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Member since: October 23, 2010



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Albany, Ny 12203
USDA hardiness zone 5A

Member since:

October 23, 2010

My Website or Blog:

About me

I have been gardening at home in upstate NY for about 25 years, mostly border gardens and tomatoes. I plant annuals from seed and strive to have good lawns, and am interested in lawn care. I enjoy growing roses and my favorite flowers are chrysanthemums, which I try to save every year with our long, cold winters. I look forward to exchanging ideas and learning from your membership.

Current project

Cleaning up my yard! I created a gardening website that's an Amazon store and affiliate site.

Type of gardener

Home, mostly outdoors

Favorite garden activity

Creating colorful, healthy flower beds

garden wall

Hi there! We are happy you found us and we want to help you with your garden in any way we can. For our newest members we love it when people do something we call a &quot;garden walk-about&quot;, which is you showing us and telling us about your garden in a post (described how to do this below). <br/> <br/>****If you would like to ask the community a question or share your garden in a post follow these simple instructions *** <br/> <br/>1. go to your logged in homepage (to get there, click on the Dig The Dirt symbol above) <br/>2. click on the blue button that says &quot;YOUR QUICK LINKS&quot; <br/>3. Scroll down to &quot;create a post&quot; This is where you can write a post or ask a question with pictures and text, link to your blog or website and just get creative! <br/> <br/>***You can also add a plant to our database*** <br/>1. go to your logged in homepage and click on the blue button that says &quot;YOUR QUICK LINKS&quot; <br/>2. scroll down to &quot;add a plant&quot; <br/>3. follow steps 1-5 and you are a part of the ultimate virtual community garden! <br/> <br/>If you are a blogger please create a hyperlink in your personal profile and grab one of our unique badges at for your blog!
FigTree commented on 11/05/10
Hello FigTree, I'm so happy you approached me. I'm new to gardening forums and don't know how to get started. I wish I had a picture of myself, but I never went on the Internet socially until recently after ending my career in administration. I have to buy a digital camera, especially if I'm going to share pictures of my garden with the community. I live in Albany, NY and am an outdoor gardener. The only plants I have inside are 2 springeri and a geranium that I brought in for winter. I have cats, so I have to be careful. I have my first question. Thank you for providing the instructions. Daisy
daisy replied: on 11/06/10
Cool Daisy- the best way to reach out is to ask a question or show pics of your garden for other gardeners to comment on. A digital camera is a must :) You can also post pictures just for yourself to track how your garden is doing throughout the season or changes from year to year... Let me know if you have any problems!
FigTree replied: on 11/06/10