Hi, my name's Ryan. I am 16 years old and a Sophomore in High school. I love to grow things, mostly trees. I live in Virginia. My favorite plants to grow are the Redwoods. I have multiple Coast Redwood, Dawn Redwood and Giant Sequoia seedlings in my greenhouse I, by myself, built. Please don't judge my gardening because I am only 15, I have a lot of experience growing plants. I am now attempting to grow Pine trees. I do have a job at my local vet. I believe we can change the planet if everyone planted just one seed. Help me in saving the environment.
Oct 8, 2008 | 6:47 PM PST
Hey Ryan and welcome. Not only can you learn lots from GG members.....you can teach us! Most of us are into flowers and veggies so when we have a question on trees we can go to Ryan!!! :) Hilda
Oct 8, 2008 | 8:21 PM PST
So many times we look at the young people of today and are maybe a little afraid...do they care? are they aware? Young folks like you make us realize that maybe we should reserve judgment. Welcome aboard and if you know anything about dogwoods, drop me a line! LOL
Oct 9, 2008 | 7:00 AM PST
Welcome Ryan! We surely won't judge you about gardening because of your age...there are many different ages and levels of gardening expertise here. I for one, am at the bottom--I have been gardening for years, but still I am not a very good gardener--I really enjoy it and I am still learning--just the last couple of years learned about compost, and still have yet to make any-that's one of my goals for the future.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the site, and again, welcome!
Last edited by rockybane on October 9th at 7:01 AM.
Oct 9, 2008 | 9:57 AM PST
Welcome Ryan, I grew up in Va. near Charlottesville. I am excited that you have such a keen interest. There is a grand variety of folks here and we have much to offer and look forward to your help as well! We are delighted you found us! Dee
Apr 7, 2009 | 12:21 PM PST
Thanks everyone. Im going to try and see if I can get some pictures up of my seedlings. I forgot to mention that I do enjoy growing corn, watermelon, etc. (I just sometimes feel its too easy and I like to challenge myself) :)