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Re: head count

I think most of the really gabby ones go back to the AHS days and share a major "Thank You" to Chris Lindsey for coming to our rescue. It's kind of amazing that we've pretty much hung together for that long, creating a free-wheeling community [that I'm sure gave AHS the collywobbles]. What I don't remember was how I got to AHS in the first place. Wasn't a member then. Guess they left the door open and I wandered in.

On Saturday, February 12, 2005, at 02:09 PM, <Chris@widom-assoc.com> wrote:

Christine Petersen here!

I'm from Northport, New York (not far from Eva and Holly). I garden at the
edge of Long Island Sound on mostly sand. I've been gardening since the
70's. I'd love to be a Master Gardener someday, but right now I'm in my
32nd year of teaching preschool special education. I'm big into daylilies
(364 cultivars and counting), hosta, anything new in the perennial world,
container gardening, coleus and unusual annuals, dwarf shrubs, herbs... You
get the picture! I have a small pond (1000 gallons) with goldfish and koi.
I like to garden with themes in mind, so most of my beds are determined by
color, plant type, growing conditions or structural elements. I have pockets
where I put my gardens as the property has a lot of trees and is narrow. I
have a husband who is a computer aided design specialist and a son in
college taking photography. I do not have to share the garden with anyone
as no one else is interested in gardening. That translates into- I do all
the work myself! I have lots of animals, most on the small side. Two cats
(rescues), a rat, gerbils, bearded dragons, frogs, toads, big tropical fish,
and giant millipedes.

I don't post as much as I'd like due to time constraints (also I am a very
slow typer and hate pecking away at these keys). I have learned so much
from this group. I'm one of the members who has been around since we were
sponsored by the American Horticultural Society, so I really can say that
this group has been a great resource! I'm very curious to know how many of
us are left.

Long Island, NY
Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Zone 10a
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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