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RE: Storm


Hi Jim,  Are these the "Patio Ligustrum" that some landscaper from FL used
in just about every job he did?  This was a TV show on HGTV a couple of
years ago.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 3:31 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Storm


There are three "shrubs " that are often grown as trees here. One is
Ligustrum japonica [in Texas L. texanum], which is a privet. Makes an
interesting small, multi-stem tree, to about 20 feet with a 20 foot
spread.


On Mar 18, 2005, at 12:41 AM, A A HODGES wrote:

> They're fine. Still settling in. I think they might feel somewhere in
> their
> doggie minds that they will be abandoned again, which is the reason
> for all
> of the angst and destruction. We'll work through it. They are sweet
> sweet
> boys, who just need a lot of love.
>
> Sure I will take a picture of the privets for you. Kitty, my friend
> Liz is
> the one that started this. She needed more space in her yard and so she
> started whacking at the bottom limbs of her privet. They are super
> easy to
> do, except they do get a lot of suckers if you don't get the branch
> off all
> the way. I took the pruning saw and loppers to mine a month or so ago.
> They
> look like Dr. Suess trees at the moment, but in a few months they
> should be
> gorgeous. I'll try and remember to post a pic!
> A
>
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Date: 3/17/2005 8:42:29 PM
>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Storm
>>
>> How are the new dogs doing Andrea? Everyone settled in yet?
>>
>> Interesting idea with the privets.... if you think about it mid
>> season,
> take
>> a picture for us all to see :)
>>
>> Donna
>>
>>>
>>> Yes, we had that last night and it rained all day here. We need it
> though
>>> so I'm not complaining. The only bad part was I had to leave my new
>>> dogs
>>> inside, as it was REALLY cold and rainy. One is getting over surgery
>>> and
>>> has separation anxiety and the other is just a spaz. I lost a couple
>>> of
>>> chair cushions and the tip off a plumeria. A few other things were
> chewed,
>>> but no major destruction. Thank God for doggie drugs! They do work
>>> wonders.
>>>
>>> Things are starting to come up here and my variegated privets are
> putting
>>> out new leaves. I've limbed them up and am turning them into small
>>> trees
>>> to
>>> shade my azaleas and  camellias. This  year they should really be
>>> small
>>> trees. They grew in 2 years from 1 gallon plants into 7 foot giants.
> This
>>> year I'd say they'll reach 12 or 13 feet and make a nice patch of
>>> shade.
>>
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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