All Things Gardening forum: it's that time of year again..

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Name: alex
southern missouri. (Zone 6b)
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alex22ccc
Nov 10, 2014 3:49 PM CST
its almost winter time, most of the country's outdoor gardening is about over..

i really enjoy talking to you all, asking questions, getting answers, posting pictures, learning new things, getting idea's (sorry if i post too many threads)
and its great, ive never been a member of a plant forum before.. im going to be sad if no one talks on here during the winter.. i mostly grow indoors, and id like to keep talking to my new plant buddies all year round :]

so im just asking, is the site very active during the winter?
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Sharon
Nov 10, 2014 4:24 PM CST
Alex, oh boy are you in for a surprise. This is a very active website, no matter what part of the country you live in. Just you wait and see. Thumbs up
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Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 10, 2014 4:35 PM CST
hey thanks Sharon :]
thats good to know.

Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 10, 2014 4:42 PM CST
I should have also said it's very active no matter the time of year. I think you'll enjoy it year round.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Nov 10, 2014 4:47 PM CST

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I agree Sometimes it seems even more active.
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Name: Kyla
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kylaluaz
Nov 10, 2014 4:48 PM CST
Alex, I'm new here this year too, to the forum (though I've been on other plant forums in the past) and I too was wondering if activity would slow down during the US winter. I would hate that! Green Grin! So I'm glad of the reassurance, Sharon, thanks! Thumbs up
Name: Kyla
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kylaluaz
Nov 10, 2014 4:49 PM CST
eclayne said: I agree Sometimes it seems even more active.


Awesome.
Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 10, 2014 4:51 PM CST
thank you guys so much... i feel better now lol
Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Nov 10, 2014 4:52 PM CST
It's more active because most of us can't get outside to work in our gardens so we just think about them, and talk about them, and write about them. Pictures always included for sure. And then the new bulbs and plants start coming in and on we go to another garden. Trust me, our garden stories will change from year to year. Kyla, y'all will never be bored. Big Grin
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 10, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Sharon & Evan speak the truth. I've been on here since the beginning & I think winter is *the* most active time. For me personally, being in Fl., winter is when I get in full swing outdoors taking care of all the gardening chores that it's just tooooooo hot to do in our summers but most of the rest of the country is stuck inside hunkered down for winter. They talk about what their plans are for next year, what seeds they are ordering, all manner of things, how their house plants are doing & especially about the weather in their part of the country. There are times that you will notice things might get a little slow on certain forums when spring hits & everyone is busy uncovering their gardens from the long winters nap & late fall when people are getting their gardens ready for their winter sleep but there are so many forums on here that many, many of them are very active all the time. So never fear, this place is always hopping! Green Grin!
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Nov 10, 2014 6:45 PM CST
We have blooming Orchids every month, so we certainly post our beauties straight through Winter.
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plantladylin
Nov 10, 2014 9:21 PM CST
You might find a bit of slow-down around the holidays ... but not much. We love to talk about our gardens and plants no matter what time of year! Green Grin!
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Calif_Sue
Nov 11, 2014 12:16 AM CST

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Maybe certain forums may slow down a bit, that gives you time to check out other forums, explore older threads, have fun checking past articles, ideas, blogs and podcasts. Peruse the Multi-Plant and Database images. All that should keep you busy through the winter!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 11, 2014 12:36 AM CST
No work to be done outside in the winter, makes for lots of time to spend here on ATP.
We can still visit indoor nurseries to take photos to share during the winter. Plan together for next growing season. Which brings up a question for Alex. I see you have Calandrinia spectabilis in your zone 6B. Do you bring it indoors for the winter?
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Nov 11, 2014 5:57 AM CST
You won't be disappointed. This is like garden therapy in winter for me. And even though it is winter here, there are many folks living in warmer climates who share what's going on with their plants.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 11, 2014 8:13 AM CST
blue23rose said:You won't be disappointed. This is like garden therapy in winter for me. And even though it is winter here, there are many folks living in warmer climates who share what's going on with their plants.


A great example of this on the daylily forum is a few members who live "down under" in Australia where our winter is their summer & their summer is our winter. There are also some Aussies on the lily forum. I'm sure there are some of everyone on every forum.
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Nov 11, 2014 11:28 AM CST

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It does get pretty quiet around here during holiday weeks, but that's expected around the web. It's full steam ahead on Jan 1st all through the dreary winter!!

Whatever would we gardeners do if we couldn't at least talk gardening?!?!?
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 11, 2014 11:54 AM CST
Alex, even if it slows down a bit during the holidays..you can head to the SandBox threads..there would always be postings there..anything under the sun..or snow Big Grin
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Nov 11, 2014 10:41 PM CST
And, Alex, I don't think it's possible for you to "post too many threads" Big Grin

What else is there to do in the winter... oh, sure, I suppose I could actually clean the house or something. Thumbs down

I'd rather hang out here and see what the southern (and southern hemisphere) members are growing ... (look for me on the grumpy thread under "too cold and too much snow" or something similar)
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Name: alex
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alex22ccc
Nov 12, 2014 11:39 AM CST
well thanks a bunch guys!
im we all have things to do on the holidays for the most part.. but as you said, thats expected.
i was just hoping that the site wasn't DEAD all winter. good to know its not, and ill certainly be checking older threads for new ideas and such, i sometimes do anyway :]

Trish>> thats a very good question lol

Lynn>> i actually grow my Calandrinia spectabilis indoors at all times, as i do most of my plants. indoor growing is one of my biggest hobbies.. i grow it in my "plant box" that i built.
using CFL bulbs for light

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