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Northwest Indiana Marshall Residence

One-of-a-kind and other very rare plants are around every corner. The view from any angle offers something new and interesting. The property is a constant work in progress as planting beds and landscape installations are in constant ebb and flow.
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June 28, 2014
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We use a granular called ironite. they are under oak trees and love the soil their also.
When we planted we amended the soil with pine fines and a composted potting soil we buy in bulk that has micronutrients and bacteria in them. but not too much after they are planted.
they are just happy. the varieties make a difference at to how many blooms you get also.

Roseum Elegans are a very hardy variety.
    Bookmark   October 9, 2014 at 11:22AM
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Thank you, good to know!
    Bookmark   October 10, 2014 at 8:16AM
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April 1, 2014
haw123 wrote:
what are the tall trees called
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AWESOME White Oak trees;)
    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 2:28PM
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June 10, 2013
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Thanks, Ginkgo Leaf Studio. I'm a tree lover myself, having been a tree and shrub expert at the largest garden center in Chicago for over a decade. BTW as you may or may not know, , the Ginkgo is the oldest tree in recorded history and much beloved by Asians, who treasure the stinky fruit it drops because there is a delicious seed inside it. I completely agree with your advice not to take them all down at once. Too much of a shock.
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Had not considered that aspect of doing it all at once. Will definitely take your advice! Thank you!!
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October 17, 2012
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What are the purple flowered plants? This entire setting is gorgeous!!!
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Please let me know if it looks better:)
    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 7:48AM
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oh Dear Smalls! I cleaned it up today (almost typed "toady" :)) and sprayed with fungicide. keeping my fingers crossed. in other bad news :) a hydrangea that I tried to save is probably dead after it was growing and then I fertilized it!!!! grrrrr my green thumb is on vacation.
I checked out some garden books today from our library and one of them is The Gardener's guide to growing Daylilies. I just wanted to look at the varieties. I don't need any :) I was stunned and sickened to find that there is one called "golliwog"...so I wrote to the publisher expressing my dismay. The book was published in 1998, not 1938!! what planet are these people on?? I told them it is racist and terrible and that I was hoping someone besides me had spoken up and the name had been changed. It's bad enough with other names out there using Native peoples. GRRRRRR
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