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Name: Sherri Losee
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sherrilosee
Aug 29, 2012 8:20 PM CST
I wonder if the admins would consider a botany forum? There are some questions that gardeners have that could perhaps only be answered by a short "botany 101" answer, i.e., "your lindera benzoin is not fruiting because this species comes in male-only and female-only individuals. You must purchase several to increase chances of having both genders." Or maybe some botany articles that explain why plants "act" as they do. Just a thought!
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and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 30, 2012 6:47 AM CST

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I think our "All Things Gardening" forum would be a good place to start on that kind of thing. I agree that some botany articles would be great!
Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
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sherrilosee
Aug 30, 2012 7:49 AM CST
Great! Most avid gardeners who are not botanists know a bit about plant biology and could write about aspects that impact gardening efforts. Since it's autumn, maybe I'll do a little research on leaf/stem senescence and dormancy and write something. Smiling
We are stardust, we are golden;
and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Aug 30, 2012 7:51 AM CST

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 30, 2012 8:18 AM CST
as an aside - I like your new picture, Dave!
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Aug 30, 2012 10:48 AM CST

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So do I!
Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Aug 30, 2012 10:53 AM CST
My newspaper column that I've been writing for the past 8 years started out as a gardening/plant Q&A from readers. It is very successful.

I would be more than happy to answer some questions as I;m sure other experienced gardeners here at ATP would also.

It amazing how much one can learn from researching answers to different questions.

Sounds like a great idea to me.
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~Author Unknown
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Aug 30, 2012 11:48 AM CST

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Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
Sedums Region: Indiana Ferns Orchids Bromeliad Plays in the sandbox
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sherrilosee
Aug 30, 2012 1:21 PM CST
Paul, thank you so much! Smiling
Dave, I like your new pic, too! I agree
We are stardust, we are golden;
and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~

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