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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Feb 22, 2010 4:22 PM CST
Real name: Jan
Age: just a number
Family: 1 son, William, 21 yrs old, college student
Occupation: Pharmacy Insurance Biller
Hobbies: Gardening, crafts
Pets: 4 dogs, 2 cats, 5 birds, 2 rabbits
Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Bromeliad Hummingbirder
Hostas Echinacea Dog Lover Amaryllis Tropicals Plumerias
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jeri11
Feb 22, 2010 5:23 PM CST
Hi Jan!!!
My name is Jeri I had 3 children and now 6 grands 2 of which we have custody of. My husband and I are retired from moving and selling mobile homes for over 30 years. My hobbies are gardening, grands and gambling!!! We have 14 outside cats that I have rescued and 1 really bad peacock.
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Feb 22, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Hi
I'm Sandy I belong to one large hair four legged Brat. Andre the demon child from H---L, my job is trying to keep him out of trouble.
I just turned 60, DM says I am the oldest kid she knows-something about falling off the bike when racing local kid. LOL
My hobbies is gardening I love all plants but specially Epis, Birdwatching, photography, and crocheting and playing on this crazy thing.



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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 22, 2010 6:17 PM CST
Real Name: Linda/Lin
Age: I will be 62 in a couple of weeks
Family: One husband of 40 years
Occupation: Retired clerical worker
Hobbies: Gardening, Plants, Basketball (especially the college team where my husband teaches)
Pets: 1 cat at present time. We lost two old kitties last year, hope to adopt a dog into the family soon!

My philosophy about life: Be kind to others ... and to yourself! Always try to be the best YOU! Leave negativity behind, life is just too short for negativity. Spend time listening to nature, whether it's the birds singing, or just the peace and quiet of your own backyard. Learn to forgive.

My philosophy about age: It's just a number. Rolling my eyes. There's nothing we can do about the age we are ... except wish we were some other age! Some days I feel 32, other days 102! Today I feel about 102 because I spent 5 hours out working in the yard and my entire body aches.


~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Playing in the dirt is my therapy and I'm in therapy a lot!
Name: Jim Bailey
DeLand, Fla
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Goodgreen
Feb 22, 2010 7:41 PM CST
Hey Jan!
Real Name--you already know
age:-gettin real close to 60
Hobbies-gardening(duh),palms,ferns,coleus,grass(lawns that is),not to good with any kind of succulents.Various shrubs/flowers,golf,working on the el camino, bass guitar, smooth jazz, spending too much at Lowe's.
Pets: 3 cats of our own and 2 "step-cats" that live around here somewhere, but I'm starting to get that yearning for a new kitten--from the humane society of course.
Philosophy?? Just do it yourself and stop anoying everyone else--lol !!!
Name: Lisa
Niceville Florida (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tropicals Ponds Plumerias Dog Lover Bulbs
Bromeliad Hummingbirder Region: Florida Daylilies Region: United States of America
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rylaff
Feb 22, 2010 8:27 PM CST
Good evening Jan,
Real name-Lisa
age-old enough to be a Nana
Hobbies-gardening, sewing, making jewelry, genealogy, machine embroidery
Pets-2 schnauzers and a salt water tank with a yellow tang, coral beauty angel, domino,nemo, engineer goby, hermit crab and a cleaner shrimp.
I am a nursing director at a local hospital and work long long hours. Love my work but sometimes miss doing fun stuff.
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Feb 23, 2010 5:50 AM CST
Good Morning Jan,
Real name IS Jim, hobbies-gardening, with a special obsession on desert Rose and learning to hand pollinate them, I have one 13 year old Russian blue cat Sasha, another hobby is learning how to get around on this computer. I'm retired and live in the Mainlands of Tamarac lakes Fl

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Name: Marianne
Fort Myers, FL (Zone 10b)
Dog Lover Plumerias Region: Florida Tropicals
eclecticuno
Feb 23, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Good Morning!
I'm 60. I am happily separated. I have one son (44), two grandchildren, 6 and 7, who live in Maryland. I love to travel - both road trips and to other countries. My longest road trip was from Miami to Las Vegas. I've lived in Virginia, Maryland, DC, Florida, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, and Illinois. I've been to Paris, London, Heidelberg, the Hague, Vienna, Cairo, and Costa Rica. I have a burning desire to go to Italy and to Madagascar, Africa. I love food, but indulging has been curved by my Diabetes. I enjoy gardening, mostly rare palms, aroids, citrus and succulents. I'm about to start a new venture in sewing. I have a toy poodle. I am retired, but miss work and if the job market would turn around, would consider going back as an executive assistant/administrative assistant. I dabbled in Real Estate for a few years, but found it to be less lucrative than expected. Bad timing!
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Name: Rene
Wauchula Fl.
God is good, all the time!!!
Rene
Feb 23, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Good morning all
My real name is Lorine.
i love to garden. I live in a mobile home park so I have a very small yard, but it is crammed full Of Orchids, Amaryllis & will be coleous again when it warms again.
I may be the oldest on here at 82 but I am in very good health & thanks to God, I enjoy good health.
I too enjoy my computer, have 2 of them!

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Lorine
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Region: United Kingdom Charter ATP Member Dog Lover Region: Florida Tropicals
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Happy_1
Feb 24, 2010 6:09 PM CST
Well, here is goes!

Real name: Nancy Lee
Age: 70 in September
Family: 3 kids, Joe,'my son the doctor' is 49,( 3 grand kids) Bill,48,and R @D exec with Bosch, and my DD, the princess at 47.
Occupation: Retired Certified Executive Chef
Hobbies: Husband, Gardening, and being on the ol' PC
Pets: 1 perfect dog.

The question is now whether to post a picture of my husband, my dog, or me????? I'll wait until later on all.

Hap
What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail? ~~Dr. Robert Schuller
Name: Elaine Alito
St. Petersburg, FL
suncoastdaylily
Feb 26, 2010 8:06 AM CST
Hi everyone,

I just joined this morning. My name is Elaine and I am 61 and a retired technology executive. I love daylilies and I am regional president of the American Daylily Society. I love gardening and cooking. I have a Siamese cat named Sushi and two Pomeranian puppies that have proven to be quite a handfull. I garden on a typical urban corner lot in St. Petersburg. I am divorced (many years ago) and have a daughter and 3 3 grand daughters. I miss working and am looking for something to do from home. If you have a suggestion, let me know.

Elaine
Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Feb 26, 2010 8:14 AM CST
Hi Elaine,
Welcome to the group. Maybe you can give me some advice on Daylilies for our area.
I have just about given up on them. The only ones I could ever get to bloom were the ditch lilies. I finally dug them all up and stuck them in pots till I could decide what to do with them.
Jan..
Pinellas Park
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2010 8:50 AM CST
Hi Elaine!

I was clicking on the random cubit link last night and found this one you might be interested in: http://cubits.org/inhome_jobs/thread/view/430/ with ideas for folks who want to work from home!

I live in Daytona Beach and would love to learn about Day Lilies that would possibly grow in my area. I planted a few bulbs here years ago but don't remember why they didn't survive. I think they lasted one season but never came back again ... possibly the bulbs got covered with too much mulch and were too deep to re-sprout.

Anyway, welcome to Cubits .. you will love it here!

Lin
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Playing in the dirt is my therapy and I'm in therapy a lot!
Name: Elaine Alito
St. Petersburg, FL
suncoastdaylily
Feb 27, 2010 7:57 AM CST
Hi Jan and Lin,

Thanks for the welcome. The most important thing you have to know about growing daylilies here is that you must select the evergreen varieties. There are dormants, semi-evergreens and evergreens. Do not buy daylilies from the box stores. There are lots of daylily sellers in our area. Most daylillies are mail order and are shipped bare root. Check out this link.....

http://bads.us/growing.html

This is from my club's website, the Bay Area Daylily Society. It has good information on growing daylilies. There is also a page on this site with local seller information.

Good luck with your daylilies and let me know if I can help you with them.

Elaine
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 27, 2010 12:13 PM CST
Thanks for the link Elaine, I am going to check out that site right now!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Playing in the dirt is my therapy and I'm in therapy a lot!
Name: Shella
Florida
Charter ATP Member
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Shellabella
Mar 5, 2010 11:50 AM CST
Hi everybody!
I dont talk much, but love to lurk .
I'm a grandma of 2 with one on the way.
Love plants, crafts, the outdoors, baking and good movies.

Name: Jeri Nicholson
City of Central, La.
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Bromeliad Hummingbirder
Hostas Echinacea Dog Lover Amaryllis Tropicals Plumerias
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jeri11
Mar 9, 2010 6:34 AM CST
Hi Shella!!! Long time no see!!!
"Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."
Name: Madeleine Alwi
Kissimmee Fl.
Charter ATP Member Birds Beekeeper Butterflies Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Region: Florida Region: United Kingdom Roses
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Seemama
Mar 9, 2010 9:16 AM CST
I am Madeleine - English, came over here to be near my youngest son - who has since moved away - that says it all, I have two others children in England a Son and Daughter, 2 grandsons, and 1 cat left , lost the other last week and still crying! I am 73 but I feel like an overgrown juvenile delinquent. My hobbies are all things domestic, cooking, gardening, sewing, crochet and reading Oh yes I like playing with my computer and my game boy that my grandson got me so we could play together and he could "borrow" my games. This is a picture of me in the French Market that came near my home in London

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Madeleine
Name: Shella
Florida
Charter ATP Member
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Shellabella
Mar 10, 2010 7:27 AM CST
Hi Jeri!
Good to see ya here!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Mar 13, 2010 4:23 AM CST
My name is Hetty and I was quite surprised to find last fall that I turned 60. Surely they must be talking about someone else? But 60 it is... and there are days that I too feel like 100 when I have overdone it in the yard.
I am originally from Holland but haven't lived there since I was 24... and don't go back anymore since my DM passed away.
I have been married for 27 years and have a 22 year old son who will (if all goes as planned) graduate this summer and will then hopefully be off our payroll. Phew.
My hobbies are gardening - especially plumeria but all other tropical blooming plants, and classical music, especially opera. I was retired but went back to work part-time last year and am quite enjoying my job at the Naples Botanical Garden. Enough hours to keep me in plant-money and not so many that I have no time to play in my yard!

The plumeria in the picture below is named 'Henriette' (my birth name) for me by my dear friend Luc who runs Florida Colors nursery.

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