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Re: Weekend plants and stuff


Auralie,
Don't get me wrong.  Sloppy overgrown gardens are untended gardens, not what
you've described. I love volunteers - I was thrilled to see my Dame's Rocket
reappear this year after it was on hiatus last year.  I have jumbled masses
and no color coordination.  But still, it's not sloppy, not overgrown with
one plant choked out by another, or with rampant powdery mildew because
plants are all jammed up against each other.  We all have to move plants to
make room for new ones.   If your plants are healthy, your garden is not
sloppily overgrown.

I much prefer a casual, full garden to a formal layout with designated
amounts of empty mulched space between plants.  I think I'd love yours!

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 8:34 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Weekend plants and stuff


> In a message dated 05/24/2004 9:00:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Zemuly@aol.com writes:
>
> >
> > I've  seen yards where people put too much in and over time they turn
> > sloppy.
> >
> > Sounds like you've seen my yard. <LOL> Before I started weeding and
> > planting
> > I pulled out tons of Physostegia and Joe Pye weed.  After I  finished I
> > couldn't even tell I had removed anything.  Then I attacked the  golden
rod.
> >  Now
>
> Boy, I'm glad you can't see mine.  I'm sure sloppy would be a mild
comment.
> It may be sloppy, but I am enjoying the masses of Dame's rocket and
> old-fashioned orange poppies and peonies and geraniums and gone-to-seed
columbines that
> are blooming right now.  Nothing fancy, but the colors are so pretty
together,
> and they just mass up.  In order to plant the new plants I bought this
spring
> I have had to pull out a bushel or so of monarda and a few other things.
> Neat isn't my strong suit, so I'm sure you would call mine sloppy - or
something
> worse.
> Auralie
>
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