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Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 8, 2012 2:49 PM CST
> May I suggest some Microbadges?


> Europe
> Belgium
> Wild/Native plants
> Organic grower

> And I have some questions:

> What does the Microbadge `seedstarter' mean? Is it someone who
> grows plants from seed or someone who is starting for the first time
> sowing seeds. English is not my motherlanguage, so please explain me.
>
> About proposing details of a plant I don't understand
> (English in not my mother language);

- Leaves: decidious, malodorous, spring ephemeral

- Uses: will naturilize, suitable for xeriscaping

Please explain me what it means, so I can make better entries.
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Feb 8, 2012 4:49 PM CST
Seed starter anyone who grows plants from seed.
Sowing seed = planting seed
Decidious = Drops leaves in the fall.
Malodorous = Smells bad
Spring ephemeral = perennial plants that die back to the ground after a short growth and reproduction phase each spring.

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Feb 8, 2012 5:00 PM CST
xeriscaping Using plants that will grow well in a dry environment.
A naturalized plant is one the will continue to grow and reproduce in an area that it is not native to.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 8, 2012 7:28 PM CST
Proposing details of a plant means entering the information about that particular plant such as: mature height, spread, sunlight requirements etc......
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fiwit
Feb 8, 2012 7:44 PM CST
Jonna, Welcome to All Things Plants! You live in one of my favorite European countries. Hurray! Do you mind sharing which part of Belgium you're from? Welcome! I spent a year in Florennes, down in the southern portion.
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Weedwhacker
Feb 8, 2012 7:53 PM CST
Jonna, very nice to "meet" you here! There are a lot of people where I live in the upper peninsula of Michigan that are of Belgian descent. I'm sure your English is far better than the command most of us here have over other languages, so please do not be afraid to keep asking questions. Happy gardening to you! Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 8, 2012 8:16 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

JonnaSudenius said:May I suggest some Microbadges?

Europe
Belgium
Wild/Native plants
Organic grower


I'm happy to add these. The first two will be easy, but I'm not sure what would be a good photo to represent the 3rd and 4th ones.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 8, 2012 8:41 PM CST
Dave ~~~ Maybe you can get some ideas from these for the organic symbol microbadge.

https://www.google.com/search?q=organic+symbol&hl=en&biw=128...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 8, 2012 8:44 PM CST

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I was thinking of using the USDA logo for organic.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 8, 2012 8:50 PM CST
Looks good to me.

How about something like a stylized N with a leaf coming out of it for the native or wild microbadge?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
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fiwit
Feb 8, 2012 9:22 PM CST
Oh, man... if y'all add a "native/wild" microbadge, I'll have to go earn some more acorns! Hilarious! Thumbs up

Dave, we're an international site -- is there an international organic logo anywhere?
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 8, 2012 10:40 PM CST
Welcome Jonna. I look forward to seeing photos of the plants you grow in Belgium. Hurray!
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 9, 2012 6:09 AM CST
To all: Thank you for your answers, it's clear to me now.

Fiwit, I live in the eastern part of Belgium, near the German boarder and it's the only part of Belgium in zone 6, the rest of the small country is zone 7 or 8. I'm Dutch, but moved to Belgium 8 years ago.

Valleylynn, there are already some pictures from plants in my garden in the Plant Database. Hope to add more soon.

The picture shows a part of my garden.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 9, 2012 6:11 AM CST
Jonna - GOEDEMIDDAG and Welcome! greetings from a fellow Dutch person!! I grew up in Holland but moved to the Caribbean when I was 24 and have lived in many places except Holland ever since. Now firmly ensconced in Southwest Florida.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 9, 2012 6:19 AM CST
Joanna, beautiful, beautiful garden as well as countryside! I love the feel of your garden.
And thank you for the suggestions. Good ideas. Thumbs up
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
Sedums Winter Sowing Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Belgium Region: Europe
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Herbs Cut Flowers
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 9, 2012 6:20 AM CST
Hetty, GOEDEMORGEN, always nice to see how small the world is, especially for us Dutch, who like to travel around the world.

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 9, 2012 6:22 AM CST
Speaking of that ~~~ on my father's side --- his father came over from Holland & his mother's grandparents came over. Yes, I guess the Dutch love to travel the world. Hilarious!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 9, 2012 7:24 AM CST
JonnaSudenius said:
Fiwit, I live in the eastern part of Belgium, near the German boarder and it's the only part of Belgium in zone 6, the rest of the small country is zone 7 or 8. I'm Dutch, but moved to Belgium 8 years ago.



Wow, that's a beautfiul garden!

Well, since you're Dutch, I won't say Bon Jour! Hilarious! My year in Florennes was one of the best years of my life. I still remember our trip to Keukenhof that April to see the tulips, and that was 1988. Memorable things stick with you, I guess. East Belgium, near the German border... we didn't get over that way much. We spent more time in Luxembourg and France. I remember driving through Aachen one time, and maybe Ghent, but it's been so long I don't even remember my Belgian geography (it was 1988).

I just realized the first non-American I ever knew was a Dutch lady. She was my mom's best friend, and a neighbor of ours when I was growing up. She married a US soldier after the war, and wound up in central Ohio. As I recall, her entire front yard was flowers (she had the steepest hill on our block, and we couldn't sled on it because she planted flowers on it instead).
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Trish
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Trish
Feb 9, 2012 8:09 AM CST

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Jonna- beautiful gardens!! We're thrilled to have you here!

I'm not thrilled to use the USDA organic logo Thumbs down So many of us are organic, but not USDA "approved" (which is all in all a hot topic anyway).
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 9, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Oh. Well, I didn't assume the USDA letters would be put on there. How about just "organic" in the circle?

And I'm no artist but Sharon is ~~~ for native the N with the last upright line of the N being squiqqly like a stem & then turning into leaves. When one mouses over the badge it tells what it stands for anyway.

??????
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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