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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 22, 2016 7:07 AM CST
When I bought my house, in the front yard there was a mound of dirt and tree stumps that had been there for over 25 years. I had a retaining wall built so I could flatten out the mound and make a bed. This weekend the mound was removed. What we found under all of it was rich black compost. I was fully prepared to amend the soil because I though the mound was going to be mostly sand and clay. Boy was I surprised!!! There was more than enough for the front and some left over for the back yard jungle I'm going to build.

Manna from Heaven!

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Name: Jeanne
Baytown, TX Zone 9a
Texasgal77
Feb 24, 2016 5:20 PM CST
Wow! That's wonderful! Definitely a BLESSING! I would have thought there would have been sand also! Definitely your lucky day!
Jeanne
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Feb 24, 2016 5:26 PM CST
That's some good Karma coming back to you! Exciting!
Name: Jeanne
Baytown, TX Zone 9a
Texasgal77
Feb 26, 2016 4:10 PM CST
What are you going to plant there?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 26, 2016 8:39 PM CST
I think for my first front garden at my new home I'll go tropical - I change the theme every year - Banana Trees, some canna and gingers ... hedychium, globba, costus and curcuma along with caladiums, tropical hibiscus and probably a candle bush for late summer into fall blooming ... senna alata. I'm also going to put in some night bloomers ... moon vine, datura inoxia and trichosanthese kirilowii.

Since I live on a cul-de-sac we don't get any through traffic so I won't feel nervous about putting some of my rarer plants out front for the summer.
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Name: Jeanne
Baytown, TX Zone 9a
Texasgal77
Feb 27, 2016 2:42 AM CST
Tropical is my favorite!!!! What a showing that will be!

Can't wait to see the pictures! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Jeanne
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 27, 2016 4:23 AM CST
It sounds beautiful! Consider a plumeria too! There are now quite a number of compact or even dwarf plants available that you can keep in a pot.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 27, 2016 8:05 AM CST
Hetty I'd love to have some plumeria but they need overwintering in the greenhouse to bloom and space is at a premium .. I was just thinking yesterday that next year I'm going to have to put up the temporary one next year because the overflow just isn't happy in the garage.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 27, 2016 10:26 AM CST
That is true. Although they can overwinter bareroot (in your spare shower stall, garage etc. Whistling )

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