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I am a self employed married mother of 3 (all adults now!). My garden is my favorite stress reliever. I enjoy learning about any aspect of gardening and sharing my garden with others. In 2007 I became a Master Gardener. If that wasn't enough to take on I learned how to make concrete leaf castings too...
I may become fixated on a plant for some time and then move on to a new gardening obsession. That is how I collected my 80 cultivars of hosta, 90 plus cultivars of daylily and many other plants. I am happy to learn through reading on the forum that there are others like me out there! I started my first plant swap (held here at my home in Belchertown) twelve years ago. I am thrilled at how successful they are. We usually have 40-50 gardeners show up. It's been a lot of fun. I began winter sowing five years ago. I am so excited by what has been successful. It's a great way to grow seedlings without having to baby them in the house under lights.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z5 MA

My favorite forum 1 is Winter Garden.

My favorite forum 2 is Plant Exchange.

First registered on May 01, 2003 .