Welcome to jtmacc99's Member Page

See my Clippings        See my Journal        See my trade list        Send me an email

I always liked to participate in the gardening done by both my parents and my grandparents (everybody had a garden)when I was growing up. When I moved out on my own 8 years ago, it was into a townhouse, so there was no gardening for me. However, I became a HUGE fan of TV that tells me how to do things. If it was a cooking show, a fix it up show, a fishing show (even though I haven't been fishing in 15 years), a lumberjack show (and I've never been a lumberjack), or a gardening show, I would watch it. I knew that someday I would have a house that would occasionally fall apart, and a yard that needed plants.

Then, in late summer 2002, my new wife Jenn and I moved into our house, complete with almost no trees, virtually no plants around the foundation of the house, no garden, but a healthy and relatively large lawn. With Jenn going to town on adding character to the inside of the house, (the previous owner was a big fan of white: white walls, white fixtures, white everything, which to me was the equivalent of his "no trees, no plants, just grass" policy for the outside), I started working on the outside improvements.

So, that is how I ended up here in the GardenWeb. The current projects include trees, both shade and flowering, shrubs, perenials, bulbs by the hundreds, some annuals, vegetable gardening, seed starting (as it is pretty expensive to buy all of the plants I need), and the associated things that go along with all of this such as composting and pest control.

I have a tendency to get obsessed with things, (as opposed to obsessed with people, because things are easier for me to understand than are people) and landscaping and gardening is my latest obsession.

Lastly, if you are looking at this page because one of responses didn't make sense, I apologize. I've been known to ramble on and on, kind of like Grandpa Simpson.

I live in: United States

My zone is: z5/6 NY

My favorite forum 1 is Growing Tomatoes.

My favorite forum 2 is Vegetable Gardening.

First registered on July 15, 2003 .