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I am a hopelessly addicted gardener living on .4 acres in Sonoma County, CA. I grew up in Nebraska and Luther Burbank was right.... this climate is the best on earth for growing things. I do miss the winter chill and what it does for tulips, lilacs and peonies. I do not miss the humidity so I will do without the hollyhocks I grew up with.
I have slowly carved out various gardens on our property in the five years we since we have been here. First was a veggie garden of raised beds and raspberry patch (Thanks hubbie!)and a formal herb bed outside the kitchen. Also a xeriscape garden next to the driveway. Next year was a very ambitious herbaceous border since reorganized into a progresive monochromatic color theme border. My son was born the next year so not alot got done then. The year after that a white garden. Last year we enlargened the veggie garden with pumpkin patch and fruit trees and cut down five trees to open up more sunny places to garden! This year I am working on a mediteranean grey/silver gravel garden with a fire pit and comfy seating for sunset viewing. Also encouraging moss in the back corner of the property with a rock mini-labyrinth. Next year I hope to tackle the north property line and get a shrub border/native plant garden going. Gotta rip out all the ivy first and take down the chain link fence. Always another project and I would not have it any other way!

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My favorite forum 1 is Landscape Design.

My favorite forum 2 is Perennials.

First registered on February 08, 2002 .