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Oh no not the dreaded Cotton Wood trees! We have some of those lined along a property that borders our private road and every year they send tons of crap everywhere and not to mention whenever there is any wind the limbs break off and fall everywhere. Well finally someone has bought that property and are going to build on it and they are taking all the Cotton Wood trees down. Hallelujah for us and our neighbors, we will no longer have to spend days and days picking up all that stuff ever again off our road and properties!
 
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Oh no not the dreaded Cotton Wood trees! We have some of those lined along a property that borders our private road and every year they send tons of crap everywhere and not to mention whenever there is any wind the limbs break off and fall everywhere. Well finally someone has bought that property and are going to build on it and they are taking all the Cotton Wood trees down. Hallelujah for us and our neighbors, we will no longer have to spend days and days picking up all that stuff ever again off our road and properties!
Believe me, , most of the neighbors in our immediate area wish this home owner would take them down....but they are too cheap :( They've had trees come down and they let them lay for over a year !
 
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Tula hopefully your tree won't be as bad. Silver Maples are considered "nuisance trees" where we live because of all the mess they create. I remember when I was a kid we would see a lot of them and really not so much any more. That and the cottonwood.. what a mess they make!

Sissy. I love how pretty your outdoors is. I have been to parts of Virginia but not where you live. The picture of your area is really gorgeous. Well any extra time I get to spend time with my pond is "well" spent time as far as I'm concerned! It gives me an excuse to get out of the house!

Hi Garby. Thank you so much. Are you new here? I hope you are enjoying it so far. Welcome to GPF!
Yup. Thanks so much!
 
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So it looks like we are going to plant the Yoshino Cherry Tree where the pot is in the grassy area. I know I'll have to prune it at some point because it can grow to be 30 ft high and 30 ft wide at full maturity! On the other hand I don't think I'll be living here long enough to really worry about it!
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That is a perfect spot to plant it ! I simply cannot believe how huge your sedges are....beautiful !
Thank Tula. I planted all that sod last year so naturally time to start digging up some of it! I really like the sedges, but my wife lately has been asking me to thin out the big one a little. Last year I got rid of about 40% of it. I think it gives a nice look to the pond and helps to clean the water and most importantly gives the baby fish a place to hide! They are not planted in pots at all. They are just sitting on my shelves and I have a bunch of rocks in the middle of each clump holding them down so they don’t move or tip.
 
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If I had shelves, I'd definitely have some. Do you recall the name of that particular sedge...it sure seems hardy .
 
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If I had shelves, I'd definitely have some. Do you recall the name of that particular sedge...it sure seems hardy .
Hmm... sorry I don’t. I have had it a long time because I moved them from my old pond.
Either someone gave them to me or I bought a small bunch at the garden store. You might ask Addy if she knows what it is! I can send you a little if you want. Just shoot me a personal message. My wife wants me to get rid of some and I would rather send it to someone than put it in the garbage!
 

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Not from me @CometKeith Those are nice plants. I don't have any. If you get some flat envelopes (flat rate) it is the cheapest way to ship, plant might get crushed though. The small box is now around 8 bucks and make sure you mark the box LIVE PLANTS. I shipped some to a friend one box took one day, one box took 2 weeks to make it. That was 2 day priority mail
 
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