Hi. I'm new :)

cinderspritzer(z 4 or 5)July 3, 2011

Hi there. My name is Candice. I've lived in Colorado practically forever, but am only now really starting to enjoy gardening (and it's quickly becoming an obsession).

We bought our first house last summer, and this year I finally have made time to go out and attempt to get some order into the gardens the old owners left. In doing so, I have found 19 rose bushes. I only knew of 6 when I started, so it's been interesting.

We have something coming up out front, and from what I can tell, it's an iris of some sort. Won't know for sure until the blooms open, though.

I joined the forums because this is the most recommended site through my google searches. So yeah. Nice to meet you all :)

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Skybird - z5, Denver, Colorado

Hi Cinder/Candice,

Welcome to RMG, our Support the Obsession forum! Glad you found your way to us, and glad you have some of your own dirt now to plant stuff in! :-)

Since you're taking over existing gardens, if you run into something you can't identify, there's almost always somebody around here to help figure out what it is if you post pictures of it. (And we love pictures even if you're not trying to identify something!!!) Let us know when you have questions or are looking for suggestions, and we hope you'll come join us in helping to answer others' questions and commenting on other threads. RMG is a fun and friendly place to share your burgeoning addiction with the rest of us addicts!

In case you haven't been lurking long enough to notice this, we have two plant swaps each year in the Denver Metro area. The Spring Swap was at my house in Thornton this year in May, and the Fall Swap this time will be in Castle Rock, date to be determined yet. If that's something you might be interested in, check out the Fall Swap '11 thread for more info. It's a great way to meet some of the friendly gardening folks who post here--and to get some free plants too!

Again, welcome,
Skybird

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 5:12PM
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digit(ID/WA)

Nice to meet you, Candice!

Steve

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 5:25PM
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cinderspritzer(z 4 or 5)

I did see the thread about the swap. Most of the stuff in my yard is either easily identified, or ugly and has thus been torn out. I plant to try my hand at propagating roses this fall, so my attendance here should be growing greatly :)

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 6:29PM
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bpgreen(5UT)

Welcome to the forum!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 12:48PM
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msfuzz

Heya Candice. Welcome aboard!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 12:59PM
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jclepine(8b)

Hi Candice, welcome!

Here is an idea, you might want to take some photos now so that you'll have a record of all the progress you'll make.

Have fun digging and planting.

Jennifer

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 12:37AM
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