My Trade List
A few years ago we inherited my
mother-in-laws home. (She remarried and moved upstate) It’s by no means my
"dream home", but it has a lot of potential. We live in a small town just
northeast of Memphis, TN.
We are on about a half an acre
and when we moved in there was not even one tree or shrub planted. My
vision is to create a living fence by outlining the property with trees
and shrubs. So far it’s a slow process!
I have four children, two of which are grown and have their own children.
(a grandmother of 5 at the age of 45!!) I still have two at home ages 16
and 17. I’ve been married to very gardening challenged man for the past 20
years. He loves to mow the lawn (I think he feels like a farmer riding his
lawn mower) So....my vision for shrinking the lawn is a constant battle!!
We compromise about many things. He has to have Burmuda grass, I
have to have Flower beds. so I deal with the weeding. (hmmm, doesn’t
really sound fair does it?)
I am self-employed or semi-retired,
depends on how you look at it really. I make candles and bath and
body products....I even have a gardeners soap that contains coffee
grounds...its GREAT for washing away dirty grime from being in the garden.
I’ve even been known to trade a bar or two of soap for plants!
I’ve been a member of GardenWeb for
many years but am not an avid poster. I usually just Google
answers to my questions because I know it can be frustrating to have the
same question asked a million times over.. I have however, met a few friends here that
My interests are propagating, herb
gardening and this year I have developed a love for roses. Actually,
I have always loved growing roses but had to leave them all behind when we
moved so I’m starting over this year. I’m a novice really, but it
doesn’t mean I love them any less! I’m looking forward to learning
from the more experienced rose growers on this forum.