Hi, from Hempstead TX. I am new here. I love plants and gardening.


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The only thing I love more than plants and gardening is my husband and 13 year old son. I think I got the gardening bug from my Dad. As far back as I can remember he was in the yard tending to his beloved plants. He went through classes here in Texas to become a Master Gardner through Texas A&M. His yard, gardens and plants are amazing and he has a huge amount of plants - so many that he bought a HUGE greenhouse. I definitely want to learn more and have fun doing it. You might ask why don't I talk to my Father about his experience with different plants. Well, I would love to talk with him but he is terminally ill with COPD. He only has enough energy to sit on a couch in the living room. COPD has stolen so much from him and especially his enjoyment of plants. My Mom takes care of his plants now. CIGARETTES STOLE HIS LIFE.

I hope to make new friends and gain knowledge here! Maybe I can get my Dad to at lease participate here - maybe not.
Theresa
 
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Hello and welcome! We are in Central Texas on a small farm with vegetable, flower and herb gardens, and hens. Hope you enjoy this forum as much as I do!
 
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Between all of us Texans we can pretty much figure out any problems you may have. Welcome to the asylum.
 
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Great to have you here! :)
 
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:)Welcome Theresa! You are in/near Houston? Do you know your usda zone? If i remember correctly Houston has lots of yummy heat and humidity that so many plants really love and you should be able to grow a wide variety of things. It would be lovely to see some photos of your gardens. There are some wonderful friendly people from all over the world here who are knowledgeable and creative and there are new gardeners as well. It is a good mix and i hope you will enjoy.
 
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Welcome to the forums Theresa. I'm sorry to hear the news of your Father and no doubt you are making the best of the time you have with him. He has without doubt past his love of gardening on to you and that must make him proud of what you and he has achieved. We look forward to seeing you around the forums here. :)
 
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Welcome, Theresa! Glad you decided to join us! Sorry about your dad though, but thanks a lot for sharing is story with us. It hits close to home, because my fiance has been smoking for very long, and he is already stating to cough often. I am afraid he'll not stop until he is diagnosed with a terminal disease. Nicotine addiction is terrible. Hope your dad feels better and that you and your mom can enjoy his company for many years :)
 

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