Re: [gardeners] Where I garden

David G. Smith (
Thu, 03 Feb 2000 21:27:41 -0500

>Anyone else out there?

I'm here, in Delaware.  We're on a 60 x 120 suburban lot.  At the back of
the yard is a row of 9 miniature and dwarf fruit trees, and behind that the
vegetable garden.  There's a fence between the trees and the rest of the
backyard, to keep the two little spaniels out of the garden.  Out front I
play with plants, move them around, mostly.  Last year I had really nice
delphiniums, until the blight got them.  Trying again this year!  I'm
looking forward to the "Glories of the snow", they should be up later this
month.  Blue is Marjorie's favorite color, and I'm trying to have something
blue in bloom as much as possible.  We've also got hydrangeas, irises,
plumbago (ceratostigma), convolvolus, catmint, others I can't think of
right now.  We had a nice blue spruce until a jerk in a pickup truck ran it
down one night.  That's a nice way to put it.  At work I have a Cattleya
orchid blooming, that's the gardening excitement right now.  Last year it
bloomed from February to May.