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Re: Garden Vision/ J. dibia

Yes, I have to be careful about suggesting ideas and adding caveats about my
full plate.  He asked me last year about ideas for a smallish area that was
very difficult to maintain.  I had suggested a rockgarden about 3-4 yrs ago,
but he grumbled "they won't take care of the gardens they have, I'm not
going to create another one".  But times change, so I mentioned it again,
but I was fearful of having to be responisble for it.  He liked it this time
and we have 4 MGs who are going to work on it.  I actually wish I could have
worked on it, but I don't have the time, so I'm glad they have people who
are interested.
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 8:35 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] 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
> whole darn thing! I can see it coming :)
> Donna
> >
> > Yes, I understand about their designs, and Ricky doesn't intrude much,
> > just
> > occasionally, especially because of these losses.  I think though, that
> > chaffing with the Woodland and the Everlastings &Cutting gardens has
> > to
> > do with the fact that their designs don't match the theme, IMO.  A
> > 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
> > low growing border dahlias.  Not so much because they are too short to
> > 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
> > 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
> > Snow in Summer they wanted that 2 other gardens had.  And Ricky
> > likes my ideas for grounds plants or tells me what he wants generally
> > 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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