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Julie Evans (November 28, 2006)
I had a quick look with Rhys, he was looking for max in the pictures, we found him. Absolutely stunning, I am sure it so beautiful in the summer, I will have to bookmark this in my favourites to get some ideas.

Max would love it if Rhys could come see for himself some day!

 
Linda, SW Washington (November 28, 2006)
I happened onto your site looking for a pic. of Arabis alpina to verify a pic. I took of one in my own garden. I was so supprised to find such a large display of plant pictures. When I'm just browsing, I'll be back to look at more of your pages. I really like what I've seen so far.....and can't wait to see what the pond will look like next summer.
 
Peter Willis from Sutton Coldfield, England. (November 28, 2006)
Found your great website while doing a search for the spelling of Eremurus Cleopatra' Very good photographs and layout. I shall certainly be coming back for more advice. Ten out of ten, keep it up!
 
Karen, Newark, Ohio (November 24, 2006)
So excited to find out about your baggie method. I have a limited budget and was agonizing over seed starting supply costs. I hope you will be writing a book, soon, that includes all of your wonderful advice...it is some of the best I have read.
 
Sandy Strehlou (November 20, 2006)
Nice site and great resource for the rest of us. And thanks for the nice photos. I try to catalog the plants in my garden and am always looking for photos. I don't publish them anywhere but in my own plant log. Thanks again.
 
Dorothy Burns (November 13, 2006)
Dear Rob, What a pleasure your website is! I copied it all down when I got some of your bulbs of tulip linifolia at our Rock Garden Society meeting in Ithaca last Saturday, Nov. 11. I'm afraid deer will eat them in my garden and am giving them to a friend who has a totally fenced garden and I wanted her to see what she's getting. I'll be enjoying you from time to time now that I know about you. Many thanks, Dorothy
 
tony cadman (November 06, 2006)
great site, nice working garden. I use your site in my horticultral course, and really useful it has been. Thanks
 
Carolyn, Napa, California (October 21, 2006)
Your web site is now one of my new favorites. Although we garden in vastly different climate types (I'm in USDA 9, Mediteranean-type), we grow many of the same plants. Your web site is friendly and practical, and I'd love to have you and your family as neighbors. You and your wife are giving your children a great gardening legacy. p.s. I also like the baggy method.

A few plants in our garden originated from seed collected on our honeymoon, which took us to SF, Napa Valley, and the Mendocino Coast. Amy still wishes we could grow pampas grass as a perennial :-)

 
Michelle, Vancouver BC (October 19, 2006)
Excellent, I've been confused by all the different seed germination products, trays, warmers etc. out there and wanted to know what a beginner (like myself) should get. I'm going to try your baggie method and turn an area of the garage to my own seeding station! Thanks for all the photos of your work area too -- they're very helpful. Cheers.
 
Roy Scholten, Norway (October 08, 2006)
Helllo, looks like a nice garden ..... Iwas linked by google to your site, when i waqs trying to find out something of my cotula hispida, and i sticked around. I think we have about the same klimat as here, s lots of the same plants in use...nice, keep gardening....
 
Sunny (September 10, 2006)
Rob, just wanted to drop you and Amy a note to say "thanks!" for this wonderful site. As a novice gardener reader, I find that you state things in easy to understand verbiage, which is much appreciated :) You're bookmarked! Thanks again for the time and effort you put into the site.
 
Susan (August 30, 2006)
I love your page! I am a new gardener, and still live in an apartment, so I do container gardening. I recently had surgery so I was a bit neglectful....coupled with the 100+ degree weather here in south TX, my little herbs have all but died. Your gardens are wonderful. I hope to explore your site further and can't wait to have some land of my own to plant a lovely garden. Thanks for the site!
 
Sue Manning (August 21, 2006)
Loved your site, I already sent you a message but wanted to sign your guestbook as well. I will share your site with my gardening friends here in Minnesota!
 
Pam Roberts (August 06, 2006)
I'm happy to have found this site. Your generosity in sharing this information is truly refreshing. This website must have taken you forever to build but its the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks, Rob.
 
Ingrid Coney (August 02, 2006)
What great pictures! And so much useful information. A refreshingly pleasant experience to visit this website.
 
r w (July 31, 2006)
your garden, gardening skills, writing and photography are simply grand. Thank you so much for sharing them. And the practical info much appreciated. Best regards in everything. Best regards, R W
 
Alex in Ontario (July 27, 2006)
Your site is delightful, Rob. Very interesting, useful and with wonderful photographs. Definitely a site to "bookmark" under "Gardening" - a site I shall return to many times. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
 
kelly dehoff (July 23, 2006)
i was searching for a plant encyclopedia to help me find out what kind of houseplant someone gave me, when i happened upon this very nice site.
 
Lyn Godbolt from England (July 19, 2006)
Here I was getting all excited for a plant sale,but not only has it passed by ;but I am in the wrong Country!!! oh well.... Its still great reading and the photos are wonderful,thank you.I was only looking on google for a plant photo and stumbled upon your site by accident.Our weather isn't as good as yours(well apart from the heatwave we are experiencing at the moment) but you do seem to grow lots of the plants that we can grow here.
 
Nancy of NE Pennsylvania (July 18, 2006)
Outstanding! Thank you for sharing your journal pages, for providing valuable information, for each and every beautiful photograph, and for all the helpful resources and links. It has inspired me to expand existing flowerbeds and to plan new ones. I have marked your website for my many future return visits.
 
jacque (July 16, 2006)
have you ever grown mukdenia rossii [aceriphyllum] it seems like a interesting plant Ifound out a little about it ,but all the sights I have looked at are not on the east coast I garden in NY can get really cold.we have simular growing conditions though you are a little warmer.
 
Vctor Azofeifa. (July 15, 2006)
Nice web site. I`m from Costa Rica. I love the gardening specially and a huge kind of plants. The heirloms varities and seed saver, it impassions me . In these days im growing Hollyhocks which are very common in my town. Very Useful to know how many time i can keep my seeds.
 
Linda in Rhode Island (July 08, 2006)
Just spent 2 hours breezing through your site! It was great fun. I may even venture into starting some seeds with your experience to reference next spring. Have added you to my favorites and will definitely be back. Found you by searching for information on Daphne X burk. "Carol Mackie" on google.
 
frank from chicago (July 07, 2006)
as the human hole digger in my wifes perrennial garden i really appreciate the pictures and info...so once its planted it doesnt get relocated,thanks
 
kathy israel, west chicago, IL (July 04, 2006)
was doing google for pasque flower and came to your website, VERY glad i did! thanks for the awesome amount of time you must be spending on this, and making us readers feel as if we live right next door :) God bless, kathy

In the scheme of things, Chicago isn't too far from Allentown :-)

 
dee in sunny ca-soon moving to ft scott kansas (July 03, 2006)
I do believe when I move I will be in zone 6, kansas, any and all advise would be very much appreciated. I have saved your nicely done web site in my favorites for future ref. thanks so much dee
 
judydd (July 02, 2006)
I was searching the web for a pictureof a Adenophora and came across your site. So glad I did! Love your pictures and descriptions. I garden in southeast Michigan.
 
Betty-Jo Wade (June 26, 2006)
Hi Rob Wow after searching the web for many fruitless hours,I found yours.Pat yourself on the back,its the best site ever for we novice gardeners. Thank you,keep up the great work. I will be on this site daily I am sure,easy to get hooked to.
 
Donna (June 25, 2006)
Herman's Pride--Checked the name Galeobcolon to see if it was the same as a plant of mine I lost the name to. Found yur site and am so glad. Beautiful, beautiful. You love flowers as much as me and it looks like you have as many as me.
 
Cathy (June 22, 2006)
Thank you for your hard work compiling all the info. I was searching for the name and specs on two perrennials and couldn't find them in any of my books. You had them and I am so happy. One was a Phyteuma scheuchzeri . It came into bloom and is beautiful.
 
Pat Hill (June 16, 2006)
Your site is incredible! I love to see how you use your plants and appreciate the growing habits as well as learning which ones you've started from seed. Because I didn't see prices included with the plants listed for sale, I'm assuming the sale is only for those fortunate enough to visit in person. Your writing style is a delightful mix of candor, humor, and information. You no doubt have a career in technology to have created such a super site. Never mind that I'm a month away from turning 60, when I grow up I want a website like yours!
 
Amy (June 07, 2006)
Wonderful Site. I too have been bit by the bug. I am in my third year of seed starting, buy from Thompson Morgan and start a couple dozen types each year, some more successful than others! Your information on germination will add to my success, I'm sure. Just finished moving last year's seedlings into garden to make room in "nursery" bed for this years babies. I was just thinking earlier this year that I should change my strategy, concentrate lots of a few varieties, not few of lots of varieties. You are making me rethink my strategy! Thanks!
 
Nancy, Rio Linda, CA (June 03, 2006)
I came across your website by accident, but I'm so glad I found it. Your gardens are beautiful. I've been able to get a lot of great ideas for what to do in our garden - thank you :)
 
leslie shigaki (May 30, 2006)
Rob: I believe we've traded seeds on the GW a couple of times over the years, but I never saw your website. Now I see where all the seeds come from - very lovely gardens!

Hi Leslie - yep, we've traded. My Rosa eglanteria came from you, as does my current strain of ceratotheca :-)

 
Loc Le Scaon from Bretagne, France (May 28, 2006)
Hello, I just bought a Persicaria Virginia on the Ploemeur Sunday market and wished to know to which plants I could associate it to. Now I know! I'm also tempted to settle a pond! Enjoy your Sunday, Cordialement, Loc 28/05/2005- Ploemeur France
 
Janet DG (May 12, 2006)
I very much appreciate seeing your pictures of the entire plant or clump. Nursery pictures are usually flower close-ups, nice but not very useful in garden planning. You've put a lot of work into this site, and it is appreciated.
 
Elaine G. Squeri (May 10, 2006)
I appreciate your website for its photos, plant care information and relevant links. Pycanthemum tenuifolium was my search and you helped me handle it.
 
Lisa, near Milwaukee, Wisconsin (April 29, 2006)
You're my hero!! What an inspiration; and I was only going to plant a few new plants this year; try to restrain myself... I chuckled at your reference to cutting your lawn in that "trendy diagonal pattern". We are in a new subdivision where planting an acre of grass is considered "landscaping"..You might enjoy a new book; "American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn" by Ted Steinberg. Thanks for all of your information.
 
Jolanda - Australia (April 26, 2006)
Fantastic website!! Lots of information, great photo's and a sense of humour!
 
Nicole in Stockholm, Sverige (April 16, 2006)
I feel compelled to write you and express my gratitude for creating such an informative website. Having this detailed information at my fingertips has made planning my garden considerably less frustrating. Thank you from zone 4.
 
Dave in Wisconsin (April 16, 2006)
I find your web site quite interesting and will be dropping by periodically. I have a not-so-green thumb, but I'm always looking to learn new things. Thanks.
 
Sue Burke in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada (April 14, 2006)
I've just spent time browsing through your site after finding it while doing a web search on the painter's palette, and am so impressed with all the work you've put into it. The information is helpful and well laid-out, your photographs are all beautiful, and I've found out all sorts of things about plants I have in my garden and ones I've just bought. I'm definitely bookmarking your site and plan on coming back for many more visits. Thanks again!
 
Sheila Morris in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England (April 12, 2006)
A lovely website - one of the best I've seen. I have just re-planned my garden and am looking on the net for severa new plants I want and came across you whilst looking for Ligularia Przewalskii. A shame you are so far away.
 
paul wade in maine! (April 11, 2006)
excellent work! some of the best photos ever seen--I am building the Museum of maine Wildflowers come on over for coffee!! thank you Rob
 
Tove! (April 04, 2006)
Hi Rob! I am so happy for finding your site and for all the great info and pictures! You have done such a vonderful job here! Greetings from Norway and Tove!
 
Steve Ransbottom - Wisconsin (April 03, 2006)
A wonderful site Rob. You have put an amazing amount of work into this site and I applaud you. I find all your information very useful. Thanks for your hard work!
 
Petra Guni, Germany (April 03, 2006)
Yet it`s quite cold in Germany, but the first green begins to grow. Thank you for making spring in my mind and also thank you for your beautiful pictures.
 
Tina Ramsey (March 30, 2006)
I really like your website. It shows real life pictures, is simple to follow and very informative.
 
Diana Mc (March 23, 2006)
Thanks so much for great pictures. I was looking for coreopsis Moonbeam and artemisia Silvermound to cut and paste to try to see how they'd look in a planting and found some of the best ones here. Your comment on Silvermound interested me and I found we are both in PA but your climate is milder. Love your pages. I am just borrowing the images for brief private use, then will discard (trying to visualize a cemetery planting). I don't even know if this cut-and-paste planting will work! I'll definitely come back just to enjoy your pages though. I wish we were in the same planting zone. I have grown Silvermound a couple of years.
 
Bill Youngberg (March 18, 2006)
Rob, Great site ! Great ideas and pictures. I've grown a lot of things like Edelweiss and Gentiana (Entzian) and various Campanula species. I had limited success with the C. rotundifolia - but the thrill of seeing it was all worth the effort. Thanks !!!
 
Patti East Hampton, CT (March 18, 2006)
What a wonderful suprise finding your site through Dave's Garden web. It's an incredible site. Three years ago, we were living in Green Hills on Chapmans Rd. A few yrs. prior to that, I stumbled onto one of your amazing plant sales on my way home from shopping at the Giant in Trexlertown. Unfortunately, when we moved, I couldn't dig up everything and take it with me but, I did dig up the Tradescantia I bought from you, in August,and wintered it over in the garage of the rental we were in, and planted it at our new home in May or June. I'm pleased to tell you it's thriving. I obviously need to plan a trip to visit my mother who lives in Shepherd Hills, during one of your plant sales. My Ct garden also features plants form Eagle Point, Segans,Ross's and Lehigh Valley Nursery. I try to visit them whenever I get to A-town. Regards.
 
Stephanie (March 15, 2006)
I have really enjoyed looking at your garden! Thank you for the plant lists with pictures, it's nice to see how something "really looks" growing, not just in a catalogue. You have done a lot of good work, this site is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
 
Annelies (March 05, 2006)
kwam via een gastenboek hier terecht. Wat een prachtige informatieve site heb je. Gefeliciteerd! Groeten uit Holland. Annelies' garden.
 
Pippa Tee (February 28, 2006)
Landscape architect, but really just a plantaholic over in England - especially for hardy Geraniums. Just to say thankyou for taking the time to produce such a great site! Happy growing to all.
 
Jocelyn Mallory (February 27, 2006)
I found your website extremely helpful. How do you find the time to do so much including the detailed information you keep on your plants?

Hmmm... having so much fun that time flies, I guess :-)

 
Sophie R (February 24, 2006)
Probably the best gardening site I ever found on the WEB.Priceless seed geminating info.
 
ck (February 22, 2006)
Your site is very impressive. I live near you, so I am finding your information quite useful. Keep up the good work. I will continue to drop in to see what's new.
 
Marina (February 16, 2006)
Well done! Very useful information. Thank you. Interesting plants,interesting Garden! Interesting person!:o)Good luck!
 
Carol Woodard St. Leonard, Maryland 20685 (February 13, 2006)
Thank you for your time,work,energy and kindness in sharing the beautiful garden it was a real joy looking at your web-sid. I now have a lot more plants that I want in my garden. Thank you Carol
 
Jean Nash (February 05, 2006)
Thank you so much for such an informative website and sharing all your experience with us. I cannot wait to try raising my seedlings using your method
 
Di McShane (January 28, 2006)
Good web site I was looking for information & found it with you & a photo was a big help.
 
Caroline Jacobson (January 24, 2006)
Thank you for putting this together, growing from seed is fun and getting germination information is wonderful. Again, thanks
 
Peter (January 12, 2006)
Enoyed your website,especially the seed organizing excel part.
 

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