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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Oy vey. I drove past our old house yesterday. The new people have completely wiped out my flower garden. Gulp. The new guy was wheeling a wheelbarrow full of plants out to the dumpster as I drove by, looks like a last wheelbarrow full.

    In my head I knew that all those plants were a goner sooner or later, but had I known they were going to get rid of them within a year I would’ve dug up all the hostas.


    Actually, I’m going to drive by the compost dumpster this morning and see if there are hostas I can rescue. Ironically, my condo complex wants a bunch of hostas. Had I known that, I would’ve dug up even more from our old house. As it was, I dug up a couple dozen and sold them at our sale with all the proceeds going to the park Conservancy.

    I left many iris plants there, ones I truly did not want, but digging them and letting them out in the alley to let people know they can come and get them is a good way to get rid of iris.

    I’m actually having to invent a new way to get rid of iris in Hermann. But that is another topic.

    and the reason I didn’t tag 95% of the houses with me to Hermann is that deer eat them. Little did I know that we would end up with an area below the deck that MAY BE deer proof.
    OMG. I am so sorry. This is what makes me so mad about some new homeowners. Reminds me of when the people who bought MIL's house next door cut our forsythia in half so it didn't droop onto their property. Plant-hostile people are the worst!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    OMG. I am so sorry. This is what makes me so mad about some new homeowners. Reminds me of when the people who bought MIL's house next door cut our forsythia in half so it didn't droop onto their property. Plant-hostile people are the worst!!

    these folks are going to build a new house on top of my flower garden, and I knew this, and itís fine with me, itís just that I didnít know that they were going to get rid of the plants so soon, I figured they would wait until they had their house plans drawn up. See, theyíve already laid down sod in certain areas where I grew flowers so itís not as though theyíre going to be tearing into the yard anytime soon to start construction.

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    When we left our 1939 house, half the front yard was easy to maintain natural garden with Virginia bluebells, lily of the valley, bulbs, daylilies, and such. They self seeded and were a long season of flowers. When we returned, the yard was all grass. The glass kitchen and the bathrooms were all gutted and rebuilt. (just missed viewing but got to see inside on Zillow.) So sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    OMG. I am so sorry. This is what makes me so mad about some new homeowners. Reminds me of when the people who bought MIL's house next door cut our forsythia in half so it didn't droop onto their property. Plant-hostile people are the worst!!
    The graceful arching of forsythia is a lovely sight to behold. We moved a a neglected stand of forsythia, dividing it and re-energizing it, to the bottom of our property, where it will form a line of gracefully drooping yellow in April. 2023 was its second year in its new home and it looks lovely already. Next year it will be spectacular.

    people who trim forsythia into tight balls are kind of stupid I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post

    people who trim forsythia into tight balls are kind of stupid I think.
    I agree. I think the tight-ball forsythia type must be a certain kind of person to want to constrain the explosion of spring that the forsythia represents.
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    Ive always thought there should be realtors just for people who garden. I have probably added 50 kinds of plants to my yard but most likely the next owner will tear it all up and put in a boring lawn.

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    IL, thatís awful.

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    Someone took out the little dwarf apple tree that I planted in our front yard in Illinois. It was from where they had taken out an old working orchard and cider mill, our favorite, to put in stupid tract houses. It made me doubly sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    Someone took out the little dwarf apple tree that I planted in our front yard in Illinois. It was from where they had taken out an old working orchard and cider mill, our favorite, to put in stupid tract houses. It made me doubly sad.
    Oh the new people have removed nearly all of the fruit trees DH had planted, but many of them were old anyway. And when they produce, the thieving squirrels just steal everything.

    DH just this moment shared important info that the new people dug out all of the hostas and iris and put them on the curb for neighbors to take. Yay! This is perfect.

    They are going to put in clover and get a beehive. So it is all ok.

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    Coworkers in the import dept are being extremely incompetent this week. Import manager on vacation and I’m having to babysit them. Got fed up and unloaded a 15 minute rant on one of the owners behind closed doors this morning. There will be a meeting on Monday when manager is back. Not my job to watch these people but if I don’t, I’ll have to spend more time fixing their crap than I already do.

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