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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 22, 2011 11:02 AM CST
In case we need any new ideas and projects...lol...
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/04/22/...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 22, 2011 8:59 PM CST

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Wow, Sherry. Every one of those photos is so much prettier than any lawn could be.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 22, 2011 9:46 PM CST
I know. Isn't it amazing? The fact that, sadly, most people are not gardeners. You pass a house and think, "Oh, what I'd like to do with that..."
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 22, 2011 9:50 PM CST

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I suffer from that every single day. I look at my neighbors' barren yards and wonder how they can fail to take advantage of our perfect soil and perfect climate. If I were religious, I'd call it a sin. Hilarious!
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Apr 22, 2011 10:31 PM CST
Yep...my nutsy neighbor up in front on the road has this looong bank along the road ( narrow road and the road is entirely on our sides of the properties). I want soo badly to plant that bank. I've taken her 5 gallon pots of Mexican Bush sage and Purple Fountain grasses and she's thrilled, but doesn't really know what to do with them. I tried to hint that we could do some really great planting on that bank, make the road such a showplace, but her response is that her water is hard to reach over there. I'm dying here...I have everything we'd need to do that bank. It's not really her fault that she's such a basket case. She's 64 and ADD and her life is a shambles and the property is a shambles. I'd have to drag hoses waaaay up our drive and waaay down the road to water it.....but I'm thinking about it...plant in the Fall..natives, Matilijas...echiums...we'll see.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jul 28, 2011 1:40 PM CST
Maybe scatter drought-tolerant seeds from your car just before the rainy season?

Coat them with mud and shoot from a slingshot?

Corey
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jul 28, 2011 2:50 PM CST
Lob a few clay-seed balls?...lol....

It's so aggravating...I have trees and lots of plants to put on that bank. It would greatly improve the entire road as she's got her property in a real mess and gorgeous planting across the road would hopefully distract the eye...lol. As it is, I have a very long driveway up to the road that I haul a hose up to occasionally. I've planted the drive with plants that no longer require watering. I'm seriously considering planting the bank and maintaining it though I have more to do here than I can get to and my water bill is high enough already..

Still, it's a tough one. This person has some 'issues' and I'm basically trying to have little to do with her and to plant the bank will require intereacting with her. Maybe you can come down and distract her while I plant...lol..send her out of town for a week in November maybe...SURPRISE!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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