Librarian, knitter, rocker, gardener.
I do mostly perennial and vegetable gardening, but I’m adding more to my repertoire as I get more experience. I do all organic gardening, though I do buy non-organic plants at big box garden centers when I can get a good deal – love rescuing sad little plants from the clearance table and bringing them back to life in my gardens.
After moving to the ‘burbs of Detroit in 2006 (and finding that the grass in our front lawn was not suited to this climate and looked dead 3/4ths of the year), we decided that we would turn the front yard into a garden instead of a lawn. We smothered the lawn with newspaper and mulch and I’ve spent the years since filling in with perennials. It’s definitely not like any other lawn in our part of suburbia, but there are sympathetic folks around – more every year as the garden fills out.
I’ve sectioned off several areas in our back yard for vegetable beds, and have several other perennial beds in the back yard and around the driveway. Really, any little piece of dirt I can find, I turn into a garden! We still have the majority of the back yard as lawn for our Boston Terriers Brodie and Coraline to run around on, but we are trying to get White Dutch Clover to take over since it doesn’t turn brown with dog pee like grass does. I also think it’s prettier.
I’m quite interested in swapping seeds, so please ask if you see something in my swap list!
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I love to grow
veggies and perennials and herbs
knitting, reading, sewing, videogames, TV, movies, Blythe