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Re: Plant ID?


Daryl, I'm one of those who had no background - not so much as a
houseplant growing up. My grandmother had a little patch of spearmint
and moss roses - she told me not to touch anything, I'd wreck it. I came
to gardening on my own, very late. And yes, I tried MI Bulb (good grief
- their catalog arrived today!)


As a Master Gardener I have a chance to help newbies to gardening. Our
plant sales and walks draw new people all the time. I talk to people who
don't know there is a difference between a Geranium (bot name)and a
Geranium (common name).


Gardeners can be some of the most generous and approachable people. It's
so easy to convey the enormous pleasure we get from all this.


--
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> Bonnie,
> 
> The stats do show that gardening as a hobby has diminished.
> 
> Rayna had you for a shining example, as did many of us with our mothers and 
> grandmothers. I'm afraid we're going to lose that next generation because 
> they're so distanced from the deep roots that we had, and because the 
> hucksters are giving them false promises and no knowledge.
> 
> If this new generation is not given guidance to quick and easy success with 
> gardening, I'm afraid they may abandon it altogether. With a bit of 
> nurturing, from us and from the Green Industry, they can find what suits 
> them at several stages of their lives.
> 
> d
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 8:45 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Plant ID?
> 
> 
> >I had read that the number of avid gardeners are down significantly.  I
> > understand many young folks are opting for low or no work landscaping.  It
> > is sad, but I do understand how difficult it is to work full time, raise
> > children, be involved in the community and try to keep up with house and
> > property.  I just think they miss "smelling the roses."  I have great 
> > hopes
> > that as their lives slow down, they will pick up the trowel.  My girls are
> > certainly doing that now.
> >
> > Daughter Rayna has turned more than half of her front yard into a little
> > park for passers-by with a garden arch, bench, pathway and lovely 
> > plantings.
> > It is still a very young garden but I know that this year it will be full
> > and beautiful.  She has met most of her neighbors through her garden.
> > Three years ago, she thought gardening was frivolous....
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> 
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