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Little Known Facts About ATP

By dave
January 5, 2015

Think you know everything about All Things Plants? Maybe you do, but maybe you don't! Here's a pile of interesting tidbits of information about our favorite website.

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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 5, 2015 3:25 PM CST
Last one: Tree-Mail is our private messaging system. You know how to send a person a tree-mail but did you know that you can send tree-mails to multiple recipients? Doing so creates a private group conversation that all the recipients can see. It's like instantly creating a private forum for a handful of friends.
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One of the best aspects of 'All things Plants' is the shared creativity and plant knowledge we all offer together as a whole. I still would think that the less tree-mails are used as a way for 2 or more 'club' members to segregate themselves into specialized mini groups with 'an understanding' of each other, and hopefully not fantasy gossip about things we don't really know about regarding others lives;........would be a Good Thing. Smiling Unlikely but still a good thing...

This would not be typical for me.

We all have differences, yet its our love of gardening, garden art, and of course, all things gardening, that brings us together. Lets try to keep the bulk of our communications on the gardening and shared information forums, and not segregate into tree-mail cliques. If I were to respond nicely to one in open forums and then talk behind their backs in tree-mail,...it would make myself aware of less then wonderful qualities in myself and others in an imaginable clique I might have unfortunately gotten myself involved with,...albeit may have seemed cozy fun for the short term.

Lets welcome all who share here honestly and openly as much as possible. Smiling Lets just Grow! Thank You! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Jan 5, 2015 3:59 PM CST
@DavidofDeLand -- While I appreciate the concerns you share in your post, it saddens me that you assume group tree-mails would be used to foster division rather than community. Sighing! Has that been your experience on other sites?


I've been part of several group tree-mails here on ATP. If I'm not mistaken, it was a group tree-mail that created the "welcoming committee" for new users here. It was a group tree-mail that resulted in a group baby gift for Trish.

Group tree-mails can also be used to talk about stuff that is 1)unrelated to gardening and thus not relevant to ATP, and 2)more personal than we are willing to share on a public forum.

So rather than fostering division, group tree-mails can easily further the sense of community amongst members here. Thumbs up And my own personal experience has proven that to be the rule, at least in the group tree-mails I've been part of.

Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
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DavidofDeLand
Jan 5, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Thats the idea!

A positive use for a positive feature. Thanks for sharing your valuable and positive view point Mary. Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Jan 5, 2015 4:49 PM CST
We have a special group hanging out in this little corner of the Intarwebz... fostering community, in 'most every aspect, is something they do really well. nodding Thumbs up Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jan 6, 2015 9:40 AM CST

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I agree Thumbs up
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

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