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December 26th, 2010
December 26, 2010

"To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow"


Welcome to our website! We hope you continue to visit at least each Sunday as the new weekly articles are put up for you to enjoy. There is so much here so grab a cup of tea and begin...you will do nothing but grow as you go! Click on our articles area to be taken to over 8,100 articles from gardeners all over the world. For those of you who read Art Drysdale each week, please note that he is taking a break for the holidays.

Todays Newsbite

Tom and I would like to take a moment and wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a truly joyful 2011. We have very much to be thankful for and for us Christmas is all year long. To our writers, thank you for your friendship over the past years. I have learned so much because of you and your willingness to share with others. To our sponsors, thank you for your belief in our site. Thank you gardeners for visiting our sites and for those of you who have gone along on our garden tours, thank you for making my life that much more meaningful by knowing you. I am truly blessed for each and every one of you!

I am making one change now and that is our tour listings...from now on you will find our very latest up on our tours site - I am so grateful that the tours are so well received. We want you to have all the information on them and what better place than their own site. Please visit www.gardeningtours.com
and you will be right up to date with me. We have new ones up so be sure to check on a regular basis.

If you signed up for the newsletter and you did not receive it this month we might have your email wrong - take a moment to check your membership information as it is going to be really important for the contests next year. Look on the left of this page to see what the contest is all about...TWO 100.00 Gift Certificates from Stokes Seeds!! plus a FREE Catalogue and FREE Seeds to those signing up. Click here to check your email and other contact information - if you can't remember your password, don't worry, click here and put in your email address and we will send you your password. If all else fails, email us and we will find your login information for you.

My latest AccuWeather.com articles are put up each Monday on their site so make sure you click on the banner underneath my picture here to take you to them. WorldReviewer.com has lots of reviews I have done - check out http://www.worldreviewer.com/member/donnadawson/

Since 1996 we have been bringing quality gardening articles to help you grow from a variety of garden writers from Canada to Scotland. I update the site with new articles each Sunday but if something is urgent it is put right up away. Stay a while and you will discover a great community to feel at home in and learn from! If you have gardening questions, please send them along to Art Drysdale, his email is listed with all his articles and look for weekly articles answering those questons plus much more. There are many other excellent ways to get your answers. Search the thousands of articles written on gardening subjects, or use the forum that includes numerous BRAND NEW sections - Gardeners Forum

NEW GARDEN POLL Right next to the date you will see Garden Poll ... click on that and tell us how you feel. It is very seasonal so make sure you tell us soon.

Be sure to SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS (it's free) so you can
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We have two other sites that might also be of interest to you. Here is the website link to our tours only gardening website!

Our Panama site is at WhyPanama.net Moving to a tropical country from Zone 3a in Alberta was sure some kind of adjustment, but one that we are so thankful we did. It has opened up a whole new world of plant material and article opportunities for me. I am even growing my very own coconut palm! Haven't figured out where I will put it once it outgrows the ceiling though.

If you have any garden questions, be sure to visit our gardeners forum where you can enter them for other gardeners to read and perhaps even help another gardener out yourself. Please also go to our Help click through and read that as well. Tom also has tips to help you find your way around the site there.

Our 'how to make the best use of the site' appears under the HELP button

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Proven Winners, BC Greenhouse , Gardenimport and Fifth House. This site is totally free to gardeners and it is ONLY the support of sponsors that keep it up and running. If you are interested in this, please get in touch with me.


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