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  • Is anyone still here?

    9 posts, 7 voices, 1034 views, started Oct 2, 2010

    Posted on Saturday, October 2, 2010 by Robyn Taylor- Brown

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    • Amethyst
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      I am really hoping that this group is active. I just bought a home and need lots of  ideas and help.



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 2, 2010
        • I’m here....what can I help you with?  I have been painting my bedroom all day so sorry for just now getting on here...



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          Yana Berlin wrote Oct 4, 2010
        • Post some pics so we can have an idea of what you need help with



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          Hotflash wrote Oct 4, 2010
        • I am here, but if you want a green thumb, I am not the one.  I have lost some plants I have had for many years this summer.  I water, and they die anyway!



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          Tuliplady wrote Oct 4, 2010
        • Ask away.  I’ll try to help.



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          Hotflash wrote Oct 4, 2010
        • I dont know that anyone can help on this.  Memphis is having severe drought problems, as are a lot of states. I have lost some huge azaleas and some small-mid size trees.  I just cannot keep up with all the water they need.



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          Linda Kinsman wrote Oct 14, 2010
        • Hi! I’m just outside of Nashville, and my azaleas are looking a little yucky here too so I have been putting my coffee grounds around the ones in front. Here’s a bit of the article I read about this: “Don’t throw out those old coffee grounds. They‘re chock-full o’ nutrients that your acidic-loving plants crave. Save them to fertilize rosebushes, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreens, and camellias. It’s better to use grounds from a drip coffeemaker than the boiled grounds from a percolator. The drip grounds are richer in nitrogen.”
          Hope it helps!
          Linda



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 14, 2010
        • What kind of azaleas do you have?  I have some in my backyard that bloom from early spring to late fall.  They do need a lot of water!!  

          Just a suggestion....contact Clemson University...there is an extension of some sort that might be able to analyze your soil.  Go to their website and see if you can find what I’m talking about.  I know someone in my city had this rare mold or something that drew their attention and they came down and studied it...and helped her get rid of it.



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          Karen J. Rinehart wrote Oct 22, 2010
        • That’s interesting re. the Azaleas—are they in the sun? Azaleas grow in both sun and shade but obviously if they‘re in the shade they’d require less water.  Mine have started to look pale and horrid at times but with (cool weather) pruning and fertilizer (coffee grounds or store bought) they bounce back. Pine straw is a good mulch for acid loving plants like azaleas. In S Georgia and North Florida azaleas are planted under tall pines and get mulched naturally.

          If you need low maintenance, drought resistant plants you can’t beat loriope—also known as Monkey Grass or Aztec Grass. It’s a perennial and spreads so you can divide and replant over and over—like free landscaping! It comes in variegated and solid green but both sprout delicate purple spears of flowers in the late hot summer. I used them as border and bed plants. You can’t kill em!



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