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Re: weather/gardening

Got a chuckle out of your email.....actually it sounds like we are much more 
alike, all gardening the same, just at different times and pace.  I stand 
corrected, that is what it is....more fiddling and dividing at one time, adding 
new things. etc.  I think all gardeners do that, southern or northern, 
difference being we do it on and off all year rather than at one time.  So it is the 
timing that is different rather than what we do.  

We all tend to be collectors too, it seems, and like to try out new things.  
Can't imagine anyone in this group not falling in that category....difference 
probably being only in the type of plants.   Like most of us, my garden (like 
my interior) is NEVER finished either.  I'm always coming up with new ideas, 
as things grow there are new posibilities. Having limited space, things have to 
be designed and thought out in advance to make sure it can be done, and to 
utilize every inch and make sure it is functional as well as aesthetic. The 
problem is finding  the time to do all that I'd like to do.   I can't imagine ever 
being "finished" with everything though.  That's the fun part.  

zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 1/15/2004 8:13:41 AM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

That statement struck me as odd, but then I realized that for many
people I know this may be true. But personally, I grow very few annuals,
I grow more perennials and shrubs here in the 'relative' north, Zone 5.
The reason I have done so much more planting in spring and fall is
because I'm a collector and a fiddler. Collector: There's always
something new I want to try, whether my garden is full to capacity or
not. Fiddler: Many folks I know never divide their perennials. I do and
that means finding homes for the extras in my yard or someone else's. I
need to move things around a bit to make room for new acquisitions.

Many gardeners design and develop a garden that pleases them and then
maintain that garden, sharing or pitching the excess, while the design
remains the same. Mine is ever-evolving, mainly with perennials and
shrubs, and I like it that way.

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