It Is HOT Outside!

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Registered: 07-29-2002
It Is HOT Outside!
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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 9:41am
It kind of just showed up one day. Lastweek we were enjoying some pleasant temps. Even Saturday was comfortable. Yesterday was a different story. Hot and muggy,only the way the south can do hot and muggy. I'm looking forward to Saturday, we are supposed to get some thunderstorms. Drop down to the low 90s. Hopefully we will get just enough rain that I can then pull some weeds.

Which leads me into my next question. I have to create quite the hedgerow. I want to plant early fall, so the roots can take. What is a good hedging bush that can handle or better yet loves abundant heat and sunshine. Because whatever gets planted will get plenty of both direct sunlight and lots of hot muggy temps. Our climate zone is on the northern edge of 7.
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Registered: 04-09-2003
Tue, 05-31-2011 - 11:13am

We're hot and muggy too, but only high 80's going to get to the 90's for most of the week. We have a few hot days then drop back to the mid 60's for a day

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 9:35pm
There is a nursery here that I like. I'm propbably going to end up with an evergreen hedgerow, and then maybe arrange for a border that I can do with flowers. Although I would totally prefer flowering bushes. Maybe azaleas, they do well here and are cheap! Along the north side of the house I'm going to do hostas and hydrangeas. It is almost consistently shady on that side of the house. They will do well.

I have a lot of work ahead of me. The tenants left the yard in really bad shape. The house too. I met with sheriff today, they are looking for the tenants. So they can serve them with the lawsuit we filed against them.

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Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 11:24am

Anna, if you can do a row of Azaleas please do that they look so prety when in bloom. I want to do a mixed row in my back yard of azaleas and lilacs, with hostas sorta under them in front of them. I just want to come up with something to plant on the back side of the fence that is taller. I was thinking about adding a few hardy hibiscus back there too, since they bloom later in the yr.

The hostas that I have can take a lot of sun but not many of them will do that with out burning bad.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 12:22pm

Not here! The highest I think we've gotten is in the 60's! But you can still work up a sweat pulling weeds and picking up winter debris in those temps!

I like croton.....don't have any or a place to put it and am not sure where it flourishes beyond here and warmer climes but it's so colorful and cheery. Quince is another favorite and you can even make jam out of the fruit it puts out if you don't want to leave it for the birds and wild critters. It does have thorns, though! But, it trims up nicely and grows quickly....at least in our area!

I can't stand juniper......makes my arms itch and it always gets weeds growing under it that you have to reach under to pull....yuck!

Marti

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 2:00pm

I think I have decided on Azaleas.

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