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Garden Girl replied to Mary Hardesty's discussion Pesticides in the group Roses
"In the long run it's easier to get the soil in balance and plant companions that attract beneficial insects, then the plants will take care of themselves. Otherwise it will be a constant battle. I do little more than deadhead my…"
May 16, 2014
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Sep 13, 2013
Garden Girl added a discussion to the group Roses
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David Austin's William Shakespeare vs. William Shakespeare 2000

Has anyone grown both to know the difference? If so, would you recommend one over the other, and if so, why? Even if you have only grown one, what was your experience? I'm trying to determine which I would like to order.See More
Sep 13, 2013
Garden Girl replied to Robin (N.IL zone 5)'s discussion Purple Leaves pink flowers in the group Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???
"Some sort of Tradescantia."
Sep 16, 2012
John F zone 6 Cinti Oh replied to Garden Girl's discussion Hen & Chick Offer in the group Hen and Chicks, Stonecrops and Sedum
"hello gabrielle  i will take some i have a few kind also but mostof what i have is on me page please check mthem out if u like"
Aug 9, 2012
Garden Girl replied to Stacie Porterfield's discussion mums ...blooming.....ALREADY in the group Zone 5
"If you haven't let them bloom, only bud, you can.  I had to do that last year, too, and they did fine.  It may even if they have bloomed; I just don't have experience with that."
Jul 1, 2012
Garden Girl replied to Kris's discussion Blue flowers, soft green leaves - not in my garden but a friend asked so don't know the "nature" of the plant in the group Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???
"Veronica spicata, but I don't think it's 'Royal Candles'.  This is 'Royal Candles' and it is more compact."
Jun 12, 2012
Garden Girl replied to Wendy Pritchett's discussion Inside Hens & Chicks in the group Hen and Chicks, Stonecrops and Sedum
"I've tried a few hens and chicks inside under grow lights and they did not do well.  Since they are alpine plants, cold generally doesn't bother them, though the excess moisture of a lot of snow very well could.  I take backups…"
Jun 3, 2012
Garden Girl replied to margaret's discussion black spots on canes in the group Roses
"A gardening philosophy that I love is, instead of feeding the plant, you feed the soil, and in turn, the soil feeds the plant everything it needs.  Healthy soil = healthy plants.  That's a big part of organic gardening. I do the same…"
May 6, 2012
Garden Girl replied to margaret's discussion black spots on canes in the group Roses
"Here's a good description for NPK; I recommend checking it out. Some of the ladies I work for will only water in the morning, but I've done morning and evening watering with no problem."
May 5, 2012
margaret left a comment for Garden Girl
"I just literally got 'little lime' hydrengia's this year.  We had an additon made to our landscaping and those were the first ones i bought.  I have never grown hydrengia's, kinda scared.  But thought i'd give…"
May 5, 2012
Garden Girl replied to margaret's discussion black spots on canes in the group Roses
"Be careful with nitrogen, especially from synthetic fertilizer.  It can cause too much new growth which attracts aphids and other pests.  Here's a good fertilizing guide http://www.rose-roses.com/culture/fertilize.html I have…"
May 5, 2012
Garden Girl replied to margaret's discussion black spots on canes in the group Roses
"Sounds good! You're welcome."
May 4, 2012
Garden Girl replied to margaret's discussion black spots on canes in the group Roses
"I work for a lady who collects roses, and she swears by Mills."
May 4, 2012
Garden Girl replied to margaret's discussion black spots on canes in the group Roses
"I am what appears to some people to be vicious when it comes to pruning many plants, but they thrive because of it.  That's definitely what I would do.  Make sure you have beautiful soil with lots of organic matter.  I've…"
May 4, 2012
Garden Girl replied to margaret's discussion black spots on canes in the group Roses
"I'm still learning about roses, but from my experience in the garden, I would suggest cutting them back somewhat hard for a couple of reasons.  Most plants transplant better if they are cut back.  Transpiration is hard on newly…"
May 4, 2012

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Skill level
Expert
Website
http://theobsessedgardener.blogspot.com/
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Mostly perennial (cottage garden style) and veggie. I used to work at a botanical garden. Now I work for those who can no longer maintain their gardens alone, but want to continue to enjoy them.
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
Everyday, as much as possible.

I'm a gardening junkie and love to learn, help and teach others in the garden. Check out my blog, Garden Rambles to see more about me and my website, The Obsessed Gardener to see my plants!

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At 5:59pm on May 5, 2012, margaret said…

I just literally got 'little lime' hydrengia's this year.  We had an additon made to our landscaping and those were the first ones i bought.  I have never grown hydrengia's, kinda scared.  But thought i'd give it a try.  So far so good though :)

At 4:21pm on November 14, 2011, Wendy Hime said…

Have you been to Munsinger Gardens here in Saint Cloud?  I live on that road a few blocks down.  It is the ONLY thing to see in Saint Cloud:)

At 8:30pm on November 13, 2011, Wendy Hime said…
Small world! Where do you live?
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At 7:46pm on November 1, 2011, Sandra said…

Welcome to Garden-Share! The Group page is a great way to meet other gardeners and get started on Garden-Share - congrats for joining so many groups!  You'll get the most out of them if you interact with other gardeners, make comments, and ask questions.

Also, there are Videos to watch (how-to, humor), Blogs to read (informative, entertaining), Photos to look at (beautiful, unusual, inspiring), and new friends to meet. If you have photos (or videos) of your garden, please share them - I'd love to see photos of your garden!

 

 
 
 

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Red Sun Sunflower and Bees - Aug 19

"Thank you Tammie.  I'm thinking of growing more of the red varieties this year and possibly the white variety, too. "
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