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My dh called me Friday to "warn me" so that I wouldn't freak when I got home. On the outside of our mulch paths to the property line, so one foot by about 7 feet I planted my extra organic flower seeds. The house next door is for sale and their lawn crew mowed down my sunflowers, daisys and marigolds. They are in a bed of visible compost as opposed to lawn, and they are weeded so their was no grass to mow, just seedlings and 1/2 mature plants.<br>
I bought new different seeds and have done another planting, but I'm crushed.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: (cone flower, echinacia, mexican (red) sunflowers) I have other flowers in the garden, I just thought this was a good way to naturally divide that shared earth.<br>
Do you think their is any chance that the mowed ones will live?<br>
You would be crushed too, right?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> make me some lemonaid!<br>
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I don't know about them surviving, but I sure am sorry those people did that. I would like to do some name calling, but that's against the UA <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Can you ask the owners to tell them to please not mow your flowers while they are doing the yardwork?
 

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You might want to put a short barrier on the property line edge of your garden bed ... nothing that screams "fence! stay out!," but enough to say "keep your blades away." I usually go with just basic brick edgers.
 

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I think I'm missing something. You planted flowers outside of your property line and expected them to be left alone? Or the other way around, planted inside the property line?
 

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They are on my property line, outside of my raised beds. (actually outside of the paths around my raised beds) Their is a water meter by the curb that officially marks the begining of my neighbors' property. Also if you look at where the two fences meet, you can clearly see the property line.<br>
I really don't know why their yard men did this, it is generally unlike yard folk in Texas to do anything above and beyond. Although as I just typed that I remember my grandmother's yard man chopping her bouganvillia that was 15 feet high down to 3 feet once. That was awful, it was our bathroom "curtain" and she had never asked them to touch it. (it was also our "cave" outside. Central Texas does not grow them like South Texas!)<br>
My little flowers were an attempt to beautify the paths and give added visuals as to where our property begins.<br>
I feel rather silly calling it "property", we live in a smallish, older neighborhood, with not so much property!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">mowed down my sunflowers, daisys and marigolds.<br><br>
I bought new different seeds (cone flower, echinacia, mexican (red) sunflowers)<br><br>
Do you think their is any chance that the mowed ones will live?</div>
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The daisys and marigold may possibly survive, I know I can mow down wild daiseys and they grow back, with those things unless you really get all the roots out, they come back... but that's where you don't want them, maybe they have a harder time surviving where you DO want them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Marigolds you can pinch back and let them bush so if there's enogh root they may make it. I would think the sunflowers are a loss, just thinking how they grow, one straight stalk up with branching at the top.<br><br>
for your replacements, the echinacia should be fine once established if it gets mown down, pretty tough to kill that stuff once you have it growing<br>
(we call echinacia (purple coneflower) around here so don't know if you mean you planted something else called coneflower and echinacia, 2 different plants or 1 in the same, ) I don't know about the mexican sunflowers, if they are the typical sunflowers like I'm thinking then same as above, don't think they can get mowed down.<br><br>
Something cheap you could do to mark the beds until they get growing good for an oops I didn't see that plant is just a simple piece of thick string tied to a couple of broken sticks, I do that alot for new plantings here until I can show my husband not to mow in certain areas since I'm always planting all over the place and always forget to tell him and he has no idea until there are blooms. I use white instead of the brown burlap twine since it's easier to see.
 
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