Hi Y'all, I'm your new Garden Guru; ROLL CALL!!!!

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Hi Y'all, I'm your new Garden Guru; ROLL CALL!!!!
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 11:43pm

Actually I'm not so new.

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Registered: 02-27-1999

Is spring coming early?

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Registered: 01-03-2001

Hi, Karen! You know me... but not really from here as, the past few years, I've only lurked. I' Carol, in NW Ohio where there is snow (although not much, it's still snow) on the ground and where the snow isn't sticking, there's standing water. The weather is so confused it can't decided if it's the deep of winter or the start of spring and so far, no signs of plant life (thank goodness --- at this rate, if a daff stuck it's leaf above ground, it would for sure be zapped by a sudden change in weather!).

Anyway, I've pretty much given up on veggie gardening except for eggplant and tomatoes in large pots (I got hit with a squash stem borer three years ago which is still hanging about, and I couldn't even grow zucchini! Now that's criminal! The borer hit all squash *and* my cucumbers so planting turned out to be a total waste of time, as there is no real way to control it other than using nasty poisons and even they didn't have any guarantees.). Weather here has been an issue too. Either too cold or too rainy or too dry or... So I let DH has take over my raised bed as a daylily nursery and I joined a CSA for organic veg instead!

DH's garden, on the other hand --- daylilies and hostas galore. He's a Master Gardener and has taken our lawn and basically converted it to perennial flower beds... No more



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Registered: 02-27-1999

How cool, I love the vertical garden!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Hey Karen! So glad you started this because I forgot to make an announcement yesterday when I put your name up in the header. {Head --> Wall...bang bang bang}

Anyhoo, you both know me! ;) Kellie here in the mountains of Colorado. Our garden has been growing more successful each year, but it's been a constant battle with the deer around here. We do a little bit of raised bed gardening, then have a greenhouse for the rest of it. Even in the summer it can get cold here at night, so it's been interesting learning how to garden in the mountains.
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Registered: 01-25-2000

Smileycons!

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Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999

OH MY!

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Registered: 07-21-2001

Hi there, Karen, Brenda here in NW Missouri, I'm just doing some container gardening this year.

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Bless your heart, Brenda, we will be container gardening here too! So here's hoping you can walk normally again soon, and I'll keep container ideas in mind for you!
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Registered: 11-18-2008
Linda, Which seed catalogs do you get? I have always purchased hybrid seeds from Walmart or Home Depot, but I'd like to do heirlooms this year. I ordered a few catalogs online (Seed Savers and something else) but they never arrived.

I need to start planning!
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Registered: 10-11-2005
I'm Samantha aka: Sam. In Puget Sound area of WA state. Right I'm fighting with dh over our garden. We have CA redwood in the backyard that has taken over 1/2 of back yard, I want to cover this area with raise beds, but dh doesn't want to do that, he wants to to stay with the 1 4x10 spot we have. Plus we need to deer proof the back yard plus racoon proof it too.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.

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