Hello from Iowa

Discussion in 'Welcome to GardenStew' started by Cottage, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Cottage

    Cottage New Seed

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    Stopped by to introduce myself. I love gardening and chatting.... Sounds like a winning combination! :-D

    I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and learning more about Garden Stew.
     
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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi Cottage, welcome to the Stew from north Texas.
    We are a bunch of fun loving gardeners with lots of good info. Hope you have as much fun here as we do.

    Let us know more about yourself, we love pictures of pets, scenery from your part of the world and your garden.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Welcome to our Stew from Central Texas.
    We learn so much here and have so much fun.Just jump in and join us all.Tell us something about yourself.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi there Cottage and a warm welcome to GardenStew :D You're right gardening and chatting are a magic mixture alright. Feel free to jump into any of or topics as we just love to talk.

    Don't forget to check out our blogs, member map, photo archive and calendar 8)
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there Cottage from West Lothian in Scotland :-D So glad you decided to join us as we love to chat too. Really looking forward to getting to know you.
     
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    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    Hello from South Louisiana
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Hello cottage :wave:
    Welcome to Gardenstew from southern Ontario, where I am (not so)patiently waiting for spring!
     
  9. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Hiya Cottage, [​IMG] Welcome!
    You've found a great group, hope to get to know you and share lots of good gab. :)
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Hi Cottage, welcome to the Stew from Louisiana.
     
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    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    Welcome Cottage from the thumb of Michigan. Love to see some pictures of your garden.
     
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    bethie Young Pine

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    Hi. It's always great to meet another gardener. 8)
     
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    Shanna In Flower

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    Hello and a big welcome from Central Texas:)
     
  14. Cottage

    Cottage New Seed

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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.
     
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    Another welcome from another Louisianian. Spring has arrived here and we are planting. When will you be able to put a plant in the ground in the great state of Iowa?
     
  16. Cottage

    Cottage New Seed

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    Most of my gardens are filled with perennials, and some of them have already started growing.... But you have to get down and really look to find the teeny tiny sprouts. LOL.

    I plant annuals and the veggie garden the first weekend of May. by then you're fairly safe, but I have to be prepared to cover everything in case of a late frost.

    I'm not doing much in the garden at this point because we still have alot of snow on the ground. Its been in the 50's so its melting, but then I'll need to wait for the ground to dry out before I can get in the dirt!

    I'll start dividing perennials as soon as its dry enough. And I can get out and turn the compost, clean up the beds and all the "chores" end of the garden as soon as the snow is gone.... which I'm hoping will be this week. :)

    Are you on the coast? I spent alot of time in the south when I was a kid. Mostly in GA and AL.... I have nieces and nephews in that part of the country.
     

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