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I am pretty new to gardening but I love to do it. My dream is to have a show-place garden I created all on my own. I have three children, twins who are 10 yrs and a 9yr old. They love to help and dig for worms and grubs.
My soil is all sand. So I keep looking for plants that will tolerate the sand and the heat. I keep amending the soil and found some success but.....
I am also on a strict budget which doesn’t allow me to purchase alot of dirt, mulch and non-sale plants. So I need all the help I can get.
This year I started a water garden in the hopes of having frogs around. I love frogs and I want my kids to be able to enjoy them as well and learn about them too.
I am also creating a memorial garden for my sister-in-law.
She has always meant a great deal to me and I want to create a beautiful area in her name. Her name is Jackie so I am looking for plants with her name or Chicago, where she had lived.
So much to do so little good weather to do it in.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z5MI

My favorite forum 1 is Daylily.

My favorite forum 2 is Plant Exchange.

First registered on July 15, 2003 .