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Re: Miketropics blog -- Palms in winter

Post by miketropic » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:24 am

I am thinking a row of white pines spaces close together on the left side to separate that lot until I can buy it and a row of Colorado blue spruce down the right, which is to far over to see in the pic. there is 4 or 5 trees at the far right back corner I can make into a shade garden until I plant more and they grow up. those pics are taken east faceing so the sun will come u behind the cedars and be on the garden all day
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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by Deedee » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:59 am

First of all Mike, I love the shape of the window, All that space with sunshine all day, you done ok there icon_thumleft your mind must be buzzin with ideas, bet your not gett'n much sleep :shock: looking forward to seeing what you do, i love new projects. Is there much to do indoors?


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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by miketropic » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:03 am

I have been working 7 days a week the last 2 weeks so not much sleep anyways. my mind is buzzing about what to do. I think I will try to draw it out on paper first and then change as I go. the interior needs paint and new carpets or flooring..and all my stuff moved in! should be in there in a month or 2 and hopefully I get a little warm spell in the weather and can do a tiny bit outside
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Re: Miketropics blog -- Palms in winter

Post by Kristen » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:32 am

miketropic wrote:It don't look like much now ...
Best that way I think. If you move into an established garden you would be loath to change anything ... whereas with a blank canvass like you have you can take a chainsaw and bulldozer to any part where you fancy constructing something :)

Are those pines you mention going to grow quite wide and steal space?

Its a toss-up though, as I think creating a shelter-belt is the No. #1 priority in a new garden. That and perhaps a means of propagating all the plants you need, on the cheap, such as a greenhouse or an indoor growing room (dunno whether it is too cold in winter, and too hot in summer, for a greenhouse to be much use to you over there?)
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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:14 am

Well chuffed for you Mike. Its gonna be really interesting to see how you develop it...... icon_thumleft
miketropic wrote:Well I was mad at myself that I didn't buy more but I guess I don't need to if they spread like that.
They bulk up very quickly or at least thats what i found.


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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by pdid » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:30 am

You've certainly got at lot to think about now! It's a great space and should keep you busy for the next few years!

It's not looking good on the schefflera seeds you asked about. They hadn't matured by the 1st frost, I may leave in situ and hope for some seedlings around the base of the plant.


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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by Deedee » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:03 pm

Not a lot to do inside then, get that done quickly and you should have plenty time to organise and design your garden Mike, perfect timing really. Good luck with it all icon_thumleft


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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:42 pm

Great bit of land you have there Mike, I wish you well in the future with your new place.


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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by brendan » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:08 pm

It looks a great piece of land you have there Mike in a few years time im expecting it to look like this at Brian Botanicals
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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by miketropic » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:20 pm

Thanks everyone for the well wishs. Its funny you posted that pic Brendan..thats only the front entrance! Theres alot more in the back. I'm sure Brian can lend me a banana or 2 for the new place. He has some good stuff comming out next year so I will get some of that in the garden as well. If this weather ever breaks I will get a chance to go out and get a better idea where I'm going with it
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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by fern Rob » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:42 am

Great space to work with.
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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by miketropic » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:53 am

Got this in today..trithrinax campestris. This is a 5 year old and still not one adult leaf..I think I will have to pass this one down a few generations before it is a good size palm. I should have spent the money and got a lager one but there are so many other things I want to buy I went cheap on this one..Oh well stick it in the desert garden and let it go..

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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by miketropic » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:25 am

Cold and rainy day on Sunday so I did a ruff sketch of the new garden. The plan seems good in my head but the execution is the key. still a few areas Im not sure what to do with and it will take a few years for the trees to grow up and throw some shade..I like the idea though

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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by Kristen » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:41 pm

need a bigger image Mike, so we can see the detail. Then we can all give you lots of conflicting advice and ideas!
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Re: Miketropics blog -- Ready to start the new garden

Post by miketropic » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:27 pm

Kristen wrote:need a bigger image Mike, so we can see the detail. Then we can all give you lots of conflicting advice and ideas!

Thats why I made the smaller image so no one can see my sub par drawing skills and laugh at them 4,000 miles away icon_thumleft
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