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Mar 17, 2018 9:22 AM CST
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Name: rony
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Hello: Just a few comments from a senior golfer about to enter the "Back Nine" of life, as it were. Having just relocated from L.I., NY to DFW and a lifetime of living in large homes with large grounds, I am now in a little studio apartment with my clothes, car, iMac, TV, golf clubs, and one live houseplant. I thought it was a Hosta but was informed by the NGA that it was a Chinese Evergreen. I live alone now and my Golf Clubs and my Chinese Evergreen are my only close friends. When I joined the NGA to ask a question about watering "CE' (My plant, I call my other friends "GC") and perused the site and all the forums, I was taken back in time to my younger days because I am a product of a large family from Long Island who were passionate gardeners.

Your site is very well done and very enjoyable to read and view, and even though I leave the gardening now to my oldest son and daughter in law who live in a big home which is about a 3 Wood down the lane, I derive much pleasure scrolling around the site. Believe it or not, the site reminds me of my Grand Parents, My Parents, and the many members of my family who still love to garden! I devote most of my energy now to playing golf, reading Mystery Novels, and twenty-minute naps. Sighing!

Thank you and enjoy the 2018 Gardening Season.


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Mar 17, 2018 5:23 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Warm welcome from the Pacific Northwest. I'm not a golfer, but surprisingly could follow your jargon pretty well. I consider myself in my 'winter years' and can relate to doing less in the garden. I haven't yet made the move to a smaller place, but regularly consider it. It's hard when I've been in the same spot for almost 40 years and both my adult children remain close by (one is an hour north, the other an hour south). Enjoy your golfing and feel free to garden vicariously through this site!
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Mar 17, 2018 5:35 PM CST
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Welcome! too from me in the Land Down Under Rony. Another in the same ranks though like @Bonehead Deb, is uppermost in my mind to start thinking more seriously about the next move with less to maintain outdoors. Giving up our gardens isn't easy, you know that. Yes our lives are for the moment; make the most with your golfing and reading and power-naps too. You can always include a little journey to a wonderful botanic garden nearby and take photos to share here with everyone. Cheers. Smiling
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Mar 17, 2018 9:35 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hi Rony, how nice to meet you, your plant and golf clubs. Welcome! to all three of you.
I got the entire message, my husband golfs.
Your plant looks loved. Big Grin
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