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M L (M L Staats)

Member since: May 13, 2010



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Veradale, Wa 99037
USDA hardiness zone 5B


M L Staats

Member since:

May 13, 2010

About me

I am a writer and when I'm not writing, I'm gardening, where I think about my writing. Some of my best plots have come to me while digging in plots.

Current project

Turning a huge backyard into flowerbeds now that we are no longer showing dogs and only have two of them to run over my flowers.

Type of gardener


Favorite garden activity

Watering a freshly planted bed.

garden wall

Hi ML, <br/> <br/>I have a business I run from my home watching people&#x27;s dogs when they go away and also do a doggie daycare. You&#x27;ll notice all my gardens are fenced in with wire fencing. Not the most attractive look but I&#x27;ve managed to combine my two passions on my 1/3 acre plot. <br/> <br/>That is the cutest little dog in your avatar. What kind of dog is it? <br/> <br/>I&#x27;ve been running my business for 8 years and wish the recession had slowed it down some but people are still taking vacations......maybe not as elaborate as in the past, but they&#x27;re still going away! <br/> <br/>I have 3 dogs of my own. All rescues and all of them just a little crazy. I just adopted Molly 6 months ago. She&#x27;s a little Lhaso that spent 8 years in a puppy mill used for breeding. She has the most amazing ability to love despite what she&#x27;s been through. <br/> <br/>Take care, <br/>SH
safeharbor commented on 05/20/10
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FigTree commented on 05/19/10
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dig the dirt editor commented on 05/13/10
Thank you so much for making me feel welcome. I'll have to get familiar with the site but it all looks so interesting and just right for me!
M L replied: on 05/13/10