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Been looking at all my flowers from last year deciding what I want new/moved, etc. Came to the conclusion I have plenty growing at all times but not a lot of colorful combos in mass planting. Maybe it's just the type yard (small) that I have. It's broken up into 4 segments all with their own particular problems. Guess I need a landscape designer since mine looks like a patchwork quilt...Spring, or where is spring??? What kind of landscape problems do the rest of you have?
 
Posts: 893 | Registered: Aug 27, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hard Ga. clay and finding shade for many things! Our summer sun can burn up LOTS of plants!


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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Jan, you know I like patchwork! Did you ever finish your shade garden and pathway?

Like Karen, it's hard to find enough shade for plants here. As you know, most of my gardens are totally exposed to full southern sun...and we deal with the rocky Tn clay here, so amendments everywhere.

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Vera, Shade garden not shady anymore. Lost two old maples. Half in sun now....It was very hard to plant because it was dry shade with much root competition. Did put in a hawthorne for the birds but it'll take some time to grow. Never seem to get decent pics of that part of the yard.
 
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Mine is patchwork also. I do have a huge planting of tall Shasta daisies which is lovely in June. I have a lot of Asiatic lilies that provide a nice bunch of color. Stella D'oro lilies bloom profusely May, June and July. I couldn't tell you how many of those I have. No shade. You know I was going to complain when I started this post and I now realize that thinking about my garden blooming when it will be 9 degrees tonight-----my garden is beautiful. Guess it is all in the mind and depending what season you are thinking about it.
 
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owie, I agree it's all in the mind and depends on what season. I do have a lovely (many) bunch of iris and daylilies and the early spring is pretty, too. Too much winter time on my hands so I tend to overthink things.
 
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LOL Owie, I like the way you think. I think we are all just winter weary right now. Once spring breaks, we will all have a different perspective re: our gardens.

Jan, Guess I didn't realize that that the shade garden you were building wasn't there anymore. I'm sure it still looks awesome, but I loved walking along that shady path.

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September can be a great time to buy and plant spring flowering bulbs like crocuses, daffodils and alliums. Some bulbs, such as tulips or grape hyacinths can be planted a little later, up to the first frosts.

Next Day Flowers
 
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We have lots of gardening issues here. Some spots are very wet, but sunny. Some are very dry, but shady, etc.

I'm waiting for things to pop up so I can move things around a bit too.

We're contemplating moving a Japanese Maple that's in the weirdest place in the yard (we didn't put it there), but I'm afraid. It's either pay a landscaper and hope it lives, or try to do it ourselves.


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Adobe soil. Hard as rock until it gets wet.
 
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