Carolyn Little
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  • Arlington, VA
  • United States
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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Flowers and herbs; containers
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
8 hrs

My Garden

My yard and garden are very small (7500 sq ft). I have about 10 rose bushes stuck here and there among all sorts of perennials. I like to "try" varieties to see which ones are successful and add more of those as the seasons go by. The resulting garden is quite a hodge podge!

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Gardening Notebook 25 February 2010

Posted on February 25, 2010 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

According to my 2007 journal, by 28 February that year I had Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), and Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis) in full bloom. In 2006 the Winter Aconite was up by mid-January! Now, we've had several days of thaw this week, so I'm hoping I'll see some blooms poke their heads up within a few days! I'm always giddy with excitement to see the first blooms of the season. That's why I planted these particular species, because they tend to come… Continue

Gardening Notebook 21 Feb 2010

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 12:31pm 7 Comments

I went to Home Depot yesterday for some hardware items and I ended up buying 20 packets of flower and herb seeds and a bag of Ranunculus bulbs. It's really silly for me to buy seeds because I never work hard enough at starting them for them to be of any use. But this time of year it's so hard to resist the temptation to prepare for spring planting! I always think, if I don't get around to starting the seeds indoors, I'll at least put them in the ground in May and hope they do ok.… Continue

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At 11:45am on May 15, 2010, Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A said…
Very pretty Carolyn. Thanks for sharing and a good approach to find what works best in your climate/soil/sun conditions. Continue to have fun and again, enjoyed seeing your garden!
At 8:19am on April 26, 2010, Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A gave Carolyn Little a gift
You're way overdue for a ribbon! Also, with all those roses you must have a very large rose about showing it to us with a picture?
At 9:14am on April 24, 2010, Willis L. Johnson from GA Z8A gave Carolyn Little a gift
How about some more 'overall' pictures of your garden?

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