Do You Have A Plant That Doesn’t Bring You Joy?

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Do you have a plant that DOESN’T bring you joy?

I do. There is one particular that has been bothering me for a while and I finally did something about it as I explain in the video below:

While there may be some sadness when removing a healthy plant, I confess that I didn’t feel that this time. The frustration that I feel each year with its under-performance in my garden that I was ready for it to go.

Removing a healthy plant

Removing a healthy plant

Although it doesn’t show in this photo, there was a healthy root system on this tiny orange tree.

A new tree in the same location

A new tree in the same location

I sat and watched them plant my new tree. They did a great job!

A brand new tree with great potential!

A brand new tree with great potential!

I will keep you updated as to how it does. It will be hard to wait for two years for new fruit, but it will be worth it!

What plants do you have that no longer bring you joy?

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Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
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  1. Fred Rickson
    Fred Rickson says:

    You didn’t account for why you didn’t like the tree. And, you planted another orange which further deepens the mystery. Finish the story so we can appreciate a forthcoming happy ending.


  2. Sandy Smith
    Sandy Smith says:

    This was SO helpful! I want to plant a citrus at my new house, but I’m waiting for a planting plan. When is the rain coming? I see some of the comments were dated 2/22.
    Thanks again for the excellent video.

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