Wildflowers forum: ANNOUNCEMENT!! Wildflowers and Pollinators Week -- August 2013

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 26, 2012 12:32 PM CST
A week focused on Wildflowers and Pollinators is scheduled for August 2013 here on ATP. Just like the recent Daylilies Week, there will be articles, tips, photos, etc. focusd on these two subjects, as well as a raffle.

If you would like to contribute an article (your own or by a professional or nurseryman who specializes in wildflowers), a photojournal, etc. there is plenty of time to start planning. Lots of contributions are needed.

Ideas and suggestions welcome!

nodding

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 27, 2012 2:45 PM CST

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That sounds like a great idea, and I hope to contribute to it sometime.
I think it will be a good change of pace. Smiling
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jmorth
Oct 27, 2012 11:05 PM CST
Looking forward to it.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 28, 2012 2:37 AM CST
Good. You both have a lot to contribute on this topic. Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 28, 2012 7:37 AM CST

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We also need Jay, Horntoad, he has a lot of pictures too. Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Oct 28, 2012 7:38 AM CST

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Oh! and I forgot Justin. Smiling
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 28, 2012 7:46 AM CST
I agree ... both of them would have a lot to contribute. There is plenty of time to think and prepare for this, but it's never too early to start (at least for me). Thumbs up
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Oct 28, 2012 8:47 AM CST
I would be more than happy to contribute pictures. I currently have thousands of photos covering about 250 positively identified plants. Articles are another story, I just can't get words down on paper. That's the biggest problem I'm having now with my own website. I have lots of photos but just can't seem to get the info filled in.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Oct 28, 2012 8:47 AM CST
Good Idea!
Wildflowers and pollinators are somewhat neglected in gardening.
Please do remind us as we start next season-some are being sowed now too.

The article on the 24th on keeping pollinators happy by Horseshoe should be re run then.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Oct 28, 2012 8:55 AM CST
I also have some bee and butterfly photos.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 28, 2012 9:14 AM CST
Hi Caroline and Jay ... good ideas. Thank you. Hurray!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 29, 2012 8:28 AM CST
I'm going to leave the announcement pinned to the top of the forum as a Sticky. Hopefully we'll remember as time goes along. Smiling
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Jan 5, 2013 1:48 PM CST
Tee, what is this about? Could you explain please what is the concept, scope and what it involves. First time Shrug!
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Arif.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 5, 2013 2:43 PM CST
Arif, during this year there will be a focus on different plants for a week each month. Here is the current schedule.

Trish said:
"It's been a hard process trying to find the best month to put each plant, but Dave and I feel like we've nailed it as best as we could.
January- Veggies and annuals
Febuary- Roses
March- Semps
April- Irises
May- Daylilies
June- perennials
July- Lilies
August- wildflowers and pollinators
Sept- bulbs
Oct- vines
November- houseplants/tropicals
December- crafts and gadgets"


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Jan 5, 2013 10:39 PM CST
So, what are you going to do with veggies in January. Should there be short stories of each veggie, for example a short autobiography of a Tomato or maybe Cabbage, etc or would you prefer a portfolio of photographs, catwalk style of Tomato or some other veg? Just an example but you can substitute the veggies and what will happen if I post local varieties because we find the newfangled hybrids to be bland and tasteless, all the goodness taken out by science.
No hurry, the night is still young and the two of us will be prowling the forums. Thumbs up
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Arif.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 6, 2013 3:36 AM CST
You can submit articles, tips, etc. via the "Ideas" link at the top of the page.
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Feb 13, 2013 9:37 AM CST

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Howdy I tip my hat to you.

Tee and Josephine, as moderators will you two be overseeing the article topics for wildflower week? Just wondering as I thought that was how it worked for the rose week that is going on right now. Shrug!

I will be happy to contribute something too!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 13, 2013 9:40 AM CST
I'm not sure who exactly is overseeing the topics. But good. I'd love that, Christine. Thanks much. nodding
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Feb 13, 2013 12:05 PM CST

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Yes!! it will be wonderful to have you write something, or a lot, I guess we have to ask Dave or Trish how it will work.
I am so glad to have you here Smiling
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 13, 2013 12:20 PM CST
Christine, you have access to the Forun Moderators Forum. Take a look over there if you haven't already. Green Grin!

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