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Postby Tabby » Jun 29, 2009 6:02 am

My name's Diane and I love gardening! I live in northeastern Ontario, in gardening zone 4a.

I've been reading the posts and find it all very interesting and informative. Thanks to Ed B who told me about this site, when I asked him some hosta questions on my flickr site.

My husband and I bought a home in the country and moved here in the fall of 2007. The previous owner left a small perrenial garden (that must have been only a year old at the most) with about six perrenials in it. I didn't know what most of them were, so it was a lot of fun looking them up in my book and identifying them the following year. My favourites include a purple gayfeather (liatris) and a scabiosa. I'd never had either of these before and love them.

My first fall here I started a perrenial bed in the backyard and made a 'five-year plan' to have it go all across the back. Last summer, I had the incredible luck to receive gifts of perrenials from two friends. (In one case a trunkload and in the other a pick-up truck box full.) Now it's my second summer here and my back perrenial bed has reached it's five year goal.

My favourite perrenials include peonies, lilies-of-the-valley, lychnis (I have the magenta coloured maltese cross/ragged robin), delphinium, and phlox (just to name a few - I love them all.)

Some of the perrenials that I was given last year, that are new to me, are crane's bill geranium, several new varieties of phlox, iris, and daylily (Catherine Woodbury, Pandora's Box, and Missouri Beauty), sedum (autumn joy), perrenial lobelia (white and blue), white coneflower, and fall asters (I believe they are Michaelmas Daisy).

I'm looking forward to learning a lot more about gardening here.

Diane
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Re: Introduction

Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 29, 2009 6:34 am

Welcome, Diane! Sounds like you have a beautiful garden and have been able to accomplish it in a very short time. Congrats!
We're happy to have you with us and I hope you will enjoy this site. Lots and lots of very nice people here and we always who are willing to share their knowledge and advice. :D
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Re: Introduction

Postby Ed_B » Jun 29, 2009 8:10 pm

Hi Diane

You forgot the most important perennial of them all, the daylily :lol:
I only mention them because it's my specialty, check out the daylily forum :wink:
Glad that you decided to join, and I think you will like it here
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Re: Introduction

Postby Tabby » Jun 30, 2009 4:09 am

Thanks for the welcome, Joan and Ed. Ed - I have five different kinds of daylilies. Only my Stella de Oro has started blooming now, but I have buds on my Catherine Woodbury and my good ol' orange daylilies.
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Re: Introduction

Postby Ed_B » Jun 30, 2009 8:09 am

Just teasing you Diane
I have about 2000 daylilies growing here, mostly all seedlings, mostly all tet's, about a week or two away from bloom season here.
Nothing can describe the feeling of seeing a seedling bloom for the first time, of course there are a few that you run get the shovel before anyone else sees them, but there is always a couple of nice ones too.
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Re: Introduction

Postby oldcoot » Jul 08, 2009 10:06 am

You should have a wonderful time here We are a really loving family of folks here. Find the forum you are interested in and share your thoughts as you wish or ask questions and OC bets you will surprised at the number of replies you get. We like nothing better than sharing our expience , good or bad with others........Really glad to have you with us............An Old Coot named John
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Re: Introduction

Postby kHT » Jul 19, 2009 9:37 am

Welcome to HG!
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