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Here is an area where folks can discuss their ideas, problems and suggestions on creating the perfect landscaping for their log home.

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Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2012

Experts and beginners welcomed... and don't forget to add photos of what you've accomplished so far, or areas on your property where you'd appreciate some suggestions from others.

Some of the things you might consider exploring here are when and how to plant spring-blooming bulbs before the ground freezes; how to share cuttings from your favorite flowers; how to create a perfectly relaxing area with a bench feature deep in the woods where you go for long walks, how to draw or repel birds and four-leggeds and insects from your efforts; and whether your herb garden should be near or seperate from your vegetable and flower gardens.


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Comment by Glenn V on April 5, 2009 at 10:00pm
This was from the forestry service its just that for our state they are associated with K State. I like Bruce Pearl esp when he wears that bright coat sometimes ,but not as much as Bill Self. I guess its mostly because of location... lol. (go jayhawks)
Comment by Dave Carter on April 5, 2009 at 9:00pm
thanks for the info. I am near UT (go vols) and will check out to see what they have.
Comment by Glenn V on April 5, 2009 at 6:27pm
I ordered and just planted last week a songbird package from the Kansas Forest Service at K State University.They are small tree and shrubs that are partially paid for by the Chickadee Checkoff on state income taxes. This was 18 plants including eastern red cedar, peking cotoneaster, fragrant sumac, golden currant and redbud trees. It was $16. They gave planting suggestions and spacing also along with caring info. I bought landscape material and cypress wood mulch to lay out a nice area for them but haven't been able to do that yet since it has rained and snowed here recently. Really inexpensive and I bet other states forestry departments have trees availible for not much money. They have several packages including quail, pheasant, wildlife, and christmas tree bundles as well. These are intended for wildlife and windbreaks and really are not for landscaping.
Comment by Greg Beck on April 3, 2009 at 2:19am
Check this out, world's fastest growing tree and its a hard wood, 10-15 feet a year, unbelievable, thats what I thought . It's called a royal empress. Search for it on the net, kinda hard to find but its out there, Greg
Comment by Joe on February 10, 2009 at 2:27pm
My experiences in Michigan with deer (read giant rats) is that they will eat almost anything. They destroyed evergreens and apple trees that I planted. I had to put in an electric fence to keep them out of my garden but then I fought off the woodchucks and raccoons who tried tunneling under my wire fence (dig the fence into the ground about 6 inches). Forget tulips, they are like candy to deer but they won't touch daffidils. I think it is the milky sap that they do not like. Nothing touched these flowers over the years so they multiplied in the woods where I planted them. I started planting in pots on my deck to keep the deer away.

Comment by CR (Yona) Dunning on February 10, 2009 at 1:36pm

Good morrow

Yep she sure is a prettty piece of God's good green earth

It's mostly all uphill with cedars, hickories, sycamores, wild roses & beaucoup brambles

Thorn Hill lies in the middle of some of Creator's finest work & the mountains fold up around us & the sky is wide & beautiful. The coyotes sing at night & the city lights don't block out the stars.

There's not much else this person could desire.

We'll take it a step at a time & try not to add anything to the landscape that shouldn't be there until we're content. As my friend Bill McKentley of St Lawrence Nurseries in Potsdam NY admonishes - We'll plant 'til we're planted.

If the ground is sandy enough we'll try to squeeze in some wild strawberries too - & maybe if we look they're already waiting.

We'll see you up the way.

Take care
Comment by Dave Carter on February 9, 2009 at 8:04pm
Sounds like a great piece of property! You may have some native black rasberries mixed in with the blackberries! I know where thorn hill is now. That area is beautiful and you are surrounded by some nice lakes.

Good luck with everything and I am sure we will cross paths at some point!

I have rasberries mixed in with the blackberries. I am going to dig up a few clumps and transplant closer to my home and try and start a patch of just black rasberries.
Comment by CR (Yona) Dunning on February 9, 2009 at 7:33pm

Thorn Hill is north & east of Knoxville, north of Morristown & west of Bristol in Hancock County on the north side of Clinch Mountain

Our acreage was a pasture which had been left wild for several years & at this point we have beaucoup wild blackberry bushes

I plan on thinning them & cultivating them to see what we get

I'd like to have blueberries too & they might do well on the lee side of our cedars if the soil is acidic enough - will have to do a PH test

I know we have crossed & perhaps followed Dug Gap Road on the way to our kids' house

They use Dug Gap Road as a landmark for us to find them so we have been close to your house already

We sure will get over to Overhill nursery. It looks good on line - your friend Avi mkes a nice site

Hope to see you on down the road

take care
Comment by Dave Carter on February 9, 2009 at 3:29pm
We are off of Dug Gap Road which is a short distance to Louisville Point park(kids and grand kids will know where this is).

Where is Thorn Hill?

Make sure you plant some wild blueberries and black rasberries, there awesome!

Avi's nursery is open to the public, so definitely make a visit to his place! He is all about helping people out!

Take care and maybe we will have a chance to meet soon!

Comment by CR (Yona) Dunning on February 9, 2009 at 3:20pm

Thanks for writing back

This is another one of those things that get put in "it's a small world after all" file

We have kids & grandkids in Louisville - in fact between their delight with Louisville & Robert Combes finding land in Thorn Hill that's what convinced us to come to upper east Tennessee

& who knows - maybe up the road - & not too long from now - we'll have a chance to visit both you & your garden

My wife, Kay, & I will be doing most of our own planting but I'd sure like to visit your friend Avi's nursery

I am 100% sold on native plants

There are wild roses, hickories, cedars & sycamores growing on our ridge already & we hope to have mountain laurel, rhododendrons, redbud, dogwood, azalea, trillium, & flowers enough for every season there before long

Take care

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