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Location: Metro Detroit
Hardiness Zone: 5
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Although on a very small plot of land (only 1/8 acre!), we've crammed as many different species into what we've got. We have four main beds: bulb, winged-critter bringer, culinary herbs/grasses/exotics, and a spillover bed.

We've also planted four trees in our yard: a redbud, sargent crab, semi-dwarf red delicious, and a maple (memorial). In addition, we've got several flowering shrubs growing, including an heirloom burning bush, potentilla, and a lilac that grew from a tiny stick 4 seasons ago to bloom the first time this year.

I'm looking forward to sharing gardening experiences and tips for a chemical-free garden!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 12-06-2007 11:32 PM

Well this is very cool to have a member so close!!!!!!!! Your flower beds and yard sound lovely and each bed quite different. (Look forward to pictures!!!!) Me, I am down to two beds now; a very small one in the back yard and the larger one in front of the house. And to be honest this is suiting me just fine now (did I want to admit that out loud – hee). Learning to garden in full sun now. Been a bit of challenge coming from a yard that was mostly shade.

Look forward to sharing …

P.S. Your dog is cute!!! :-)

Guess we will indeed be chatting!

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3607 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 12-07-2007 04:59 AM

Welcome!
Sounds like you are using your space to the fullest!

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

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bncprez

60 posts in 3431 days

posted 01-06-2008 07:41 PM

I love your gardens. I hope that mine in time look as awesome. And finally figured out how to add you as a Buddy. Thanks again for the invite it makes it alot more fun talk and seeing what other people are doing.

I was going to pull the lavender my wife was totally against it and when you said not to, she was like see now you can not. So I am adjusting my plan.

Thanks again

-- Living on the level... Central Ontario...1.25 hrs from TO.......Zone 5a

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3607 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-07-2008 03:58 AM

I’m in agreement.. don’t touch the lavender.

Reminds me of my precious periwinkle that I had been growing for years. My goal was to fill my front flowerbed with periwinkle to prevent the weeds from filling it. The plan was going well. It had filled the east side of the of the bed and worked its way around the corner and had started to go along the front of the house. It was SO beautiful. And then my Mom moved in…. she hates anything that just “goes everywhere”. I came home from work one day to see this giant pile of plants that had been pulled out… I can still cry about it to this day.

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-08-2008 05:19 PM

Damocles … I posted a picture and description of a plant I really want to purchase this summer on the blog “What are you planting for 2008” – or something to that effect. Wondering if you might take a look at it and tell me if you (or your mom) has grown anything like this. I have decided that I am going to purchase 2/3 of them for my front bed. What say you “Oh Master of the Flowers who lives in my zone”??? Thanks!!!

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-13-2008 08:34 AM

Hey, a silly story just for you under my “winter garden” ... you might appreciate it.

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-18-2008 06:47 PM

I am laughing … cuz Debbie P. posted “I met my first GT member” ... I thought yah me too; BUT did I REALLY meet you since you came over as a “lumberjock” and to meet hubby??!! ;-) Does that really count???

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

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Jason

840 posts in 3461 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 01-18-2008 09:28 PM

LOL! Of course it counts! And think of it this way…how many people who belong to both boards get to meet a member from each at the same time?

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3607 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-19-2008 03:58 AM

well… you know, I’m hosting an LJ picnic in July….... we could double-duty it :)

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-19-2008 09:12 AM

Oh, a picnic … really … how fun would that be!!!! Wouldn’t it be great to have faces with names as we chat.

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

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Liz1

10 posts in 3416 days

posted 01-20-2008 01:01 PM

Thanks! Nice patch you’ve got going yourself, and your gardening buddy looks pretty friendly too.

So I lived in Sterling Hts for 15 years—that makes us “almost” neighbors. I could grow lavender there, but haven’t been able to coax it up here yet. Still trying.

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

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eringobraugh

36 posts in 3438 days

posted 01-21-2008 10:11 PM

they’re just dry stacked, I thought of adding something more if I did a water feature

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 02-02-2008 08:15 PM

Hey it’s good to see ya “D”!!! Been watching for ya … us “small lot folk, city” need to stick together – hahahahah!!!!

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

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Jason

840 posts in 3461 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 02-02-2008 08:18 PM

Sorry to be MIA, Deb…will be posting interesting news in a blog soon (hopefully tonight). Very busy!

Glad to see you are keeping the home fires burning!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 02-02-2008 08:20 PM

okay, I’ll keep my eyes open for it …

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

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inthedirttn

76 posts in 3400 days

posted 02-07-2008 06:19 PM

Thanks for welcome!! I am outside of Chattanooga,Tennessee.

-- '"Inthedirttn" Zone 9

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PanamaJack

217 posts in 3407 days

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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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3485 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 02-29-2008 10:57 AM

Hey “D” ... how the heck are ya? Busy …. aren’t ya just loving all this snow?!!!!! Have a good weekend!

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

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Robin282

115 posts in 3363 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 04-06-2008 07:39 AM

That picture of your dog is so adorable! Is s/he as sweet and friendly as s/he looks?

-- Robin282, Zone 7, SE Coast of MA, USA

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Jason

840 posts in 3461 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 04-07-2008 10:22 AM

Thanks, Robin…yep, he’s very sweet, although a bit shy. He’s a rescue dog, and actually survived parvo from the pound, so he’s a bit of a miracle. For that reason alone, we’re willing to let the skittishness slide.

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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