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Old 11-13-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have a few "Flower carpet" ground cover roses in the front and side of the house that, while I like how well they do, I might pull up and move around to the backyard. I've been noticing a lot of entrances have groupings of pink-to-red flowering shrubs, with a dark-green shiny foliage, most of which are still flowering. Does anyone know what they are, are they a rose or an azalea?

Hey Superk, I believe they are called Encore Azaleas. They bloom about 4x a year.

 
Old 11-14-2008, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hey Superk, I believe they are called Encore Azaleas. They bloom about 4x a year.
Thanks. I sorta thought that's what they might be. I haven't had much luck in the past with azaleas, but those seem to do real well everywhere.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thanks. I sorta thought that's what they might be. I haven't had much luck in the past with azaleas, but those seem to do real well everywhere.
Well, guys, a new one for me. Never heard of this type of azalea and am gonna go check it out!!!

Thanks GEORGIE for the great info!!!
 
Old 11-14-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Ani,
Did you figure out what to do with your hair? I know we've moved on to azaleas (something I know NOTHING about), but I just read this thread all at once.
If you need someone still, I found a wonderful stylist I'd be happy to recommend. It's always traumatic to have your trusted hairstylist disappear, which they seem to do so often. Why is that?
Anyway, I'd be happy to pass on her name to you if you're interested.
OK, back to azaleas.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Happy Friday!

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Old 11-15-2008, 07:17 AM
 
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Hairdressers - well have just watched a bit of some movie called "you don't mess with Zohan" I really don't know about where I want to go!!!!
 
Old 11-15-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I planted some encore azaleas when I first bought my house. Unfortunately, they died a slow, painful death. Not sure what I did to kill them....
 
Old 11-15-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I could say that about just about everything I've ever planted/watered/cared for. My 3 grape tomato plants produced about 4 tomatoes this year. Not exactly a green thumb.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I could say that about just about everything I've ever planted/watered/cared for. My 3 grape tomato plants produced about 4 tomatoes this year. Not exactly a green thumb.
well, if you are from Wisconsin as your name suggests, it is just a matter of adapting to this ...er...soil here.... (I haven't and have been here since 1988)

Personally, I have mixed topsoil & sand everywhere that I want to plant something. I also created a planter box to use for tomato plants that I filled with proper black dirt that I know how to grow stuff in. Unfortunately, the weeds really like it, too. That is the only way that I figured out how to grow stuff here.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I planted some encore azaleas when I first bought my house. Unfortunately, they died a slow, painful death. Not sure what I did to kill them....
Same here. They were included in a master landscaping design that I had, but they never worked out. When I went to the Garden Center and talked to them, the guy thought that maybe they were getting too much water at the roots, and he was the one who first suggested the Flowercarpet Roses. They worked so well that I used them from the very beginning here in our new house. The problem is that the planting area is fixed in size between the driveway and the house, and they tend to spread out a bit too much, and they're crowding out the other plants. I'd like to replace them with something similar that would retain a more upright growing habit.
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