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Old 10-13-2017, 07:40 AM   #13
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Congratulations, Leslie.

Great response, Jack.

I love that the birds have a spot for their dust baths. I am actually trying to create snall sections for butterflies to ouddle in when wet, and birds to use for dust baths when dry. Hopefully, you can figure out a way to incorporate them into your design.

I have to admit that, when we moved to our place, I was at a loss as to where to start. I wasn't quite starting from scratch, but there were few trees or landscaping around the house. I had grown up adding to my parents' landscape; that was much easier than designing from scratch.

I, too, have dealt with trying to imagine mature heights of bare root seedlings. That was another landscaping challenge. They will fill in. It is hard to be patient.

Nature plants things closer than gardening guidlines--I think leaving everything in to fend for themselves makes sense. If you don't like the end result, transplant some or thin them as you have said.

Keep us posted on your project.
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