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Birch Tree

Member since: May 25, 2010



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Anchorage, Ak 99508
USDA hardiness zone 4

Member since:

May 25, 2010

About me

I love trying to make things grow in my Alaskan backyard. Much of my desire to grow things and learn about plants comes from my mom. When I was a kid she would pick things while we would walk and tell me this plant makes a great tea or this plant is good for aches. All I remember is the time we spent... and now I am relearning all that she tried to teach me.

Current project

Plans for a greenhouse are underway... not sure if I will build with purchased lumber or see if I can scrape together parts and pieces to build "Frankengreenhouse". Last year's compost is paying dividends and is ready to help the greens and herbs along.

Type of gardener

novice & adventurer

Favorite garden activity

watching things grow

garden wall

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FigTree commented on 05/25/10