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I’ve been a homeowner/gardener for just a few years, but have been covering apartment balconies with planters before that. My mother, sister-in-law and I love to compare garden notes, especially about roses.

I have about 50 roses (but am scheming ways to add more), veggies, herbs, and lots of colorful annuals, and I’m trying to learn more about perennials. I’m in the process of converting the "lazy landscaping" of our house’s former owner -- shrubs and daylilies, not much else -- into something a bit more exciting. My husband does the digging and the mowing but pretty much leaves the flowers to me. And our dog adds her boundless enthusiasm and muddy paws to our lives.

I work for a newspaper and gardening is my respite from all the tough deadlines and bad news coming my way every day. It’s wonderful to have something that rewards patience and care with such beauty.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z5b NE Ohio

My favorite forum 1 is Roses.

First registered on August 03, 2003 .