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Gardening in America
Gardening Journal, June 23, 2008, Monday

The old pine rewarded me with its song this morning as I went along using my new hand-held hedge trimmers. The Weigela Hedge, Privet Hedge, Crepe Myrtle, all have branches clipped. Some complain about the Privet having to be trimmed so often. Not me. Any bits of tender limbs make mulch for my garden. Weigela is beautiful when blooming but get rangy with long branches when it isnít.


Privet Hedge Nicely Trimmed:,,1589974,00.html

I donít trim mine this way, instead I plant them at various locations so there is only one bush and let them go. They have wonderful fragrant blooms. A visitor once commented: ďWhat is that wonderful fragrance?Ē The birds love them, too. One outside my bedroom window guarantees Iíll have a morning alarm clock, the kind that wakes me gently.

Crepe Myrtle:

Crepe Myrtle are just about to bloom and will they ever be gorgeous.

Iíve started one of the walk ways I want on my place. This one goes down to the front gate and I will line them with the daisies, day lillies and Canna Lily.

The day lillies and Canna over the septic tank laterals do well and donít seem to bother the drainage because they die down each winter. Today the day lillies have blooms and are they ever neat. One little blossom a day, but great color. Daisies on this hillside are my favorite, plain but clean white and bright. Cannas do not come back every year in front because it is so cold on the ridge. However, I keep a stash of them close to the house on the south side and those come back, so I just transplant them.

Dream about these walkways!

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