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Old 12-02-2008, 10:47 AM
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Thumbs upIndiana Hoosiers You Out There?


Hello I am from Indiana the upper part, the great cold state in the winter time as it is now and 7 inches of snow just fell. So off we go slipin and slidin to our appointments today!! I have to dream of gardens to be and also play around with my plants downstairs in the heated basement that we set up with timed lights which really is not so bad. I start all my seeds there of anything that needs a early start like tropical whatever or vines things of that nature. Let me know what you grow in Indiana...

I like to have perennials that naturalize like coneflowers, asters, shasta daisies, vines that do well without my help like sweet pea's and clematis and morning glories but will grow things they say can't be grown here . One of my pet peeves yeah I have one or two of those are the endangered list of vines or plants. If we let them get that dangerously close to extinction why not bring them back by sharing them and growing them so they aren't close to extinction anymore? Such are the Matelea's and the Lady Slippers, Not a hard thing to figure out just because they say well it is my states vine or plant well years ago it used to grow in mine tooo!! Much is said about this online and I am sure someone will always have a negative opinion on sharing the seeds of a hard to find vine or plant but I feel as long as you don't dig it up just collect the seeds and share what harm is there in that? If we did this in each State there would be no endangered plant list. Well I am getting off my soapbox but I will grow what I can and bring back as many vines and plants as I can in my lifetime!!! Won't you help me!!!

So let me know you exist and if you don't come from Indiana I hope all my new friends will just stop in and say Hi Carol how you doin' LOL Where's the Hot Chocolate?


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Old 01-03-2009, 12:21 PM
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Hi Carol, would you like a cup of hot chocolate!
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:45 AM
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Hi Diane!!


My neighor woman Hoosier plant buddy!!
How is all going down your way?
It's still cold up here thats for sure and yes
I would surely love some hot chocolate
with marshmallows if you got'em LOL

I can't wait to get outside in the spring
have so much stuff to cut down and burn
and make more room for some vines!!
and some veggies and squashes!!


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Old 01-04-2009, 03:07 PM
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SmileHello Carol


Nice to meet you neighbour. I am in IL,same zone,same weather.
I did grow a little of everything,but run out of space,so I decided in 2009 just perennials and a few veg,no room for more vines,
my latest love are lilys and daturas,
If you interested I have seeds I can share with you:
#31Clematis-sweet autumn vine ,
#21-Euphorbia Kilimangaro,
red trumpet vine-not pictured
and more,check my album,
Though I don't like and don't drink milk,you always welcome for hot chocolate,
why winter here is so loooooong? can't wait for spring.

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Old 01-05-2009, 05:10 AM
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Red faceHi there Saba!!


Well Neighbor!
Were all gonna have to meet one of these days aren't we LOL
Illinois is not that far from me at all.
Thank you so much for the offer but I grow alot of the same
things as you I think, red trumpet vine, Clematis sweet autumn
I have never grown the Euphorbia that I know of. I will have to
check out your album for sure. I used to grow some of the plain
old white datura back about 10 years ago I have a couple of
Lilys. I love Tiger lilys and Stargazer. they are the most spectacular!

This weather is crazy snow then no snow then some of kind of
weird weather now back to no snow and more snow!!

spring cannot come quick enough for me either!!

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Old 04-10-2010, 07:52 AM
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Hi Carol-
I'm from Indiana as well and my name is Carol also! It's been a while since you posted this message but wanted to respond anyway. Hope all is well and you're enjoying the unseasonably warm spring weather we've had. I'm loving it!
Take Care,
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:01 AM
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Hi Carol. I live in soutwestern michigan only about 2 miles from the state line. The weather has been wonderful. I am still skeptical though and afraid it might snow again. You just never know around here about the weather. LOL I actually met the other Carol that started this post in person. She had a thread on garden web giving away free plants to whoever was close enough to come and dig them and I answered and got to meet her and dig some wonderful plants that I just love. Then one day she showed up on this site. Small world huh? Looks like a great start to another beautiful day here in our neck of the woods. Might get out in my yard for a bit today.
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:28 AM
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Hi dkline-
Yes, I definitely have doubts that our weather will remain this nice until summer arrives. Not that trusting either! I will have to check out garden web. I am not a member there. So, maybe I'll see you on there as well.
Enjoy your day today. After I get off today, I plan to get outside and complete my raised bed garden project. I have it built, just need to put it in the ground.
Great talking with you!
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:42 AM
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Hi I am new to plant swap and know it has been awhile since your post but wanted to say Hi and that I am a Hoosier now,more southern than you.Hope you have a blessed day.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:18 AM
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Hi Carol we have a great name LOL
I live right outside of Mishawaka if your ever anywhere near let me know
doors always open to my gardening friends!!

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Old 08-07-2010, 10:20 AM
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Wow Carmel Indiana!! Do you get more tornado's down your way LOL
had some freaky weather here lately haven't we?? My yellow trumpet vine
did really well this year usually a couple of blooms now its loaded!!
I can do without all this dang humidity though!!

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Old 08-07-2010, 10:22 AM
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Hello Flower Lover
Yes been awhile since I posted have health issues that take priority
healing but need a couple more surgerys on my eyes then that should
do me for awhile then I can see what I am doing LOL

where abouts are you?
I'm outside of Mishawaka on US20E

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Old 08-07-2010, 12:00 PM
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I am in seymour.And I agree the humidity is awful right now and hard to stand to get out work the flowers or garden.I wish you well on your recovering .God bless!
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Old 08-07-2010, 01:47 PM
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Your quite aways from me never been to Seymour but figure in and around Indy?
I mow only on days towards evening now since its a bit cooler. Let the flowers take care of themselves .Soon we will be complaining about the Snow LOL

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Hello, Most of my family live in Indiana. I moved to Florida ten years ago. I visit up there as often as money and time will let me. I have only been up to the northern part one time. But I have been to semore a couple of times.
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