Friday, March 2, 2007

Online classmate

Welcome to Cara, our online classmate!
It would be nice if some of you would introduce yourselves and your interests as we did in class.
I'm Susan and I have garden envy for all of our classmates with - would you believe it -acreage! My lot is 55 x 180 and the garden patch must only be a third of that, what with house, garage, driveway and veggie garden. I suppose that counts as garden but that's the hubbie's not mine; I just pick 'em...
Cara, what is your garden passion or madness, as the case may be?


Cara said...

Hello Susan! Hello everyone!

Sorry it's taken so long to respond. Life gets crazy sometimes. I just went through one of those times.

I love perennials and I love spring bulbs. Just about any kind or variety. I do have some favorites; but, I definitely am not stuck in a rut. I have a small house on a small city lot. (50' x 130') I have managed to absorb most of the front yard into the garden. The back yard just got a major hit. I had to have a dying maple tree removed, so now all my shade-loving plants (ferns, hostas, lamium, etc.) need to be transplanted. As you can imagine with a lot as small as mine, there aren't too many options. I guess I'll have to lose more of my grass in the back and make the perennial bed larger. (oh, darn)

I have a ton of pictures, but I had a virus hit my computer in the fall and I have to retrieve some from my Walgreen's account. It's a long story, but I'm not sure that the virus didn't get through their virus protector. I'll get some pictures posted soon.

I also love feeding the birds and attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to my yard.

The class so far has been very challenging for me, but I love the information. It's definitely worth the effort.

Good luck to everyone and hope you do well in your studies!

Susan said...

Several years back I also had a maple removed (the arborist said it was planted in the wrong spot. I still haven't transplanted all the so-called shade lovers and many still thrive such as ferns, sweet woodruff, dog-tooth violet, trillium and hostas. So don't worry if time doesn't allow for transplanting all at once; plants do like to survive and do adapt quite well. On my way to see your pics. Glad to "see" you, Cara.