Wrennie and Stricker remind me that I had completely bypassed the formal introduction phase at Gardener's Forum and jumped right into asking questions at the other forums like I owned the place... I am forgetful...
Anyway, I am married with 4 children (19, 15, 5 [surprise!], and 2), and 3 dogs (terrier mix age 13, and two boxers age 9). Just started caring what my front yard looks like so have begun planting things there... back yard is still the dogs' domain until they pass, so only going to plant
vines on the fences there for now, and clematis on deck supports.
I like xeriscaping because I forget to water plants
when it gets hot. My 5-year-old likes to garden, and grew his own tomatoes and sunflowers this summer (but wouldn't eat the tomatoes, although they were delicious). I also like the ornamental grasses.
I would like very much to eliminate 60% of the turf grass in my front yard as it is pathetic and I can't keep up with the weeds
, so am replacing it with alternatives little by little. This year it was the hosta garden, and some little cut-out mulch landscaping. Next year, more shortish ornamental grasses I think.
Very glad to be here. This is one of the best gardening boards I have found so far.