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They Were Further Along With This Than I Thought

Posted 09-24-2017 at 08:05 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)
Updated 09-24-2017 at 08:37 PM by case44

This writer decided it was time for a brief road trip. I was in no way about to let gas prices or tight money get it the way. Even though I will have an actual vacation in less than four weeks, there's no way I could resist.

Basically, it's this road junkie in me that had to. So, this morning at daybreak, I was off and running. Central Texas was the place this time, and Interstate 14 was the road taken. Why? Because the road's assurance markers were up...
Everybody Put Your Hands Together
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The thrill of victory...

Posted 09-24-2017 at 03:48 PM by hunterseat (Keeping it Kind)
Updated 09-25-2017 at 12:42 PM by hunterseat

Competition. If you're old enough you can visualize that ski jumper wiping out and still hear the rest of the phrase "The agony of defeat". (if you're young, google it)

I went camping last night. And plenty of competition was to be had.

We have a rather small tent. This is only our 2nd camping trip (besides sleeping on the beach in Hawaii but that's a whole 'nother blog entry!). So we were assigned a site that was... meh? But they gave us an alternate for comparison....
Life is short so ride your best horse first.
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Posted 09-24-2017 at 03:25 AM by Nn2036

I found some websites about broadleaf evergreen:




Broad Leaf Evergreen

I found this great article from U of Missouri

G6820 Selecting...
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Posted 09-24-2017 at 03:20 AM by Nn2036

I found several beautiful hollies that grow well in zone 7

Ilex vomitoria yaupon holly

Ilex glabra ink berry

Ilex latifolia luster leaf holly- very nice leaf

Ilex pedunculosa longstalk holly- very nice big leaf

ILEX altaclarensis 'Wilsonii'- nice tree

I also saw several nice Rocket Rhododendron growing in the area.
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Shrub and cover

Posted 09-24-2017 at 03:19 AM by Nn2036

This is a similar list for shrubs:

Hairy manzanita: Arctostaphylos columbiana
Colorado's Hardy Manzanitas: Welcome Winter Beauty | Audubon Rockies
Arctostaphylos x coloradensis zone 5
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi zone 4
English laurel zone 6-8
SILVERBERRY Elaeagnus pungens ZONE 5-6
Euonymus kiautschovicus ZONE 5
Euonymus japonicus ZONE 6
Buxus micriphylla japon BOXWOOD ZONE 5
Photinia x fraseri red tip ZONE 7
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