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Old 02-13-2015, 03:31 PM
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????? There aren't any AED boxes in any common areas I have seen. They are all in someone's yard in every village I know who has them..
GG - I've seen a couple of AEDs in the islands in the center of neighborhood cul de sacs. You may recall that one was stolen about a month ago.
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Frankly NO! All I see is the ugly AED Box that was put in the middle of a common area. Cannot believe Public Safety folks can be so dumb to allow those things to be placed in the middle of a common area cul-de sac that would otherwise be quite aesthetically pleasing!
Think of it as a public utility type structure placed there for the safety of the population. Same as street lights and fire hydrants. If it's likely to save someone's life, good to have it wherever it's convenient. There are other structures in the common areas too.
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Frankly NO! All I see is the ugly AED Box that was put in the middle of a common area. Cannot believe Public Safety folks can be so dumb to allow those things to be placed in the middle of a common area cul-de sac that would otherwise be quite aesthetically pleasing!
Yea, we go a lot of dumb people running this place..................
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I happen to agree with everyone that all the common area plantings are drop-dead gorgeous. They truly are.

However, logic tells me that it won't always be like that once practically all homes are built and sold.
Visitors and potential buyers are very impressed by these plantings. Who wouldn't be?
But isn't this landscaping eye candy to snag buyers even though we also get the benefit?

Look at the lack of landscaping above (north of) 466 on Morse.
The entrance to each Village is nondescript and in some cases, quite bare and sloppy.

Doesn't that send a real message to anyone???
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Default Cabbages, pansies and snaps.....gorgeous

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I love the flowers, who wouldn't! I hope they continue planting them after Build Out.

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.... logic tells me that it won't always be like that once practically all homes are built and sold.
Visitors and potential buyers are very impressed by these plantings. Who wouldn't be?
But isn't this landscaping eye candy to snag buyers even though we also get the benefit?
Look at the lack of landscaping above (north of) 466 on Morse.
The entrance to each Village is nondescript and in some cases, quite bare and sloppy. Doesn't that send a real message to anyone???

I'm sure we all passionately hope that The Villages After Build Out will be just as pretty and pristine as it is now.
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The Morse family has stated publicly, they will be here, in "perpetuity". The children of Gary Morse have planned to let their children, to take over the operation.

IMHO - It means that all current villagers will be gone from the earth, so there is nothing to worry about. I also think they are an outstanding moral family, that believes in "dong the right thing".

I am amazed at how pristine and clean, they keep TV, and it's landscaping.

BTW - I am not related to the Morse family and I don't work for them.
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I love the flowers and want to re-create them around my lamp post. Does anyone know what the varieties are? I am not a gardner, duh.
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I love the flowers and want to re-create them around my lamp post. Does anyone know what the varieties are? I am not a gardner, duh.
Some of the flowers are snapdragons, petunias, pansies, and violas. The snapdragons seem especially effective this year. Mixing purple with pink can give you good contrast. Other colors give interest as well. Make sure to add some garden soil mix with some peat moss in it and then add some composted manure to the soil mix and prepare the area by digging in these amendments thoroughly before planting the flowers. (Don't use potting soil mixes and no mixes with fertilizer added as this often is too much fertilizer if you prepare the area properly with a 2-3 inch depth of amendments added to the soil before digging it in.) Then add a slow release, granular fertilizer like Osmocote to the soil or wait two weeks after planting to use a liquid fertilizer like Miracle Gro. You need to reapply liguid fertilizer every two weeks or so. (Check the label) Then go out every week or so and dead head the old flowers. Keep the area moist, especially in the the first couple of weeks. You should have a great display of flowers in no time. Don't skip the soil preparation step as that is the key to success in Florida's poor soils.
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What I really want to know is the count of the number of flowerbeds that are replanted each season. Anybody know?
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