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Still a newbie gardener, but motivated to learn… and never run out of questions that need answering. I came to GardenWeb to do some research, and hopefully connect with more experienced gardeners in my area. I’m originally from Western MN/Eastern ND. I moved to Colorado in 2007, and recently bought my first house here, in Woodland Park; and I love it here… but, I’m in a totally different environment than what I’m used to. We seem to have our own special climate up here. I’m on a budget, so I’m making an effort to do my homework before I get too carried away… but I keep making stupid newbie mistakes.

Despite all the newbie issues… I truly love the process of gardening. I tend to get addicted to plants as I learn more about them. At first, I was almost exclusively interested in edibles; herbs, spices, fruits, berries, certain vegetables, etc. Lately, I’m starting to appreciate other plant types that didn’t pay attention to before... like hardy perennials, native wildflowers, tree’s… and even mushrooms. My property has some problem area’s that I can’t wait to work on. I don’t have a huge lot… but I seem to have a variety of microclimates to work with. (To a mind-boggling degree) Lately, I find myself examining my yard as if it were a big and mysterious treasure map, full of puzzles for me to solve.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z5 CO

My favorite forum 1 is Soil.

My favorite forum 2 is Container Gardening.

First registered on January 15, 2004 .