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January 15th, 2010

Okay, I am officially ready for spring. I’ve started to wintersow my seeds for spring planting. I am so excited I can’t stand it. So far I’ve sown about 10 containers and am hoping that that will be enough to fill my newly started garden. Some of my favorites that I am looking to are my Butterfly bushes and my Joe Pye Weeds. These are definately going to be a wonderful additional to the garden and a welcoming place for all my butterflies.

Here’s a sedum/succulent one of the many new plants that I am beginning to grow in my newly started garden. I started this cutting from a very small cutting. I love it! It just sits there and quietly does its thing. It’s a slow but steady grower.

Daisy Daisy

December 3rd, 2009

I love Lasagne Gardening. I am amazed at just how wonderful this technique of gardening is. During the day, the top of the heap may appear dry, but when you pull it back and feel the root of the plants, it is so moist. I even have flowers blooming at this time of the year. Here is my crazy Daisy with blooms everywhere. Wow!

November 16th, 2009

Since moving to the South, I’ve become extremely interested in gardening. It’s almost addicting. I am creating a butterfly garden. I love bright brillant colored flowers. I hope to create a cozy place for bees, butterfly and birds and oh yeah for myself too.
I find comfort in being outdoors and having a place to relax during the day gives me pleasure.

September, 2009

I am a newbie to gardening and am so glad I found GardenWeb. Looking forward to getting some great advice.

We moved from Connecticut 3 years ago to sunny Georgia. It been quite a transition. While I don’t miss the snow, I do miss the familiarity of my old surroundings; however our spacious (empty) yard makes up for some of the things I miss about CT.

I have fallen in love with gardening and would like to create a tranquil oasis just outside my back door. Right now looking out my window, the only thing that i can see is red clay and some patches of grass (or is that weeds).

I’ve done quite a lot so far. I have divided up part of the back yard into 3 areas. And am working on one area at a time. Right now I am focusing on the periennials side. I was fortunate to have been given 4 tubulars of cannas, which I’ve planted in April. Now I have over 20 beautiful plants and some seeds which are maturing.

It was not very encouraging to start this garden. Digging through dry, hard clay almost caused me to rethink wanting to start a new garden, but after reading several posts about lasagna gardening, I decided to give it a try. Every day I go out in my neigborhood hoping to find grass/weed. Now I can’t wait for fall to get here so that I can start getting leaves for my pile.

It’s definately a work in progress. Am hoping that this spring my hard work will pay off. It’s definately not pretty right now, but it’s the price I am paying for beautiful soil. Wish me luck! I would welcome any plants from your division. Will be posting pictures of my progress as time goes by.

I live in: United States

My zone is: 7 - GA

First registered on September 10, 2009 .