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#112021 July 3rd, 2005 at 10:24 PM
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i was browsing this am and ran across the term "french gardening" which somehow has eluded me all of these years. any input from anyone? how does that differ from any other style or what makes it unique, etc?

#112022 July 4th, 2005 at 12:07 AM
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I'm glad you found us! Sorry can't answer your question,but,I'm sure someone will be along who can thumbup

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#112023 July 4th, 2005 at 12:10 AM
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Hmmm, I've never heard of that myself, but I bet someone has...but I just wanted to welcome you to the forum!!!!

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#112024 July 4th, 2005 at 12:15 AM
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Hi Welcome to the forum
Nice to meet you.
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#112025 July 4th, 2005 at 12:33 AM
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thanks for all the welcome messages!

#112026 July 9th, 2005 at 02:57 AM
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Where do you all get those cute animated welcome messages?
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#112027 July 9th, 2005 at 06:43 PM
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#112028 July 12th, 2005 at 07:53 AM
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Hey Blooming! wavey

flw flw ARE YOU MY BIG SISTER? flw flw

If you is, well, we're all in twoble now! laugh

If you isn't, well, a thousand pardons! shocked

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#112029 July 12th, 2005 at 08:55 AM
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Hey...I thought I was the only blooming idiot here!
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#112030 July 12th, 2005 at 09:14 AM
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wavey Welcome mountain laurel(so lovely)

I refuse to say (bloomin' idiot),'til you got it coming to ya.

grinnnn very nice to meet you.

#112031 July 12th, 2005 at 09:16 AM
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Hi BI/ML and welcome!

#112032 July 12th, 2005 at 09:19 AM
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Would like to jump in and say hello, from Eastern Canada...I have just reacently taken an interest in planting several types of Hosta's. I was just about to plant a "Sums and Substance". I have a large Maple tree in my back yard, would you think it would be ok to plant this hosta under the tree. Thks

#112033 July 12th, 2005 at 09:45 AM
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wavey Welcome from the foothills of the Rockies too....not that I can help you with your question- but someone will know here I am sure!
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#112034 July 12th, 2005 at 11:41 AM
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hi to all new here if you cant tell and I am a novice gardener injoying every bit of it. i was born and raised in South Africa so gardening in the USA is all new to me. Hope someone can help me with this question i am looking for and srub that will look nice all year round I would like to place it in a brick rased bed it is a bout two yards long and one yard wide can someone help me with this oh and by the way it cant get to big don't mind having to cut it back thanks me

#112035 July 13th, 2005 at 02:16 AM
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To B.I. Mountain Laurel,

The way I understand it, "French Gardening" is a term used to describe a method of gardening which relies on close planting in wide, mounded beds to conserve soil moisture and thereby promote steady, abundant growth.

You can do it with either cool season or warm season vegetables.

For example:

Cool season vegetables:
Strawberries, sorrel, coriander, beets, scallions,carrots, chard, dill and basil.

Warm season vegetables:
Carrots, spinach, oriental greens, radishes,parsley,chives, scallions, broccoli, letttuce, and mustard.

Not all vegetables lend themselves to this method, therefore, Choose vegetables that you can thin out regularly.

A raised bed of 4-5 ft. wide by 12-15 ft. long will be ideal for this method. Also, position the bed[s], north to south, so that the plants gets the maximum exposure as the sun moves from east to west.

Info from my gardening library of Sunset, Ortho, other books or MG manual.

#112036 July 14th, 2005 at 06:37 AM
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wow!!!!! so many replies! thanks everyone!

#112037 July 14th, 2005 at 07:50 PM
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Welcome to the forum, BI/ML! Now...will you give us the scoop on Merme? Is she really as sweet in person as she seems to be on the forum? laugh I bet you are the same way, too!

Dianna

#112038 July 15th, 2005 at 06:11 AM
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..."sisters, never were there such devoted sisters".... dev

#112039 July 15th, 2005 at 07:33 AM
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shocked shocked shocked Aw, shucks, Blooming!

I remember that song from White Christmas,too! You are too funny!

laugh laugh laugh

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#112040 July 16th, 2005 at 05:11 AM
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yep..i think those "sweet" genes just passed right on by me, and got DUMPED angell on merme!

#112041 July 16th, 2005 at 05:16 AM
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Merme IS an angel, but I think you might be sporting a halo yourself!

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BI/ML (My version of your halo since we don't have the graemlin here for it!)

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