Landscape "Planning": Serendipity

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Landscape "Planning"

By BookerC1
June 3, 2013

Some of the best plant combinations come about by just planting what you like, rather than by following prescribed rules about "what goes together." If it makes you happy, it is a successful combination!

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 3, 2013 6:18 AM CST
I usually start out with a vague idea of bed structure for specific plants like daylilies, but after that it usually comes down to, "Hmm, I have a space there, let's see if it grows." And I have been privileged to be the beneficiary of mamajack's generosity, so I have had many more options than might otherwise have been the case. After shuffling plants around, and losing more than a few to neglect or ignorance, things are shaping up pretty well this year. Lovey dubby It's fun to watch.


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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Jun 3, 2013 5:57 PM CST
You expressed my style well! Some of my best combinations have been serendipitous.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 3, 2013 6:07 PM CST
Smiling Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
Cottage Gardener Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Echinacea Xeriscape
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Natalie
Jun 5, 2013 7:35 PM CST
My planting has no rhyme or reason to it. I just stick plants where I have a spot. Everyone tells me that I have a real eye for detail, which cracks me up! I have no eye for detail. I just plant what I like, and it all fits together in the end.

I gave a neighbor a bunch of extra plants I had after dividing some. He said I needed to show him where to plant them, since I knew what I was doing. Rolling on the floor laughing I grabbed a plant, closed my eyes, and tossed it into his flower beds. He thought I was kidding, but that is how I did it at home! It turns out that it worked for him, too! His yard looked amazing, using my scientific method! Whistling
Natalie
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jun 5, 2013 7:37 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Jun 6, 2013 5:18 AM CST
Your gardens are shaping up beautifully Debra. I agree totally, that if it makes you happy, it's great!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
Jun 6, 2013 6:26 AM CST
Thank you. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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