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Addicted to gardening & plants for decades, moved to AL from OH in 2007 and absolutely love it! My passion is beautiful and unusual foliage inside and out, nectar plants for hummers and butterflies, fragrant flowers, propagating whatever, and attracting the (friendly) tiny critters like birds, anole lizards, toads, hummingbirds, butterflies, geckos, skinks. We don't use any sprays or 'cides.
As I've done everywhere I've lived (except apartments,) and many times in other people's yards, I've started new gardens at this house. There was just one tiny 1-foot wide bed in a corner when I moved here, but now there are many. Propagation and a lot of elbow grease have enabled me to do almost all of the landscaping virtually for free - freescaping. There are now more Gardenias, Hydrangeas, Brugmansias, elephant ears, figs, Cannas, confederates roses, "regular" roses, and many other new plants, to make this yard more enjoyable and pretty for us while we're here, and for whoever else may come later. I have a ton of potted plants, most of which come inside for winter.
Equally as fun as doing these things is sharing the info about how they were/are done, so others can find the same pleasures from their plants/yard. After all, it is through the previous help/advice from others through books, internet, forums, that enable me to find info to lead to successful gardening endeavors (most of the time, like anyone, I have fails.) I find the learning process fascinating and enjoyable, and will never stop trying to improve and increase what I think I know.
My most sincere hope is to never arrive at a point where I think I know everything. I doubt that's possible, and would be too boring to tolerate. If I've said something that gave you the impression I think I know everything, it's just a failure on my part to translate to writing the tone and spirit which I intend.
I'm just a soul who's intentions are good.
Oh lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.
- The Animals
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You're welcome to check out my foliage and repotting article at purpleinopp.blog.com. I also have a blog about mini gardens.
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I live in: United States
My zone is: 8b AL
My favorite forum 1 is House Plants.
My favorite forum 2 is Plant Propagation.
First registered on April 11, 2009