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RE: trees and other design elements

When we moved into our house it had 2 trees in the front, plus one small
crepe myrtle.  I dug up the crepe myrtle (didn't like it- pink against a red
brick house, wasn't that healthy anyway- giant bug magnet).  Had the tree
service cut down the stupid tallowtree.  So I'm left with a very large
Modesto Ash. I planted a small tangelo and a dwarf mandarin.  In the back I
have a dogwood, japanese maple (about 10 ft.), pistache tree, gingko, and
camphor tree, also a dwarf lemon.  I recently got an oak seedling and a
redbud seedling.

I only have the corners left to do on my garden wall.  I got the concrete
jack hammered out and taken away (in a rental truck last weekend).  I built
the last part of the straight section of the wall today.  Hopefully next
weekend my neighbor will be able to bring the chop saw home so I can do the

A couple of my neighbors are now talking about doing something to their
front yards too.  One is already removing a tree that is cracking his
foundation, another is planning on planting several new trees, and maybe a
garden wall like ours.  Our house is the only one on the street with a brick
face (which I really like, both because it is brick and becuase it is
different from the rest).  Now ours has the retaining wall too.  So, I guess
I actually like being different that the others around us.  Also, it seems
that being different can also inspire others to enhance their yards too!


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 6:33 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] trees and other design elements

In a message dated 1/31/04 4:15:15 PM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

<< There are many other trees I'd love to have, but I want to keep some sun
space available.  I cram a lot in here, but sometimes I just have to admit I
can't have it all. >>

Amen to this, Kitty.  My feelings exactly but my mind is in constant design
mode searching over and over for that spot to add one more.  I am adding 2
I am ordering but the tree I most would like to have is an Acer grisum.  I
love that tree and I know of no one in this area that has this n their
    I also have the 12' lilacs but keep my viburnums, dogwoods, other 6'
arborvitae and yews pruned. Oh, I do have a Viburnum Rusty Black Haw that is
form & is probably 10-12'.  We cptd our home in the fall of 89'.  Our lot
a bare pc of land except 3 very nice size green ash the developer put on the
parking. All 3  were lost in the tornado. One week after we moved in we take
trip to Europe.  The sod went down after we came home and then we let the
ground settle till spring with the exception of a concolor we planted at the
corner of the lot and prepared a site for our vegetable garden.

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