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    Welcome back to you, too, Mo. Miss you when you aren't around. Whatcha been up to?
    Not a lot - life gets in the road at times, but was recently without a computer, for a while. My old one has caused a lot of angst in the last 18mths. It finally refused to boot up so no choice had to replace it. I've also been doing a bit of work re-landscaping my garden, other than that not much going on.
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    Hey, I've been redoing mine, too. It's more than a bit of work, though. I really like that Aussie/Kiwi understatement you've got going on.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanazel View Post
    Hey, I've been redoing mine, too. It's more than a bit of work, though. I really like that Aussie/Kiwi understatement you've got going on.
    Planted a young tree 10 days ago (just one of many new plants) - It had been in a pot waiting for me to get everything sorted & doing really well, within 3 days the stupid thing turned up its leaves & died, I am at a loss to know why. I use to have a lavender bush there, but removed it (with difficulty) when it became leggy with lots of deadwood, It grew really well there. I still have the garden along the driveway to sort out, I'm not looking forward to doing that, it will be a tough area to remove lots of old plants.

    Hope your landscaping is going well.
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    What a bummer that your tree immediately died!

    I've spent many, many hours pulling grass as well as dividing and relocating perennials. My husband decided to reduce the size of his vegetable garden so at long last I have part of the upper tier of the hill where I can put a brick patio with table and chairs to overlook the mountain. He did some land work leveling the space for me so I can lay bricks on my next days off. I've also started landscaping that area with a rock walk and various plants.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    It seems that the tree was upset from being moved out of a pot so spat the dummy. Your landscaping sounds like it will be really lovely when completed Thought I'd better move our little side conversation elsewhere.
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    Cool! A gardening thread. I drove two and a half hours today to pick up three roses that are zoned for USDA zones 2-3. The rose guy lives in Arvada about five hours from here but was going to be in Cheyenne to give a presentation on roses to a master gardeners group. I'd just happened to call the day before to find out what his hours were. Met him in the parking lot of Game and Fish and swapped a fifty dollar bill for three roses. Felt like I was making a drug buy... um, not that I am real familiar with drug buys. Got a Polestar, Rambling Red, and Henry Kelsey, all climbers. I'm trying to fulfill fantasies fueled by The Secret Garden for roses that climb into my apple trees.


    Bonus was I called my daughter and she came up from Denver to meet me in Cheyenne. We had lunch, wandered around the bookstore and downtown and had a very nice few hours together.
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    I love rose gardens, but my green thumb doesn't extend to roses & they are hard work. I like e3asy care plants that just need a bit of trimming & a feed a couple of times a year. My gardens now have pebbles around the plants to cut down on the dreaded weeds, it looks good as well - all neat & tidy now. I have a mix of plants, Azaleas, Gardenias, Hydrangeas a small busy plant that I only know as a 4oclock bush - the flowers come out late afternoon & are deep purple, slowly fading to pale lilac & in the morning they are white & die, quite an interesting thing & when the small flowers are new they have a lovely perfume, There is also a gorgeous sprawling China Doll bush which bees & butterflies love, a Crepe Myrtle so called mini tree, they are suppose to only grow to around 3 metres high, also a hibiscus & an Aussie native Hibiscus, that has a showy purple flower, oh yes there is a couple of lavenders as well. My back garden is small just a courtyard so I have hydrangeas & azaleas in pots.
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    Why, oh WHY do I do this??? I should know better at this age than to try reading without my glasses. I read "eBay plants" (and earlier, "Egyptian Chicken Magazine"). >.>;;

    The first year we lived in this apartment, I tried container gardening. Epic fail. I feel ya, Mosaic.

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    I only grow roses that can shift for themselves. Anything that requires serious coddling is SOL in my yard. Your garden sounds lovely, Mosaic. Four o'clocks here are Mirabilis jalapa. They also last a day and open in late afternoon but are mulit-colored and not lilac. Most of the other plants you listed grew down south where I was raised but don't have a stick of a chance surviving this far north. Had to look up China Doll. Very pretty!

    I got home from Texas Saturday night and twelve hours later was headed to Denver to take care of my daughter who had gotten food poisoning. Just got home this afternoon. The spring bulbs and tree blooms are past their prime now and it has rained and/or snowed the whole time I've been gone. My roses are still in the greenhouse and I am afraid to go look at them. My husband is not as good with flowers as he is with vegetables and I fear what I might see...
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    I hope your daughter is feeling much better, Shan.

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