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Friday, March 18, 2022


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Honestly, I love it! I'm trying to create a mixed shrub privacy shrub border in front of my house. Most of the privacy borders here are monocultures - usually Leyland Cypress (I'm in Georgia). Do you have any more photos of this particular location you can share?

Linda Brazill

ASTRID — I'm sorry but I only took those two photos. ​Good luck with your project.


Oh, that last line! I've been doing that since I was a kid -- mainly interiors and now gardens. But unless someone asks my opinion, and often even when they do, I keep my lips zipped. Learned that the hard way. I like my friends and want to keep them, even if some of them have atrocious taste. Had a good laugh though!

Linda Brazill

ELIZABETH — ​I totally agree. I just think about what I would do and keep quiet. ​

Kris P

I wish I had nearby gardens that looked that good! I understand your concern with the pink-yellow mix - I try to avoid that too but my plants doesn't always cooperate ;) I love the tricolor beech, which I'm sure is something I couldn't grow here.


Yep, I look over neighborhood front gardens all the time. It's fascinating.

I like the 2nd one more than the first, despite the out-of-place yellow, and the one rock looks lost and alone, all by itself.


Yes, critiquing gardens is one of my mental pastimes. We are coming up to the season here where screaming pink and red azaleas are positioned in front of red brick houses, and I always find it painful.



I think it's OK. There are things I like and things I don't like. Most gardens are a work in progress, aren't they? Mine is, for sure! I'm planning some front garden changes, but they will have to wait until 2023, likely. LOL.

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