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I've been hanging around here for a few weeks. I live in Central Mass and keep some flowers and veggies. This year the gardens are betters than ever thanks to the new husband on the property. 8-) We've fenced in a good sized veggie patch and are growing corn, beans, summer and zucchini squash, a dozen or so toms, basil, potatoes, eggplant, peas, celery, broccoli, peppers, strawberry, pumpkin, melon, carrots, beets, radishes, and tons of herbs and flowers. The bed out front has turned into basically an all-perennial bed, and in front of the porch we've got bulbs (got to move the hostas there this August to cover the dead and dying next season). Another bed out back is mostly annuals from direct seed (morning glories, zinnia, cosmos, lupines) that I hope will self-seed, along with some verbena and lantana as place-holders while they grow. I've got a grassy bed with liriope, zebra grass, and some more lupines and morning glories (probably there's nasturtium in there too). And this past week the husband put in a nice brick walk out front that I surrounded with celosia and portulaca, with a little pink vinca, salvia, and begonia for good measure.
I lean toward organic square foot/wide bed devil-may-care gardening. I tend to trellis with oddball sticks and strings, and you'll be hard pressed to find regimented rows of anything here. I've been gardening "forever" and am an amalgram of all the techniques I've tried and read about over the years. Somewhere between rustic/cottage/hippy gardening, I suppose. It's very nice to meet you all and I look forward to finding some nice smart friends here!
Yes, I do spend pretty much every spare minute outside. This weekend was a bummer!
yeah, unfortunately, York is about the same distance from me as Dover is lol. I'll just have to keep my eye out on our local papers or something, I guess. Maybe check out craigslist posts and see if any events like this are posted on there close to home lol.
Hi - I'm fairly new to DG and new to this list. I live in central Mass and am a new homeowner with 3/4 acre. Had a veggie garden last year and plan to expand it this year. Also, this year I plan to take on the previous owner's perennial garden and plant a lot of natives. I have some gardening experience but not a whole lot, but I'm adventurous and willing to do a lot of trial and error. I'll post some pics tomorrow.
I'm in Suffolk county, Long Island--northern coast. Two-year old property (to me) with a full acre of dense woods. Luckily for me, there is a substantial amount of well planned out (by previous homeowners or mother nature, I'm not sure) native woodland plantings, but I also have plenty of untouched spaces to play with and one large shaded clearing in my lower back "ancillary" yard that is begging for a flagstone path/patio and a new shade garden. Germinating 5 different plants from seed right now for the first time (!), but also splurged on two new hydrangea (little honey and limelight) to complement the 15+ I already have going. Lost a 75 foot oak at the end of last summer due to unexplained causes, so a bit concerned about how all my "front yard" shade plantings/groundcover will deal given the new light conditions... New to gardening in general, but rapidly getting addicted and hoping to make it a constant habit.
Looking forward to getting to know everyone and learn from your experiences!
Some of you may remember me, but I was fairly active here from 2006-2008. I kinda dropped off the face of the planet (well, DG anyways) due to having crunch time at school, losing my job and various other things. I'm now looking to move to a new place about 10 miles or so from where I live now.
For those who don't remember me, I'm Ben and I live in Pennsylvania, and have been (with some success) trying to establish a "tropical" garden there... I'll see about posting some of my plant info in one of the other threads sometime soon.
Hello everyone. Name is Rob. My wife Penny and I garden (or something that looks kinda like that) in Southern New Hampshire. We grow a veggie garden for our family and we grow whatever flowers we think might grow. I've been around on the site for a it now and am taking advantage of DG's complimentary pass to check out the subscriber forums. I enjoy taking photos of the things we grow and sharing them here on the site for the plantfiles. Perhaps I'll become a regular subscriber once the pass runs out.
Hi all! I am JuneyBug - JuneBug/Nancy/June and I will be moving to Dover AFB area of Delaware on the 23rd of Feb. I have container gardened in Korea, and gardened in Missouri, Louisiana, Hawaii, Texas and Arkansas and know very little about growing things in the northeast. I am sure that I will have lots of questions☺
Hey, juneybug, welcome! Have seen you on trash to treasure. Welcome back to the states. There is going to be a plant swap/get together at my place on May 18. I am located near the Delaware memorial bridge only about an hour from Dover. Hope to see you there.
Hi, I'm Jim, just moved to Rhinebeck, NY. Already, I'm finding gardening here a bit different: 100-degree, 85%-humidity, drought-filled days (baked lettuce, anyone?) followed by temperate weeks in the 70s, low humidity and daily rain. Don't know if it's the local climate or global warming!
In any case, looking forward to finding good advice here to help me adjust to the new gardening environment.
Hi- my name is Lisa, a weekend/summer gardener in Pennsylvania (zone 6a). I just joined Dave's this week, and am already obsessed. We just started square foot garden/container gardening & drip irrigation after many years of losing the battle with critters and watering issues. This year we have a fabulous garden listening to all the great advice. Thanks!
Hello! I'm very happy to finally be joining some of the forums on DG. I live in southern Worcester County, Massachusetts and really enjoy growing a variety of plants, bulbs in particular. I look forward to sharing, caring and bearing the fruits of new friendships and information. Best! Rich