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Plan Ahead!

By goldfinch4
August 28, 2011

When planting, be sure to take the mature size of the plant into consideration and leave enough space for it to grow.

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Name: Dahlianut
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dahlianut
Aug 27, 2011 6:37 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing like that would EVER happen in my garden Rolling on the floor laughing Thanks for the reminder goldfinch4 of what NOT to do Smiling
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Aug 27, 2011 6:41 PM CST
Yeah, doesn't happen here either.... as a consequence I move plants A LOT.
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dahlianut
Aug 27, 2011 6:54 PM CST
I hear ya Dutchlady.I made a new irisii patch this season that I'm reluctant to post on the irisii forum for just that reason *Blush*
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JuneBug
Aug 27, 2011 7:59 PM CST
DIL just sent me photos of our house in Missouri and I have to ( Blinking Somehow!) teach my DH to visualize the mature sizes of trees and plants! I think that the first thing that we will have to do when/if we get back there is hire someone that has a chainsaw. ( (mumble-grumble) those trees sure were cute when they were babies and he really wanted them in that tiny front yard...)
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Aug 27, 2011 8:02 PM CST
Good advice that is hard to follow! I try to buy the smallest container size and then let it grow. I have been trying to put annuals or pots to fill in the spaces,but sometimes I just have to sneak something in... Whistling
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Sheila_FW
Aug 27, 2011 10:42 PM CST
Great idea...but that would take fore thought! I am the worst for a roller coaster garden because I don't think ahead!
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2011 10:44 PM CST
Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Therefore I have had to move some plants over the years. *Blush*
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goldfinch4
Aug 28, 2011 2:24 AM CST
When I first made my shade garden I left plenty of room between plants. It actually looked kind of silly for the first few years, but I was glad I did.
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fiwit
Aug 28, 2011 4:12 AM CST
Sheila_FW said:Great idea...but that would take fore thought! I am the worst for a roller coaster garden because I don't think ahead!


"fore thought" .... is that like "planning" ? I've heard there are people who do that... Whistling
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My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
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Aug 28, 2011 7:11 AM CST
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canadanna
Aug 28, 2011 8:06 AM CST
I have seen the new landscapes are made to have lots of spaces and actually look nice...Hard for a "crammer" to do though.
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Onewish1
Aug 28, 2011 8:44 AM CST
fiwit said:

"fore thought" .... is that like "planning" ? I've heard there are people who do that... Whistling


can you describe this thing you speak of
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rebeccag
Aug 28, 2011 9:37 AM CST
That is the hardest thing to do. My garden is all jam packed. One of the dumbest things I did was plant a monterey cypress 4 feet from my house. It was really cute for the first couple years. I had to work all day to dig it up and move it, it was so huge in just 3 years. And I did know better, I really cannot understand why I did it. So if that did not make me stop, what will?
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Aug 28, 2011 10:04 AM CST
canadanna said:I have seen the new landscapes are made to have lots of spaces and actually look nice...Hard for a "crammer" to do though.


I think most of us gardeners end up being "crammers"! Rolling on the floor laughing

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valleylynn
Aug 28, 2011 10:37 AM CST
I agree
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Aug 28, 2011 11:10 AM CST
I agree
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gingin
Aug 28, 2011 11:18 AM CST
yes someone please explain "planning" and "forethought"...but in English not a foreign language Rolling on the floor laughing Confused
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 28, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sheila_FW
Aug 28, 2011 8:12 PM CST
Webster says:
1: a thinking or planning out in advance : premeditation.
2: consideration for the future
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling
Never happen at my house! Sticking tongue out
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