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Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 21, 2016 10:05 PM CST
Hello fellow gardeners!! My name is Dana, and I'm a newbie!!

My gardening journey began in August of 2011, after resigning from my job as a Residential Building Designer. Being a two-income family with two tween girls, at the time, our back yard was resembling that of what could've been the Munsters' yard! I then decided to create a back yard "escape", and I've built a total of 10 perennial beds on our small city lot in the last 5 years. It's a constant work in progress, and I discovered yard and garden work to be free therapy (well, not so free, but you know what I mean!). It brings me a sense of clarity and peace.

My dad (God rest his soul) loved working in the yard and planting his annuals, and I just *now* realized that I'm joining this community on *dad's birthday*! Dad's lawn turf was *always* the envy of the neighborhood. You know, so thick and lush that it feels soooo good and soothing under your bare feet! I feel that dad is always with me, when I'm outside in the yard and gardens. I just wish that my grass would just magically look like his did, but without the work!

I look forward to getting to know you all, and to continue learning and developing, and perhaps contributing, as a gardener!

Happy Gardening!!!
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Apr 21, 2016 11:15 PM CST

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Welcome to NGA, Dana. How interesting that you've joined on your dad's birthday. I'm sure it's a good omen. Many of us feel connections to departed family members when we work in our gardens. It's part of the overall therapeutic effect. I hope you'll enjoy being a member of this community.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 22, 2016 5:09 AM CST

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Welcome!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 22, 2016 5:11 AM CST
Welcome! to NGA.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 22, 2016 7:50 AM CST
Welcome! from me too Dana!
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Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Pro Football H.O.F. City!!!
Daylilies Butterflies Dog Lover Garden Photography Dragonflies Cat Lover
Roses Composter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Birds Hummingbirder
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 22, 2016 8:33 AM CST
Thank You!

Thanks to all for the warm welcome!!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 22, 2016 1:12 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome to the site. I love the timing that the universe selected; your dad may have had a hand in this.
Look forward to your future posts and photos. Since I'm the mother of 2 girls (now grown Hurray! ) have you managed to spark a gardening interest in your children?
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Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Pro Football H.O.F. City!!!
Daylilies Butterflies Dog Lover Garden Photography Dragonflies Cat Lover
Roses Composter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Birds Hummingbirder
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 22, 2016 4:35 PM CST
Hi greene!
I agree that dad guided me to this community!

Our girls are 19 and 20, and the most I can get them to do is to help till and plant the veggie garden! Currently, one is working at a restaurant and the other is attending Cleveland State University.

After sustaining a concussion in 2012, our youngest daughter helped finish the install of one of the perennial beds, and she planted lots of ground cover that was already purchased before my injury, although the work got *real* old *real* fast for her, but she did a great job none the less! Otherwise, there's not much interest in gardening between the two of them, at this time. Sighing!
"Where flowers bloom, so does hope" Lady Bird Johnson
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 24, 2016 5:00 AM CST

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Welcome, Dana.

Just poke around, make yourself at home. You'll find lots of interest to you.

Karen
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Pro Football H.O.F. City!!!
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Roses Composter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Birds Hummingbirder
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 24, 2016 6:59 AM CST
Thank you Karen! Thank You!

I have been moseying around and giving my humble "two cents" worth , here and there. Smiling

I just *love* this site!
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Apr 24, 2016 7:54 AM CST

Moderator

We are loveable, aren't we? :-)

Karen
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
Pro Football H.O.F. City!!!
Daylilies Butterflies Dog Lover Garden Photography Dragonflies Cat Lover
Roses Composter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Birds Hummingbirder
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 24, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Lol, of course! Lovey dubby
"Where flowers bloom, so does hope" Lady Bird Johnson

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