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informationPosted by LMarion on Saturday, October 27, 2001 2:27 PM ADT
I find the best information I can get is from the old-timers in my area. I usually run into the seniors on my walks with the dogs. They are willing to answer any and all questions, if you see something that you like, they are more than willing to give you a piece of the plant with instructions on how to plant. I find that they are not worried about ph of soil, their motto is "if it doesn't do well in one spot move to another". When someone has 30-40 yrs of experience I listen. Some the seniors love the company as they don't have that many visitors anymore. I have learned a great deal and if I have a problem I'm sure to get an answer. Don't be afraid of squishing bugs, encourage the good bugs to stay in your garden, and always deadhead, leave a few head to form seeds, and keep your garden clean, that means pull your weeds before they get out of hand. The only thing I cannot grow is roses; even with all the advice and tips I don't do well with them. Also, the point of gardening is enjoyment, move things around, be brave, try something new. I don't know of anyone who has ever gotten the garden right the first time unless they are spending megabucks to have one designed by a professional. I personally enjoy the grunt work of digging out an area, hauling in new garden mix, loam or moving big rocks in the wheelbarrow until I can barely move. I'll never achieve perfection and that is okay because it keeps me learning. Next spring I know I will have many plants to move around because I won't like where I have planted them--more fun instore. I will never win awards and that is okay too. Good gardening to all.
re: informationPosted by Lois on Thursday, November 15, 2001 3:48 PM AST