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Name: Mary Hughes
Hill Country New Braunfels (Zone 9a)
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mesquite664
Jul 23, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Thank all of you for answering about my Rose of SHaron. Yes we've got alot of deer, mostly Bucks. I look forward to planting at least three of the Rose of Sharons. Of course my husband says No more planting another plant so I'll have to hire someone. We only have rocks in our soil, so its a job. Any way, Thanks to all of you. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Mary
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Jul 24, 2016 8:33 PM CST
Hi Mary, welcome to this forum... Welcome!
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jul 24, 2016 9:27 PM CST
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 24, 2016 10:16 PM CST

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Glad you made it over here, Mary! Looks like we may get some rain this week in Austin! Hope you get some down your way too!
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Jul 25, 2016 7:23 AM CST
Welcome! This is a very friendly group and I know you'll have a good time here!

I understand about the rocky soil. I actually had pretty good soil where I lived in Austin, but a co-worked lived a little southwest of town and her husband literally had to use a jackhammer to plant even a small tree. They were wise and built a large raised bed for vegetables and a few flowers.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jul 25, 2016 8:56 AM CST

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Yep, @SALL20, when we moved into this house off Loop 360, they had to use a jackhammer to set the posts for the backyard fence!
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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SALL20
Jul 25, 2016 9:40 AM CST
I felt kinda bad, because I was the one who gave them the tree ☺️

I had picked up a Desert Willow seedling in a one gallon pot at a garden club sale in Kingsland. I paid a dollar for it. I kept it in the container for 2 years, while I was looking for a place to plant it in my yard. I finally decided that I just didn't have that perfect spot and asked her if she wanted it. It had grown quite a bit and was probably a couple of feet tall by this time and it was time for it to come out of that one gallon container. After she told me in great detail about their efforts to plant it, I did have a few moments of guilt. Last summer, after we had moved to Houston, she sent me a picture of it in bloom. I don't feel any guilt now!
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 25, 2016 9:36 PM CST
I need to move my White Rose of Sharon. It always looks nice in the spring then the EE's and Angel's Trumpet choke it out in the summer preventing her from doing her thing. I will find her a good home this fall. Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Jul 26, 2016 10:51 AM CST
Welcome! Mary, you don't live that far from me
We have great soil her but tons of rocks. That is why I like buying 4 " pots, Smiling
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Jul 26, 2016 11:13 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! @mesquite664

Edit - if you only knew just how very weird it was to use a combo of "welcome and mesquite" together.......
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Gypsi
Jul 28, 2016 9:33 AM CST
That desert willow is a beauty. I have seen a few around Fort Worth, would like one but I am running out of yard.

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