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Schenectady, NY


October 8, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9299588

There are a total of 98 votes:


My local Extension Service.
(4 votes, 4%)
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Garden magazines.
(0 votes, 0%)
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Friends and relatives.
(3 votes, 3%)
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The internet.
(29 votes, 29%)
Red dot


The library.
(1 votes, 1%)
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Dave's Garden!
(45 votes, 45%)
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Other (tell us!)
(16 votes, 16%)
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Previous Polls

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 8, 2012
9:53 AM

Post #9299589

of course i said Dave's Garden!

i also have to put a plug in for my favorite gardening book, The Southern Living Garden Book. couldn't survive without DG and TSLGB. well, i'd survive but it wouldn't be much fun...
marti001
Somerset, KY
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9299630

I use all of them to find information I need.

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

October 8, 2012
10:21 AM

Post #9299631

I get helpful information here & also help others when I can.
Bernie
Regality
Concord, CA
(Zone 9b)

October 8, 2012
11:02 AM

Post #9299661

The Sunset Western Garden Book is my Bible, but Dave's Garden is the preacher.

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 8, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9299662

I had to vote "Other" because mostly i get my information from Dave's Garden and other sources on the internet (in that order of course)!

juhur7

juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6b)

October 8, 2012
1:21 PM

Post #9299781

I voted DG and would say experience of self. Seems we all enjoy this site of forums with our other material resources, the books, the net , etc,etc, Of others I think the growers and their Dept of Agriculture information is what I go for, When I can get to them!!!!
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9299815

DavesGarden AND the internet.
Debsroots
Northwest, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 8, 2012
4:18 PM

Post #9299941

Dave's Garden and the Internet. I have canceled most of my magazine subscriptions.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 8, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9299987

The ground. I plant it, watch and see how it fares and if it doesn't last long I know not to plant it again.
wed2thahwind
bertrand
Canada

October 8, 2012
5:45 PM

Post #9300024

I said DG for sure...I'm relatively new to gardening and I always visit here for info! I used to be signed up for rodales organic gardening mag but that was just for reading long ago before I got a computer. DG for me mow and very happy with it!
Pepper23...Ilike your method! :)
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 9, 2012
5:30 AM

Post #9300359

Voting 'other' but it is really 'all of the above'.
OutsidePlaying
Laceys Spring, AL
(Zone 7a)

October 9, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9300380

Of course, Dave's is one of my number one go-to sources, especially my mid-south friends. But I do go to my 'Easy Gardens of the South' book, a few internet sites, and occasionally use the extension service or Alabama Gardening magazine's advice. Well, that really boils down to 'all of the above'.

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 9, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9300451

DG, friends and family AND Garden magazines. Plus I never miss the opportunity to see Melinda Myers. She has given me excellent advice over the past 7 years...

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9301335

I vote other my favorite is AHS books (AHS is American Horticultural Society), other gardening books and library...Also Dave's Garden!

cececoogan

cececoogan
Waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 10, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9301389

oh yeah I have that also. In fact, I have two versions. I got one in 2001 and and updated one in 2007. Forgot about those.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2012
9:00 AM

Post #9301507

I voted "friends and relatives" but it's actually a DG friend who has been most helpful. Thanks, JD.

Seldom do I even look at my many gardening books since computers arrived. They are good for snowy days in winter.

Dave's Garden has been a blessing and I love reading the experiences others have had with plants I'm growing, have grown or have killed. Experience is the best teacher and DG people do share their successes and failures so we can avoid their mistakes and accept their help with our gardens.

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 10, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9301536

Nicely said pirl and i agree 100% :-D
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

October 10, 2012
9:46 AM

Post #9301539

Thanks. I don't have the time or patience to deal with other gardening sites and repeat the same things endlessly so DG is where I am happy and where I intend to stay.
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9301815

Other: garden books
cando1
Ozone, AR
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2012
1:20 AM

Post #9302123

Mine is all of the above. My favorite is DG.
Vickie
joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 11, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9302372

I said other...I do use Dave's a LOT, but I am in two garden clubs with many master gardeners, and I learn so much there!

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 11, 2012
9:38 AM

Post #9302374

I voted Internet but it really comes down to a combination of internet, DG, books and learning from others in person.

lourspolaire

lourspolaire
Delray Beach, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 15, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9305714

I voted "Other" because "All of the above" was not an option. When I need info on a plant, I check all those choices one by one and then, I make a mental spaghetti model of all those recommendations; much like the weather people use to forecast the path of a hurricane. Often, what one source will describe as a full sun plant requiring lots of water, another source will classify as drought tolerant and partial sunlight. Having multiple sources allows me to average all the recommendations. It's a start, I guess.

Sylvain.
Bloominggardens
Edgewater, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 18, 2012
7:38 AM

Post #9336131

Dave's garden,the internet,friends and relatives.

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