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Location: Louisa, Virginia, USA
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I'm a 45 year old wife of nearly 24 years, mama to two beautiful daughters (20 & 17 years old) and soon-to-be Granny for the first time! I am mama to 5 fur babies (3 cats & 2 dogs.) I'm a wannabe homesteader and hippy. I love anything to do with being outside ..... gardening, camping, boating, swimming, etc. I also enjoy music, reading, crafting (many things, but especially "use what you have" types of crafts), birding and working on my home & property.

My family and I have lived on our nearly 2 acres of rural property for almost 7 years. While I love my "gardens", with the busy life we lead they tend to be "works-in-progress".

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jroot

5121 posts in 3510 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-02-2009 08:27 AM

Welcome to GT, Chris. If you are from Virginia, I gather that your land is ready for planting now. Would that be correct? I am from Canada, where it definitely is NOT ready. We will have to wait another 2 months for most crops. What is your favourite type of gardening? Feel free to jump right in to the discussions. Photos are always appreciated. :)

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Chris

46 posts in 3251 days

posted 04-02-2009 08:44 AM

Hi, jroot and thanks for the welcome. :0) Yes, we are heading into planting season here. I learned to garden from my grandmother and grandfather, who were old fashioned gardeners. You know, plant what will grow and what you like. So, that’s my style of gardening. I plant what I like and what I think will grow. Very casual and laid back. I live on a heavily wooded lot with a few sunny spots, so that kind of dictates what I can grow also. I will take some photos here today. I’m headed out to plant a few forsythia in my forsythia bed and move some hostas before the rain comes in later today.

What type pf gardening do you do in Canada? How long is your growing season? I read your profile and want to check out your projects and such later today. That birdhouse on your profile page is really neat!
~Chris

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dini

1591 posts in 3597 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 04-02-2009 10:48 AM

Hi and welcome, Chris!

-- the day you quit learning is the day you quit living.

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3758 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 04-02-2009 12:08 PM

Hello Chris and WELCOME to GT!!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Chris

46 posts in 3251 days

posted 04-03-2009 06:50 AM

Thanks for the “welcomes”. I have really enjoyed looking through profiles and projects, seems like real nice people here, too. :)

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3510 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-03-2009 07:05 AM

The very best, Chris. And now we can add one more. Welcome! :-)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3758 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 04-03-2009 11:43 AM

Yes, the folk here are pretty wonderful … and we are so glad you have joined … Welcome again!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 3680 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-04-2009 05:27 AM

Welcome to GT Chris!
Nice family you have there!
And yes, the folks are are the best!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3880 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-04-2009 04:25 PM

hi and welcome!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7374 posts in 3660 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-05-2009 08:18 AM

Hello and welcome to GT.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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