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2019 Changing and rearranging at Thistle's

Discussion in 'About Me & My Garden' started by thistlebloom, May 4, 2019.

  1. May 5, 2019
    thistlebloom

    thistlebloom Garden Master

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    I didn't know you had your own ocean Mary.
    I just have to settle for a road that looks like one.
     
  2. May 5, 2019
    baymule

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    Hey I have the beach sand! Maybe @thistlebloom and I can get together on that ocean thing.
     
  3. May 5, 2019
    flowerbug

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    we don't have curtains or blinds. if anyone wants to look in and see Mom says it will scar them for life and they'd never look again. :) in a few of the smaller windows we have different colored bottles on glass shelves to give a stained glass effect.

    the trees out front are now able to block the wind, noise and dust from the fields and road, but they're also starting to block the light from the gardens and that's not going to help over the longer term.

    and i don't like big trees too close to the house.

    a white pine can grow pretty big in 20yrs. one here by the house is 40ft and almost 2ft across at the base of the trunk. it gets plenty of water and sun. i wanted to remove it when it started getting too big. Mom said no. gonna cost $ now - before i could have done it...
     
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    canesisters

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    .....or plant some tree/shrubs like elderberry or mullberry. They'll screen pretty quickly and provide you with ANOTHER crop to manage & process in your SPARE time :lol:
     
  5. May 5, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    I'm moving to a place on the 4th tee box, about 10 ft away, pro and men's right there (ladies is down the slope). So that side of the house has lots of window coverings. The back of the house faces a fairway, and homes waaay in the distance. Binoculars would be necessary to see me.

    Where I'm at right now, on 2.6 acres, I can barely see a house. Sigh.
     
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  6. Jul 1, 2019
    SweetMissDaisy

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    What a difference, thistle! I wonder if it changed any of the light in the beds around your house...opening up that much area.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Not so much the house beds, but definitely opened up the view from the road. :eek: I'm okay with it now, the beauty bush has leafed out and provides some screening.

    The lilac I planted to screen the propane tank appreciates it.
    It survived my husbands brush clearing (twice) and has rebounded so I expect it to do even better now.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2019
    SweetMissDaisy

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    That’s good — I’m sure it took some getting used to!
     
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  9. Jul 4, 2019
    Carol Dee

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    I almost missed this thread! Thank goodness for BIG MACHINERY. That would have been time consuming and back breaking work to clear.
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM
    ducks4you

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    <This is @ninnymary . This is @ninnymary 's ocean. >
     
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