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Been gardening in Orange County, Southern California for over 30 years.
Been a floral designer since ’68 and have owned my own floral wedding
and events design business for 27 of those years doing about 40-50
weddings a year. I have 4 children. A daughter, 34, identical twins sons,
33, and another son 17 yrs. old. Among other things that life
brought, it never brought much time to garden beyond many pots on my
large patio and a few small beds, although I have a rather large lot by OC
standards. Let say having dogs and no kennels--should give you the
picture. That said, I’m now landscaping my front yard in OC (so we can sell
it and retire to DH’s 3rd career in spring of ’06). Next stop is the
home we’ve already purchased in a Zone 5 (which will have a kennel when I
fiqure out where to place it, the veggie garden, playing field,!
shade garden, pathways, small grove of trees, 3 fruit trees, shed,
two patios decks,and dutch oven area!). This is a huge difference from
the "just water it" sort of gardening I’ve been doing!!!! It needs more
solutions than I can presently think up (Though the house is great and
only 10 years old, I have no IDEA what to do to landscape around 4 large
basement window wells, 2 East facing and the 2 north facing ones right
next to the AC unit, for example) Let me tell you that what I must know
to landscape my property(ies) to my own visual satisfaction, well,
makes floral designing just a cakewalk. Much admiration and respect goes to
you who are in the business (either for a living or for pleasure) The
zone 5 property had 12 cottonless cottonwoods on it (some imagination!),
which I would have loved to have eliminated all, but will probably be
left with 2 or 3(it’s a half acre)DH’s wishes to keep a few.
We will get rid of all the globe willows(5)and this will give us just
the lawn and sprinkler system left. I’m rather a tree freak, but the DH
wants the views to the east and west so I’m limited somewhat(maybe that
is a good thing)Love so many other things: a little japanese style;
tropical and large leaves; color, color,& color - drifts of it(not
neccessarily flowers only & funky, too! e.g.tangerine and raspberry colors
together)and some interest(if I can, LOTS of it) in winter!!! Yes, I like
things uncommon and will pobably have no roses or very few(flowers are
pretty but the plant itself I find rather unattractive). Oh, I’m going
to miss the green, green, green of SoCal. But I’m on to a new adventure
and I’ll be sucessfull with study and a little help from ya’ll. New update!!!Spring 06 is here and we’re actually moving!!!
I live in: US
My zone is: Zone 5 Ut
My favorite forum 1 is Conifers.
My favorite forum 2 is Landscape Design.
First registered on January 21,2005.