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Brandon, Ms 39047
USDA hardiness zone 7B

Member since:

June 12, 2010

About me

lifelong gardener, master gardener enjoy working in garden as well as veiwing others projects.

Current project

continually working on my own garden, put in new walkway this year, also built compost bin area.

Type of gardener

perrenial, shrubs,small trees & a few annual, cottage gardening

garden wall

This year I have been mostly digging up &amp; moving things plus trying to get rid of weeds that reproduced while I was working &amp; recovering from a fall. Now <br/>it has gotten to be so hot, 100 degrees today, plus no rain for weeks. It is very hard to make yourself go out &amp; work, it is even hot early 8:00 am. <br/>I belong to a perennial garden study group, we met yesterday afternoon at a members home. She lives on acreage &amp; has daylilys, iris, daffodils, narcissus,roses, lots of native &amp; other perennials, interesting shrubs &amp; trees. <br/>Blueberries, rasberries, fig trees,lots of various fruit trees. Lots of native <br/>azalea, dogwoods, I want to go in the spring to see these things. <br/>A barn with greenhouse attached. Very interesting garden. Also a lake. <br/>Most of us live in subdivisions &amp; do not this vast amount of space to garden on. <br/>I have a medium size lot that is mostly flower beds, but I do have access to a wooded area behind my house. I garden there also, native azaleas, dogwoods, <br/>spirea, sitting areas a walkway. This is a shaded gardening area.
dewflower commented on 06/14/10
Sounds like you have a lot to work with- but sorry about the eather! It is finally getting nice enough to go in the garden in Seattle, the rain has been brutal this spring! SOunds like we have opposite problems :)
FigTree replied: on 06/15/10
I suppose people are never completely happy with the weather we just have to make do. Today the weather man was wrong & we got a shower & lower temps for the day. That does not mean tomorrow we may have 90+ temps again. But most of my sprinkler system is repaired & I can water. For that I am thankful.
dewflower replied: on 06/15/10
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FigTree commented on 06/14/10