Welcome to purpleinopp's Member Page
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.
For the last time before retirement I hope, I'm moving again. I've never had the luxury of moving to a place with existing garden beds, and will need to create them again. It no longer seems like such a daunting task after doing it so many times, and I deeply enjoy converting grassy areas and corners/edges that require so much time to maintain into gardens that need only organic material/mulch added occasionally, and to have any unwanted sprouts pulled. Literally starting with a blank slate this time, after re-grading part of the yard and putting in new patio and fence. This time, I should be there long enough to see the stuff I plant become mature, full-grown.
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
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 .