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I live in Clark County Washington about 25 miles north of Portland, OR. I have had dirty hands ever since my grandfather handed me some Kentucky Wonder bean seeds to plant when I was 5. My only break from gardening was when I was in college in the mid sixties.
We have owned our property since 76 actually moving on to in in 77----but we planted 6 apple trees in 76. We started with 20 acres and later added a 30 and a 4 for a total of 54 acres of which about 38 is forested with 3 small creeks.
Through the mid 90's I was a ver practical gardener growing veggies and fruit trees with just a few flowers and shrubs. I think my transition to ornamentals followed from becoming obsessed with growing every possible size, shape, and color of sweet peppers. I always started my veggies from seeds and continue to do that for a high % of my ornamentals. I was very pleased this summer when the Humbolt Lily I started from seed 3 years ago flowered!
I am 90% organic but admit to sometimes painting Crossbow on the cut stems of blackberries. This practice has greatly diminished since I got my DR 12.5hp Enduro all terrain mower early this spring. I love my DR----I would give up my tiller first!
I really enjoy the Northwestern Forum and hope it remains as strong as it has been for the last year.
I live in: US
My zone is: z7/WA
My favorite forum 1 is Northwestern Gardening.
My favorite forum 2 is Perennials.
First registered on August 13,2001.