Flora migration

I’m getting ready for the front yard picket fence to go in, and that means some of the plants are going to have to move. We had several box hedges along the sidewalk, which weren’t doing all that hot anyway, and there are two largish grass plants and some day lilies. We’ve generally favored plants […]

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the agave defense

This weekend I was able to remove a “century plant” from a container in our backyard, but not without considerable effort. This plant (agave americana) has some unusual properties, including a few that make its removal from the landscape pretty tough. First, let’s describe some good things about the plant; it is visually striking – […]

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micro climate

We have two Japanese Maple trees in front of our house, about 15 feet apart. One started leafing out two weeks ago, and one just started opening leaves yesterday. There’s only a slight difference in the amount of sun, wind, and reflected warmth from the house between these two. One of them (the early-bird) is […]

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