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RE: Gaura

Mine also flops, although it doesn't look like it made it this winter here
(4 year old plant tho, so hum?)

It looks best (IMHO) as something coming from behind rather than a specimen
planting. Mine just flowed in the wind and looked nice by the sundial. May
have to replace it if doesn't show life soon....


> Theresa -- your energy amazes me (and inspires me)!
>     Yes my Gaura flops too, but since I am trying to fill up space, I
> don't
> really mind.  I am going to experiment with cutting off the flopping parts
> and seeing if the center parts will stay more upright.  But I think it is
> just its pattern.
> --Barb Tandy, Grass Valley CA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 7:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] update
> > Ugh!  You should be immobile today from the sounds of it!  Hope you took
> > a nice long soak in the tub last night!
> >
> > Here I just finally got the laminate flooring put into my office at
> > home!  It's so nice not to be walking on the cement pad any longer.
> > Nothing like ordering furniture to get the clock ticking....  New desk
> > and bookshelf come on Tuesday.  Of course, in the process of working
> > around the house yesterday, I decided that the laundry room is my next
> > project to tackle.  I already picked out a paint color, and will use one
> > of 2 tile choices for the floor  (the linoleum has to go!).  I also
> > decided that I hate to color my husband chose for the the hallway- so
> > actually I will be painting it the same color as the laundry room.  When
> > he gets back from Mexico on Thursday, he may think he walked into the
> > wrong house!
> >
> > Today it is a toss up- I can either paint, or mess with the chainsaw and
> > prune back the Bradford pears.... The chainsaw is borrow and likely
> > needs a new chain....not sure I'm really in the mood for that.  Think
> > I'll just do regular deadheading/pruning for a while this AM, and then
> > come inside to paint after it gets hot.  Supposed to be 90 again today.
> > Summer may have finally decided to come!
> >
> > Oh- on a gardening note...I have 2 guara plants- I think they are both
> > "siskiyou pink".  Mine flop all over the place.  I thought it was
> > becuase they didn't get enough sun, so I moved one to see if that would
> > improve things-  Nope- now it is just more visible (and hence more
> > annoying).  Anybody else have this problem?  The dang stems absolutely
> > drag on the ground where they aren't leaning on other plants.   This may
> > turn into another project today- to yank this out!
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > Donna wrote:
> >
> > >Well I feel like Theresa tonight... worked my butt off today!
> > >
> > >We finally got the pond cleaned out although we still have the two
> > >waterfalls to tackle tomorrow. It turned out to be a bigger project
> than
> > >either of us thought. With all the rain we have been getting it was a
> > >loosing battle, not to mention we got water under the liner somehow in
> this
> > >process. Lotsa innovated ways to get a pump under the liner to drain
> > >it....and quite a bit of heated discussions on how to do that.
> > >
> > >Also took a few minutes to see what is happening in my garden. Not much
> in
> > >bloom, but any day now they are all gonna pop. What really impressed me
> was
> > >the size of my hostas! Geesh... this wet weather made them grow like
> crazy.
> > >
> > >Speaking of wet weather, I found it interesting that much of the soil
> under
> > >the surface a few/6 inches is dry. I can NOT understand it with all the
> rain
> > >we have gotten lately. Did also get the beds on the side and back of
> house
> > >weeded and assessed. Need something for where the sweet autumn clematis
> was,
> > >as it got moved out to an area it can overtake. Any suggestions, would
> like
> > >something about 6 ft tall and has about 3-4 ft for width space. Full
> sun,
> > >western exposure. Decent soil, drains, will be against a beige brick
> wall.
> > >
> > >Donna
> > >
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