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Nov 4, 2015 6:23 PM CST
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Name: Karen Jones
florida (Zone 8b)
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Hello,

I have recently moved to Florida from Tennessee. I have been out of gardening since my Grandmother died 11 years ago. I want a flowers galore to plant round the house and in the house. I love the smell of flowers and greenery. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas of where I should start?
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Nov 4, 2015 6:47 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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Hi kaykay....happy to see you here Welcome! Welcome! You will love this place. Maybe tomorrow or Friday you can come over to help me divide stuff and get cuttings and seedlings and plants to get you started nodding
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Nov 4, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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Welcome! kaykay. Since you moved to Florida and left this beautiful state, I have absolutely no suggestions of what you can plant. However, I have always heard to wait a full year after moving before you plant anything. This way you can see what is in the yard at different times of the year. As things bloom, ID what it is and where it is while making a map of the yard. In the meantime you can start collecting house plants. I suggest plants native to tennessee Whistling
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Nov 4, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Karen Jones
florida (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Orchids Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover
Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Butterflies Birds Annuals Plumerias
Thank You! I am really glad that you told me about this. I am really excited. Friday will be a great time for me. who knows I may call you in the morning.



gingin said:Hi kaykay....happy to see you here Welcome! Welcome! You will love this place. Maybe tomorrow or Friday you can come over to help me divide stuff and get cuttings and seedlings and plants to get you started nodding
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Nov 4, 2015 7:25 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
Karen your yard is pretty barren...I really don't recall ever seeing much of anything blooming as I drive past.
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Nov 4, 2015 8:02 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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Welcome! to the Sunshine State, Kaykay.
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Nov 4, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Welcome to All Things Plants, @kaykay !

You apparently already know Ginger, so I think you are in good hands Smiling

Heath, wait a year to plant anything?? that's just crazy talk! Hilarious!
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Nov 4, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
Yes Sandy...she is a neighbor...if fact she borrowed my tractor and weedeater this week. Told her she needed to join here...LOL guess tomorrow we will be digging, cutting and dividing. kaykay is really excited to be here and learning her way around...like a little kid in a candy store nodding
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Nov 4, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Karen Jones
florida (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Orchids Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover
Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Butterflies Birds Annuals Plumerias
what part of Tennessee are you in? I miss it but love it here too. I tip my hat to you. Thank You!


plantcollector said: Welcome! kaykay. Since you moved to Florida and left this beautiful state, I have absolutely no suggestions of what you can plant. However, I have always heard to wait a full year after moving before you plant anything. This way you can see what is in the yard at different times of the year. As things bloom, ID what it is and where it is while making a map of the yard. In the meantime you can start collecting house plants. I suggest plants native to tennessee Whistling
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Nov 4, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Bee Lover Composter Frugal Gardener Houseplants Region: Tennessee
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
It's possible that I suggested that kaykay wait a year before planting as punishment for the beautiful climate she will enjoy. We already had 3 frosts up here. I might be a little jealous Hilarious!
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Nov 4, 2015 8:45 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I live in East Tennessee. We are just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We just enjoyed the fall leaf color change, and it was beautiful.
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Nov 4, 2015 8:58 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Welcome! kaykay. Ginger is the best and you are, indeed, in good hands. Lovey dubby
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Nov 5, 2015 12:05 AM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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Weedwhacker said:

Heath, wait a year to plant anything?? that's just crazy talk! Hilarious!


I agree. Before the first box is opensed, I am out buying plants. Rolling on the floor laughing Welcome! kaykay
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Nov 5, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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It's best to start with the larger things like place and shape of beds, taking into account wind, amount of sun and availability of water. Then look at the soil and determine if it needs any amending.

Then you can work two ways. Make a list of the plants you want and determine where to place it, or work the other way round and look at what you can grow in that specific spot and look for something you like.
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Nov 5, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Karen Jones
florida (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Orchids Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover
Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Butterflies Birds Annuals Plumerias
Thank you so much @Dutchlady1. I am so glad to be here. I need to find out how to get more acorns so
I can get more badges that I have been wanting. Any Ideas?


Dutchlady1 said: Welcome! to the Sunshine State, Kaykay.
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Nov 5, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
There is one of the ways. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Nov 5, 2015 4:55 PM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Smiling The other way is to take a lot of pictures of plants and add them to the database!
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Nov 6, 2015 9:41 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Karen Jones
florida (Zone 8b)
Amaryllis Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Orchids Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Dog Lover
Cottage Gardener Garden Photography Butterflies Birds Annuals Plumerias
Thank You! all so much! I am so glad to be here and getting my badges and reading.
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Nov 6, 2015 1:32 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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And don't forget about adding growing information to the database, as well as photos. Smiling
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Nov 6, 2015 1:39 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Welcome! @kaykay

My parents moved from a cooler climate to Florida and the first thing they learned is everything grows. It grows bigger/taller/fuller than they were expecting and there is no "down time" in the winter months. Try to find a way to prevent weeds before they start (I use organic Preen and double-layer landscape fabric) and mulch, mulch, mulch.

No need to spend money on plants unless you're looking for something specific in a hurry. Just give a shout out here on ATP and folks will probably be willing to send you plants for the cost of postage.

Take lots of photos - before/during/after - as you work on your new yard and write an article. You can earn about 50 acorns for a good article with photos. Easy-peasy. Thumbs up

If you need any big holes dug ask @gingin if the dogs can come over and help; she's got some will workers. Rolling on the floor laughing
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