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Re: In the garden and out


Won't you miss the spring blooms?  I love grouping young ones for a splash
of color.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN




> [Original Message]
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 06/20/2004 2:39:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] In the garden and out
>
> Well, now, as it turns out, I took down a different redbud, though it was
> also on my list.  The one I described before will wait until the leaves
are
> gone.  this one was  alongside the south side of the house on the outside
of
> the timber walk. When I installed the walk I put in 3 redbuds about 15 ft
> apart as I thought that side of the house boring.  The one near the back
> didn't make it. somrthing ate its roots.  About 3 yrs in the one near the
> front was hit by lightning and I lost half of it.   I patched it up and it
> continued to live but every year half its branches had no leaves/  It
never
> looked healthy.  The middle one puts out enough branches for all 3 and I
> continually thin it.  So the sickly one is now down.  One tree on that
side
> is plenty as I do need some sun areas.
>
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 2:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] In the garden and out
>
>
> > The garden is maturing.  choices made 10 yrs ago aren't compatible
> anymore.
> > Along the south side is a Blue Spruce that had a redbud on each side.
> These
> > are OK redbuds that grow to ridiculous heights.  The east one was
> inhibiting
> > growth of the spruce so I cut it down several yrs ago.  Now the west one
> is
> > too close to it.  The Pin Oak that is about 15-20 ft to the west of the
> > redbud has really grown too so that the rb in the middle is unnecessary
> for
> > screening.  This job should really be done when dormant so I don't have
to
> > deal with the leaves.
> >
> > Obviously, I didn't plan too well, but I don't come by this gardening
> stuff
> > naturally.  However, I'm still happy I did it this way insrtead of 
having
> > to wait 10 yrs for a good screen.  The redbuds are cheap; they served
> their
> > purpose.  The only hitch is taking them down carefully so they don't
smash
> > anything.  I took down 2 huge apple trees years ago without a hitch,
but I
> > now have more prized items in jeopardy than I did then.  I'll try to get
> it
> > to fall south into the easement.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2004 1:06 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] In the garden and out
> >
> >
> > > Taking down a tree.... e-gads! Why?
> > >
> > > Donna
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > It's so very nice and cool here today, but should get back in the
80's
> > > by
> > > > Tuesday.  I'm contemplating taking down a redbud tree and cool
weather
> > > > makes
> > > > the job more appealing.
> > > >
> > > > Cracked the pot, eh Jim?  Check with Bonnie, she may want the
pieces!
> > > >
> > > > Kitty
> > >
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