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Re: Plant ID?

I had no background either, except that my dad (also career military)  
would always plant tomatoes where ever we lived. He just liked  
"puttering around" in the yard.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 14, 2006, at 4:40 PM, Kitty wrote:

> 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

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