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Hello from south Alabama

Started by cath, April 23, 2011, 08:45:37 am

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Hello, I am new to your site. My name is Cathy and I am from south Alabama. I recently visited a couple of gardens in my area and it has really peaked my interest in starting a Japanese Garden of my own. I realize this will be a very long process, as I am starting from stratch in a 150x150, wooded area, but I have time and look forward to the journey.
I will be ordering some books this weekend and look forward to reading previous threads, to get a better idea of where and how to begin.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your community here.


Hi Cathy, Welcome aboard!  I'm quite new here myself but I think you've come to the right place.  There seems to be a high knowledge level here and people who are willing to share that knowledge. 


Hi John, thank you for the welcome. I see from your own introduction, that we are just about at the same starting point, clearing some land.
I hope to work with a lot of what we already have in place, azaleas and pines, and add what we need.  I wish you well, in creating the garden of your dreams
and hope you post pics along the way.
Take good care and have a lovely weekend.


Welcome to the forum, Cathy.  I know you have already visited the Resource section of the site.  How much of that have you checked out?


Hi Don, thank you. I am working my way thru all of the threads. Are there any particular subjects that you would suggest I check out sooner rather than later? I realize many of you have been studying Japanese Gardens for quite some time and I feel like I have so much to learn before I even begin. While reading a discussion on rocks earlier, it occured to me if I pay close attention, I will get a lot more out of this than just a lesson in gardening.


Welcome Cathy.

150 x 150 sounds like a nice challenge and opportunity.  Have fun.




Cathy, if your garden is adjacent to a structure, a good starting place is the article on Garden and Architecture by Chris Hall.


Welcome Cathy,  Alabama is such a beautiful state, I look forward to seeing your garden evolve.



Thank you Don. It not adjacent to the house. It is a fenced area behind the backyard that was wooded when we moved here 5 yrs ago. We've been clearing some of the pines and underbrush little by little. I will try to get some pics loaded onto photobucket and share here, so you can see what we will be working with.

And June, thank you for the welcome. I will be sharing pictures as we go along.

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