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The Sun Never Shines In Burlington

I can't recall if I'm mentioned this phenomena before, but it doesn't.  Remember my "outdoor list?"  It's pissed down rain all day.  Bob is still working on the storm door (he has a few things to say to the people at Anderson), and I'm so hormonal at the moment that I can't function.  Oversharing, that.  But true nonetheless.  The only real progress I made today was devastating a forsythia, a hydraingea, two shrubs that I don't know what they are, ripping out most of the euonymous, cutting DOWN some evergreen cypress thing, and ripping the bayberry out by it's roots.

It felt good.  I'm in that kind of mood.

I'm stumped by the quince and an azalea.  They're both in the worst possible places, and I think they're both too big to transplant.  The azalea is just too gorgeous to kill, so it may get an apocalypse trim this fall.  The quince though, is right in the middle of the only through-path around the deck.  If I don't come up with some ingenious plan by fall, it may become a casualty.

Stupid rain.


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Jul. 5th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
Don't prune the azalea this fall. You'll lose all the bloom for next year for certain. Either do it right now (might still lose the bloom buds), or better still, do it next spring right after the bush blooms. And water it! the drought we are having is devastating to rhodies & azaleas, as they are so shallow-rooted.
Jul. 5th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Shallow rooted? That may re-open the "relocate" possibility. I'd dismissed it out of hand because I figured I'd need a root ball that went halfway to China. It'd still be a huge job, but difficult instead of impossible.

In that case, I'll wait until next spring because it was *glorious.* So far the azaleas and the rhodies are looking very happy and healthy, so I've just been leaving well enough alone. There's one that's looking a little peaked, and it may be thirsty, although we're not quite so dry in my little corner of the world - did I mention that it's never sunny? :-)

I just can't decide what to do about that damn quince. It really is in the worst possible place. It's as tall as I am, so it'd be a huge job to move it, and it had all of three blooms this year. If it wasn't labeled on my little map as a flowering quince I wouldn't have known that it was supposed to bloom. I'm really tempted to take it out and just plant a new one somewhere more sane.

Trimming the forsythia was fun - a good way to take out aggression!

I find myself surrounded by huge hydrangeas - and I don't even LIKE them...
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