Southwest Gardening forum: JANUARY '12 ~ Let's Chat

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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Dec 31, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Happy New Year. Again!
How many New Years have we all been together? I think it's about 7 years for me including DG, Cubits and now landing safely at All Things Plants. Phew! Fun and I've learned so much, made some life long friends and saved or killed lots of plants in this wild, wild rough and tumble desert. Gardening in San Francisco was MUCH easier.

2012 is the Chinese year of the Dragon, the only symbol in the Chinese zodiac that is not real. And the most respected.

I hope it's an awesome and positive force that brings all of us a new found happiness and liberty that's carefree and filled with success and good health!

Any predictions you'd like to share?
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“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 2, 2012 11:44 AM CST
The dragon's not real?

I predict that we will buy plants......
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Jan 2, 2012 3:40 PM CST
You are not wrong, Sherry ! Rolling on the floor laughing
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 2, 2012 3:53 PM CST
Yeah, safe bet,huh?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jan 2, 2012 5:27 PM CST
Dragon's are real?
What have I been missing?
A Chinese New Year site told me they were "not real". Shoot. I've got to rearrange my synapse's now Whistling
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 2, 2012 7:50 PM CST
Oh, I don't want to live in a world where dragons aren't real....I'm sure they can be found somewhere. Wikipedia confirms it....Quoting wiki...
"They were created by Morgoth during the First Age when Glaurung, the first dragon, appears."
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Marie
Tolleson, Arizona (Zone 9a)
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Desertdenial
Jan 2, 2012 8:23 PM CST
I will buy plants some how some way! I am also sure I will kill more than Hilarious! my share!
Marie
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Jan 3, 2012 1:01 AM CST
Happy New year everyone! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Jan 3, 2012 1:18 AM CST
Sherry, I didn't check the origin of the creators... Are they from what we know as Eastern Europe? Europe? Who is Morgrath? Nevertheless, does that mean the Chinese knowledge of 'dragon' is a European import? My understanding is the Chinese astrology dragon is a combo of many animals.. tigers, fish, snakes, rats etc. The MOST powerful of signs. People born in Dragon are the "git 'er done" people, power, accomplishment.

Yes, I will admit to killing my share of plants this year.... though I must admit I have a helper. Lexie the Standard Poodle has claimed the garden. I have now found the value of container gardening. She has a path through the garden that has taken out the geraniums, creeping jenny, even violets, volunteer cyclamen, around the canna and maple tree. She's trampled some daylilies but I hope they'll be OK.... so... yes, container gardening. Oh ... and the pristine winter rye lawn is ... well.... you know... spotted. I need an acre.
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 5, 2012 8:29 AM CST
"The origin of Chinese dragons is unknown, but certainly predates written history." Different from Tolkien's dragons of Middle Earth...however, I hope to see one someday in either form....who knows?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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