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Sorry folks the map no longer works. :( Am thinking of leaving this up however since it shows where many of us live (as well as showing folks from outside of Canada where *some* of us live).
We've grown by leaps and bounds since PanamonCreel originally did a map for us (that population explosion would be courtesy of our Eastern members whose markers are now jostling for space in Ontario/Quebec)...hint zeroing in on a member's city (the -/+ is down in the bottom right hand corner) will give more detail to their neck of the woods :). Besides those of us living in Canada we have markers of Canadians (who miss our exquisitely lovely winters ;) that are now residing in the U.S. As well we have a Brit Included in our expanding map that will be leaving hearth and home (maybe sooner than he originally thought :) and will be eventually discovering what we consider short (and long) distance driving in our wild, wild west. Last but not least I do believe three Canadian wanna bees (one a David Thompson reincarnate ;) have added their markers to our map.
I thought it would be nice to start a new thread that included a picture of the map showing our locations so I've put through a request that this one replace the original *sticky* (it'll prolly float around until Dave and/or Terry aren't so busy).
Hi all, I have been lurking here for some time, and finally couldnt resist the map, lol. I am in Castlegar, b.c., have an acre and a bit on the Columbia River. I am an avid but somewhat inept garder and a pretty good plant ecologist. Here is my latest thing in bloom. This seems like a very nice web site all round.
Hi Ginny and Darrel, Thanks for the warm welcome...Thats actually an azalea. Hope youve had a big day in the garden! I planted my winter sown lupins, a little late, and some calendula, a tree peony I bought at the Nelson Garden Show last weekend!
Wonderful to see Castlegar-Rock, Westocast73, blacksheep7_3, agertz as well ! May have missed some...my work computer isn't upgraded enough to see the map but I'm pretty sure a few others have left their mark.
Dave's is a gardener's best resource and I know you'll enjoy it here immensely. :)
re posting pictures:
I usually start my own thread since I often want to start a different topic. However I'll post one in someone else's thread if the picture matches the subject matter of their thread and if they've invited others in (see winter sowing thread). I've also posted when someone's thread has run the course (re admiring, questions etc. regarding what they've posted) and I have a ? or something to show that relates to what was being discussed.
Come winter our threads have often gone all over the place since there aren't too many plants to show. ;)
Who is not around much lately since our house and yard have been targeted by a movie company,,,they want to use our garage and house as well as a neighbors to film their movie. I'm so far behind in the yard it isn't funny. :S The deal hasn't been written in cement yet so we may still turn them down.
I don't know whether to congratulate you or commiserate with you Pam ;-) Frankly, I can't imagine having to keep my yard in film-worthy condition! There are just times when I want to sit and enjoy my gardens, and act as though the weeds are invisible. Please keep us posted on what happens.
Thanks ladies...Ginny for some reason or other I feel the same. ;) I kinda have a feeling though they won't mind weeds . Our house (if we agree to it) is supposed to be owned by a Scientist that's got other things on her mind. Trust me Kat with the work we're now doing (cleaning house...you know those cupboards, closets, etc, etc, that you usually ignore) :S, jobs, planting veggie garden, etc. etc.) there's gunna be weeds galore out there...if they don't like em (and we don't get around to them) ... they can box them outta here too :)~ (along with the contents of our garage and whatever else they don't want...except the weeds don't have to go in the moving van ;). I really wish they'd contacted us months ago (I wouldn't have started soooooooo many plants). :S
I tried to add on but I think I am showing as in the US somehow, I am not very good at this, but feel 30 years in Canada even though in the UK for the last six means I should be OK to be included I think !!!!
Hi guys! I am another ex-pat, living here in Naperville, IL, 35 miles west of Chicago since 1963!! Very active in Canadian Club and Canadian Women's Club here ...retired senior now. Husband was from Montreal and I was from Toronto. Still have family in both places. Meeting dear brother in law from Toronto for dinner tonight , here in Chicago on business. Love to garden and have enjoyed Dave's for quite some time. Now that I am retired, I have more time to noodle around on the computer!! It must be lovely to live in BC with a more temperate climate ...we have had 90 degrees most of the summer ...terribly humid and unbearable to be outdoors most of the time. I dread the Fall, when winter will be right behind and then months of gray and dreary days. That's when I read all my garden magazines and plan my containers and baskets for the next year!! I am in a townhouse, so I can't plant too much in the "ground" among the established landscaping, so I have to do most everything in pots!! But, I love doing them., Look forward to chatting with all of you!! Sandy
Hi Sandy, and welcome back so to speak :-) Three years ago I too lived in a townhouse and had to do most of my gardening in pots. I found out that you can be very creative with them and end up with a space that looks lush and welcoming. I used to live in Victoria BC a long time ago, and as I said to someone else, I was blind to what I had back then as I was just a kid.
Anyway...a warm welcome to you. Nice to have you popping in to chat.
Just wanted to say hi!
Canadian transplanted to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, well kind of, I still keep a house and garden in Calgary Alberta as well. Hope I qualify to join your group... :)
Gardening in Zone 3 and 8 is kind of fun.
Added my pin to your map as well.
New gardener from Brampton ON, northwest of Toronto that most think of as a bedroom community, but still has a neighborhood called Flowertown due to the huge number of greenhouses in the area... the city has absolutely stunning public gardens, a few blocks from my house there is a profusion of beautiful annuals ... if anyone is nearby would love to talk about how to move from newbie gardener to more experienced cultivator...
Hi janet59, and welcome to the Canadian forum on Dave's Garden.
I'm not *really* close to you, but not too far away - just a couple of hours. As far as any questions, just ask away! We have a lot of very skilled and knowledgable gardeners here that will be more than willing to help out.
I just became a paid up member and have placed my pin on the map. That is in Granville beach Nova Scotia. The weather has been mild of late and my wife and I took a break and played nine holes of golf today. It was 17 degrees a couple of days ago and melted the last remaining drifts of snow from the 35cm we got in November. I retired this spring and intend to do some gardening as we have a micro climate here zone 6A I am told.
Anyway hi to all you fellow Canadian members.
Hi Eastjack! I grew up in Halifax. Love visiting Nova Scotia and Granville Beach is a lovely area. Very scenic. Yes, some parts of NS are zone 6A, like my parents, and you are so lucky to have that. I'm a full zone behind you. Welcome to DG!
Bumping this one up.. long time since I was on the forum as I have been quite ill but I have renewed my membership and am popping in to say hello.. reminder to all.. lived in Canada for years and years then went to the UK.. well guess what we are coming home, flying back on Easter Monday for good, it is big relief and can't wait to see ther Lower Mainland in BC again.
I see there hasn't been a posting here for a few weeks so am hoping someone is still reading this
Hello all, I'm a new member, and sure appreciate what this site is all about. I need guidance on ground cover and new landscaping in zone 4b. Please see my posting yesterday in the Beginner Landscaping forum.
There are a lot of places that aren't add-able on the map, cuz they're not familiar to some (like Brandon, Manitoba isn't available on FaceBook lol)
So, nevrest - I suppose you'll be getting "the boys" soon, and will then send them to me. I'm looking forward to seeing your pics on the gnome trips thread.
I'm looking forward to having them in Calgary, too! Is it possible I may have them for December 4th? I'm going to the Devonion Gardens, just south of Edmonton, and would love to have pics of them there. As well as my Christmas tree, too. I got that decorated last night, so I'm ready for 'em ^_^
I am new to this site and to forums in general. Is this only about the map or are other topics suitable. For instance, I am wondering about planting a delphinium under or close to a Bitternut (Juglone family ), and would like to know if anyone has experience with how delphs will fare with juglone toxicity.
Wondering how many Canadians are left. I see the number of SUBSCRIBERS to DG is, and has been for quite a long time, dropping by 20-30 people a week. At that rate, in 3 years there won't be any left and DG will be modeled completely for the casual users who don't pay a membership.