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Re: Plant Police

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Police
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 09:39:07 -0600
  • References: <14580373.1118624946770.JavaMail.root@sniper3>

You are so right.  My first attempts at gardening were disasters because I
had no background at all.  So I read and took classes and started to
experience success..  Of course there were still failures (still ARE), but
fewer.  Can't get it all from books; need to get right in there and do - and
keep doing.

Plant Police - they could spend half their time pulling mulch volcanoes off
trees here.  What bugs me too, in addition to ignoring scaling plants to the
surroundings, is that people hug the house.  They spend all this money on
shrubs and tres and plant them just inches from the house, leaving a huge
expanse of lawn, while the plants all look squished and lean out.  Why?
don't they realize that plants GROW?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "A A HODGES" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
To: "gardenchat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2005 7:08 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Plant Police

> As my friend and I drove back from Hilton Head yesterday we had a
> discussion about the lack of knowledge that many people have about
> gardening. What seems so "common sense" to us is obviously foreign to
> many when it comes to planting. A co-worker had commented to me last
> week that she was born with a brown thumb. I told her that was
> ridicuouls, that everytthing she needed to know could be found in most
> libraires and on the internet. Why do people assume that others are
> "born" with a green thumb? I've killed MANY plants and still do. It's
> basically read and learn as you go.
> Anyway, on the road yesterday my friend and I were talking about this
> and how many houses have these horrible landscapes with plants either
> completelyt in the wrong spot, or just the wrong plant period.
> She commented that there needed to be a "plant police" force in our area
which of course we laughed uproariously to about.
> Well, obviously, she was right. As we drove home through my subdivision
> we noticed this TINY little house with these GIANT (I swear these things
> are 6 feet tall and wide) Agave plants on each side of the driveway,
> like it was some huge hacienda out in New Mexico or something. Of course
> we immediatley said, see they need a visit from the plant police.
> Well tonight, I went for a walk. I rounded a curve and litterally did
> gasp out loud. A house that was recently sold, now has a straight line
> of three corn plants (the house plant not the vegetable) right smack in
> the front lawn like littel sentries. OH my Lord, it is hideous. It was
> previously a beautiful lawn, if needing a bit more landscaping, but for
> the Love of God, not that kind.
> I think we should petition a new show on HGTV called the Plant Police.
Obviosuly, we need it!
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
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