Greetings from Michigan's Thumb

Discussion in 'Welcome to GardenStew' started by Polly, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Polly

    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    Hello fellow gardeners,

    I am new to gardening forums but not to gardening. I have been a gardener for years but have really become an avid gardener in the last five years after moving to our current home. The acre of land contained a house in the middle and not a thing planted on it - a blank canvas to do whatever I could imagine. There have been many challenges and failures but for the most part success. I have always had sun gardens but this year am trying a shade garden in the back yard under a weeping willow tree - so far so good. Any suggestions on good shade plants for Michigan would be appreciated. Some of my favorite perennials are Lady's mantle, Queen of the Prairie and Hostas.

    Happy gardening to all.

    Polly
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Haha Michigan's thumb I love it :D

    Hi Polly and welcome to "The Stew" from the resident gnome :smt039 If you love gardening you have come to the right place, we can't get enough of it here.

    Why don't you go ahead and add your birthday to our calender, add yourself to our member's map and don't forget to check out or great member-written blogs. Hours of gardening fun!

    Welcome again.
     
  4. cajunbelle

    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Hi Polly, welcome, we like lots of pics so please post some. It seems Michigan is a great place for gardening, how long is y'all growing season?
     
  5. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi Polly. It's lovely to have you here amongst us at Gardenstew. :D I hope you stay around and will be able to give/get lots of advice.
     



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  6. Capt Kirk

    Capt Kirk Thank a Veteran today!

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    Hi Polly! Welcome from Ohio! Have been to Michigan's Thumb! Have been all over Michigan in fact! Used to go to the Alpena area as a kid for fishing with my Dad. Went back there 2 years ago and drove right to the Lake like I had just been there the year before. But it had actually been 44 years! Some great fishing up there! You will like it here, not all of us are crazy! :smt028
     
  7. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Hi there Polly,Glad you joined us .I hope you find this place as enjoyable as I do .We learn so much and I really have fun here .
     
  8. thesecretgarden

    thesecretgarden Seedling

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    Hi Polly,
    I'm from Michigan too and just joined.
     

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