My gardening style, (if I even have one which is highly unlikely), is to plant stuff that grows well in a dry climate that I like, and hope for the best. Sometimes things grow, sometimes they don't, and sometimes if I am really lucky things grow that I didn't even plant. I always view this as an unexpected bonus, especially as they are more often than not arid plants that do well in our dry environment because if they weren't they wouldn't have grown themselves here.
I have had two beautiful self seeded palms for several years now in the corner of my yard. I suspect they are date palms, although I know little about palm trees so I am certainly not sure. Anyway, they seeded themselves and have been growing slowly but surely for ages, and are really quite lovely. They require no care because they chose the perfect spot and anywhere else I would be ecstatic to have such lovely freebies growing so well.
My problem is that I like a wild and unruly look in my yard, and I think all the nature we get in our yard likes it too, but I think these palms just make everything look messy and overcrowded. In fact it all looks like a total mess to me.
What should I do? Should I just cut them down, (which would make me awfully sad), should I try to move them which may or may not be a success, or should I leave them where they are and see what happens? Anyone have any other ideas?
Christie’s Journal: “And The Letters Came.”
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