A little about me..just starting a new thread from old thread.
GW Name - Danesnpits
What does your GW name stand for?
Great Danes and American Pit Bull Terriers..the loves of my life.
Real Name - Krista
Age - 40
Companion - yes, a bf
Children? Grandchildren? None, liver cirrhosis at an early aged prevented me from carrying to full term.
great danes, pit bull, sphynx cats. But I have had devon rex, himalayan, bengals, and every other creature imaginable. I used to manage a petstore and am a certified dog trainer.
Where do you live or used to live?
Lived in Tisale, SK my whole life, then moved to Saskatoon for 10 years and now in Aberdeen, SK, NE of the city of Saskatoon.
Zone? 2b (according to the Canadian Zone Map)
Do you work?
I am on disability for mental illness. Bipolar manic depression and borderline personality disorder. So I opened up my own business at home, and am an international weight loss coach and distributor of the hormone hcg.
He is a red seal journeyman carpenter working out at the Vanscoy Mine.
Other hobbies besides gardening?
water sports, dogs, animals, anything outdoors. I also am a fashion blogger and love to cook.
How long have you been gardening?
Just started summer of 2013. I am indoor gardening only.
Where is your garden located and what is its size?
My living room. And its full.
Courses in Horticulture?
What are your specialities in gardening?
Miniature roses, several species of orchids, tropical hibiscus, succulent and cactus, gesneriads, aroids, ferns, moss, terrariums, just to name a few. I sow seeds and propagate with cuttings.
Favorite Flower? Hibiscus
I love bonsai
What has been the best-performing plant/plants in your gardens?
No garden but indoors it has been my hisbiscus.
Most Challenging Plant?
What has been your best garden purchased or project?
Propagator, heat mat, thermostat etc...and grow lights.
Any projects in the works or planned?
Right now I have hibiscus, corkscrew vine, passion flower, bat plant and adenum obessum germinating. I also imported a few hibiscus branches from Hawaii, portugal etc that are rooting.
If you had an unlimited budget, what would you do with your gardens?
I would hire Martha Stewart's gardeners to come make me one like she has.
If you could invent a plant, what would it look like?
Glow in the dark..and I hear there are some mushrooms out there that actually do glow.
Describe an experience with a garden pest that had you ready to throw in the trowel?
Spider mites on my plumeria, roses, and a few other plants. I could never keep on top of those nasty critters.
What advice do you have for the novice gardener?
Don't be like me and buy 70 species of indoor plants in a span of 2 months..do not buy 27 orchids off ebay...like I did..learn what you are doing, before you get into it. It has cost me alot of freakin' money just to set up for my orchids..which I didn't know about..yikes!
What is your motivation for gardening?
I can't be a real mom, so I want to mother my plants..and dogs.