2003 was my first year of serious gardening. Prior to that, I believed
that gardens should be replaced by lawns, so it would be someone
else's job to maintain. I've always enjoyed daffodils and tulips,
but haven't lived anywhere long enough to make a big commitment
to bulbs. However, something snapped when my mother-in-law gave
me a book on growing flowers, and I became a flower addict. I am
especially fond of bright colors, including pinks and purples. My
favorite plants are clematis, lilies, irises, tulips, lupines, and hibiscus.
Because I hadn't gardened before, 2003 and 2004 were a learning experience.
Plants were added, then removed or moved or joined by three or four
just like them. The notes on this site are primarily for my use.
However, I've gotten some great information from other gardeners'
websites, so some of these notes might be useful to other gardeners. My garden is in central Indiana (Zone 5).
I often get email requests about what I do with plants when I remove them, followed by offers to take them off my hands instead. I give some of my plants to close friends and family, and my husband and I shred and compost everything else except some bulbs so they all end up benefiting the garden anyway.