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Location: Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Website: http://www.craftygardener.ca

I love gardening and crafting ... hence my name Crafty Gardener.

My Canadian gardening zone is 5b. The gardens are mainly perennials but I do grow lots of annuals in seeds in my "pot garden" and some tender plants like cannas and callas. The main garden has a southern exposure so it gets very hot and dry.

I love creating "garden architecture" out of used items. I will plant in just about anything ... from old pots, old wheelbarrows, old washing machine tubs and more. My motto is that if it holds dirt I can plant in it.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3665 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-24-2007 09:38 AM

welcome Linda!!

that’s quite the yard/garden you have!!! Very nice.

where in Ontario? I’m in the Hamilton-Woodstock region

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-24-2007 09:52 AM

Hi Debbie, thanks for the welcome. I’m still looking around the site.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3665 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-24-2007 10:07 AM

not much to see – yet—except the layout :)
but it will come. LumberJocks.com, once it started became “the” place to be for woodworkers and I know GardenTenders is going to enjoy the same experience

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-27-2007 07:44 PM

I see I didn’t mention where we live … we live just outside Belleville, zone 5b

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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PanamaJack

217 posts in 3464 days

posted 02-12-2008 04:56 PM

Welcome to the flower show! We hope you enjoy the time spent on your GardenTenders website.

-- One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade; Chinese Proverb - Zone 5B

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-28-2008 03:13 PM

As you can see from the comments above, I joined a long time ago and the promptly forgot about this site.
I’m going to try and be more active. What is the sense of joining if you don’t participate.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3542 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 09-28-2008 03:17 PM

Well I am glad you “found us” again … :-)

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3665 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-28-2008 03:27 PM

that explains it. I didn’t look further but wondered why I was seeing your gardens without having said hello to you in a welcome note. My memory didn’t remember 309 days ago when I said hi. hahaha

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-28-2008 04:00 PM

I didn’t add my gardens when I joined, just got around to doing that today.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3542 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 09-28-2008 04:21 PM

Well I love your motto!!! I have just about the same one … LOVE finding odd/old items and repurposing them in the garden. Look forward to seeing more as time passes. :-)

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-28-2008 04:44 PM

I really like the photo you have for your avatar. Late this summer I received an old wooden highchair and I’m looking forward to using it in the garden next year.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3542 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 09-28-2008 06:44 PM

Thank you “CG” ... have to admit, this is about the most favorite thing I have in my garden this year. It weathered so cool and the Petunia plant got HUGE.

A wooden highchair would be AWESOME in the garden … planning on using it as a planter?? Hmmmmm, may have to keep my eye open for one, as that is a great idea. Hope you don’t mind me possibly stealing it. :-)

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3444 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 09-29-2008 08:45 AM

Hi CG
Glad you found your way back to GT.Looking forward to seeing your gardens and hearing your input on things.I see that we live fairly close I am in Hastings.

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

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jroot

5121 posts in 3295 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 09-29-2008 09:52 AM

Welcome, indeed, Linda.

I recall “meeting” you when I had the Gardening in Zone 5 sites a few years ago (until the nasty posters “looking for love “got out of control and I closed the sites).

This is a good friendly group who are supportive in most endeavours, and often are a source of knowledge and inspiration. You’ll enjoy it, I am sure.

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-29-2008 04:38 PM

Hi Bon, nice to meet you. You aren’t that far from me.

jroot, I do remember that group. I still have a Canadian gardening group at MSN, but it certainly isn’t as busy as it used to be.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 3465 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 09-30-2008 10:00 AM

Hi CraftyGardener,
Welcome to GT!:-)
I have the feeling that you have a lot of knowledge to share with all of us! Already, I love what you have posted and can hardly wait to see what else you have for us!
I did visit you site when you first joined and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-30-2008 05:08 PM

Thanks for the welcome Eklectic. It’s nice to meet another Canadian gardener.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3294 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 09-30-2008 05:42 PM

Welcome from this little corner of ON. I am looking forward to seeing more of your gardens.

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

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3294 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 09-30-2008 07:15 PM

Just ‘did’ the tour of your gardens, lovely. Your different rooms look so pretty, and such variety of flowers. Thanks for sharing, enjoyed every minute. :)

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 09-30-2008 07:16 PM

Hi Iris, thanks for the welcome. Glad you enjoyed the garden tour.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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Bon

7374 posts in 3444 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 10-02-2008 11:09 AM

Hi Linda. I just gotta tell you how much I enjoyed the tour of your gardens and your whole website.Very nicely done.Are you into trading seeds?

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-02-2008 04:51 PM

Hi Bon, thanks for taking my garden tour. I used to do lots of seed trading and even organized a few seed swaps at Garden Web. Last year I didn’t do much trading as I knew I would be gone for a good part of the summer and wasn’t going to be planting so many annuals. I have collected some seeds, but not nearly as many as I usually do. If you are looking for something specific I can check to see if I have it.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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Bon

7374 posts in 3444 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 10-02-2008 05:04 PM

Hi Linda
I wasn’t really looking for anything particular I just wondered if you liked to trade seeds.A few of us have listed what we have to trade and then PM (private message) each other if we find something we would like to grow in our gardens next year.

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

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CraftyGardener

125 posts in 3530 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-02-2008 07:16 PM

That must be a part of the site I haven’t discovered yet … I’m off to find it.

-- Stop by and visit my homepage at http://www.craftygardener.ca

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3665 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-03-2008 05:54 AM

Private Messages: right below the member’s picture on their home page
Also, be sure to check on the STICKIES link (top right corner of all pages)

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

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