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Name: Mary Hughes
Hill Country New Braunfels (Zone 9a)
Life long Reg.Nurse
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|
Jul 24, 2016 8:33 PM CST
|Hi Mary, welcome to this forum... |
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Jul 24, 2016 9:27 PM CST
| to NGA and Texas Forum.|
Jul 24, 2016 10:16 PM CST
|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!|
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.
Jul 25, 2016 8:56 AM CST
|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!|
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!
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. |
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Jul 26, 2016 10:51 AM CST
| 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,
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Jul 26, 2016 11:13 AM CST
Edit - if you only knew just how very weird it was to use a combo of "welcome and mesquite" together.......
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.|