Wednesday Vignette November 6, 2019

 A view of the coast is reflected in the windows of this Carmel oceanfront home, but the plant nutter's attention focuses on the front garden: are those Chondropetalums going to grow too big, and block the walkway, and then get pruned into cubes?  Is that Monterey Cypress by the front door too large a tree to be placed a few feet from a building?  Thinking on that, instead of how cool it is to see the view from their windows reflected in their windows.   

Computer problem --waiting for a part to fix.  Cobbled a temporary, kluge-y solution.  More WVs at Flutter And Hum

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  1. I'm sorry to hear that you're still having a computer problem. I have a "dwarf" Chondropetalum that doesn't meet my perception of that descriptor in the least. There ought to be a clear standard for what can be called "dwarf" - smaller than humongous doesn't fit in my view.

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    1. The part is on order. Soon it will be fixed. Better off gardening anyway.

      Yes indeed. Have had some "that's the dwarf version?!!?" moments myself.

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  2. Haha - I think all gardeners, armed with the mistakes we all do as we learn, think like you. Sometimes I say something, but mostly I don't. The learning curve is both the fun and the frustration, but we all have to go through it. Unless of course it was planted by a landscape company, which should know better. I'm wondering if the Cypress maybe wasn't there first, and was saved..?

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