Plants in my Garden: Amaranth, bamboo, coreopsis, dianthus, euphorbia, forsythia, gallardia, hibiscus, ivy, Jap-maple, kerria, liriope, malva, nandina, oenothera, peony, queen of the prairie, roses, sedum, thyme, U?, verbena, wormwood, X?, yarrow, zinnia, So in my yard you will see, almost every plant, from A to Z.
Favorite Aspect of Gardening: Big bang for no buck!
If I'm not in my garden, I can usually be found: cooking or reading or taking pictures
Occupation: State Office Administrator
Location: West Kentucky
Member Since: 11/29/2006
Last Seen: 6 hours ago
I have checked in on this site daily for going on seven years now. We moved from WI Z5a to KY Z7a in 2005 and I had a blank slate to work with. When I look at my landscape now, I realize that I have many of you here on GG to thank for the bounty of my flowers and plants. In return, I have done my share of sending out seeds and plants to many of you and have enjoyed just about every minute of that. So thank you all for helping me to make my wild and wonderful gardens a reality.
My husband and I (and Bailey, our Yorkie rescue) live in far western Kentucky on 12 acres that is about three-quarters wooded. The rest of the property is made up of gardens and some grass (I hate grass but my husband enjoys mowing on his tractor). We have a small vegetable garden and only grow heirloom varieties.
In 2007, I completed the course to become a Marshall County Master Gardener. Although I don't feel any smarter, I do feel connected to the community as we get out there and help our county residents with projects and problems. We give seminars on a different topic each year and have given classes on seed-starting and hypertufa.
It seems that this site has slowed down some since I first joined and a lot of the old regulars have disappeared. Or maybe you are still lurking out there somewhere? As for me, I will continue to visit and interact as I appreciate the small size and personal communications here on GG.
In the meanwhile ~ happy gardening and my door here in West Kentucky is always open!
Kelly ~ February 13, 2013
Master Gardeners & Words
Ok, first of all ~ no snippy comments from the peanut gallery on how long it's been since I've posted in my blog. But if you look at the entry before this one ..... well, it was just SO hard. Better now that we have Bailey. But I digress ......
To all of you, for listening. I am leaving now to take Sindee for her last ride. Please hold me in your thoughts this morning. I know you have all been there too, so it helps to tell you about it. This is SO not easy, but she is almost 17 years o...
He flew into my workshop (door open, red hanger, bad me), got tired, and then expired ~ well, almost. Mark picked his completely weightless body up and brought him to me where I was dutifully reclined on the front porch. His tiny bead-eyes blinked ...
KeyWee is gone from me now
No ~ I am still and always will be "KeyWee" and I will wear the name proudly. But the reason for me being KeyWee has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. My little gray puffball has gone on to greatness. I always believed she came back just for me anyway, ...
From A to Z
Ok, well sometimes I can't sleep. It could be (no, really??) the menopausal thing ~ hot flashes, palpitations, anxiety ~ the fun never ends. So I need some head games to play while I wait for that short little snore that leads me back to the land o...