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I'm in my 30s, married for 17 years with two girls, 16 and 4. I've gardened a little my entire adult life, which I learned from my parents. One of my first chores as a child was to water the plants using water from our rain buckets. I went through a hard time a few years ago when within one year my brother was murdered, my house burned down and I developed peripartum cardiomyopathy while pregnant with my last child. I began gardening with roses while recovering from heart failure, and I credit the work with my survival.

My garden is a mixup of both modern and old roses, surrounded by hundreds of other plants. I really like salvias, daylilies, dahlias, buddleias, plumerias and various iris. I live minutes from the bay in La Porte, Texas, East of Houston. We have a ton of heat and humidity, lots of bugs and plenty of disease to deal with. My gardening style is pretty laid back.

I live in: United States

My zone is: Houston 9a

My favorite forum 1 is Roses.

My favorite forum 2 is Cottage Garden.

First registered on May 17, 2011 .