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Location: SW Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone: 5b
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Born and raised on a farm, rural life is in my blood, although I wouldn't consider myself as a farmer-type person.
I do, however, enjoy my backyard!

My GARDENING GOALS
* to grow as much of my food as possible on my little piece of land
* to create a personal retreat in my backyard so that I do not need to travel in order to find a place to relax
* to re-develop my front yard into its natural state of being part of the northern-most part of the Carolinian Forest

- Debbie

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

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dixiegalpa

2 posts in 2545 days

posted 01-02-2008 11:12 AM

Thanks for the welcome:) debbie

-- Debbie, Pennsylvania

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DollyNEW

3 posts in 2538 days

posted 01-12-2008 07:43 AM

Thanks for the welcome Debbie

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Liz1

10 posts in 2527 days

posted 01-20-2008 05:30 PM

Thanks for the welcome. I see you manage to keep busy, too!

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

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-21-2008 04:36 AM

I try ;0

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

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steve35351

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posted 01-31-2008 06:56 PM

Hi
Well thank you i only wish i could post more of them but well there is only 6 pic’s that we can post here boohooo

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inthedirttn

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posted 02-07-2008 06:15 PM

Thanks for the welcome!!!

-- '"Inthedirttn" Zone 9

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PanamaJack

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posted 02-12-2008 04:39 PM

Hey Debbie hope you enjoy the on the GardenTenders website.

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

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-12-2008 05:22 PM

I’m enjoying :)

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2596 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 03-10-2008 04:28 AM

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday dear Deb, Happy Birthday to You …
May you truly have a glorious day!!!!!!

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

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-10-2008 05:16 AM

thank you :)
I had the best weekend!! Bonfire breakfast, hot dog night at my brother’s on Saturday, potluck yesterday—and my brother wrote a song for me, for my birthday!! Can’t get more special than that :)
And today .. well I’m so tired that I feel like I’m 50 years old!

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2596 days
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posted 03-10-2008 11:22 AM

Well certainly sounds like the “40’s” left with a bang!!!! I am so glad you had a marvelous birthday celebration!

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

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-10-2008 12:13 PM

definitely memorable!!! :)

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

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StraightEdge

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posted 05-02-2008 12:59 PM

Thanks for the welcome!
Aren’t you also on LumberJocks?

Carlyle

-Cheers!-

-- Cheers!

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-02-2008 01:32 PM

yes I am
i recognize that name!!! Carlyle.. Welcome

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

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puce

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posted 05-28-2008 01:12 AM

Thanks for the warm welcoming!

-- puce, zone 5a

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Sir_Robert

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posted 10-02-2008 07:43 AM

Ms. Debbie,
I wrote a book called 7 Violet: The Harper Chronicles. It’s fiction, but it gave me an appreciation for what it takes to write something more than “lol”. Bravo to you!

I do have a question: Where can I get clean straight shoots from a hazelnut tree. I saw a craftsman on YouTube demonstrate how he makes beautiful little flowers on his lathe. We don’t have hazelnut bushes/trees in Michigan, so if you could refer me to someone who does, I’d be glad to turn them a small bouquet if they send me some nice shoots. Each flower requires about an 8 inch section of hazelnut. Diameter should be between 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch. Thanks.

-- Regards, Sir Robert

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 10-02-2008 07:55 AM

oh I’ve seen those cute little flowers.
I hope someone can help you out with this question. You should post your question in the forums to make sure everyone sees it.

Also, have you posted a request on LumberJocks.com? There are a lot more members and you might find someone local to you.

(and thanks for the Bravo) :)

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

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Terri

29 posts in 2212 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 12-02-2008 03:21 PM

Thanks for the welcome, MsDebbieP! So many people here have been so welcoming, gives one the warm fuzzies…I LOVE that feeling! :-)

Glad you liked the verse, too. That’s from a poem (can’t remember the title) by Elizabeth Barrett Browning ~ love her poetry.

-- Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees, takes off his shoes, the rest sit round it, and pick blackberries...

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Rog

80 posts in 2274 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 04-30-2009 05:06 PM

Debbie, I just want to send you some sunshine. Spring is finally here in Washington. Can you feel the warm rays yet. Rog PS will post more photos of the flowers from my hiking trips with the Mt St Helens Hiking Club.

-- Listen quitely and nature will tell you what to do..Open your eyes widely and you will be amazed..

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-30-2009 05:32 PM

well I’m not feeling the warm rays today—it’s raining. Lots of rain today!
But the past week has been pretty good, overall.

I’ll be watching for the photos!!!

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

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FenceWorkshop

15 posts in 1820 days

posted 12-27-2009 05:57 PM

Debbie I think you’re a pretty amazing lady. You have posted some really cool projects and always have something great to add.

-- http://www.profenceworks.com http://www.productionfenceworks.com http://www.orlandofencecompany.com http://www.fencesavannah.com

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 12-27-2009 06:22 PM

gosh.. thanks for those kind words. ... I’m such a beginner when it comes to gardening and I’m more of a student here.

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

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LadyPantheress

43 posts in 1777 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 02-15-2010 12:37 PM

Thank you for that. Now I feel better about using the pellets. :-)

Hugs
LP

-- ~ Harm None ~

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LadyPantheress

43 posts in 1777 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-08-2010 01:34 PM

Thank you for replying to my blog and my garden section. I do agree that trail and error is a learning experience. Besides I do love to sow seeds and I have plenty and do have plenty of time as well:-) Thank you for being positive for me and my garden.

Hugs
LP

P.S. I just love reading about your posts and entries.

-- ~ Harm None ~

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Radicalfarmergal

4308 posts in 1981 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-08-2010 01:46 PM

Debbie, I guess I am not feeling very radical these days. Robin seemed to fit better. : )

-- "...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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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-08-2010 04:30 PM

ah—visualizing EVERYONE becoming self-reliant on their land. Yes, that wouldn’t be very radical if everyone was doing what you are doing :)

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

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Radicalfarmergal

4308 posts in 1981 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-08-2010 05:50 PM

Debbie, the more I am reading about permaculture, the more I am believing there are many people who think as I do. Life feels so right these days, I don’t feel very radical. I just feel peaceful. If you want to read a great book on permaculture that is not focused primarily on gardening, read Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren. A very thought-provoking book I just finished, maybe I will write a review for it. I just bought Gaia’s Garden 2nd edition today. I am excited to see the changes from the first edition I checked out from the library. I decided it was a keeper.

-- "...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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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-08-2010 06:01 PM

there is a world-wide change taking place, not only to take care of the environment but each other as well.
We are slowly moving away from the the “all about me” phase of our evolution and into the “we” mentality.

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

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Radicalfarmergal

4308 posts in 1981 days
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posted 03-08-2010 06:18 PM

I think you may be right, Debbie.

-- "...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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galetonco

16 posts in 1740 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 03-27-2010 01:59 PM

Thank you Debbie,when I figure out the blog I have a lot to share. Mark

-- mark nickerson in Colorado

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-27-2010 02:45 PM

I look forward to hearing about your gardens!

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

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galetonco

16 posts in 1740 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 03-29-2010 08:24 AM

thank you Debbie,I will try that,only have a couple of days a week when I have time to spend on the computer. Happy Spring Time. Mark

-- mark nickerson in Colorado

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 1431 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 01-21-2011 05:36 AM

thanks for the welcome, this looks like a wonderful Gardener’s online home :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-21-2011 06:36 AM

I call it home :) Nice and cozy, good friends, and lots of inspiration and support

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

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 1431 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 01-24-2011 08:56 AM

I just admired your photographs!! absolutely stunning. I so wish I could take pictures like you :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-24-2011 09:47 AM

why thank you GT (oh your initials are the same as our site’s :))

I’ve looked at your garden photos – they are lovely!!!

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

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 1431 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 02-04-2011 06:35 AM

be my buddy :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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Ben

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hardiness zone 5

posted 03-09-2011 11:32 AM

Thank you for the welcome, i just found this site while avoiding my ASL homework…lol I can’t think of a better way to avoid homework. BTW i love your pond. is that rhubarb i see? the leaves look to thin to elephant ears (colocasia / taro).

-- It started with stargazers and then stella's and then somewhere between colocasia and dicentra i decided to deny having an addiction.

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-09-2011 01:23 PM

haha that’s funny. Definitely better than homework :)

Yes, it’s rhubarb. The poor man’s exotic plants :)

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

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Sandra

101 posts in 1330 days
hardiness zone 8a

posted 05-02-2011 06:46 AM

Thank you, for the welcome!
Sandra :)

-- http://www.joeandsandrashippies.blogspot.com

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mossyoakfence

2 posts in 1313 days

posted 05-18-2011 03:56 PM

Wow this post is old but i still need a good picture of rhubarb and i found this through a Google search …but no rhubarb pic :( The search continues. I like this site though i will be back. I will be able to help with fence related questions.

Orlando Fence Company

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-18-2011 04:50 PM

ok MossyO

here are a couple rhubarb pictures for you.

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

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mossyoakfence

2 posts in 1313 days

posted 05-19-2011 07:30 AM

Wow Debbie you are amazing! I never thought i would get a response.

I have saved these lovely pictures and going to make good use of them.

Thanks again.

Mossy Oak Fence

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-19-2011 07:34 AM

no problem :)

Perhaps you will post some photos of your gardens for us. We love seeing gardens around from around the world :)

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

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Bill J. Griffin

24 posts in 1299 days
hardiness zone 6

posted 06-04-2011 11:35 PM

Nice big Rhubarb plant Debbie. My mom used to make us rhubarb and custard a long time ago. ahh memories.

-- The wonderous wealth of the earth's bounty.

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TopsoilTampa

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posted 05-31-2012 03:29 PM

Oddly enough I found this post while searching for a picture of rhubarb… Thank you for the great resource, I’m now a member.

Alan
Topsoil Tampa

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MsDebbieP

14688 posts in 2719 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-31-2012 04:43 PM

Excellent.
Welcome to GT!

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

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Greenthumb

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posted 05-11-2014 07:28 PM

by definition win win

-- just one more rock, and the garden is done ; )

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