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Mitch Shirts commented on Acaena pinnatifida 5 hours 43 minutes ago

Can you tell me what the names of those beautiful tomatoes are?

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Mitch has uploaded a new photo to Prunus salicina 'Beauty' 3 days ago

Beauty and Santa Rosa Plum

Truckee has added Veronica longifolia to his plants list. 3 days ago
Truckee has added Veronica liwanensis to his plants list. 4 days ago

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Mitch shared a photo. 2 weeks ago

Saw this cool #gardendesign in Coronado California - looks like a sand dune

kylaney has added Cistus crispus 'Santa Cruz' to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
kylaney has added Cistus x purpureus to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
kylaney has added Cistus ladanifer to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
kylaney has added Grevillea spp to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
kylaney has added Anigozanthos flavidus to his plants list. 2 weeks ago
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  • My Mulch Profile

  • Gardening Ability
    3 - Garden a lot, with some success
  • My 5 favorite plants are
    palms
    cycads
    tropicals in general
    meleluca varieties
    colorful annuals
  • What is a garden myth you hear frequently which you know is untrue?
    Feed your Staghorn fern Banannas -- YOU eat the Banannas and feed the Staghorns REAL plant food, like Gro Power, they will do much better, so will you, Banannas are good for you.
  • And, what is the reality?
    When I see them, those fed with Banannas they are just crisp dried up 'things' I don't think they do anything but make the person who threw it up there feel better. They need nitrogen, monkeys need Banannas!
  • What is your favorite gardening outfit or costume?
    Just old jeans, most have holes somewhere. Crappy shoes and a shirt to match.
  • Who is your own favorite gardening personality on TV, radio or in print? Why?
    Used to be Tom P. but he is moving :-( Actally he is the only one I watched on a regualar/semi-regualar basis. (I see Top P. is in re-runs so that is nice)
  • Do you have a gardening philosophy you would like to share with other gardeners? What is it?
    Try it, if you don't like if, or it does not like you, don't bother with it any more. Try something else. There are a lot of plants you can never grow all of them just try.
  • If you could grow only one plant, what would it be?
    You can't grow just one.
  • What plant have you tried to grow that has given you the most trouble? Or, what plant would you like to grow and can't, and why?
    Orchids (except Cymbidum) are a waste of my time and energy. I just don't do well with most of them. Let others grow them I do enjoy that.
  • What is your favorite time in the garden?
    Morning, I think, before I'm too tired to do it.
  • What is your favorite color in the garden?
    This is difficult, for sure it is not brown.
  • What is your favorite place or activity in the garden?
    Where there is dirt. (I guess I should say 'soil' it sounds better, but your hands don't get 'soily' they get 'dirty') But righ now my front yard looks the best, so it is probably my favorite. Still working on the back, it is never done. That is a good thing, I think.
  • What is your favorite public or private garden in the world? Why?
    Huntington is my favorite so far. Buchard Gardens on Victoria Island is maybe an equal. Wellington N.Z. has a terrific rose garden, probably the best I have see. Still checking though. Some are very dissapointing, when you go out of your way, then you say 'why did I waste my time?' Just did that near Salt Lake City Aug 08 wast of time.
  • What individual has influenced your gardening interest the most? How?
    My father, no question
  • Gardening Dilemmas
    What do I do with all of the fan palm leaves that fell of in the storm?
  • What do you dislike most about gardening?
    Hate taking out plants that died and wonder why they died. Hate trimming things that are too high. Hate hauling trash. Hate really big weeds that I put off 'until tomorrow'.
  • What do you like most about gardening?
    When I am gardening I tend to forget (or put way on the back burner) all of the horrible things going on. It is pretty much just me and what ever I am tending to. Could even be a weed!
  • Favorite Nursery
    WALTER ANDERSEN NURSERY SAN DIEGO & POWAY!!!
    are there any others?
  • Cat or Dog person
    Both Cat and Dog
  • What is your Garden Test Score?
    11-15 Now We're Talking
  • Education

  • Favorite Quote
    I'll do it tomorrow
  • Interests
    family plants and old cars :-)
  • Plant Care Provider Profile

  • I would like to promote my gardening expertise
    Yes

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