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Re: weather/gardening

>  just at different times and pace. 
Right! In fact I'm gardening now, though not physically in the yard. I
guess I never do really take a break from it. Though I do do more
computer work in the winter, it always seems to have to do with
gardening. I just finished printing over 3000 seed packet labels. Many
varieties were new this year, so they had to be researched. Next, the
bulbs for sale at the H&G show will be coming up and I'll need to
develop POP materials for them and individually package them. All the
while I've been nurturing my 28 Persian Shield cuttings on my light
stand along with some other TPs I dug. Soon I'll be adding seed
starting. Then there are plant tags to make for my April Garage sale,
usually about 300 tags with photos, description, and cultivation info.
This, too, is part of the Big Gardening Picture.

> 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.  
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/15/2004 8:13:41 AM Central Standard Time, 
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Noreen, 
> 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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