Wednesday Vignette July 12, 2017


"Gardening is largely a question of mixing one sort of plant with another sort of plant, and of seeing how they marry happily together;  and if you see that they don't marry happily, then you must hoick one of them out and be quite ruthless about it."  
--Vita Sackville-West

Hoick on, oh Gardener!  Hoick on!   But not in the area in the photo (Huntington West Entrance Garden).  It looks dandy.

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  1. Beautiful shot. I need to hoick more.

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  2. Love VS-W's garden writing. There's a Twitter feed of it that's a soothing antidote to the rest of what I follow on there: @thegardenvsw

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    1. A gifted writer who happened to turn her attention to gardening, lucky for us.

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  3. I need to hoick more too. I've a horrid color combination in the back border - pale pink Eustoma, which looked great last year with Yucca 'Bright Star' but looks terrible with the self-planted Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'. The Eustoma needs to move elsewhere but I'm waiting for the return of cooler weather, which (ha!) will be a while in coming. Meanwhile, the pink Eustoma may end up in IaVoM every week.

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    1. I'm so enjoying my Eustoma, so pink Eustoma in all your IaVoM posts will be good. Yes, 'Arizona Sun' with pale pink might be a little unbalanced. I stuck with white and purple--they go with everything.

      The flowers are so pretty. Do you have yours staked? Mine fall over--I gave them little wire cylinders to hold them up.

      Lots of hot weather ahead. Not. Happy. :(

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  4. Hoick... what a great word! Might just have to adopt that one to my vocabulary. And, I most definitely need to put it into more frequent practice, and be ruthless about it.

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    1. Isn't it fun? One of the definitions is " a jerky, elevated shot in cricket." I just hoicked a root stock sucker on one of my roses yesterday.

      The ruthless part is the hard part!

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