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When the bough breaks [Apr. 30th, 2010|07:05 am]
Our self-trimming tree is at it again. Last week, a branch at the tippy top, about ten feet long and as big around as my arm (and I have fat old lady arms, so that's pretty big around), broke off.

On the way down, it took out anther three or four branches, and they all landed on top of my unidentified hedgey things. Did I mention this is the tree by the driveway? Where the power lines are?

Fortunately, the brances fell parallel to the driveway, which is parallel to the power lines, and missed both. While I'm very glad that happened, I'm halfway wishing they had fallen perpendicularly so I could finally apply all that geometry I learned my freshman year in high school to a real life situation, at least obliquely.

I had to hack back the undefined hedgey things even more than I already had because they got all bent out of shape over it. While I was cleaning up the mess, I decided to clean out the whole bed by the driveway, which turned out to be no small task. It does look much better, if a bit bare. I need to find something that will grow in the shade with no water. Any suggestions?

[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2010-04-30 06:20 pm (UTC)
I have no advice because I can't even grow weeds properly, but you so do NOT have fat old lady arms!

It's too bad you couldn't put that geometry to good use.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2010-05-01 08:52 pm (UTC)
In the shade with no water... hmm. Portulacas (rose moss) do well with no water. I usually give them quite a bit of sun, but my friend had luck planting them under a tree.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-04 05:13 am (UTC)


A cactus? (What is the plural of that? Cacti? Looks odd). But I digress. My thumb isn't green....maybe a mousy brownish mustardy type color. Houseplants live but flowers outside don't do well unless my husband is in charge of them. So maybe just ignore this rambling. Good luck! :)
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