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Clearing my jungle :(

This is a discussion on Clearing my jungle :( within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; We're putting our home on the market next month & that means doing things to ...

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    Default Clearing my jungle :(

    We're putting our home on the market next month & that means doing things to make it sellable. Unfortunately, my hubbie & the realtor think the back yard needs to be cleared to show how big it is & it is my sad duty to cut down & clear out most of what has taken me 13 years to grow
    I, myself, like the jungle look & feel, but it may be too much for prospective buyers. As a side note, the house we're buying has hardly any plant life & I already have cuttings & seeds ready
    I'm leaving some stuff in the backyard.... bamboo, Plumeria, pink trumpet tree, Royal Poiciana, & rubber tree...... all cut back to look presentable. I've eradicated most of the 4 0'clocks, but you know how they grow.... LOL!! They'll be back in no time
    Just wanted to vent, thanks for listening
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    Sob!! It's hard to say goodbye to old friends, just concentrate on all the new ones you will cultivate.

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    Isn't amazing how many people want that 'we are in control of the world' look, with everything looking all manicured and lined up so perfectly? Ugh! Yucky!! Let nature have a little say in the matter and shape of things.

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    Oh Man I hate it when you have to cut stuff down, to please the masses. I have a friend that doesn't want any plant to touch another. Hence she is always out pruning. My garden is a jungle and I can tell when people come to see it what kind of person they are. Lots of them shudder at the disarray and others look like they have finally found there garden of eden. I have lots of cutting for you if you need them Val, just give me a yell.
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    Maybe you just don't have the right buys looking. If I were to shop for a house that has a big green backyard with tons of plants I would fall instantly in love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9 View Post
    Maybe you just don't have the right buys looking. If I were to shop for a house that has a big green backyard with tons of plants I would fall instantly in love.

    ME 2! Sorry Val.

    Cheers!
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    You must look on the bright side - what an opportunity to try all kinds of new things, plus restart the things you love. A whole new canvas on which to work!

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    I agree! Everything you wish you had done differently; everything you never got around to trying; everything that has intrigued you but you didn't have room for. Think of the possibilities! And the old yard? Well as soon as the new people have been there a while, and real life sets back in--everything will be back!

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    Thank you all for your kind words & support!!!!
    It brought tears to my eyes knowing that you all know what I'm going through & helped me see the silver lining
    Thanks!!!

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    Default Orchids at new home

    Hi Ya'll
    It's taken me 5 trips in the pickup truck, but I finally got all my orchids to my new house. I borrowed a tent from my mom, set up the cement blocks & closet shelving, & arranged orchids according to sun path. I don't know how well it'll work out, but at least they're getting watered & tended to. Most have faired pretty well for being neglected so long.
    The tent is on the south side of our shed, so plants nearest the house get morning sun, ones in the middle get some morning & some afternoon sun & farthest ones get afternoon sun. Vandas hanging on south side of tent get sun most of the day, so I'm keeping an eye on them for sunburn.
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