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Member since: May 23, 2010



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Raleigh, Nc 27614
USDA hardiness zone 7B

Member since:

May 23, 2010

About me

Working mom of one I came to gardening later in life than some. My husband used to do landscaping part time and when we bought our house five years ago, it had bare bones landscaping. He has taught me so much about gardening and landscaping (and hard work!). Nothing makes me happier than being outside digging in the dirt. :-)

Current project

Searching for new shrubs to replace ailing azaleas carelessly planted in the wrong spot by the builders and learning all I can about the best perennials for zone 7b with all its heat and humidity!

Type of gardener


Favorite garden activity

plant new plants!

garden wall

I return the apology about my slow return on your email. I had a Dr. appointment this week, my neurogist, my blood pressure is very low, &amp; I have no energy. which is weird I am usually hyper, we are now looking for a <br/>reason. Also the heat does not help, &amp; the fact I do not sleep. I went to bed <br/>at 6:30am this morning &amp; woke up at 9;00 am. <br/>Where did you go on your vacation? I would love to hear about your trip. <br/>dewflower
dewflower commented on 07/03/10
Hi, Its great to find another southerner on this site, most are Washington &amp; Oregon. They have no idea about our HEAT. We have been having 90+ degree days for weeks, with heat index of 100+. Also no rain to speak of. The sprinkler system is working very hard. I have a wooded are behind my home that really does not belong to me that I garden in and take care of, so I have to drag hoses around out there to water. I always have too much to do but it is such fun. <br/>What plants have you found to replace your azaleas?
dewflower commented on 06/26/10
sorry...been on vacation for two weeks out of state! My husband who did not go with us was kind enough to water all the plants for me. Only one casualty from the heat so far but everything sure needs to be weeded and deadheaded! I can't wait to get out there this weekend. With the end of the school-year and trying to get ready for the trip and being gone, I haven't had the opportunity to do anything about the azaleas yet. After I get everything cleaned up again, they will be my next project. I read a great book by Jim Wilson (of The Victory Garden on PBS) called Bulletproof Flowers for the South. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I had many of his recommendations already in my garden. We have been concerned with the lack of rain too. I guess we have no choice to drag the hoses... Nice to hear from you! F.
Yougrowgirl! replied: on 07/01/10
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FigTree commented on 05/24/10