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Old 09-04-2003, 06:44 PM
Lance R.
 
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Maybe you two could post some photos of your front yards...I'm having
difficulty picturing one without a lawn...except in Pinehurst where there
are neighborhoods full of pine needle yards.

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Lance

"Beth Peace" wrote in message
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MAC wrote:
did i mention that i'm TOTALLY eliminating my front lawn?


Good for you! We're trying to do the same, covering it with raised
beds and perennials instead. They look a lot better, and since it
doesn't face the road the neighbors can't complain.


Would neighbors actually complain? We've ~almost~ eliminated the lawn

(just
a patch left to go) and we've had nothing but compliments from neighbors
(one's copying our stone wall and another's doing some significant

additions
to beds as well).

Who needs grass anyway.





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Old 09-04-2003, 08:32 PM
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It's a wonderful image... I just started on mine this year, with plans to
completely eradicate grass. So far I really mainly had daffodils, with
some compliments from neighbors -- although one said, "you planted them right
in the middle of your yard?" I have some perennial seeds and
am working on groundcover that I can walk on so it's not all big plants.
That one is slow, though... it's too expensive to do it all at once,
and I have a huge list of desirable covers.

Arwen

On Wed, 9 Apr 2003, Lance R. wrote:

Maybe you two could post some photos of your front yards...I'm having
difficulty picturing one without a lawn...except in Pinehurst where there
are neighborhoods full of pine needle yards.

--
Lance

"Beth Peace" wrote in message
link.net...
MAC wrote:
did i mention that i'm TOTALLY eliminating my front lawn?

Good for you! We're trying to do the same, covering it with raised
beds and perennials instead. They look a lot better, and since it
doesn't face the road the neighbors can't complain.


Would neighbors actually complain? We've ~almost~ eliminated the lawn

(just
a patch left to go) and we've had nothing but compliments from neighbors
(one's copying our stone wall and another's doing some significant

additions
to beds as well).

Who needs grass anyway.





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Old 10-04-2003, 05:44 AM
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Maybe you two could post some photos of your front yards..

wellll, i'm just getting started! i moved here a few months ago and have
already planted a couple dozen heaths and heathers, dozens of daffodils,
tulips, yuccas, crocus, irises, sedums, and daylilies, and will soon plant a
bunch of hostas, gladioli, heucheras, ligulariums, dahlias, lilies, four
o'clocks, coneflowers, marigolds, cannas, calla lilies, zinnias, snapdragons,
daisies, caladiums, elephant ears, azaleas, cosmos, cleomes, nasturtiums, and
whatever else i can get my little hands on!

pat



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Old 18-04-2003, 05:20 PM
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The peas are growing nicely. Put out strings for them to climb last
weekend, and the spinach is growing like weeds. (Love fresh spinach).
Teensy tomatoes Beefstake, BetterBoy and some other Parks hybrid are
planted along with a few pepper plants. Getting ready to plant
Edamame seeds..those are those tasty edible soybeans. Also planted
cukes and muscadine grape seeds, but they have not sprouted yet.
Wondering if it was too early? We expanded our natural areas almost
double last year, so there's a lot less lawn mowing going on here, but
more leaf mulch and pine straw spreading. Just fertilized the fragrant
rose patch: Mr Lincoln, Papa Meilland and Alec's Red, and the
gorgeous, but-not fragrant rose out front, Opening Night.
Planting morning glory and moonflowers this weekend, and snapdragons.
The big moss patch out back is doing great thanks to all the rain.
Beautiful emerald green area beneath the trees and you don't have to
mow it!!!
Am also getting ready to transplant a bunch of white oak sprouts, man
they have deep taproots.... hope some of them make it. We had a bumper
crop thanks to the forgetful squirrels in the nearby woods.
HAPPY SPRINGTIME.
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Old 18-04-2003, 07:08 PM
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Where did you get edamame seeds? I love edamame!

But I suppose they need a ton of sun, right? We struggle each year to
get a good garden full of tomatoes and peppers, and we do... but
they're leggy.

Be careful of the morning glory. I had always loved the flowers, so I
planted just 3 plants a few years ago. It got so wild I ripped it out
of the ground, but the dang stuff is popping up all over the place
each year since, and seemingly overnight can crawl into the tomato
patch and strangle everything.

Now I hate 'em.

Sue

On 18 Apr 2003 07:40:05 -0700, (Doctoroe) wrote:

The peas are growing nicely. Put out strings for them to climb last
weekend, and the spinach is growing like weeds. (Love fresh spinach).
Teensy tomatoes Beefstake, BetterBoy and some other Parks hybrid are
planted along with a few pepper plants. Getting ready to plant
Edamame seeds..those are those tasty edible soybeans. Also planted
cukes and muscadine grape seeds, but they have not sprouted yet.
Wondering if it was too early? We expanded our natural areas almost
double last year, so there's a lot less lawn mowing going on here, but
more leaf mulch and pine straw spreading. Just fertilized the fragrant
rose patch: Mr Lincoln, Papa Meilland and Alec's Red, and the
gorgeous, but-not fragrant rose out front, Opening Night.
Planting morning glory and moonflowers this weekend, and snapdragons.
The big moss patch out back is doing great thanks to all the rain.
Beautiful emerald green area beneath the trees and you don't have to
mow it!!!
Am also getting ready to transplant a bunch of white oak sprouts, man
they have deep taproots.... hope some of them make it. We had a bumper
crop thanks to the forgetful squirrels in the nearby woods.
HAPPY SPRINGTIME.




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Old 19-04-2003, 04:32 PM
Doctoroe
 
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We got the edamame seeds at Wellspring Grocery. First I had seen on
sale here in the Triangle. Usually buy them from suppliers on the
web. They have about the same requirements as other beans, green
beans for example. And yes, they sure are good.
We plant the "Heavenly Blue" morning glories. No problems with that
variety spreading.. at least not here. Usually plant a couple of
moonflowers in with them so they are a nice blue and white mix later
in the summer.

Siouxzi wrote in message . ..
Where did you get edamame seeds? I love edamame!

But I suppose they need a ton of sun, right? We struggle each year to
get a good garden full of tomatoes and peppers, and we do... but
they're leggy.

Be careful of the morning glory. I had always loved the flowers, so I
planted just 3 plants a few years ago. It got so wild I ripped it out
of the ground, but the dang stuff is popping up all over the place
each year since, and seemingly overnight can crawl into the tomato
patch and strangle everything.

Now I hate 'em.

Sue




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