Several readers have asked me to create an “open forum” thread where gardening, green-living, and decorating questions can be posed. Well, here it is. If you have a question or a comment concerning one of your cherished garden plants, or about cut flowers, compost-making, green alternatives to chemical fertilizers, houseplants, etc., even current events, simply post-away in the comments section of this OPEN FORUM. I will check the comments frequently, and join in. And, feel free to invite your gardening friends into the forum. Shall we get started? Who wants to go first?