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Name: Terri
Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 5b)
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TaStahl
Apr 23, 2014 11:57 AM CST
Hello -

I had a Facebook friend suggestion that I join this forum because you all might be able to help me with my 2 problems.

Problem 1 -
My husband and I moved into our house June 2012, so this is only our 2nd spring there. The previous owners had lived there since the 50s, but have since passed away. As new things come up in the spring, I keep trying to identify what they are. I have some basic garden/flower knowledge. I can identify a tulip, a daffodil, and a lilac bush, but beyond that, I am lost. There are some plants that I think are Irises, some that I've been told are probably day lilies, I have some bushes that I think are rhododendrons and another that I think azaleas. Hopefully, as things start to bloom here in NY, I'll be able to get you guys more pictures.

Problem 2 -
I really like taking pictures of my flowers (and dog!) and sharing them with people, so I hope you all can help me by enjoying the pictures I post. I think I am flooding all of my FB friends with them right now.

I noticed that there is a butterfly & bee forum, which I'm super interested in stalking. We will be getting our first package of honey bees in a few weeks and my plan is to spend the summer adding bee friendly flowers, shrubs, & trees
allons-y!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Apr 23, 2014 12:22 PM CST
TaStahl,
Welcome! Welcome!
Look at the complete list of forums, you will find a plant ID forum. That is where you will want to post you pictures of the plants you need a name for.
There is a forum for general gardening, one for garden pics, one for daylilies etc. So just study the forums and decide where you want to post pics and chatter. There is a forum for just about everything and Dave has just recently added a couple of more.
If you have an interest in plants this is the right place, just like the name says "All Things Plants".
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 23, 2014 12:28 PM CST

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Welcome!

We love pictures! Adding them to our database is a lot of fun and gets a lot of attention to the photos. You'll see once you do a few how fun and addicting it can be. Green Grin!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 23, 2014 12:51 PM CST
Hi, Terri! Welcome!

Lots of helpful people here. Like Seedfork said, there is a forum to fit almost anything and, if it doesn't fit in a 'regular' forum, it will surely fit in the Sandbox. Big Grin

There are also two threads just for pet photos and talk, including one specific to the Northeast (although anyone is welcome to join in).

The thread "Pets in the Northeast" in Northeast Gardening forum

Again, welcome, I look forward to seeing your posts. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Apr 23, 2014 2:27 PM CST
Welcome! Terri
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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woofie
Apr 24, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Welcome! Terri! You have definitely come to the right place! Smiling Lots of good suggestions from the other posters here. And we LOVE photos! Have fun getting acquainted with the site, and don't be shy about asking questions!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Apr 24, 2014 9:40 PM CST

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Pictures, did someone say pictures?! I like pictures! nodding Looking forward to seeing all you have to share. Thumbs up Welcome!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 30, 2014 7:08 AM CST
Hi Terri! i'm a little late to the welcoming party but Welcome! from me too!

We all love chatting about and sharing photo's of our plants and gardens so you've definitely come to the right place and I know you will love it here! We have many knowledgeable members who are always willing to answer questions and help. There are many members from your part of the country too and there's even a forum dedicated to Northeast Gardening: http://garden.org/forums/view/northeast/ where you will find folks who grow the same type of plants as you. Although we are mainly a gardening site, we gardeners love our pets too and although we don't have a forum strictly for pets there's a thread going in the "Sandbox Forum" where folks have been chatting and sharing photo's of their pets:

Lin
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Name: Bob Dashiell
Wichita, Kansas (Zone 6b)
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Snapshot
Jul 12, 2014 2:06 PM CST
Greetings to all from Kansas! I finally joined ATP after a couple of years on the Cubits/Echinacea forum. Yep, I'm addicted to Echinaceas or coneflowers to some folks. Anyway, hello from Kansas and no, Dorothy and Toto don't live here anymore. Hilarious!
If people concentrated on the really important things in life there's be a shortage of fishing poles.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 12, 2014 2:33 PM CST
Welcome! Bob. Think they moved to Missouri, didn't they? Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jul 12, 2014 3:23 PM CST
Welcome! Bob!
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Welcome! Bob! You will find a lot of Echinacea/Coneflower lovers here. Nice avatar photo by the way! Green Grin!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 12, 2014 5:46 PM CST
Wow, so is yours, Lin! Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2014 6:07 PM CST
Thanks Debra! I took that photo a couple of days ago with my old little flip phone. We were taking our dog Bo for a ride in my husbands truck (which has become a daily ritual.) Every evening @ 6:30 p.m. the dog comes and stares at us and when we ask him what he wants he starts wagging his tail and getting all excited. We started taking him for an evening ride about two weeks ago and now whenever I ask him if he wants to go for a ride in Daddy's truck he takes off to the kitchen/garage door, dancing around until I get his leash on. Green Grin! On that particular evening I was wishing that I had my camera with me but alas I didn't think to take it ... the phone photo's are a bit grainy but I just loved the colors of the sky!

Here are a couple more sky pictures that I took from my front yard this past week but these were with the camera:
Thumb of 2014-07-12/plantladylin/2613a5 Thumb of 2014-07-12/plantladylin/5580d0

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 12, 2014 6:17 PM CST
{{Sigh}} simply gorgeous, Lin. Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jul 12, 2014 6:25 PM CST
Thank you!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 12, 2014 7:59 PM CST

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