Dawn Marie Thompson
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Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Flower Gardens
"Hey guys and girls - I use the latex or latex-free doctor's exam gloves; you can buy a huge box of them at Menards, Home Depot or Lowe's, etc. for cheap! Yes - your hands sweat in them, but they are absolutely GREAT to soften your hands…"
May 7, 2010
Don Reeves z7, TN replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Hello all:) I just discovered this site:):):) in the group Christian Gardeners
"When I see my lilies, I remember the words of Jesus, starting at Luke 12:26b "...why do you worry about the rest? 27 "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed…"
May 5, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Flower Gardens
"I have a poll question for you all: When you have many, many mole tunnels in your lawn but only a few mole hills, should you roll a heavy roller over your lawn and then use gypsum crystals to improve the compaction? This is sooo frustrating!!! What…"
Mar 15, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Flower Gardens
"We've gotten 5 straight days of bright sunshine here in SW Michigan/z5!!! I am getting so crazy for spring - the snow is melting - rain on Sunday - can it be? Spring is getting close!!!!:):):)"
Mar 5, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Flower Gardens
"To reply to Lisa about her "hot, long wall..." You might consider painting it a neutral color to avoid light reflection, to begin with:) Some variegated yucca would be able to withstand winter temperatures and add interest texturally:)…"
Feb 20, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Photography
"Beautiful, Willie! I'm enjoying the view from Michigan!!!:)"
Feb 17, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Photography
"Awww... thanks:) I'll take every little bit of sunshine I can find, in any way possible!!! I miss my sprouts - first to come will be the crocus, then daffys... and the hellebores will bloom - and then everything will come to life again:):):)"
Feb 16, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Photography
"Ja, Sheri - I've had enough photo opportunities to last me a lifetime!!! Bring on the sunshine and rain!!!"
Feb 16, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson commented on Community Manager's group Photography
"Lovely to see the green grass - and you can almost hear the peacefulness:):):) Here in Michigan, I've had ENOUGH of snow, cold and gray skies..."
Feb 16, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"Sedums are a lot of fun!!! There are all shapes and sizes and textures:):):) They take a LOT of abuse, too!!! "
Jan 22, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"Lisa! Your post sounds nearly like my old post!!! What IS it with heucheras and mums, anyway!!! Some of my mums go wild, but others that are supposed to be really hardy puke out after a year!!! "
Jan 22, 2010
Rich Bishop replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"I don't have the best growing conditions inside and my seedlings grow slowly, so I start my quick-maturing plants about 60 days before I can set them out. This year I will start my tomatoes about 75 days before. If yours grow well indoors,…"
Jan 21, 2010
Lisa Dent replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"I also have the following (Kansas) sedums, iris, peonies, hostas, bleeding heart (old-fashioneds), hardy climbing roses and buddleia:) I have more trouble with clematis, heuchera, mums (!), foxgloves and delphinium. We have a lot of Iris in many…"
Jan 21, 2010
Dawn Marie Thompson replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"I lost one of my big, 6 foot Nova Zembla rhodies last winter:(:(:( Try replacing something that large with something comparable at a garden center - I waited until the season closeout and got one that was about 3 foot on clearance:) It's in a…"
Jan 20, 2010
Rich Bishop replied to Dawn Marie Thompson's discussion Perennial flower gardening in Zone 5 in the group Flower Gardens
"I know, isn't it sad the way Rhodies look when it's so cold. I always think they'll turn brown soon and die, but they don't. "
Jan 20, 2010

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
landscape design; lighting effects, perennial flowers
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
10+ hours

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Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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BIG Dahlia Bloom

"Joseph, if you want to grow fabulous dahlias (not the low growing kind), they must be staked. What the hubby and I do is put in a tomato ladder and an 8 foot steel stake at the base of each plant at the time they are planted. We…"
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Fabulous Front Lawn Color

"Thanks for your wonderful feedback, Joseph. We're still harvesting snow peas (2nd crop) and still have zinnias, begonias, mums, marigolds, cosmos, roses, lantanas, new guinea impatiens and perennial geraniums blooming.…"
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Joseph Wright commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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BIG Dahlia Bloom

"Your welcome !!! I have a couple of Dahlias I save every year, but I have to stake them a lot or the blooms fall ! Please share any hints? :)"
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Joseph Wright commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Fabulous Front Lawn Color

"Your welcome Clare! Yes this year has been beautiful ! I still have impatient 's still blooming & I love your garden , great job as always!"
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"Aww, thanks Mo !!!! Tomorrow we are going to a party in the Poconos , PA!!! Happy Halloween too! Hugs! Only got 2 trick or treaters tonight!"
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"Thank you Linda !!!!!!!! Happy Fall!"
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"It's stunning...love the colors!"
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Profusion Zinnias Still Going Strong

"Yes, I'm surprised, too, Linda that we still have so many blooms at this time of year. But I think it is all going to come to an end in a few days. I saw on the long-term weather forecast that the temperature is supposed go below…"
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