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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Maryann Jordan commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"the little girls have had fevers this week and I have not gotten much sleep at all, if it weren't for tea and coffee I don't think I could function, I pruned the grapevine and gooseberries very late this year, the grapevines have been…"
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Vicky Myers commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"If you have regular sod you can turn it upside down and build on top of that. BUT if you have the nasty grass with roots to China that and what Lorraine said won't work. You have to get every last root out or it will keep coming back. Chemicals…"
47 minutes ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Community Manager's group Vegetable Gardens
"Someone here was asking how to kill the grasses as they had tried everything so I was out digging & thought I would post how I do it. First, using black landscape material usually along the edge of an existing garden for at minimum 5 winter…"
3 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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cabbage and broccoli babies

"caterpillar --had to look that up. "
3 hours ago
Lorraine Smith Pacific NW commented on Lorraine Smith Pacific NW's photo
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cabbage and broccoli babies

"A friend is coming over today to pick up her supply. I plant half of a flat but sow the entire package because I don't like to save most seeds for another year. Also with chicken manure "tea" I have neither moth catepillers nor root…"
3 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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Surviving Winter '14

"Is this a ginger plant of some sort."
22 hours ago
Keryn, USDA Zone 10 Australia commented on Lileen Emilimor's photo
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Surviving Winter '14

"How did it go Lileen. How cold did it get for you in the winter just gone."
22 hours ago

 

 

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