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RE: Garden Vision/ J. dibia

Well I am sure that is why HortEd has you in charge of doing this.... you
are more organized in thoughts and planning.

I wouldn't suggest too much, cause then you will have to be in charge of the
whole darn thing! I can see it coming :)


> Yes, I understand about their designs, and Ricky doesn't intrude much,
> just
> occasionally, especially because of these losses.  I think though, that my
> chaffing with the Woodland and the Everlastings &Cutting gardens has more
> to
> do with the fact that their designs don't match the theme, IMO.  A cutting
> garden that for the most part grows bedding plants?  That eschews
> everlastings?  A woodland garden that dislikes ephemerals?
> Another thing I have trouble with is the cutting garden spending $50-60 on
> low growing border dahlias.  Not so much because they are too short to use
> in arrangements (I've gotten used to that even if I don't like it), but
> because they refuse to dig them in the fall.  what a waste.  Also, when
> they
> change their minds from year to year, they don't attempt to salvage the
> discarded plants for us to sell.  We spent about $40 for a lovely climbing
> rose and a species Clematis for their arch last year, and now they want
> something else for it.  Last year's rose and clem seem to have
> disappeared.
> Going back to Andrea's comment, I do get to give input, though it has to
> be
> done gently.  I coaxed one group into a nice white soapwort instead of the
> Snow in Summer they wanted that 2 other gardens had.  And Ricky sometimes
> likes my ideas for grounds plants or tells me what he wants generally and
> then I get to select cultivars.  And I also have slightly more control
> over
> what we grow in the nursery than the rest of the group.
> Kitty

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