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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Hi there!
I'm very new to this type of a page, but a long time gardener and forum enthusiest. Always up for a challange, and looking forward to uploading my "gardening" projects to the site, hey might even start my very first blog hehe. Never wanted to write one about myself but to write one as a what's what in the garden and time line might be cool.

Back to gardening hehe. I live on a 23 acer hobby farm complete with small grass land, forest and feilds. We have a good sized veggie garden, probably around 50' square? I really should do some measurements on day. In it we have the standard veggies, good herb mix and even some flowers. (you can read more about it I guess in the main garden section?) Tacked onto the end of that between it and the bog garden are 3 berry patches, strawberries, rubus(black berry, raspberry, golden raspberry, purple rubus) and a young blueberry bush patch. The newest addition after the berries is the bog garden, which you can read more about in the project section.

This upcomming year should be a bigish year in the garden zone. I have a rion 8x16' professional series greenhouse to put up (which I hope to get at asap. We're also expanding the main garden for the sunflowers as the area I used to grow them in needs to be used for machinery now. We're not 100% sure if we'll do it this year or not, but we may start finally on regrading and landscaping the back yard. Will depend on how the other projects go.

I've been gardening since I was a little kid with my meme and grandma. I then took that passion and went through school for it, and graduated a horticuluralist. Interesting job for sure! I have only a few hobbies, but they are intensive and I try and work them into each other. In addition to my garden outside and bog, I grow a variety of carnivorous plants indoors on a grow stand, and keep Dart frogs, which is where I really blend my hobbies when I make their tanks (another thing you can read more about in my projects section).

Hope you find my pages interesting, feel free to message me, or anything.
sib ;)

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commented on Slices of rainforests 11-08-2008 09:10 PM
commented on My Haven #2: Blooms, fruit and herbs everywhere! (picture happy) 07-30-2008 09:02 PM
added blog entry My Haven #2: Blooms, fruit and herbs everywhere! (picture happy) 07-30-2008 02:05 PM
commented on Veggie Garden 07-26-2008 09:50 PM
commented on Sunflower hedge of 05 07-25-2008 10:19 AM
commented on Sunflower hedge of 05 07-24-2008 08:23 PM
commented on Sunflower hedge of 05 07-24-2008 11:28 AM
added blog entry My Haven #1: a second begining 07-09-2008 09:16 PM
commented on Bog 1's other carnivorous inhabitants 06-27-2008 09:49 AM
commented on My gardens! #1: Herb Garden 06-11-2008 10:29 AM
commented on The Bog Garden Journey for the 2008 Season #5: Spring is in full swing! 06-10-2008 01:29 PM
added blog entry The Bog Garden Journey for the 2008 Season #5: Spring is in full swing! 06-10-2008 12:56 PM
replied on On the Hunt ... 06-09-2008 08:47 AM
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5389 posts in 3721 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 01-22-2008 10:36 PM

Hello and welcome to GT!! Hope you will share with us some pictures of your gardens.

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

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14694 posts in 3843 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 01-23-2008 04:24 AM

welcome to GT
sounds fascinating. Can’t wait to hear more

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

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840 posts in 3697 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 01-23-2008 06:11 AM

Welcome to GT! There’s a small wetland area in south-central Michigan that actually supports pitcher plants. Ever since a school field trip, I’ve been captivated by ‘em.

Let’s see some pics of your work!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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217 posts in 3643 days

posted 02-12-2008 04:46 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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273 posts in 3565 days

posted 05-09-2008 01:41 PM

Welcome Syble!

-- blooz 5b - You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~author unkown

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7374 posts in 3623 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 07-25-2008 08:06 AM

Just love all your gardens Sib.Such great variety in your yard.Amazing.

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

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5121 posts in 3473 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 07-29-2008 06:33 PM

I really like what you are doing , Syble. Those carnivorous plants are really special. You have a wonderful eye for photography as well.

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

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