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Doublefile Viburnum

 
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Doublefile with ajuga in bloom

 
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Island bed

 
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Pretty! I like the stuff in that second pic! Nice!


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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Love your yard and your shed.
 
Posts: 1408 | Location: Conway, S.C. HORRY | Registered: Sep 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I've never been a fan of viburnums but DH loves them. He had a native one & the flowers smelled like dirty socks! I made him put it in the woods.

It is beautiful! That second pic could be in a magazine.

Love the way your island bed kind of "drifts" in front of your shed!
 
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I love them all........and ditto on the second picture. I really like the island bed too with the dogwood. Looks like spring has sprung at your place.


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Ahh! Beautiful Fluff!


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Thanks everyone. The viburnum only took five years to decide to really bloom but now I'm glad I let him stay.
 
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So very pretty. TFS.
 
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Ditto all that above. Purty!!!!
 
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Beautiful!


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Beautiful yard and garden bed.I am glad I am looking at 2 page threads.Found this Smile

I am hooked on the Doublefile Viburnum and Spirea everyone has told me about.Going to town tomorrow to try to find 5 of either one.Smile
 
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Oh so pretty!!!


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Thanks again everyone. The middle bed is filling in now and there are some irises blooming. More pics to come.

Jackierenette, If you get the doublefile, you might have to be really patient. I love it now but it took about four or five seasons to really bloom. The first several years, there were no blooms. Then another year, it got just a few. Now it really is in it's glory but it took soooo long.

Now if you get spirea, it should bloom the first year and they are so hearty. I even dug one up because I was rearranging things, left it just sitting there, and it grew roots into the ground and bloomed this spring.
 
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So you'd go for more Spirea,than the Viburnum then?I know to keep plants wet until established.I read up on them this evening,and saw they like moist soil.How is yours growing?

Remember I get full sun and clay,well drained soil.Would you go for these?
 
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I'd go for the spirea because you'll get blooms the first season. The viburnum gets to be about 12 ft tall too, so it might be too big. I also have clay. My viburnum gets late afternoon sun for a few hours a day. The spirea, I have two, and have moved them both several times to different spots and they seem to be happy anywhere. Weigela might be nice too if you want pink flowers.
 
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Thank you so very much.Now to got to the nurserys tomorrow.And our local jockey lot - flea market to see what might be there.
 
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thanks for taking us along on the walk around your garden. love the island bed against the green lawn back drop. very pretty. and nice shed too.
 
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I just cut back my spirea today. My biggest one. I cut off between 1/2 -2/3s of it. It was about 6' tall and 8' wide and hanging so that it blocked my view of some of my other beds and was in the way of mowing. Got 2 more big ones to cut back tomorrow...so give them plenty of room! And mine only get water when it rains and they do fine whether we have rain or drought. But they do get aphids every year on new growth. I just squirt them with the hose several times to get rid of them.


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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Why thank you, Bana. I really appreciate the positive feedback from all of my fellow gardeners!
 
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Love the pictures - your gardens are looking pretty darn good this early. I have a Korean Spice Vibernum and it smells heavenly! I thought they all must smell that good. I guess not though.
 
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KOW, Thanks so much! I thought spring would never come but I know it's even later in other parts. No smell that I have noticed on mine, good or bad.
 
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