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I live south of Wilmington, NC on a barrier island. I'm in a microclimate, so can often grow plants hardy to zone 9a. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Tropical Hibiscus)is my main interest. I have several hibiscus species and have been growing tropical hibiscus from seed since 2001. Palms, orchids and succulents have been catching my attention lately.
My lot, with house, is very small (50'x100'), but I'm packing as much as possible into every square inch!
I'm almost past the "lets try THAT!" stage of gardening; I've tried many things and am now concentrating on what works well with little care and what looks good together.
Most of the time I use the "Darwin" mode of gardening, if it doesn't do well with minimum care, it's outa there! Exceptions being the orchids and tropical hibiscus, of course..;)
2004 News!!!!!Finished my greenhouse just in time for the winter.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z9a/8b NC

My Birthday is December 26 .

My favorite forum 1 is Hibiscus.

My favorite forum 2 is Carolina Gardening.

First registered on August 16, 2002 .