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Old 03-04-2006, 07:33 PM   #11
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I'm a gardener too... I have a soap making business and grow all the herbs needed for the soap. Lots of lavender, calendula, chamomile, rosemary, & mint. A couple of rugosa roses that produce huge hips in the fall. Hyssop, jupiter's beard, and a variety of agastaches for the butterflies. A big bed of raspberries, a couple of Concorde grape vines, and 18 apple trees. And I usually grow tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, peas, and green beans in the veggie garden along with the culinary herbs like basil, sage, & oregano. I do a little canning and freeze a lot of applesauce .

There's a rock garden in the back yard with dwarf conifers, a variety of small plants, and grasses. And a long flower bed full of iris, snapdragons, feverfew (one of "those" herbs that got away from me), and columbine.

It seems like every year I have a new "project" for the garden. I actually was delighted to get an entire pallet of flagstone for Christmas this year! But with my knee injury, I just hope to keep everything alive and grow a few tomatoes. We live in the high desert, so in addition to planting and weeding every single thing has to be hand watered... It's going to be my year "off" from gardening, I'm afraid.

Edited to add: check out Lana's sunflower: notice the spiral produced by the seeds in the center of the flower? That's an example of the"golden ratio", a numerical oddity found throughout nature like the Fibonnaci numbers used by knitters when planning stripes. Sunflowers, pinecones, & pineapples, for example, all have the same pattern in the same mathematical equation.
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:22 PM   #12
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I like to garden also, however as I have problems with my carpal tunnel and all my hobbies (reading, knitting, gardening,baking, scrapbooking, internet browsing) involve using my hands I have to limit how much I use them. Pulling weeds for example, ruins me for knitting and sleeping(hands wake me up tingling etc).

As a result, my gardening is kind of hap-hazard and not very orderly. I prefer plants that either fruit or flower. I have a variety of annuals, perreniels, shrubs and trees, some fruit and veg. I made the mistake of introducing my husband to gardening in the hopes that he would help with clearing part of our back section that needs lots of TLC (he still hasn't done so). Instead he is obsessed with propagating and has littered our house with little pots of this and that. He especially likes succulents and planting seeds from fruit we eat to see what happens.

I get some grief from 1 or 2 people I know about not planting more native plants but I am more into the "so-called exotics" as they are generally more colourful. I'll attempt to attach some photos my DH has made.
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Old 03-05-2006, 07:41 AM   #13
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What beautiful pictures! Makes spring fever even worse. I love to garden. But right now all I have blooming in my yarn is crocus. I planted about 100 bulbs in November, so I should have many more blossoms any day now. Waiting, waiting...
Anyway, here are a few pics from my rock garden last year:
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:36 AM   #14
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I THINK I'm still a garderner. Had a stroke nearly 2 years ago which affected my right side. I believe the stroke was brought on by a too low level of potassium due to my working in the yard for a few weeks and sweating up a storm and not taking care to drink OJ and eat other potassium sources. The 1st thing they did at the hospital was put me on intravenous potassium.

Anyway, I've been a little leary of repeating the circumstances that occurred before my stroke. Fortunately, I'm able to use my right hand even though it continues to feel like it is awakening from sleep.

It's only my husband and me and it seems to be a waste of time to grow my own tomatoes and peppers. However, I grow lots of perennials and bulbs...daylilies, daffodils, peonies, poppies.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:40 AM   #15
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Glomper, I have lots of Love-in-a-Mist, also. Really love it and blue flax.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:27 PM   #16
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I have a porch container garden. In it I've grown culinary and medicinal herbs (ie yarrow, feverfew, mints), grape vines, hops, and hanging baskets of various flowers. I also grow beans, tomatoes...last year I tried a purple tomatillo (very sensitive to our drought) and a couple of years ago managed to grow miniature popcorn in a windowbox length container which I put on the porch. Nice green screens, and it offered variety of texture when next to my moonflowers.

For common plants I'm a fan of Martha Washington geraniums, species roses, and those lovely varigated "super-tunias". Heirloom gardening is something that I strive for, in spite of the super-tunias. Someday I hope to be able to try my hand at a bog garden. I love blue/yellow flag irises and woodland plants like trillium, which thanks to conservation efforts are now making a comeback in these parts.
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Fantastic photos, Jan and Lana!

Here are a few of mine.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:47 PM   #18
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I am so loving everyone's pictures! We have a nice crop of dandelions come summer. :rofling:
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I dont garden, but I just wanted to say the pics here Ive seen are wonderful1

and I had a dream I was gardening last night.
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I am so loving everyone's pictures! We have a nice crop of dandelions come summer. :rofling:
I LOVE fields of dandelions. DH doesn't particularly like them interupting his little green lawn.

It's snowing here today! Especially nice to look at flowers and dream :zzz: of spring.
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