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karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2007
1:08 PM

Post #3552135

I'm so excited to have found this forum. I have been trying to garden for years now, but not very successfully. I'm hoping joining this group will help. My dad is an avid gardener, mostly vegetables, while I'm crazy about flowers. I've been through this forum and am so jealous of all of your arrangements, esp the fact that you get it from your own gardens. I do a lot of arrangements, but I buy all my flowers. There's a certain quality I love in your arrangements from the garden. It must be something that is really meaningful for you. Anyway, I will be starting a cut flower garden with my dad, and am totally open to suggestions. I can't wait!! Thanks in advance!!
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 30, 2007
9:51 PM

Post #3554273

A garden dedicated to cut flowers is my dream . . . alas, DH is not inclined to sacrifice even more of his lawn at this time . . . lol
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2007
1:53 AM

Post #3555280

My grandmother (and I am 65) always told me one can't live without a cutting garden and I do agree with her...the very best of all worlds...
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2007
2:01 AM

Post #3555325

Well, I am working on DH. Last year he sacrificed almost 1/3 of the lawn to put in a fragrance garden for me :-)
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2007
3:25 AM

Post #3555742

Why do men love grass so much...we ladies are the ones who mow anyway?????
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2007
10:45 AM

Post #3556318

I'm lucky my dad could care less about grass. DH is in school so he could care less about it either. Fragrance garden sounds nice.
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2007
11:06 AM

Post #3556353

Well, when we bought the house in 2002 the entire yard had been neglected for about 40 years. DH rototilled all of it, hand sowed the lawn, and babied it along - fighting Japanese beetles, etc along the way. For me to brazenly ask him to tear up all that work - well, let's just say he is a really sweet guy.

eventually, I will get a cut garden - I just have to get the timing right. Right now, it is important to show that I can handle the gardens I have - which are being overrun with weeds!
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 31, 2007
12:38 PM

Post #3556587

weeding is a never ending proposition...Preen really helps me...after the plants are in you can use these granules...it is a pre-emergence and also feeds your plants...
karmaplace
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 1, 2007
12:22 AM

Post #3559137

Seandor, DH sounds like a really sweet guy. I hate that my DH can do in an hour's work what I struggle to do in a whole day, but can't seem to tear him away from his long list of MANLY duties.
Seandor
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2007
1:13 PM

Post #3565253

Right now the gardens are slowly being overwhelmed by weeds - and I cannot work outside in heat and humidity - everything must be done basically before 8 am, unless the day is cool and overcast.

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