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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Growing Zone - Day 30

Japanese barberry and meatball shrubs - a strange but oddly appealing combination.



At December 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM , Blogger CommonWeeder said...

I'm celebrating my 4th Blogoversary with a Giveaway - right up your alley. Debra Lee Baldwin's Succulent Container Gardens. And a copy of my own The Roses at the End of the Road. Come visit and help me celebrate.

At December 1, 2011 at 5:44 PM , Blogger kacky said...

I just found your blog and love it! The rose with the snow photo is beautiful on your banner. The hydrangeas are so pretty- always a favorite.

At December 1, 2011 at 8:23 PM , Anonymous januarwox said...


At December 2, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meatball shrubs? I can't tell what they are from here, but, if they are boxwoods your remarks are tantamount to a formal declaration of war on gardeners here in central Virginia. "Meatball shrubs" indeed!

At December 5, 2011 at 6:49 PM , Blogger AlexaStock said...

By the way this is a wonderful blog. I have a question, what can I use to prevent worms from eating the leaves of my fruits and vegetables.

I have a crop of many cantalopes, squash and pumpkins but the worms seems to destroy them as soon as they begin to grow. They tend to destroy the leaves and eventually killing the trees.

I would prefer something that's not toxic but natural if possible.

Thanks in advance.

At December 5, 2011 at 9:13 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Meatball shrubs have been the point of discussion in the landscaping world for a while - with strong feelings on both sides. And I definitely don't want to start another civil war with my Virginia gardening cohorts!

At December 5, 2011 at 9:19 PM , Blogger barbara wise said...

Alexa, try a horticultural oil like Neem oil. and check out the cracked pot gardener - - who's been organic before organic was the thing to be.


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