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Re: Aloha Even


I would guess wildlife -- the hot flower colors go over 
well with the butterflies and hummingbirds.  I have some 
shrubs for song birds (a few viburnum, a sweetspire all white, 
but I didn't really plan it that way).  

I seem to like blues and purples.  I planted some blanket
flower among some leadwort and inadvertently created the 
'Illini border'.

I can't get away from the blue/orange one.  I planted an
oriental poppy that was supposed to be red with a black center,
but even that came up orange with a lilacish/bluish center!

A very unexpected but very welcome denizen of the garden is
a very small shrew we've nicknamed 'Pip'.  He collects slugs
snails, earwigs and pillbugs.  I don't know if avoiding the
use of pesticides along with voracious appetite is what 
attracted him to this place, but I can't take him with us.

Ideally we would like the new place to be somewhat forested,
with a large patch of sun.


On Sat, Nov 12, 2005 at 05:58:44AM -0600, Donna wrote:
> Welcome to the group :)
> So since we are dreaming, just what style garden would you like to create?
> Are you thinking a wildlife habitat, fragrance garden? What color scheme do
> you like? How much room will you have at the new place? Sun/Shade?
> Many of us are from the Midwest, actually we have a map with some of us on
> there- you should add yourself!
> http://snipurl.com/izar
> So about that a.k.a - are you a quilter, needlepoint, duh?
> Donna
> 40 miles south of Chicago....
> You may end up seeing this twice, didn't make it the first time around, and
> didn't want Karen to think we are snobbish... so :)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > 
> > Hiya Everyone!
> > 
> > My name is Karen (a.k.a. "Stitch"), and I'm a plant-a-holic in
> > Central Illinois zone 5b.
> > 
> > Primarily I have been growning butterfly and hummingbird magnets
> > with some success, but we have a postage stamp sized yard.
> > 
> > We are in the process of looking for a new home with more space
> > for, well, everything.  I'm trying to create a wishlist.
> > 
> > I figure we'll have to take part of the Lonicera x heckrotti
> > (I'm fond of fragrant plants, too) !
> > 
> > Any other suggestions?
> > 
> > thanks,
> > -stitch
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