture.. but :)
>>>
>>> I feel I need something in the back area- not too big, maybe tall,
>>>
>> slender
>>
>>> that can add color to my bed this time of year. Suggestions? It is
>>>
>> probably
>>
>>> about a 2X3 ft hole back there.
>>>
>>> This picture kind of gives you an overall view--
>>>
>>> http://simplymyworld.com/mygarden/need1.jpg
>>>
>>> but unfortunately, this one is what you see as you walk into the
>>>
>> backyard:(
>>
>>>
>>> http://simplymyworld.com/mygarden/need2.jpg
>>>
>>> So, let's hear it plant police!
>>>
>>> Donna
>>>
>
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