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Hi,
I'm new to the group and would like to request direct information or perhaps
some sites that will provide me direct information about light landscaping
(versus moving a whole yard around - I'm not referring to illumination with
the term "light" : - ) and flower gardens..

I have several areas in my yard that need "prettying up" or at least, a
modicum of landscaping efforts. My budget is modest, but I do want it to
look as nice as possible within my constraints. I'm in Zone 7 and the
specific area(s) to be planted are in both full sun and partial shade. I'm
planning to plant a vegetable garden which is pretty basic, so that's no
real challenge.

However, I'm seeking to plant some nice flowers and/or other reasonably
priced green shrubs/plants. I prefer perennials so that I'm not replanting
each year and am considering some daisies as one option, but definitely want
a variety. I'm looking for hardy flowers that can withstand drought and if
possible, fragrant flowers.

I realize my requests are too open-ended to get much specific info. If
someone could recommend a superb gardening site that offers comparative
information on different plants and also planting suggestions (i.e., a
landscape plan), then that would be most helpful.

Thank you in advance and I apologize if this has been asked and covered
before.



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Thea Barbato wrote:
Hi,
I'm new to the group and would like to request direct information or perhaps
some sites that will provide me direct information about light landscaping
(versus moving a whole yard around - I'm not referring to illumination with
the term "light" : - ) and flower gardens..

I have several areas in my yard that need "prettying up" or at least, a
modicum of landscaping efforts. My budget is modest, but I do want it to
look as nice as possible within my constraints. I'm in Zone 7 and the
specific area(s) to be planted are in both full sun and partial shade. I'm
planning to plant a vegetable garden which is pretty basic, so that's no
real challenge.

However, I'm seeking to plant some nice flowers and/or other reasonably
priced green shrubs/plants. I prefer perennials so that I'm not replanting
each year and am considering some daisies as one option, but definitely want
a variety. I'm looking for hardy flowers that can withstand drought and if
possible, fragrant flowers.

I realize my requests are too open-ended to get much specific info. If
someone could recommend a superb gardening site that offers comparative
information on different plants and also planting suggestions (i.e., a
landscape plan), then that would be most helpful.

Thank you in advance and I apologize if this has been asked and covered
before.



Aside from taking advantage of the expertise in this group, there's also
the various forums at www.davesgarden.com . The Plant Files database
there has helped me quite a bit. Also, checkout
www.squarefootgardening.com . My wife and I just built,filled and
planted (mostly) 3 4x4 frames. 2 with different veggies and one with
flowers.

Carl


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Old 09-03-2007, 01:36 PM posted to rec.gardens
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I have some tree care information here you may use.

http://mercury.ccil.org/~treeman/

KESLICK AND SON MODERN ARBORICULTURE
My resume is at http://mercury.ccil.org/~treeman/educat.html
Here are some links you may consider adding to your site. They are case
sensitive.

1. Techno Tree Biology Dictionary
http://www.treedictionary.com . Look up "logging".

2. Articles written by DR. ALEX L. SHIGO, one of the foremost authorities
worldwide on tree systems today online at
http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/shigo/index.html

3. Literature Available by Dr. Shigo is he
http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT2003/treeinfo.html

4. Hard to get Documents
http://www.treedictionary.com/DICT20...get/index.html


If you have any suggestions please let me know. 610-864-5251

John A. Keslick, Jr.
Tree Biologist
http://mercury.ccil.org/~treeman/
Beware of so-called TREE EXPERTS who do not understand TREE BIOLOGY!
Storms, fires, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions keep reminding us
that we are not the boss.


"Carl 1 Lucky Texan" wrote in message
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Thea Barbato wrote:
Hi,
I'm new to the group and would like to request direct information or
perhaps some sites that will provide me direct information about light
landscaping (versus moving a whole yard around - I'm not referring to
illumination with the term "light" : - ) and flower gardens..

I have several areas in my yard that need "prettying up" or at least, a
modicum of landscaping efforts. My budget is modest, but I do want it to
look as nice as possible within my constraints. I'm in Zone 7 and the
specific area(s) to be planted are in both full sun and partial shade.
I'm planning to plant a vegetable garden which is pretty basic, so that's
no real challenge.

However, I'm seeking to plant some nice flowers and/or other reasonably
priced green shrubs/plants. I prefer perennials so that I'm not
replanting each year and am considering some daisies as one option, but
definitely want a variety. I'm looking for hardy flowers that can
withstand drought and if possible, fragrant flowers.

I realize my requests are too open-ended to get much specific info. If
someone could recommend a superb gardening site that offers comparative
information on different plants and also planting suggestions (i.e., a
landscape plan), then that would be most helpful.

Thank you in advance and I apologize if this has been asked and covered
before.


Aside from taking advantage of the expertise in this group, there's also
the various forums at www.davesgarden.com . The Plant Files database there
has helped me quite a bit. Also, checkout www.squarefootgardening.com . My
wife and I just built,filled and planted (mostly) 3 4x4 frames. 2 with
different veggies and one with flowers.

Carl


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