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I started gardening in 1994, the year we bought our house. Our yard is 2/3rd of an acre and was formerly a cow pasture, so I had to start landscaping from scratch. Luckily, there are some mature large trees in the back of the lot. I started with a mailbox garden plan I saw in a local nursery ad and once the perennials came back the following year, I was hooked. I usually combine trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials in my beds for variety. I’m a big fan of non-green foliage (yellow is my favorite), fragrant plants, and all season interest from shrubs/trees. I tend to be a plant collector and have a hard time buying/planting more than 3 of one variety. I love reading, highlighting, and studying gardening catalogs; however I almost always buy from local nurseries. CT has a great selection of nurseries that carry almost anything I could possibly want. During the growing season, I usually come home with a few plants every w/end. I'm so embarrassed that I shut the garage door prior to unpacking the car so the neighbors won't see my obsession out of control!

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I live in: United States

My zone is: 6a CT

My favorite forum 1 is Perennials.

My favorite forum 2 is New England Gardening.

First registered on March 10, 2001 .