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BugAC
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Planting Trees, Bushes, Shrubs, Flower



I've started a couple threads on here in the past on planting things in my backyard. I'll start keeping them in this post. All, feel free to post your questions here too.

I would really like to plant these trees/bushes, but i am limited on space. What would your recommendations be?

Trees:
Taiwan Cherry - My cousin has his own nursery, and is getting me this one in a couple weeks.
Brown Turkey Fig or Celeste Fig
Blood Orange

Bushes/Plants:
Blackberry
Tomato

I also would like advice on some flowers/plants to plant along my back fence.

My backyard gets about 8-10 hours of sun/day or more and has great drainage. I have a drainage servitude running through the center of my back yard so my backyard is slanted in the middle.



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Blackberry
Unless you have LOTS of land, kill it with fire.






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Unless you have LOTS of land, kill it with fire.
That's the only way to kill it






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Langston
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quote:

Blackberry


Unless you have LOTS of land, kill it with fire.


Hes prob referring to the thornless bush types that are popular now. We've started growing a couple varieties and I planted a few with my blueberries this year.

Ill make my list on here as well.

Citrus:
Meyer Lemon and Improved Meyer Lemon, Brown Select Satsuma, Owari Satsuma, Lousiana Early Satsuma, Kumquat x2 (forgot which varities but sweets), Key Lime, Washington and Louisiana Sweet Oranges

Blackberries- Apachie and Arapaho

Blueberries- Tiff blue, Premier, and Climax

Grape- cant remember the variety but green

Brown Turkey fig x2

Peach tree, Plum tree and Necterine x2



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Langston
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Brown Turkey Fig or Celeste Fig


Ive seen a lot of love for Celeste on here lately, but Im still a fan of brown turkey. Its my favorite. Planted a few LSU figs, but I dont can and have no use for them. They sound cool but suck when it comes to eating off the tree.

quote:

Blood Orange


Good choice. We've sold them but I have never planted one at the house. Not sure why, just havent got around to it. I have Washington and Louisiana Sweet Oranges.






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brmach
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Pass on the blackberries...even the thornless varieties. They're very disease prone, hard to maintain, and are a very ugly plant for 3/4 of the year. Blackberries do, however, make the best tasting jelly in the world.

As to fence plants, it all depends on your preference. You might look at clematis or mandevillas or even confederate jasmine for fence climbers. Loropetalum and hydrangeas seem to be popular right now. Maybe lantana or mexican heather if you want something shorter. For bedding type plants, there are far too many options to list. I like verbena, myself. Also, check out vinca, moss rose (portulaca), perselane, marigolds, celosia, bronze leafed begonias, etc...






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BugAC
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As to fence plants


I mispoke. They won't be going on the fence. I will plant them about 4-5 feet from the fence. I want to plant a line of about 6-8 plants each spaced about 8-10 feet apart (on center).

I did have reservations on blackberries because they don't look very pretty. I may just import my blackberries from my buddies house. He has a lot of land. I, on the other hand, only have about 3200 sq ft of backyard space.




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Langston
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I mispoke. They won't be going on the fence. I will plant them about 4-5 feet from the fence. I want to plant a line of about 6-8 plants each spaced about 8-10 feet apart (on center).


You have several options. Any shrub like encore azaleas, knockout roses, or the new ever bloom hydrania will give you all summer long blooms. I like the ornamental grasses though for that type stuff and theyre are a lot out in a few colors now.






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BugAC
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UPDATE: Finally pulled the trigger and planted a Celeste Fig and Moro Blood Orange Tree yesterday. The Fig went in fine, the Orange not so much. First dig i hit the sprinkler pipe. Had to cover back up and moved the tree up a few feet. Hit roots from old pear that blew down during the hurricane before i moved into the house. Took me about an hour to dig down and cut out and pull out all the roots.

I also bought 2 blueberry bushes (brightwell and premier) that i will be planting today. I am planting them 6' apart. I am thinking about planting 2 strawberry and 2 blackberry bushes in addition, in the back along the fence line. And maybe a couple apricot trees or something in the middle and one day putting a bench between them.



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Butch Baum
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Check your soil with the blueberries. They just don't grow everywhere. They like acidic soil, and if the ph is not right, do not do well, but you may have a blueberry orchard next door, Dunno





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BugAC
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Check your soil with the blueberries. They just don't grow everywhere. They like acidic soil, and if the ph is not right,


Yeah, the guy at the nursery suggested buying some acidic soil, so i was going to do that.






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BugAC
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Question on Watering.

I just planted my 2 blueberries, celeste fig, and blood orange tree.

How often and how much water should i be giving them?






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