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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 19, 2015 6:14 AM CST
Neal: The new thoughts building on garden beds is a problem for gardeners who design.
It cant be helped, I have to force myself to stay out of the garden and just deal with what i there.

I probably should have mentioned,"not all my present plans are etched in stone" Some planter combos might be changed depending on the new catalogues that come out soon. That would be RoseyDawn. I always see a new plant that takes me back to the drawing board ,so to speak.

I also have started a Wishlist for Heucheras that are sun tolerant
O M G It never ends.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Nov 19, 2015 1:05 PM CST
So true JoAnn, there are always new inspirations, new plants, fresh ideas that I want to experiment with. I've had a good time extensively editing the design the last couple of years, now I can clearly see some logical "next steps".

It never ends, and I'm so glad it doesn't! It keeps gardening from ever becoming stale or boring, there's always worlds of new information, plants, and ideas right around every corner. I was telling a friend about the design I'm working toward and she asked when I thought I'd have it done. I said "I don't think it ever will be...and I don't think I want to to be"
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 19, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Gardening is process and not product!
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Nov 19, 2015 6:30 PM CST

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Thanks, everyone. My thyroid isn't working well enough. I'm always so tired. Now, the medicine they gave me Is making my heart race. I need a vacation! Group hug
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Nov 19, 2015 7:08 PM CST
I hope that they get you on the proper medication regimen soon. Yes, a vacation is always good therapy. Get well soon. Group hug
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Nov 23, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Clint, sorry to hear you are having thyroid problems. I hope they get your meds figured out soon.
I agree that it is hard to wait until you can order for spring planting. I was just surfing the net today to find some things, even though I swore I wouldn't keep planting more. Yes, of course, I need annuals for pots, but noooooo...that isn't what I was looking at.
Once you really have the bug, you just can't quit Shrug!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Nov 23, 2015 7:18 PM CST
Considering all the dahlias I dug last week, for 23.5 hours, a sane person probably wouldn't be looking to add to the issue but there I was today selecting some I've never grown. Sane people just don't have the fun that we gardeners do!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 26, 2015 5:28 AM CST
No they don't! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Nov 26, 2015 2:29 PM CST
pirl said:Considering all the dahlias I dug last week, for 23.5 hours, a sane person probably wouldn't be looking to add to the issue but there I was today selecting some I've never grown. Sane people just don't have the fun that we gardeners do!


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing You are right. Plus it helps me not do something I would be sorry for later. When I get really upset about something I weed the gardens. My family knew when I had a bad day at work because I would jump out of the car and start weeding the garden in my work cloths.

Imagine a woman digging in the dirt in a business suit. One of the reasons I had a lot of pants suits. Hilarious! It was easier to work in the garden when I was pissed off. When I felt better I would go inside and be so happy. Did not bring any bad vibes inside my house. My dry cleaning bill was pretty big though.
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Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Nov 27, 2015 7:37 AM CST
I think gardening is the best mental health therapy there is. Weeding gets all that tension and frustration out like nothing else. Pruning is really good also, but I sometimes lop off a little too much if I really had a bad day *Blush* Gotta be careful with that.
For these reasons, I will make the claim that gardeners may seem crazy to non-gardeners, but we are perhaps more sane than most.
Of course there is always the theory that the crazy person is the last to know....
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Lilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing
Bulbs Region: Canadian Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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CarolineScott
Nov 28, 2015 8:56 AM CST
"Old Gardeners never die, they just spade away."

"Old Gardeners never die, they just go to seed."
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Nov 29, 2015 8:44 AM CST
Good ones Caroline!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Nov 29, 2015 4:55 PM CST
foraygardengirl said:Good ones Caroline!


I agree

I have picked up bulbs on sale last week marked down 75% off. This final purchase is for my winter bulb forcing project and to be planted in the patio pots for this Spring. I should have a big display of flowers indoors in every room. Hilarious! The ones for the patio will be my color for early Spring on the Patio until the Summer plants get started.

My Spring plan for the patio is Pink, Apricot and yellows.


Purchased
100 Lebanon Squill they are a light blue and tiny so they will be in all the pots as a ground/pot cover.
- 100 Tulip Emperor - Pink blooms
- 50 Tulip Apricot
- 500 Mixed Daffodils.
-25 Daffodil Golden Ducat


Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 30, 2015 3:42 AM CST
That should be extra great.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 30, 2015 2:43 PM CST
I agree I can't wait to see what your patio looks like in spring 2016. Don't forget to post photos when they bloom. Thumbs up
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
Replace your lawn with a garden!
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Bee Lover Sedums
Hostas Dog Lover Xeriscape Region: Minnesota Heucheras Butterflies
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foraygardengirl
Nov 30, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Absolutely...please do post photos!
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Nov 30, 2015 7:20 PM CST
Today I ordered dahlias that I didn't need but wanted them anyhow. It worked wonders for my spirits.

I recommend River's Dahlias to anyone who just wants to take a look:
http://www.riversdahlias.com/i...
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
Nov 30, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Oh I will that is the fun. Running her to show you all how you influenced me to buy way more than I had planned. *Blush*

JoAnn what program are you using to put together your collage?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Dec 1, 2015 3:14 AM CST
Cinta, I use PICASA It's free download from Google.
I try to use plant images from real gardens .I am so often off-base when a website's image isnt the true color.

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