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Old 01-29-2013, 10:47 PM
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QuestionNew neighbors arriving from New York soon


Hey there, I'm in Savannah and we will be having a new neighbors moving down from New York any minute now.
Of course, I will suggest they join our Plantswap.net site for great information and advice.
What more should I tell them to help them succeed with their first southern garden experience? What sites/forums/books/magazines, etc. helped you the most when learning to garden in southern Georgia?
I would welcome suggestions/recommendations, please.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:23 AM
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Carmelita, If they gardened in New York- just show them the dirt. They will be so thrilled with the longer growing season that they will come to you for the information they seek.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:31 AM
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Wait, I'm still laughing - that's so funny - show them the dirt.
I am laughing so hard, gosh, I almost feel like singing.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:16 AM
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HAHAHA!! I love Swampys answer! I'd go with that lol
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They are right, Carmelita! I grew up in TN, but transplanted to CT for 7 years. I got used to that zone, but am ready to tear up NC in the spring!! The only difference between North and South is in the South, there are so many more options and more time. One book I would recommend, though, for anyone, is Jerry Baker's "Secrets from the Jerry Baker Test Gardens". I call it my gardening "bible"...my daddy bought it for me for my birthday one year, and me and it are inseperable!
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Thanks for the info about the Jerry Baker book.
I will try to get a copy for their housewarming basket.
The thing I found the hardest to get used to in the southern garden was that it was actually too hot for some things. But it's getting a little easier each year.
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I inherited a jerry baker book from a late sister
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Being in the garden is a good place to remember
people that we have loved.
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