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Re: Plant Police

I KNOW! My personal favorite is the Leyland Cypress as a "entry way" tree.
LOL! That always just makes me roll my eyes, OH OH, AND we have this one
house in the neighborhood, again, the houses in my subdiv are basically
about 1400-1800 sg feet, so not huge by any means. The ENTIRE front yard is
ringed with Leyland Cypress, planted about 3-5 feet apart. I wonder if they
know in five years you won't be able to see their house.......fascinating I
tell you. 

And the mulch volcanoes are another favorite of mine. Sigh, again I just
roll my eyes.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC 

> [Original Message]
> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/13/2005 10:41:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant Police
> Andrea,
> 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 -
> keep doing.
> Plant Police - they could spend half their time pulling mulch volcanoes
> trees here.  What bugs me too, in addition to ignoring scaling plants to
> 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?
> Kitty
> ----- 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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