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Location: Hastings,Ontario
Hardiness Zone: 5a
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Hi everyone.
I am a flower garden nut.LOVE all kinds of flowers and like to have lots of gardens of them.
I just moved to a new home in Dec. 2007 so my first gardens here on this site are from the 2008 growing year.
2008 went really well for my gardens and it sure helped that there were established gardens here already.Of course I had to move a lot of things around and plant what I like but I was very happy with the end results.I even grew tomatoes for the first time this year.Loved them and they will be a part of my gardens forever now.
2009 seen me trying to grow some veggies for the first time.Some did well others didn't.But I sure learned a lot.
For the 2010 growing year I want to try a lot of different kinds of tomatoes as well as some veggies I have never attempted to grow plus the ones that did well last year.
Well the 2010 season is over now and I had 8 varieties of tomatoes this year and 5 different colors.Loved them all.It was a long hot summer but my flowers did very well too.I saved lots of seeds for next year.

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3728 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-18-2008 10:02 AM

Good day!
Welcome to GT !!!

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-18-2008 10:22 AM

Thanks Debbie
Really enjoying this site.Looking forward to figuring it all out.(lol)

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3728 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-18-2008 10:52 AM

it’s pretty easy to figure out – and lots of fun to explore!!

I’m really looking forward to the planting season. It’s going to be extra fun this year as I share the experiences with everyone here and learn tips/tricks from everyone

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3606 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 02-18-2008 12:22 PM

Hello from a “flower person” too!!! Glad you have joined us!!!

The “pulse button” is a great tool to stay current with all the “chatting”!!!

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

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Jason

840 posts in 3582 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 02-18-2008 02:52 PM

Hello, Bon! Welcome to GT!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-19-2008 07:30 AM

Hi everyone: I am having a problem with the map on my home page.For some reason it is way off course from where I actually live.Is there a way I can go back and correct it?I can’t seem to figure it out.

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3728 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-19-2008 01:48 PM

go into your “garden” and click “edit”
then in the map click where you want the red flag to go and voila.. oh and then save the editing, of course.

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-22-2008 12:04 AM

Thanks Debbie I got it right this time.
Spent the day going through my seeds to see what goes where in my new gardens.There is already a lot of established ones around the house and yard.It will be interesting to see what treasures come up this year.I have so many plans it will take me all summer (lol)

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

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3728 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-22-2008 05:47 AM

haha that’s funny :)

Rick and I were just talking about our ideas and saying the same thing: we only have so much time!

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

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countrygal

364 posts in 3525 days

posted 02-24-2008 08:37 AM

Hi there Bon,and welcome.I am fairly new also and am still figuring things out here.I know one thing for sure,it is a great place.
I bet you are excited to see what comes up in your new garden,hope you get lots of nice surprises.I too like lots of annuals,and when the gardens are full,I plant them in containers.I only have about 50 containers right now,so I should get some more.LOL.

-- Southwestern Ontario Canada Zone5b

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-24-2008 10:23 AM

Thanks Countrygal I too have a few containers to find places for.

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-24-2008 10:33 AM

Hi Everyone: While going through my garden books and stuff I came across one of my favourite flower poems. Just thought I would share it with you all.

Bring Me All Your Flowers Now

I would rather have a single rose
From the garden of a friend
Than have the choicest flowers
When my stay on earth must end

I would rather hve the kindest words
Which may now be said to me
Than flattered when my heart is still
And life has ceased to be

I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I’ve bade adieu

Bring me all your flowers
Whether pinik or white or red
I’d rather have one blossom now
Than a truck load when I’m dead.

Hope you enjoyed it.

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3606 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 02-24-2008 11:19 AM

Yes, I did enjoy it … thank you for sharing that!!!

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

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 3528 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-26-2008 12:40 PM

So true!
Thanks!

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

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PanamaJack

217 posts in 3528 days

posted 02-27-2008 03:11 PM

Bon, 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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Nancy

19 posts in 3504 days

posted 03-08-2008 02:00 PM

Hi Bon. Fancy meeting you here. Want to be my buddy as we do know each other. I’m looking up a catalogue web site from Grandma T & will let you know what it’s like.

-- Nancy, Ontario

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Nancy

19 posts in 3504 days

posted 05-06-2008 11:36 AM

Bon, Still not able to add you as my Buddy. I haven’t figured out how to add your name to my list. It’s so close but I just haven’t won yet. bye for now. See you Sat.

-- Nancy, Ontario

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Nancy

19 posts in 3504 days

posted 05-06-2008 11:36 AM

Bon, Still not able to add you as my Buddy. I haven’t figured out how to add your name to my list. It’s so close but I just haven’t won yet. bye for now. See you Sat.

-- Nancy, Ontario

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Nancy

19 posts in 3504 days

posted 05-12-2008 10:43 AM

Finally got you on my Buddy list. Your Berm looks great. Bet you have a few stiff muscles from this project. It will look beautiful when it blooms. See you over the 24 weekend.

-- Nancy, Ontario

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puce

8 posts in 3409 days

posted 05-28-2008 01:11 AM

Thank you for the welcoming!

-- puce, zone 5a

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3606 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 07-01-2008 06:49 PM

Love your new Buddy Icon!!!! :-)

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 07-02-2008 08:11 AM

Thanks GrandmaT.I love that we can change them whenever we like.

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

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 3528 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 07-02-2008 10:07 AM

Yes, I agree with GranT and with the fact that we can change them!

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3606 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 11-15-2008 09:51 AM

Loving that fall/winter “Buddy Icon”!!!!

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 11-16-2008 12:45 PM

Thanks GramT.

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

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plantbuddy

17 posts in 3130 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 03-27-2009 10:49 AM

Hi there Bon, I was just out in the backyard to snap a photo of two tiny yellow crocus opening up on this lovely sunny morning here in Toronto. A great day to take a walk now that it has warmed up.

-- PlantBuddy

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3606 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 03-30-2009 04:36 PM

Love the new BUNNY avatar … very cute!!!! :-)

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

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-01-2009 08:31 AM

Thanks.Now that Easter is over I have changed to my Zinnia Zowie Yellow Flame.I am having a really hard time getting them to germinate so I can grow them again this year.They ended up being one of my favourtie flowers last year. :-)

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

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3606 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 05-01-2009 01:54 PM

I meant to tell you that I do love that Zinnia!!!! Sure hope you can get them to germinate … and me, the ones that you sent me!!! Otherwise, we’ll just have to enjoy your beautiful avatar!!! :-)

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

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Dale & Vicki Struhar

20 posts in 2882 days

posted 11-14-2009 02:47 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

-- Dale & Vicki, Madison, Ohio

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FenceWorkshop

15 posts in 2830 days

posted 12-27-2009 05:58 PM

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LadyPantheress

43 posts in 2787 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 02-14-2010 12:32 AM

Merry Meet-

Thank you for welcoming me to GT. I have written a reply to my page letting everyone know what my plans are in gardening where I live.

Will be back soon.
Happy Gardening.
Brightest Blessings
Lady Pantheress

-- ~ Harm None ~

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 2990 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-14-2010 02:37 PM

Bon, congratulations on your up-coming, two-year anniversary with Garden Tenders. Your gardens are beautiful and your kind words help make this site a very warm and welcoming place to share ideas, projects and experiences. I look forward to reading and seeing your posts in the coming year! Fun trivia: Did you realize that you share your anniversary with Mario?

-- "...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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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 02-15-2010 08:57 AM

Thanks Robin.No I never realised that Mario was on the same day as me.Where do you get the time to figure these things out? (LOL)

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

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 2990 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 02-15-2010 10:58 AM

It comes from having a seven-year-old son who is fascinated by numbers. He started asking questions about the number of posts in relation to time and we found all sorts of fun number ideas to figure out on the Tenders page. If he hadn’t started asking questions, I probably would never have noticed. : )

-- "...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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LadyPantheress

43 posts in 2787 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 02-18-2010 09:10 AM

Thank you for your reply on my German Potato Salad :-)

I love it! Hope you do too. Let me know when you try it and please let us know how you like the recipe.

Hugs
Brightest Blessings Always
LP

-- ~ Harm None ~

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LadyPantheress

43 posts in 2787 days
hardiness zone 7

posted 03-08-2010 01:29 PM

I am actually still excited for our container garden and appreciate your reply. Thank you for mentioning cutting the bottoms of my pellets when transplanting into my pots. I was thinking the same thing but did not know if I would be disturbing the roots doing so.

Hugs
LP

-- ~ Harm None ~

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Ron

15 posts in 2758 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-10-2010 10:19 PM

Thanks for the welcome to the community

-- Ronm

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redassedape

22 posts in 2699 days
hardiness zone 8b

posted 05-11-2010 08:42 PM

Hey Bon, thanks for the welcome

-- -Live your life so the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral!

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Suzi

1 post in 2639 days

posted 07-09-2010 12:44 PM

Thankyou Bon, for your very kind welcome.

-- Suzi,SOS,England

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 2440 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 01-23-2011 09:51 AM

thanks for the welcome message :)
looks like this is a bunch of friendly gardeners here

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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bluespirit

3 posts in 2430 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 01-31-2011 01:47 PM

Hi Bon, thank you for the welcome. This looks like a very nice place to learn and maybe trade later on.

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 01-31-2011 01:58 PM

It’s a great site and a lot of us here love to trade seeds.

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

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Creationsings

9 posts in 2371 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-03-2011 10:30 AM

ty so much I am trying to get used to the new site, its very nice and very differant.

-- Be carful when playing with dragons for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup!

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 2440 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 06-23-2011 06:43 PM

hey Bon…. thanks for being my gardenbuddy

I love your flower poem, did you write it? may I copy it? :)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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