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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Mar 31, 2016 8:45 PM CST

Moderator

Welcome new members to NGA & new posters to the Southeast Gardening Forum! Big Grin

This thread is a great place for introductions, welcoming others, and friendly chat.

This Southeast Gardening Forum is focused on gardening in the hot, humid climate of the Southeastern United States.
Everyone is welcome to contribute, though, even if gardening outside of these areas! Smiling

If you would like to read other threads in the Southeast Gardening forum, just follow the link below.
If you would like to start a new discussion/thread of your own, then follow the same link and scroll to the bottom of the page:

http://garden.org/forums/view/southeastgardening/

Please post here if you'd like to say "Hi!" and introduce yourself!

Welcome to all & we very much look forward to chatting with you! Big Grin
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Name: Sheri Boyd
Albany Ga (Zone 8b)
learning all I can of Daylilies and
Daylilies
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Sherib381
Jun 17, 2016 8:41 PM CST
Hello🌎
From southwest Georgia..... Glad to meet everyone I tip my hat to you.
I was just sitting here enjoying the company, plants have a lot to say if you just take the time to listen.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 18, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Sherib381,
Welcome!
So good to have you here and I see you are learning all you can about daylilies! That is great. Reminds me I have not posted any photos of my daylilies here lately.
Name: Sheri Boyd
Albany Ga (Zone 8b)
learning all I can of Daylilies and
Daylilies
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Sherib381
Jun 18, 2016 7:51 AM CST
Thank you Thank You! @seedfork. Yes I'm a newbie at this. There is so much to learn📝 and so much information📖 entering my brain right now , I'm seeing Daylilies in my sleep🛌. I do tend to get confused 🆘trying to identify my flowers🌺. Some of them I get right off the bat but others ..wow it gets complicate. Trying to pack📦 it all in in such a short time.🗓 I see you're in Alabama, Howdie neighbor. 👋
I was just sitting here enjoying the company, plants have a lot to say if you just take the time to listen.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jun 18, 2016 9:37 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
Ferns Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: North Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder
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DigginDirt
Jul 2, 2016 2:39 PM CST
I live a short distance from Raleigh in NC. My zone is a bit cooler than when we lived in Louisiana but I would love to see a SE regional discussion.

One topic of interest to me is when hurricane season comes and what people might be doing - if anything - for the torrential downpours we get from tropical storms. I realize the rains recede fairly quickly where I live but it seems a lot of rain comes about the same time and I'm a little concerned about nature's "over watering". Nearly everything in my gardens is now in raised beds so drainage is quick but I'd love to hear what others do during those exciting moments in our corner of the country.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jul 2, 2016 3:53 PM CST
DigginDirt, Welcome!
You might want to check out, The thread "Weather In Your Garden ~ Summer 2016 (Closed)" in Daylilies forum
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: Alabama Plant and/or Seed Trader Dog Lover Birds Hummingbirder
Butterflies Tropicals Bulbs Lilies Daylilies Garden Procrastinator
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Kabby
Jul 2, 2016 6:00 PM CST
Welcome! Not so much hurricanes that build water up where I am but spring rains. And this last Dec/Jan it was holiday rain. The river I live on was on the verge on washing all my new mulch away then they released the water on the dam below us. nodding
Last hurricane to do any damage for me was Ivan in '04. Rain not a problem, it broke my banana trees in half but no big trees toppled. Hope you will like our forum! Smiling
Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
Ferns Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: North Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder
Dragonflies Ponds
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DigginDirt
Jul 2, 2016 6:31 PM CST
Thanks Larry - I've started through it. They have 53 pages so it will take a while.
Hi Rosie - glad there's someone close by, though I'm on the other (wrong?) side of the triangle. It's nice to not hear about Tarheels, Bluedevils, the Pack, etc isn't it? Sometimes you have to wonder if people here realize we have such beautiful surroundings when all we hear about is ACC fever and "final four" (sorry - I'm not a basketball fan). I envy your being so close to the botanical gardens in Chapel Hill! I visit Raulston in Raleigh some but really enjoy what Chapel Hill has to offer.
And Rosie is right about restaurants! - this is not the place to come if a diet is high on your bucket list!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Deebie
Jul 2, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Welcome! @DigginDirt and @Sherib381.
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Jul 2, 2016 10:03 PM CST
@ diggindirt
My daughter graduated from UNC-CH and so I have to at least pay attention and I worked at Duke for more years then I care to think about. The only sport I ever paid attention to is tennis. Coming from NY and blocks from Forest Hills.

When the TarHeels and Blue Devils play....iI would get to work and see boxes of tissues taped tothe backs of office doors.

Tomorrow there is a nice garden show in Raleigh put on by Frances Alverino.
Also you know about Broadwells???acres and acres of plants and shrubs and trees...DIRT CHEAP....like bring a truck cheap..

And Plant Delights nursery and associated Jupiter Level Gardens. You should not miss those few open house weekends. .
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Jul 3, 2016 6:53 AM CST
Don't forget the state farmer's market in Raleigh, they have some good dealers there.

I wouldn't worry too much about hurricanes and/or too much rain. It happens and there is rarely significant damage unless you are in a flood zone. I would visit Plant Delights and talk with the folks there, they will allay your concerns.


Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
Ferns Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: North Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder
Dragonflies Ponds
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DigginDirt
Jul 3, 2016 8:48 PM CST
Thank you for the welcome everyone!

Rosie, my 2nd eldest went to NC State; his brothers and sister love giving him anything blue just to irritate him. I think he has more problems with Fla State that UNC or Duke - often as not Fla. seems to put a whooping on them during football season.
Yes I live close to Plant Delights and try to make it to every open house (guess where I'll be this next weekend!). One day I hope to convince Tony I'm one of the cats so I can live there. So many plants, so little money! ;-)
I will check out Broadwells and the show in Raleigh. I discovered The Orchid Trail nursery in Morrisville several months ago (http://www.orchidtrail.com/ for any who are not in driving distance). They have a large selection of orchids and I understand he does a good bit of online selling. I enjoy going through the greenhouses just to see so many varieties all in one place. I like DeWayne's in Smithfield too.
I have spent way more time at the farmer's market this year than any year before. Lots of fun things to look for there, including water plants and carnivores - all with reasonable prices.
We've lived here for over 26 years so experienced Fran & Floyd. But back then gardening was more hit and miss; now it's closer to an obsession (my wife thinks I need intervention; I think I just need more plants).

Thank you for the new places to check out!
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Jul 5, 2016 3:25 PM CST
If you are in Durham...check out Kiefers Landscape huge pond too with fish...as good as watching the Rockettes move in synchrony Rolling on the floor laughing

Lots of water plants and tree selections and greenhouses. Mark Kiefer has a degree in forestry from Duke and so everything healthy and good advice ..etc

Near NCCentral and Durham Tech Community College

Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Jul 5, 2016 5:05 PM CST

Moderator

A warm welcome to Sherib381 & Diggindirt! Welcome!
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Zazinnia
Jul 5, 2016 7:10 PM CST
I'm Missy and live in SC. Glad to be here with you all. How is everybody holding up to this heat? I get out early and work in spurts.
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Jul 5, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Here in the piedmont area of NC ...we have had some hot days but the humidity is far more stifling. Within minutes it is oppressive in the garden. Luckily, we don't have prolonged periods like this.
Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Jul 6, 2016 6:51 AM CST
I spent Friday through Monday a little north of Asheville and it was 90 and above every day. We never got to sit outside and enjoy the garden as we usually do. My son told me it had been that way for over a week. It has been so hot and dry there the lawns are brown and some of the trees are already losing their leaves. Scary.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Jul 6, 2016 7:00 AM CST
We are dry too. Lots of watering going on but like Rosie said, the humidity is terrible. Our heat pump went out - on a Saturday - but they were able to order a new one and had the air running by Tuesday afternoon. As soon as we had the air running, the humidity in the house dropped over 20%.

RasogardenerMNE
Jul 6, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Hi everyone ... My name is Raso , for 4 years I am gardener in a luxury marina Porto Montenegro , and frankly, I enjoy my work ... it is much easier to work with plants than with people ...

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