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I have been interested in gardening since I was a young child. My first experience at a flower garden was probably when I was somewhere between 8, 9 or 10. With my mother's help, I had a circle of flowers in my parents' backyard.

I once gave inground gardening an honest try. I added all this topsoil to the area where my azaleas are at the front of the house and planted some annuals. After a heavy downpour one night shortly thereafter, I awoke to find the topsoil washed away onto the lawn and my plants no longer standing. I knew there had to be some other way for me to have a natural palette of colors in my yard!!

I may be described as 'weird' to a passerby in a car or even a neighbor because on some nights, I am outside with the floodlights on my house and garage between 9:00 p.m. and as late as 1:20 A.m. readying a newly-purchased container with soil and fertilizer so that it can become home to another plant I just happened upon at the nursery. (I can't resist a purchase of something whenever I go 'looking' nowadays). But late night gardening is very relaxing because both the temperature and the stiffling humidity generally have declined later into the night.

So, this summer is my real commitment to container gardening. After discovering this website and realizing just how much can be done in containers, I know this is what I want to do and develop. I'm encouraged by all the advice offered in the forums and motivated by the pictures of the container gardens of PLANTLADY, GABAGOO and all the others whose creativity and talent I have yet to see!

I live in: United States

My zone is: z7VA

My favorite forum 1 is Container Gardening.

My favorite forum 2 is Balcony Gardening.

First registered on July 20, 2003 .