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Re: looking for help

One of my first suggestions if she's new to gardening would be to go and buy
a really good local gardening book. One with lots of pictures! That will
certainly help identify some of her plants. Also, I always recommend
planting slowly when you first move into a new place until you get an idea
of where the sun will be when. It took me several  years to get everything
in the right spot when I first started gardening. if I had paid closer
attention to sun vs. shade plants, and where the sun and shade was during
the seasons I think many more of my plants would have survived. I think the
Southern Living Gardening Book includes MD and they just came out with a new
edition that is wonderful.

Also, if there is a university with a horticulture program nearby, maybe a
class could come out and have the instructor do some teaching . That would
help for sure.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] looking for help

> Your daughter has made a wise choice. Riva has one of the best crab
> houses on the western shore.
> I suggest that she needs to learn the identify of the plants that she
> has, and to evaluate their characteristic growth and blooming habits
> within the perimeters of her own interests.
> That way, she will be able to evaluate each and decide whether they fit
> into her vision of a garden and landscape or not.
> I think asking third parties to make decisions about one's habitat is,
> well, generally rueful.
> On Thursday, May 13, 2004, at 06:22 PM, Ron & Penny Verow wrote:
> > Hello there,
> >
> > I have a lovely daughter who has just moved to an older home in Riva,
> > MD (next to Annapolis) with lots of garden area that is in need of a
> > bit of work. Being new to gardening she is looking for some help in
> > identifying what she already has & if some of her plants should take
> > preference over others regarding thinning etc.'.
> >
> > Does anyone know of a garden club near there which would be willing
> > have someone spend an hour or so attempting to give her guidance in
> > this venture (hopefully gratis)?
> >
> > Thank you for any & all help.
> >
> > Ron from Maine.
> >
> > zone 4
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
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