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I love planting flowers and watching them bloom. I originally decided to plant flowers so that my daughters could have the joy of picking them. I started by planting cosmos and sunflowers in a garden along with items that were fun for children to harvest (peas, pumpkins, etc.). Next I planted tulips, daffodils and crocus. Then my father gave me a few copies of Bird and Blooms magazine and suddenly I was hooked. I placed feeders for the birds around the yard and my children were delighted to see them.

After planting a few hostas and heucheras, I fell in love with them. I enjoy the variety offered in these plants and have even added some mini hosta to my collection. I also love irises because they bring back wonderful childhood memories and they smell so sweet.

Currently I am working on an iris bed and a couple of shade beds (more hostas and heucheras). But the progress is slow because I also enjoying going places and spending time with my girls and my husband. We spend alot of time at the pool during the summer.

I love browsing the forums and have learned so much by just reading the posts. I have met some wonderful people on GardenWeb. It is one of my favorite websites.

Happy Gardening!

Valerie

I live in: United States

My zone is: z4 UT

My favorite forum 1 is House Plants.

My favorite forum 2 is Iris.

First registered on September 02, 2003 .