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Re: Storm


You got it, Rich. Everybody favorite small tree, often call "patio tree." We've got lots of big trees in south Florida--oaks, magnolias, mahoganies, tabebuias, and such--but a real lack of trees in the flowering cherry size. So we create them out of large shrubs.

On Mar 18, 2005, at 5:10 PM, Richard Apking wrote:

Hi Jim, Are these the "Patio Ligustrum" that some landscaper from FL used
in just about every job he did? This was a TV show on HGTV a couple of
years ago.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 3:31 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Storm


There are three "shrubs " that are often grown as trees here. One is
Ligustrum japonica [in Texas L. texanum], which is a privet. Makes an
interesting small, multi-stem tree, to about 20 feet with a 20 foot
spread.


On Mar 18, 2005, at 12:41 AM, A A HODGES wrote:

They're fine. Still settling in. I think they might feel somewhere in
their
doggie minds that they will be abandoned again, which is the reason
for all
of the angst and destruction. We'll work through it. They are sweet
sweet
boys, who just need a lot of love.

Sure I will take a picture of the privets for you. Kitty, my friend
Liz is
the one that started this. She needed more space in her yard and so she
started whacking at the bottom limbs of her privet. They are super
easy to
do, except they do get a lot of suckers if you don't get the branch
off all
the way. I took the pruning saw and loppers to mine a month or so ago.
They
look like Dr. Suess trees at the moment, but in a few months they
should be
gorgeous. I'll try and remember to post a pic!
A



[Original Message]
From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 3/17/2005 8:42:29 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Storm

How are the new dogs doing Andrea? Everyone settled in yet?

Interesting idea with the privets.... if you think about it mid
season,
take
a picture for us all to see :)

Donna

Yes, we had that last night and it rained all day here. We need it
though
so I'm not complaining. The only bad part was I had to leave my new
dogs
inside, as it was REALLY cold and rainy. One is getting over surgery
and
has separation anxiety and the other is just a spaz. I lost a couple
of
chair cushions and the tip off a plumeria. A few other things were
chewed,
but no major destruction. Thank God for doggie drugs! They do work
wonders.

Things are starting to come up here and my variegated privets are
putting
out new leaves. I've limbed them up and am turning them into small
trees
to
shade my azaleas and  camellias. This  year they should really be
small
trees. They grew in 2 years from 1 gallon plants into 7 foot giants.
This
year I'd say they'll reach 12 or 13 feet and make a nice patch of
shade.
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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