I love you screen name. This spring I am ripping out all the plants on our front walkway and replanting it with lavender.
My Climate Zone
Sunset Climate ZoneZone 8
USDA Plant Hardines ZoneZone 8a
Biographical InformationMarried to a awesome man live in the small city of Wood village Or. Love to garden,scrapbook,read and love to take walks with my hubby and little sweet dog Sprout.
My Mulch Profile
Gardening Ability3 - Garden a lot, with some success
My 5 favorite plants areHostas, Bacopa, lantana, millon bells trailing:)
What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?My wore out pink comfy pants. And a green garden apron my husband bought me at the coast at Seaside.
What is the one question about gardening you would really like people to ask you?How do I do so well with my Hostas.
And what's the answer?TLC:)
Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?Ed Hume:) Very experience on anything gardening. Also like his sense of humor.
Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?Gardening brings joy and color into our life's and there is nothing like seeing a little sprout or seed grow into something beautiful:)
If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?Hostas:) I love them:)
What plant have you tried to grow that has given you the most trouble? Or, what plant would you like to grow and can't, and why?Petunias
What is your favorite time in the garden?Would have to be early morning:)
What is your favorite color in the garden?Blues:)
What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?it would have to be in my front porch having a cup of coffee in the morning:) And watering my flowers so I can get a good look at them.
What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?Would have to be the lavender farms here in Oregon. Why because they are beautiful looking at rows and rows of different kinds and colors. And the smell is fantastic.
What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?My husband:) When I married him he love flowers and that started me gardening:)
Gardening DilemmasSlugs and sometime to much rain:)
What do you dislike most about gardening?Deadheading hate it:)
What do you like most about gardening?All of it expect deadheading. The results of a project or something you planted.
Favorite Nursery7 Dees, Deep Creek nursery, Als garden center:)
Cat or Dog personDog Person
What is your Garden Test Score?16-20 Very Good
College / UniversityUniversity of Oregon
Favorite QuoteFriends are flowers in life's garden.
InterestsGardening scrapbooking reading collect old vintage garden books and mini teapots.
Plant Care Provider Profile
I would like to promote my gardening expertiseNo
When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!
When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?
When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?
When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?
Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?
When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?
Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?
When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?
What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?
Treat for Pest/Disease
How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?
When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?
When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?
When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?
Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?