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The List - May 13, 2007

Posted by skybird z5, Denver, CO (My Page) on
Mon, May 14, 07 at 0:41

Hi all,

Heres the second posting of the list! Were up to 86 people! And, yes, Steve/Digit, Im on the list this time too! ;-) Ive done my best to keep it up to date, and I hope I have everyone in the right place. I probably wont be reposting this for a long time, if ever, so if youre interested in whos where, you might want to copy it onto a Word document and add newcomers when they show up. Ill probably keep adding people to my list when I notice somebody new. I really do find it helpful to know where somebody is when Im replying to a postespecially since were spread all over the Rocky Mountain West!

With our early spring in the Denver area, my perennials (now 3 years old) are doing incredibly well this year, and, thanks to MUCH help from Stevation, I can even post pictures now! So heres a Rocky Mountain picture for you!

Have a GREAT summer everyone,

Denver Metro
amester--------------Highlands Ranch
cnetter---------------West of Arvada
comary---------------Henderson (just east of Thornton)
conace55-------------Centennial/Southeast Aurora
dafygardennut-------Aurora at Hampden & Buckley
gardengal co---------SE Aurora
inmca-----------------South Denver - University Park (DU area)
jnfr-------------------Westminster - just east of Standley Lake
lilacs of may---------Aurora
mearshaum-----------SW Denver/Lakewood
oakiris----------------Westminster (across Sheridan from Arvada)
peace rose------------DEN
sabotabby------------Five Points-ish
shadygarden co------Aurora
shaunab---------------NW Denver - Berkeley area

Denver - North & Boulder
diamonic--------------Ft. Collins
doug z5 co------------Lyons
ion source guy--------Ft. Collins
jah742 foco co-------Ft. Collins
luckybottom----------Kersey (just east of Greeley)
mountainhiker--------Estes Park
robinco---------------Northern Colorado
stephinco-------------"North of Denver"
wishcrr---------------West of Ft. Collins (near Masonville)

Denver - East
jalirancher-----------Eastern plains near Limon
milehi-----------------80 miles SE of Jali! (? near Lamar ?)

Denver - West (foothills)
primeribs------------West side of Kenosha Pass in Jefferson
redrockgarden-------West of hogback near Morrison

Denver - South
singcharlene---------Castle Rock

Colorado Springs
billie ladybug--------30 miles east of COS - South of Yoder
binnesman------------North side of COS
emagineer------------Southwest COS
goatgal---------------COS - Moving from AK
lindy loo--------------South COS
nancy in co-----------COS
nicole-----------------Manitou Springs
nrynes----------------Black Forest area by Monument
plantladyco-----------Downtown COS (Patty Jewett)

South of COS
shudavies-------------Canon City
susanka---------------Greenhorn Valley (Rye, Colorado City)

Western Slope
belight 11-------------Glenwood Springs
david 52--------------Halfway between Dolores and Cortez
debitinco-------------Western slope somewhere!
funky dutch----------Ignacio (near Durango)
helene111-------------Glenwood Springs
highalttransplant----Silt - between Glenwood & Rifle
mission impossible----Buena Vista (I know BV isnt on the Western Slope!)
Sandy s---------------Rifle

digit------------------Hauser - west of Coeur d'Alene
oddidahoian----------Idaho Falls (Southeast ID)

missoula s------------Missoula

New Mexico
bombus---------------Half hour from Santa Fe
catherine nm---------Near Santa Fe

naninhi----------------Sisters - 20 miles NW of Bend

barb422-------------Salt Lake County
bpgreen--------------Farmington - halfway between Ogden and SLC
linda utah
spyfferoni-----------Springville just south of Provo
stevation-------------Cedar Hills - 35 miles S. of SLC, just east of American Fork

cathycdk-------------Moving from Phoenix to Cheyenne
jlynn-----------------Near Casper
shazone--------------Evanston, WY

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

skybird, thank you so much for doing this for us! I saved a copy so I have a reference.

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

Thank you for compiling this for us, Skybird. Absolutely wonderful! :) *chirp* *chirp*

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

Skybird - I'm here too, new to this forum. I'm just outside of Hartsel, CO. It's nice to see some neighbors, too! I guess I'm right between Mission Impossible in BV and Primeribs...But isn't "west of Kenosha Pass" in Park County, not Jefferson? Prime ribs, you might be a close neighbor.

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

  • Posted by skybird z5, Denver, CO (My Page) on
    Mon, May 14, 07 at 23:33

Jean, is that you! I thought about adding the few GBers to the list, but nobody would have known who they were, so I decided not to! I wont be reposting the list here for at least a yearits just too hard to do on this obsolete site, but youll be on MY list! :-) Actually, you already are!

Prime had me confused at first too! Its not Jefferson County, its the little, tiny town of Jefferson! So hed be just about due north of you on Rt. 285.

Welcome to RMG on GW! Glad you came to check it out! Its a great communitybut an obsolete website!


P.S. Glad you decided to copy it Milehi, and---chirp, chirp, Jali!

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

New to COS and itching to get gardening, but we are in a rental house in town for at least a year before we move to Black forest. Any ideas on things I can start here and dig up later--cheaply? I don't want to invest alot in the rental garden. I have raspberries and blueberries in pots to take with me, as well as 2 lilacs I got at Lowe's 75% off that are starting to recover and take off. I also just cleaned out an old herb bed that was overgrown with grass and planted some basil, lemon balm, and mint. Also planted some tomatos that will hopefully not get destroyed by weather.

Looking forward to learning as I go here in this climate!


RE: The List - May 13, 2007

  • Posted by skybird z5, Denver, CO (My Page) on
    Fri, May 25, 07 at 12:26

Hi Ginny,

Until 3 years ago I had been living in a rental house, and I had slowly been putting in a couple more perennials each year. They never did very well because I wasnt about to spend much money improving the soil at a rental, but they were big enough that, when I bought my house here, I was able to dig up small divisions of the ones I wanted to take with me. I potted them and kept them in the pots until I was able to make room for them over here. Now Im improving the soil quite a bit each time I plant anything, so the plants here are starting to really take off (I have way more sun too!) Most of the ones I brought were very small divisions that were barely alive when I put them in the pots, but youd never know that looking at them now.

One thing you need to know, anything "permanent" you plant at the rental becomes part of the property and is supposed to be left there when you move out. Thats why I didnt dig up the whole plants. Well, a few of them I did! My landlord didnt really know what was there anyway! But she knew I had been planting stuff, so I left enough that it looked like I was leaving "everything."

So I recommend you start some perennials! When you move, you can take divisions of the ones you decide you like a lot and just leave the rest behind. If you dont want to take the time with perennials but want some color, just put in a bunch of annuals this year and start from scratch when you buy your house. (I also recommend that you check to see how much sun youre getting, where, when youre looking at houses to buy.) And most of the herbs are annuals here, so Id put in whatever you want with them, and for the ones that are hardy, you can do the same thing and take divisions with you when you move. Most of the herbs that are hardy, like oregano and thyme, spread a LOT anyway, so divisions would be really easy.

I dont know how well lilacs would do in pots for a year, but I suspect not very wellbut, again, if you put them in the ground, they become part of the propertyif the landlord knows you planted them!

If you want a lot more advice, start a separate "just moved to COS - need advice" thread and a lot more people will see it to help you.

Glad you found us here at RMG. Singcharlene will be glad to have another ex-SoCal person around here!


RE: The List - May 13, 2007

Greetings! I'm new to the list and just responded to a thread on Japanese maples, before noticing the last post was in 2006 :-).
Please add my name to the list, if anyone is interested.
My interests are fairly specific, I have a Japanese garden and do bonsai, but if anyone wants to discuss topics related to juniper and pine pruning, pond design and maintenance, rock placement, spring and fall colors in shrubs and trees, special conditions in Colorado soils and weather, etc, I'm here. Those of you into flowers will probably want to pass by me, though :-). At any rate, hello to all, and happy gardening.

Jim (aka YoJimbo- a play on my name and the popular Japanese film swordsman.)

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

  • Posted by skybird z5, Denver, CO (My Page) on
    Tue, May 29, 07 at 16:53

Hi Jim,

Welcome to RMG. Youve been added to my list, but as of now, I dont plan to repost it until at least next springbut anybody who checks in on this thread will know youre here. :-) Im mostly into perennials, but there are a lot of tree and shrub people around here too, so were glad you found us. And I bet your reviving the JM thread will bring updates from some of the people who were posting on it last spring.

Glad to finally have another Thornton person on my list,

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

Thanks for the welcome, Skybird (does this username mean you travel a lot? I noticed the nice plane pic of our snow-capped mountains).

Nice to see a fairly big list of gardeners around this area.
You're right, I'm mostly into shrubs/tree arrangements vs. flowers but it really doesn't matter, all that is important is we all love plants :-) Since we all love plants, it's probably true we spend too much money on our favorite addiction every year, but hey, life's too short to worry about minor stuff like that.

I am still checking out the various topics that have been established on this list, so it may be awhile before I contribute much. I did notice another comment in the Japanese maple thread- so all you folks still interested in exotic maples, here's your chance to revive that one and let us know how yours are doing!

RE: The List - May 13, 2007

Hi Jim,

I travel a LOT---when I'm working! I'm a flight attendant, but I've been off on an occupational injury for the last few months. I'm in Chicago right now for a medical exam and visiting my family. Be back to DEN on Saturday!

There's going to be a Fall Plant Swap at my house in late summer or fall, so, since you're close, maybe you'll be able to come. As with the Spring Swap we just had, if you don't have anything to bring, you're invited anyway! It's just fun to have a chance to meet a bunch of fellow RMG'ers. I'll be posting, probably in July, the date, so keep an eye out for it.

Below is a link to a thread about screen names. You've already told us here where yours came from, but maybe you'd like to see where some of the others come from.

Getting anxious be be back in DRY Colorado,

Here is a link that might be useful: What does your screen name mean?

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