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

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Replacing a Troublesome Plant

Making Room for a Healthy Plant

We all have that one plant that just doesn’t bring us joy anymore. In my case, it was a particular plant that had been causing frustration for years. I finally decided to take action, as I explain in this video: Watch Video.

Bidding Farewell to an Underperformer

The years of underperformance in my garden had left me ready to say goodbye.

Removing a healthy plant

Removing a healthy plant

Out with the Old Tree, In with the New

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 took a comfortable seat nearby and enjoyed the show as they got to work planting my brand-new tree. I have to say, they really nailed it and made the whole process look effortless!

Welcoming a Promising Healthy Plant

A brand new tree with great potential!

A brand new tree with great potential!

After carefully excavating a hole and gently nestling the young orange tree into its new home, they showered it with a refreshing drink of water. I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop about its progress. The anticipation of waiting for two years to enjoy the sweet fruits of this tree may be a test of patience, but I have a feeling the reward will make it all worthwhile!

Now, I’m curious, do you have any plants in your garden that have lost their charm over time?

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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."
7 replies
  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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