Hello from Iowa

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    mimstrel

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    Hi!

    I'm Emily - I also answer to Mim. I'm from eastern Iowa and I joined to get some advice because I'm not so good at the plants thing, but I really like plants. I will soon be closing on my house (I'm buying the house that I currently rent) and am wanting to do extensive landscaping to make the yard more usable. I've filled in a couple of my must-haves for planting and am working on getting some borders and mulch in.

    I'm going to head over to the appropriate forum with more details.

    Nice to meet you all!
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Welcome to the forum @mimstrel !

    Consider adding native species. Iowa is an important spot for Monarchs, as you may already know, so planting things like Butterflyweed and Meadow Blazing Star would always help!

    I've added a mix of native species and it adds a ton of color all summer long, and I get to enjoy all sorts of butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators.

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    Welcome Emily and congratulations on your soon to be, home and garden. :)
     
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    Hello from SE Iowa. We too are buying a home and will be adding a lot to the yard. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for yours.
     
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    Hello Emily a warm welcome to you , have fun in your garden !:)
     
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    Thanks for the welcomes!
     
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    Welcome to the forums :)
     
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    Hello and welcome! (y)
     
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    :)A warm welcome to you Emily. It is nice to have you here.(y)
     
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