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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 2398 days

posted 2398 days ago

Thanks for the welcome:) debbie

-- Debbie, Pennsylvania

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DollyNEW

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posted 2389 days ago

Thanks for the welcome Debbie

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Liz1

10 posts in 2380 days

posted 2380 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 2380 days ago

I try ;0

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

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steve35351

2 posts in 2369 days

posted 2369 days ago

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

76 posts in 2364 days

posted 2362 days ago

Thanks for the welcome!!!

-- '"Inthedirttn" Zone 9

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PanamaJack

217 posts in 2371 days

posted 2357 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 2357 days ago

I’m enjoying :)

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 2449 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 2331 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 2331 days ago

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 2449 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 2330 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 2330 days ago

definitely memorable!!! :)

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

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StraightEdge

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posted 2277 days ago

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

Carlyle

-Cheers!-

-- Cheers!

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MsDebbieP

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 2277 days ago

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 2252 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcoming!

-- puce, zone 5a

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Sir_Robert

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posted 2125 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 2125 days ago

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 2065 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 2063 days ago

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 2127 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 1914 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1914 days ago

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 1673 days

posted 1673 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1673 days ago

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 1630 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 1623 days ago

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

Hugs
LP

-- ~ Harm None ~

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LadyPantheress

43 posts in 1630 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 1602 days ago

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

4296 posts in 1834 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1602 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1602 days ago

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

4296 posts in 1834 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1602 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1602 days ago

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

4296 posts in 1834 days
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posted 1602 days ago

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 1593 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 1583 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1583 days ago

I look forward to hearing about your gardens!

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

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galetonco

16 posts in 1593 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 1582 days ago

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 1284 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 1284 days ago

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

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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MsDebbieP

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1284 days ago

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 1284 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 1280 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1280 days ago

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 1284 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 1270 days ago

be my buddy :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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Ben

33 posts in 1236 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 1236 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1236 days ago

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 1183 days
hardiness zone 8a

posted 1183 days ago

Thank you, for the welcome!
Sandra :)

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

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mossyoakfence

2 posts in 1166 days

posted 1166 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1166 days ago

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 1166 days

posted 1166 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1166 days ago

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 1152 days
hardiness zone 6

posted 1149 days ago

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 787 days ago

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

14672 posts in 2572 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 787 days ago

Excellent.
Welcome to GT!

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

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Greenthumb

2287 posts in 2391 days

posted 77 days ago

by definition win win

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

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