You folks tell me--what are the rules of this forum?
So, there appears to be some drama here, and I just want to make sure I understand the community consensus (well--dominant paradigm) for how someone like me should expect to use this forum.
New homeowner in an unfamiliar climate with a lot of yard that needs a lot of work.
Fairly good knowledge of plants--mostly herbaceous perennials--and experience gardening in other climate(s).
Rudimentary knowledge of design principles.
Want to do my own design, in part because it's cheaper, but also because it seems like a fun way to spend my time.
Lots of work ahead of me for this new house/yard, which I would love to discuss with people on GW.
This forum, to me, seems like a place where:
People (sometimes like me) can post their design quandaries.
People can give advice--to the extent they feel comfortable--about others' design quandaries.
People can discuss ideas/issues/general questions/sources of information/etc about design issues.
But it seems like there's a lot less discussion and a lot more biting each others' heads off. Am I in the wrong place? If my understanding of what should be happening here is incorrect, please let me know.
Peace and health......