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I am a stay at home mom in the pacific northwest.
I just stared gardening this year. After my husband lost his job I decided to put in a veggie garden to help with the food bill. thankfully he was able to find work again, partime but it is work and I was able to discover a fantastic new hobby. I was so thrilled the the success of growing a veggie garden from seed (sidenote :now I had to learn how can tomatoes, can you say tons of jars of salsa... yummy)

I decided that I needed to grow flowers as well. so after some research I discoved wintersowing which I am going to try this year. I hope it works because I don’t have room in the house to start seeds inside.

I have been stealing seeds from my parents house, the park and have some trades.

After looking at the wonderful pictures on the winter sowing forum I have discided to turn my dead brown front yard into a cottage garden .. I just hope i can keep people out of it. If I am able to do it I just might with the nicest house on the block which is not saying much though because we live in a pretty run down area. Maybe I will inspire other people to fix up there yards too.

mostly I like cottage style gardens. I have part shade, full shade and full sun.

I live in: United States

My zone is: 8 oregon

First registered on June 21, 2009 .