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North Augusta, ON

August 9, 2007
3:59 PM

Post #3836386

I loved it!! What a fun little article...I even caught the dry humor...even giggled a few times. Articles don't have to be always serious!!
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2007
4:09 PM

Post #3836438

I enjoyed it a lot, too! Thanks, Lori!
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2007
4:43 PM

Post #3836557

It was entertaining. I've taken others like that before and whatever I am labelled it won't change my ways.


Allen Park, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 9, 2007
4:58 PM

Post #3836597

Good Job, I thoght the questions were a great idea.


(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2007
4:58 PM

Post #3836598

I could see myself and two of my neighbours in this quiz, what a hoot!
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 9, 2007
5:52 PM

Post #3836752

What a fun article! I giggled my way through all the questions and descriptions of gardening styles. I guess my style is a bit of everything, but I did answer "D" twice... however, I'd like to note that you wouldn't believe just how *im*perfectly manicured my nails are! I don't think my hands are ever entirely clean in spring & summer... LOL!
Necedah, WI
(Zone 4b)

August 9, 2007
6:25 PM

Post #3836865

I liked it too- very funny!! More articles like this to break up the learning process with some fun.
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2007
6:39 PM

Post #3836911

Liked it,...giggled myself. I guess im not the only one that does some of those things. I tied
Panama, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2007
7:05 PM

Post #3837004

this was a hoot! Being an A type gardener in a totally non Type personality (I tend to test strangely, I've had professionals throw up their hands and walk away!), I've finally discovered what's missing - it's all those annuals I'm supposed to be buying!
Prattville, AL
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2007
7:24 PM

Post #3837085

Great fun! I do have more trees than annuals - but it's neck and neck between trees and woody shrubs...
Southeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2007
7:45 PM

Post #3837168

Thanks a lot, everyone. My husband made fun of me while I was writing it and said I was some of each. The secret is: He's right. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
DFW area, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 9, 2007
8:09 PM

Post #3837270

Heck, I printed up 3 copies - gonna mail them to my friends.
They'll get a real charge out of this, as I did. Now, I'm not
saying how many "Ds" I got, not even for ready money would
I ever tell :o) - I'll just say that no self-respecting gardening
club would admit me as a member. Thanks a bunch.
Loved it.
Santa Fe, NM

August 9, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #3837825

Critterologist, I, too answered "D" twice! This is making me laugh and I had a very rough day so Much Appreciated! ( My nails hardly exist and I'm lousy on the computer.)
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)

August 9, 2007
11:10 PM

Post #3837864

I really liked it also. When all was said and done, I ended up with 2 A's and 3 D's. Kinda reminded me of my grade school report cards. :)


Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2007
11:51 PM

Post #3837999

Hmmm... for most I answered 'e' (none of the above)... not sure how to categorize that...
1. E. what on earth would I ever want with a Daylily??? so i tossed it in the trash immediately, since it wasn't a palm.

2. E. A shrub? Why would I ever plant a shrub when I could plant a palm? So I planted a palm

3. E. I have too many Japenese Maples already, so I went out and bought another palm

4. E. Veggie garden??? You have got to be joking!

5. E. Photo C came close, but a blank slate in Hawaii- now THAT would excite me... more room for palms!!

So For those of us (and I am sure there are many, right??) who answered E. for all the questions, you get labeled as a great obsessive, cumpulsive palm gardner.. .what other kinds of gardners are there??

This message was edited Aug 9, 2007 11:00 PM
Tellico Plains, TN
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2007
1:23 AM

Post #3838377

Love it , especially the thing about perennials dieing and you didn't know you killed it or feel bad because ya forgot about it ... or something like that.

Thanks for the grins,
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 10, 2007
3:14 AM

Post #3838860

I thought it was hilarious! I'm somewhere between an academic gardener and an idealistic gardener (although I do get a lot more things done than the idealistic gardener!) The only question I didn't know how to answer was the vegetable garden one, I don't grow veggies and don't have any interest in growing veggies, and that wasn't one of the choices!

(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2007
4:38 AM

Post #3839084

Me neither. I mean, really, EAT my garden? After all the work I put in??
DFW area, TX
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2007
5:23 AM

Post #3839183

LOL, 2zeus ! I know exactly what you mean.

Between the rains drowning everything and turning it black
and the sun scorching to death the poor struggling plants,
the ONLY thing that actually thrived and gave me over
one dozen fruits was the lone butternut squash vine that grew
on a 2 foot mound. Well, I was so proud of the squash -
I would gladly have waxed and polished them and arranged
them in an artful display if they had promised not to rot and
stink up the house. While they were each and every single
one delicious, it hurt my heart to have to cook them up -
my only gardening accomplishment of this entire summer :o(
Council Bluffs, IA
(Zone 4b)

August 11, 2007
5:44 PM

Post #3844779

I loved, loved this article! I was laughing the whole time, and feeling a little guilty about my lack of any planning skills!!!

Lori, you are a wonderful writer and I can't wait to read your next article!!!!
Crown Point, IN

August 13, 2007
7:13 PM

Post #3852748

On a 5 star scale - It didn't get above the clouds...
Georgetown, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2007
11:40 PM

Post #3853860

Very enjoyable. Thanks for the grins.
The Monadnock Region, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 15, 2007
2:55 PM

Post #3859371

Wonderful, funny article. I loved every word!!

The 'quiz' was a great touch, too. I scored all around the chart, so I guess I am a bit of each of those gardener types, all rolled into one!!

Thanks for the chuckle on such a wonderful subject.
Columbus, OH

August 10, 2009
3:03 PM

Post #6929971

fun to laugh at our negative qualities. I got 4 D's but it only seems partly like me because I like to research what I plant, but not too much.
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #6949526

Palmbob: Liked your answers! As a gardener, you certainly know what you like! =)

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