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Re: conifer recommendation??


Hmmm- didn't know hollies could take wet feet.  They
do like them!

Theresa

--- Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com> wrote:

> Not a conifer, but many hollies are evergreen and
> don't mind wet feet.
> 
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> 
> On May 1, 2006, at 8:33 PM, Theresa -yhoo wrote:
> 
> > No, berm won't work- would end up with major
> neighbor
> > problems as it would force water into other's
> > property.  So, have to stick to trees that like
> wet
> > feet in winter.
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > --- Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Most folks with that situation here, build a
> little
> >> berm and basically place
> >> the root ball on the soil with the top of the
> berm
> >> even with the top of the
> >> root ball.  They WILL die if they are too wet.  I
> >> had the same problem in my
> >> back yard.  (Voice of experience, speaking.)  If
> >> they use the berm method,
> >> the plants should do fine.  They did that across
> the
> >> street and all their
> >> pines are doing marvelously.  (This area is known
> >> for clay/gravel mixture.)
> >> Is the area acidic or alkaline?  They may need to
> >> amend the soil to please
> >> the pine.
> >>
> >> Blessings,
> >> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> >> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
> >> Of Theresa -yhoo
> >> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 12:38 PM
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: [CHAT] conifer recommendation??
> >>
> >> Hi all-
> >>
> >> I'm at my sister's house in WNY, I believe she is
> >> somewhere between zone 5
> >> and 6.  Anyway, they want to plant a row of "pine
> >> trees" between their house
> >> and the neighbors for some privacy.  Problem is,
> >> that area tends not to
> >> drain very well, so likely will have wet feet for
> >> part of the winter.
> >> Anybody have suggestions of what might live? 
> Gets
> >> sun more than half the
> >> day, soil is poor, clay like and with gravel.
> >>
> >> thx, Theresa
> >>
> >>
> >
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