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Re: Plant ID?

Not boring at all!  Fascinating!

neIN, Zone 5

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From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> I have gardened all my life.  When I was a small child in the deep
> South, we had a woman who did the yardwork.  I used to follow
> her around and she would show me what to do.  Neither of my
> grandparents were gardeners, but my grandfather had a rose
> bed because that was what some of his buddies did.  My 
> grandmother was a founding member of the local garden club, 
> which still exists, by the way, and always wanted to have the 
> latest new plants, though I never remember her getting her hands
> in the dirt.  Anyway, the woman who did the yardwork would say
> "let the baby (that's me) plant it and it will grow."
> Of course my father's family were farmers, though he was a 
> school teacher. My grandmother really looked down on "country"
> people (she was so urban in her town of nearly five thousand 
> people.)
> When I went away to college, I grew morning glories and sweet
> potato plants in my room.  When I had an apartment before I was
> married I asked to be allowed to cultivate a small plot outside the
> building.  When we were first married we lived in a new apartment
> development in Chapel Hill, NC.  I planted bulbs behind the 
> foundation plantings.  After we moved to a very small
> apartment in New York City I had morning glories growing up 
> the curtains and as many plants as we had surface space for.
> Before we moved out of the city I was getting books from the
> library to learn about what would grow in the area, since I was
> sure it wouldn't be the same as the Florida panhandle where I
> grew up.  I already had a collection of catalogs, and had ordered
> some seeds to plant when we moved out in March.  
> So you see, gardening is just a necessity of life like breathing and 
> eating.  I can't imagine not doing it.  
> My other grandmother, the "country" one that I didn't grow up with,
> was a great gardener.  I wasn't allowed to visit her often, and when
> I did, I was not a favored grandchild, but I do remember that her
> front yard was solidly planted with flower beds with swept sand
> paths between.  No lawn, but lawns were not common in the rural
> South in those days.
> Sorry to be a bore, but you did ask.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 02/15/2006 7:02:47 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
> Interesting thread on where everyone thinks gardening
> is heading. 
> So when did everyone start here?
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