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I live in Central Illinois and love it! Yes, it's humid in July and we don't have a long enough growing season for those lush tropical plants, and the winters can get long, but my hardy perenials love it! We also get beautiful fall colors and wonderful spring blooms.
I have many perennials, but my favorites are the traditional plants . . . Hosta, Peony, Daylilies, and Iris. I place hosta at the top of the list because they love the shade, and so do I!
I also keep a vegetable garden, which I share with my grandmother next door. (Why does her part of the garden always look so much better than mine!?) My veggie garden consists primarily of Tomatoes, a variety of Peppers, Onions, and Corn. I affectionately call it my "Salsa Garden" because that's what I make with the harvest.
I enjoy getting my daily dose of gardening on the GardenWeb Forums when I can't get out in the gardens myself.
I live in: United States
My zone is: Central IL, z5
First registered on May 21,2001.