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Location: Arizona
Hardiness Zone: 9
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Well where to begin ... I am a 54 years old, happily married and grandmother of 5. My gardening began in my early 20's when we bought our first home. My grandfather (from the "old country") would stop by regularly to guide and teach me about what was involved in creating simple flower beds.

As I look back and remember, most of my true learning of various plants was very hands-on. We didn't have much money "back in the day", so I would go to our local nursery with $5 in hand and spend hours reading all the various plant descriptions; then decide which plants I would take home to experiment with. Ahhhh, what wonderful days those were!!

Now, after an accident which has left me with "challenges"; my gardening is confined to a much smaller patch of earth. But I none-the-less enjoy every moment "in the dirt". I love sharing what I have learned and coaxing "younger folk" to try their hands at gardening.

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-13-2007 04:25 AM

sorry to hear about the accident and the outcome :(
but it hasn’t affected your joy for life, I can tell!

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 11-13-2007 07:34 AM

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the accident was certainly unexpected and life is a bit more of a challenge these days; but that’s okay. God has shown me, through this new journey with Him, that life is good andI need to keep my eyes on all the blessings that surround me (grandchildren being one!!!). I have a very supportive and loving husband and family … what more could a “girl” want!!!! :-)

Besides, on good days I still can (with the help of a little sturdy gardening bench that Russel made for me) get my hands “dirty” ... and that is WONDERFUL!!! I really enjoy my flowers, both inside and out.

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-13-2007 07:48 AM

My Mom, 80, loves her vegetable garden. She’s had 3 hip replacements (yes, 3, – one broke due to poor materials) and we tried to convince her to let us put up raised beds but, “persistent” as she is (aka stubborn) she refused – at this point, anyway. I know that besides loving the exercise she also doesn’t want to appear “old” so adaptations are a no-no unless absolutely necessary.
I’m not 80 but the thought of raised beds is really appealing!! lol

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 11-13-2007 08:12 AM

Yes, raised beds are a VERY GOOD THING!!! I think that the ground gets lower after the age of 40!!!! I have fought with my body many a day to be out amongst my flowers; so I understand your mom’s “persistence”. We did find a very cool lawn mower that allows me to walk behind it with little to no effort … it is a type of self-propelled, but paces itself to me, not the other way around. So now with our new, tiny yard I can (on good days) do a bit of walking and gardening and feel very productive. With the little bench that Russel created, I can actually get on my knees (with the support of the bench) and use it to bend/rest/lay over as I garden (sitting is very difficult for me)—then use the stool to push myself to standing again.

The little bench came to be after I found myself (at our old house) in the middle of our large front yard, unable to get up … between crying, laughing and calling for my husband … we decided I might need a “little more assistance” if I was going to continue gardening —that was my rude awakening about being stubborn and in total denial about my physical limitation. You just so don’t want to give up your independence.

Yah, it’s been an interesting journey, that is for sure!

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
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posted 11-13-2007 08:19 AM

lol I’m sorry—just had to laugh at the “laugh, cry” combination resulting in need for a “little assistance”

ok so we need a picture of your bench! (the bench and “in use” – I am intrigued with the “lay over” option

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 11-13-2007 08:43 AM

Yah, it was a true “MOMENT” that is for sure!!! We have had quite a few with my injury. We just keep laughing cuz at times you look around and it is just silly. What more can I say …

However, there is no “lay over option” ... it’s just me laying over the bench to reach the ground … it gives me the support my back needs. Nothing fancy … just useful. And a picture of me using the bench … hmmmmmm, don’t think I want that “published” ... It is a simple, country style wooden stool/bench. Russel made it during his first woodworking days and it was my first (ever) attempt at being “artsy”. So this poor bench has been through the war, used by me for anything that I do at floor level where I need to be on my knees. Russel should probably make me a new one … as this one has paint, stain, dirt and only God Himself, knows what else all over it! But, I do love it ...

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-13-2007 09:20 AM

hahaha ok .. we need a “stand in” in the picture… Maybe Russel will volunteer to “pose” for the camera!! :)

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 11-13-2007 09:28 AM

Well let me give some thought to a picture … just for you … hee

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
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posted 11-13-2007 09:37 AM

sweet

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

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Jason

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posted 12-06-2007 06:26 PM

Hiya, GrandmaT! You’re a five minute drive from me! I look forward to trading local shop secrets with you here!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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eringobraugh

36 posts in 3378 days

posted 01-16-2008 04:41 PM

i know, its been awhile since I’ve posted but I made up for it today haha, I hate how work gets in the way of playing in the dirt! hehe

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Liz1

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posted 01-20-2008 03:58 PM

Hi Grandma T. Thanks for the welcome. Another Michigan person! That’s where I moved here from. Just down the road from ya, actually. Anyway, thanks for the warm welcome. This site looks pretty cool so let me get my sea legs and I’ll be up and rolling with you folks. Going to try and get my seed order organized this afternoon…

-- Gardening in the North! (zone 3/4) http://www.HealthyLivingDIY.com

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Liz1

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posted 01-20-2008 05:34 PM

Well one big difference between here and Michigan is the season is shorter here. So that brings a few challenges. We have very hot, dry summers (most years). But short. So that’s got me into exploring season extenders. Fun projects! Will no doubt have more to say about that as things warm up!

-- Gardening in the North! (zone 3/4) http://www.HealthyLivingDIY.com

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-21-2008 04:36 AM

Season extenders… interesting!

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

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eringobraugh

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posted 01-23-2008 04:29 PM

haha, yes, I feel like I’m the only one on here that lives in a place where we only have two seasons, hot and cold no real inbetween. But its nice to see all the neat things that yall get to do up north with your gardening

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
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posted 01-24-2008 06:20 AM

ha yah, our weather makes it interesting, that’s for sure :)
Someone once asked why we Canadians spend so much time talking about the weather and the sun.. well, the weather is ALWAYS changing (and often from extremes) and the sun, well, when you don’t get it for weeks on end (well, grey skies that is.. not darkness) then the sun is a good friend that you want to have visit!!

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-24-2008 10:02 AM

That about says it for Michigan too!! Although today, BITTER COLD, is beautiful!!! We got about an inch of new snow and the sun is just shining. Looks like a glittery white “wonderland”.

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

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Dahlitsa

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posted 02-04-2008 10:18 AM

Grandma T. I am still new at this having just joined the other day so I hope that I’m putting this in the right spot. The name of it is Datura and sometimes called Moon flower I think. Want some seeds?

-- Dahlitsa

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inthedirttn

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posted 02-07-2008 06:17 PM

Thanks for the welcome!!!

-- '"Inthedirttn" Zone 9

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PanamaJack

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posted 02-12-2008 04:38 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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MrsWooka

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hardiness zone 7b

posted 03-20-2008 07:14 PM

Thanks for the welcome GrandmaT. MsDebbieP (my mother-in-law) introduced me in the early days but I hadn’t been up to much gardening. Now that Spring is here, I’m ready to dive in again.

-- Former plant killer. Current plant damager.

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GrandmaT

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posted 03-20-2008 08:41 PM

... your MIL is one terrific lady!!! I look forward to getting to know you …

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

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-21-2008 05:45 AM

:)
Karla is one terrific lady (BIG PROUD SMILE) so you will enjoy getting to know here GrandmaT :)

Hey Karla, we’d have fun driving around trying to find Canning Perennials together lol
Oh well… at least we’ll get to do Ikea :)

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
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posted 03-21-2008 06:39 AM

And, very adorable granddaughter!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yup, I totally imagine that Karla is one terrific woman!!!

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

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Bunting

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-16-2008 03:46 PM

Grandma T

I didn’t see you all day. I must be blind too, lol,lol

You sound like a happy lady.

Is there a way to post to a ceertain person, like quoting?

Just wondering

-- NS Zone 5B 200 KM East of Halifax cheers Bunting------Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family.

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Bon

7374 posts in 3327 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-08-2008 08:02 AM

Love the new icon GrandmaT.Those flowers are just so lovely.

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

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 3347 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-08-2008 09:09 AM

Hey, love the Avatar: it looks just like you “sound”!

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 05-08-2008 10:34 AM

Well thanks … I do love those little flowers! :-)

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

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puce

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posted 05-28-2008 01:10 AM

Thank you for the warm welcome!

-- puce, zone 5a

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MIKE CRIPPS

404 posts in 3322 days

posted 07-02-2008 01:09 PM

HI GRANDMA T I`M STILL HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE LANGUAGE WHATS A BERM ? AND DONT SAY THAT FLESHY BIT YOU SIT ON, IS IT A ROCKERY ?
LIKE THE NATURAL MILK CHURN I STILL THINK ITS CRYING OUT FOR PAINTED ROSES !!!!
REGARDS MIKE

-- MIKE MILTON COMMON U.K.

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 07-02-2008 01:45 PM

Yes, and some day I may just paint those roses on that milk churn of mine!!!! :-)

Berm – official definition.
A narrow ledge or shelf, as along the top or bottom of a slope.
b. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, & West Virginia The shoulder of a road.
c. A raised bank or path, especially the bank of a canal opposite the towpath.
d. A mound or bank of earth, used especially as a barrier or to provide insulation.

However, here we are using it to describe a small bank of earth, or hill located in Bon’s yard. She has created a lovely garden on this “Berm” or small bank of earth or hill. Hope this helps Mike!! :-)

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

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MIKE CRIPPS

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posted 07-03-2008 10:17 AM

HI GRANDMA SORRY I ADRESSED MY QUESTION TO YOU BY MISTAKE (ANOTHER SENIOR MOMENT) BUT THANKS FOR THE REPLY WHICH WAS MUCH APPRECIATED
REGARDS MIKE

-- MIKE MILTON COMMON U.K.

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 07-03-2008 10:29 AM

No problem Mike … always glad to help … :-)

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

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GaryCN

13 posts in 3098 days
hardiness zone 6a

posted 10-04-2008 12:30 AM

Fairy Door, in your house, I’ll have to add you as a buddy.
I’m still planning my first one. I’m thinking a aircraft door.
Maybe DebbieP can come up with one.
plane

-- "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati"

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 10-04-2008 01:15 PM

Gary … we know (or assume) that Fairies fly … so an aircraft door I think is most appropriate!!! :-)

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

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slick1970

13 posts in 3096 days
hardiness zone 7b

posted 10-30-2008 10:05 PM

Hi grandma T thanks for the reply on page and was wondering do you monitor this site of gardentenders? If so I have received a private msg. from a kissvivi (Lina) and saw that she was privated msg’s others on the site. I am a very happy married man and father of 2 and you can imagine the response my wife had after I showed her this msg. after all I assured her this is for gardening and learning from each other’s tips and tricks. So please beware and everyone else also.
Thanks for help,
David

-- David

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Bon

7374 posts in 3327 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 11-12-2008 07:57 AM

Hey GramT I like your new buddy icon. :-)

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3547 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-12-2008 08:56 AM

I was just re-reading your bio. Did you know that according to Native Tradition you are not a full-grown woman until you reach the age of 52?

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
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posted 11-12-2008 10:56 AM

Thanks Bon, fun changing them out ever once in a while … and really MsDeb. I can understand that. By “old traditions” a woman of 52 would have been married for a long time, raised a family and now assisting with grandchildren; kept a home running and lived through many experiences; good and bad. She would have wisdom to pass along to younger women.

Nice to know I am a “full grown woman”—hahaha!!!

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
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posted 11-14-2008 11:40 AM

New Buddy Icon for fall/winter … much more fitting don’t ya think?? :-)

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

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bluestorm

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posted 04-14-2009 11:53 AM

could you please teach me how to change my profiles picture

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
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posted 04-14-2009 12:33 PM

Be my pleasure … it’s pretty easy. Sent ya a PM Bluestorm …

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

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bluestorm

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posted 04-14-2009 12:38 PM

wats an pm

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bluestorm

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posted 04-14-2009 12:43 PM

thanx i read your message i understand everything exept i dnt know where the browser button is could u tell me.

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
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posted 04-14-2009 01:48 PM

A “PM” is a personal message … or personal email

You will see the “browser button” once you select “replace” under your buddy icon or profile picture. It comes up as a “second step” after selecting “replace” ...

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

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bluestorm

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posted 04-14-2009 02:22 PM

thanx so much for the help xxxx

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Bon

7374 posts in 3327 days
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posted 04-16-2009 07:52 AM

Apr.16/09
Really like your new spring buddy icon GramT.

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

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plantbuddy

17 posts in 2949 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 04-16-2009 12:32 PM

So you’ve got a wild bunny too. I love mine, only wish he’d show up. One guy who has shown up is Pepe L’Pieu. Or Mr. Skunk, if you prefer. He’s taken up residence under my back deck and I catch a whiff now and then when I’m outside. The other night he was out by the driveway just snooping around under the oak tree. We almost bumped into Pepe getting out of the car, but I luckily caught sight of the white stripe and tip on his tail . We scrambled back into the car before he you know what.

-- PlantBuddy

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GrandmaT

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hardiness zone 9

posted 04-16-2009 03:08 PM

Thanks Bon … I love that we can change our icon’s at our whim!!

AND, so glad you got back into the car before “you know what” plantbuddy!!! That would have been just awful!!! Hope you can get them out from under your deck soon …

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
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posted 04-16-2009 08:19 PM

Okay, had to change my icon to honor my Rudbeckia “Totos” and “Prairie Suns”. Their “offspring” did not multiply for me … ;-)

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3327 days
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posted 04-17-2009 02:45 PM

Is your new icon your prairie suns?

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
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posted 04-17-2009 03:08 PM

They are the Rudbeckia Totos … I love them as well … and hoping they might return too.

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

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 3347 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-27-2009 01:22 PM

I love that new avatar! Looks just like you”sound”!

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

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GrandmaT

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posted 04-27-2009 01:34 PM

Well thank you kindly, “E”

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

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Desktopgem

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posted 05-06-2009 05:11 PM

It would be pretty harsh without a garden or patio I think. It’s great that you keep going in it. This is a wonderful site for encouragement and friendliness too. Sorry about your accident also GrandmaT. Maybe you will heal in time.

-- Desktopgem

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-06-2009 08:44 PM

Thank you Desktopgem … yah, I agree life would be harsh with out a garden or patio; and ours is just big enough for this gal. Thanks for the kind words regarding my accident … it’s just the way I am now and it’s okay. I’m “fixed” as much as they can fix me … haha!!!

And as for the site … Oh how I do love this place. It is full of such wonderful people (like yourself). We all love to share our gardens, knowledge, encouragement and a bit of our lives and of course laughter!! Nothing better than a gardening site that is a bit of a social forum as well.

Glad you have found us and have decided to be an active member. :-)

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

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Tonya

21 posts in 2869 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 05-22-2009 08:06 PM

Hello GrandmaT…
Just wanted to say your Garden is beautiful;... hope to have on like that one day!! So, have you always live in michagan??? like it? ive driven thru when i moved out to colorado in 00’ (only lved out there for a year.. then back to jersey ) ... .. seems like a nice place.

-- TT

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GrandmaT

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posted 05-23-2009 12:23 PM

Early teens through adult life has been spent in Michigan … and I do love it here. As a child I lived in Colorado, Maryland and Alabama.

Thanks for checking out my gardens Tonya … I do love to putz . This house and yard are just perfect for me and hubby now. Be sad to leave it, when we do … as we are trying to get ourselves out to Arizona to join our children and grandchildren. But in the meantime; I am enjoying my “little patch” of dirt and invasive concrete – hahaha!!!!

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

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Tonya

21 posts in 2869 days
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posted 05-26-2009 07:39 PM

O ok.,, nice to hear you like it there… but i get that you want to be by your family,,,, most of mine are in PA, NY & NJ.. so.. were all pretty close by.. thats one of the reasons i moved back from denver, missed my family to much.. :) :) you;ll have to check out my new projects.. i jsut cant stop! ha ha

-- TT

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 07-22-2009 07:47 AM

I like all your colorful flowers, especially the row of bright yellow day lilies that boarder the drive. Your yard and house look like an inviting, friendly place to visit. And thank you for your kind words, welcoming me to Garden Tenders. I look forward to chatting with you too!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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GrandmaT

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posted 07-22-2009 08:58 AM

Thank you for checking out my garden page … and such kind words. :-)

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

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jroot

5121 posts in 3177 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 12-10-2009 03:08 PM

What a strange message. Sounds like SPAM to me.

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

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jroot

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posted 12-10-2009 04:29 PM

That last message, Grandma, was because of a SPAM posting which Mbulla has removed. Honestly, I wasn’t commenting on your posting of 141 days ago. LOL

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

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Eklectic

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posted 12-10-2009 04:32 PM

I also saw that spam! He was a fast worker but Mbulla was even faster!!

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

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GrandmaT

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posted 12-10-2009 06:13 PM

No problem folks … I knew it was spam … LOL!!!

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

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Scott Hildenbrand

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 01-27-2010 10:33 PM

Hey Grandma.. Stopped by cuz I was thinking about you.. Hope all is well on your end! Have you moved to AZ yet?? ;)

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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GrandmaT

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posted 01-28-2010 04:31 AM

Nice to hear from ya Scott … no move to AZ yet, but we are one house down … sold it around Thanksgiving time to a wonderful young family who loved the house as much as I did; so handing over keys was a real pleasure. Sooooooo, now one more house to go … geez, I can almost see us moving now … LOL!!!

Me and mine are doing well … spent Christmas out in AZ as usual with the kids and grandkids … it was wonderful. Now just getting back to the routine of it all …

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

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MsDebbieP

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posted 01-28-2010 04:48 AM

nice to see you back, GramT—missed you!

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

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 2809 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-28-2010 08:19 AM

Isn’t it nice to sell your house, with all its warm family memories built over the years, to someone who you believe will take care of it? This will probably be your last cold, snowy winter before you move to Arizona! Good luck selling your house.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Scott Hildenbrand

1690 posts in 3318 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 01-28-2010 07:32 PM

Glad to hear all is well! :) Now, be sure and let me know when you head out to AZ.. Got a nice patch of Sedum sitting by just ready to be chucked into an envelope for you.. :D

-- Planting Daylilies in Kentucky, zone 6b

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3424 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-29-2010 12:52 PM

Oh I will Scott … looking forward to planting those Sedum at our new home; whenever we “officially” get out there.

Thanks Ms Deb …

And yes Robin, God did indeed answer a prayer of mine … selling to a young family who would love and take care of “my” house …. and raise their family there as we did. And of course we won’t mention NOT having TWO house payments … hahahaha!!!! God is good …. :-)

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

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3176 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 01-30-2010 06:01 AM

I’m so glad to see you ‘back on line’, GrandT. I got your comment on Facebook but for some reason couldn’t find where it came from. I don’t understand FB very well. It’s not as easy to use as this forum.
I hope you are able to sell your house as planned and get your start off to AZ. And I hope you are able to take your ‘pot garden’ with you. :-)

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

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