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LOL All bets were off today. Picked up 6 coneflowers (lost mine), an anise hyssop, a short 3' bugbane? and a pot of low dark border iris......I was a good girl though, there were threee other plant sales I didn't go to.......
Then came home and asked Joe to trim an old spirea. He cut it off at the ground!!! Eeeck!!!
 
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LOL All bets were off today. Picked up 6 coneflowers (lost mine), an anise hyssop, a short 3' bugbane? and a pot of low dark border iris......I was a good girl though, there were threee other plant sales I didn't go to.......
Then came home and asked Joe to trim an old spirea. He cut it off at the ground!!! Eeeck!!!


I can relate to that "trim" on your spirea! That's why neither present DH nor 1st hubby are allowed to mess with my veggie or flower gardens.
My first hubby hoed up a whole row of, if I remember correctly, lima beans that had just put on their second set of leaves. Didn't "notice" that they were planted in a row! Roll Eyes


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He cut it off at the ground!!! Eeeck!!!

LOL! It will be fine. Same thing happened to me & it grew right back!
 
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See Jan....I knew you couldn't resist the local plant sale. Sounds like you got some good buys though.

Double eeeeeeeeeeeek on the shrub trimming. Got so tired of our "conversations" over my spirea and b'fly bush that today I let hubby have his way with the electric trimmers. B'fly bush isn't bad, but the spirea went from eeeeek to EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK.

So Karen, you divorced him over a row of lima beans? LOLing here.......just teasing, but couldn't resist.

Funny about all the trimming going on today.

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I shouldn't really complain about the spirea, it was half gone. Bush is probably 40+ years old and I bought it back then for maybe 50 cents!! So I guess it did its time, and there are shoots from the bottom. Contemplated pulling it but the roots would probably pull up half the lawn and would need a chain and the truck to yank it out. Put a rhodie offshoot near it so maybe that'll work or will buy??? something else to cover gap.....
 
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Well, I'm the one who trimmed my spireas this year. The one in front went down to about the same height as my rain barrel (55 gal. drum) next to it and the 2 by the car port went down to about 18". But they all have new growth already and they were done a bit over a week ago.


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