Mid-South Gardening forum: Hoping to re-connect with some fellow mid-south gardeners (and some new ones)

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Name: Loretta
West Tennessee (Zone 7b)
\"Everybody's normal until you get
Irises Dog Lover Ponds Region: Tennessee Daylilies Region: United States of America
lorettalea
Mar 16, 2013 1:12 PM CST
Hi,
I used to be pretty active on some of the online gardening sites and I miss having a place to socialize w/other gardening addicts. You know that those not obsessed with plants just don't understand.....spending 50.00 dollars for a daylily, all my spare time up to my elbows in dirt, working in the garden at night or in the rain......the list could go on & on. Today the weather is perfect and all I can think about is MY GARDEN!!!!!!

My favorites are Japanese Iris, daylilies, and water gardening. I live about 40 miles east of Memphis, Tn, about 8 miles north of the TN / MS LINE. Thumb of 2013-03-16/lorettalea/a49689
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Mar 16, 2013 2:03 PM CST
Wow! That is gorgeous. I never would have thought about combining!

Name: Loretta
West Tennessee (Zone 7b)
\"Everybody's normal until you get
Irises Dog Lover Ponds Region: Tennessee Daylilies Region: United States of America
lorettalea
Mar 16, 2013 2:41 PM CST
Wow! that baby is soooo cute. Thanks, roses and clematis just seem to go together. The problem is that the rose and clematis bloom once in early spring & then nothing. After the clematis is through blooming I plant some morning glory seed to climb and to add some color.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
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abhege
Mar 16, 2013 8:10 PM CST
Thanks, that baby is now three but I've been taking her to the garden with me since before she could walk ( photo) she loves helping grandma and she's very good at digging potatoes, planting bulbs and seeds, weeding and of course, every child's favorite, watering!

Great idea about the morning glories following the clematis and roses. What variety rose is it? I just bought a new one, Zephirine Drouhin, old variety and almost thornless, but very fragrant. I think it will get a second blush though, I sure hope so.

I am still getting used to the seasons down here in Ga. I can't say I've ever spent $50 on a Lily, but I did spend $8 for 10 seeds and use most of my disposable cash on garden related things and I have been out in the rain working as well.

My daughter was never into gardening UNTIL college but she's probably more intense about it than I am even. Hilarious!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 19, 2014 9:26 AM CST
Hello Loretta! Have you had any problems with your Japanese iris and the heat? I grow some in NC, and have 7 more varieties on order, but always worry about if they are getting too much sun. I also grow Louisiana iris and quite a few bearded iris. Would love any good JA iris tips!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 13, 2014 12:27 PM CST
That arbor is amazing! Sorry I didn't see this sooner. wow!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Aug 13, 2014 12:42 PM CST
I'll say. Lovey dubby
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Deebie
Aug 13, 2014 5:00 PM CST
I agree Amazing arbor. @Purple, what succulent is that you have pictured?
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
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purpleinopp
Aug 14, 2014 9:55 AM CST
@Deebie, it's this:


👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Aug 14, 2014 4:26 PM CST
Ooh, a cutie. I like that. Drooling
Name: Jay Wyatt
Crossville, TN
I Garden for God.
JayWyatt
Feb 13, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Gorgeous!!
Garden for God and your harvest will be sweet!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 13, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Welcome! Jay. Unfortunately, though there are a lot of us mid-south gardeners on ATP, this forum doesn't have many posts (to say the least), and that's too bad. What sort of gardening/plants are you interested in. I can perhaps suggest other forums that have a robust group of posters. Thumbs up
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Name: Jay Wyatt
Crossville, TN
I Garden for God.
JayWyatt
Feb 13, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Awe thanks. Veggies, fruits, ornamental, ponds, permaculture lol.
Garden for God and your harvest will be sweet!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Feb 13, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Jay, these are some of the forums that are in my "favorites" list. I have listed them from what I think are the most-posted to those with lesser posts.

1. Orchids - I grow a lot of them and there are some real experts that post here regularly
2. All Things Gardening
3. Ask A Question
4. Sandbox - Covers anything and everything. I started a thread titled "Adios, Dave's Garden" that has drawn a lot of interest of those that also visit/subscribe to Dave's Garden or have visited/subscribed to it in the past.
5. Edibles and Preserving
6. Houseplants
7. Plumeria - not so active in the winter months but really gets going in the spring and summer


There are probably many, many more forums with lots of interest and posts, but I have enough to deal with, having 20 forums as my "favorite".
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Region: Arkansas Region: Louisiana Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kathy547
Mar 22, 2016 9:21 AM CST
I live literally on the Arkansas/Louisiana line. I'm about an hour from Shreveport, La going one way & about an hour & a half from Texarkana, AR/TX going the other way. I was a member of GardenWeb for years, lost my computer & internet so only have internet on my phone or go to the library. Hate GW now because half the time I can't get a comment posted. It's just not the same. I'm a member of PlantSwap but not there very often since finding this site. I'm a member of several garden groups on Facebook & in fact am an admin for the South Arkansas/North Louisiana Garden Club & Exchange. I formed it because there was zero activity it seemed in my area. I would love to do in person swaps but those aren't popular for my area for some reason.
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Missielover
Sep 11, 2016 6:58 PM CST
The picture of the arbor is just downright beautiful! I live in Ga and we are struggling with no rain.. Grass is parched and every one of my hydrangeas are limp in one day.. So we water.
I just love plants! Simple truth. My favorites are the peonies and hydrangeas. I have less time in the garden now as I have acquired a little RV and I plan to travel. But that is just troubling because of my yard and plants. What to do! Maybe short trips! But your yard is gorgeous! Hurray!

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