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I have been gardening for 11 years, and it all started with my friend throwing wild flowers seeds along my driveway. When they came up, I was hooked.
I now have two annual gardens, one sun perennial, one shady perennial, and two vegetable gardens. I also added a cherry tree, three lilacs, and assorted shrubs.
I love climbing vines, like morning glory, moonflower clematis, spanish flag, climbing Blackeye Susan, and I have two types of honeysuckle.
I grow herbs,corn, beans,cukes,tomatoes,( regular and heirloom) brussel sprouts, broccoli, radish, beets, and
peas.
My favorite plants of all, are anything fragrant. So of course I have 35 Stargazer lillys. I would love to find Bears Breeches ( acanthus mollis~~or Acanthus Spinosus ) but so far, have had no luck finding it.
I am also a complusive seed collecter and saver. I would love to share. I also love nightblooming flowers. I have just started with roses after a long fight with myself. I love the fragrance but hate the black spot and powdery mildew which is rampant in our area.

~~~~~~~~~Favorite Garden Quote~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"GARDENING IS A KIND OF DISEASE. IT INFECTS YOU, YOU CANNOT EXCAPE IT. WHEN YOU GO VISITING, YOUR EYES ROVE ABOUT THE GARDEN; YOU INTERRUPT THE SERIOUS COCKTAIL DRINKING BECAUSE OF AN IRRESISTIBLE IMPULSE TO GET UP AND PULL A WEED."
~~~~~Lewis Gannit~~~~~

I live in: United States

My zone is: z7LI*NY

My favorite forum 1 is Four Season Vegetable Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Seed Exchange.

First registered on November 11, 2005 .