Celebrating 4 Years of All Things Plants: Thank you to Dave and All the good people at ATP

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Celebrating 4 Years of All Things Plants

By dave
July 4, 2015

Time has surely flown. Today we celebrate our 4th anniversary on the web, and we're throwing a party! We invite you to join in the celebration and get a chance for a huge acorn giveaway!

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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Jul 3, 2015 7:09 PM CST
Congratulation on 4 (hopefully) Wonderful years and I certainly hope many more to come.
I count myself lucky to be a member of such a warm , loving and knowledgeable community.
I have only been here a couple months but you all are definitely the go to gardening site for me,
as I attempt to expand my ever growing backyard gardens , plants and gardening knowledge.
I believe you all have put a lot of love in this place and it shows .. and for that I Thank You!


I think we need some fireworks in here
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jul 3, 2015 8:18 PM CST
Now, that's my kind of fireworks, Kurt! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
Hummingbirder Butterflies Birds Dragonflies Garden Photography Container Gardener
Seed Starter The WITWIT Badge Annuals Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia
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krobra
Jul 3, 2015 8:23 PM CST
hmm , maybe we should fire off some more Sticking tongue out
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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jul 3, 2015 10:46 PM CST
I agree
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Happy Anniversary Green Grin!

Did you know that many of the break patterns for shells (the fireworks before they explode in the air) are named after flowers? Dahlia, Chrysanthemum, and Peony are standard, and they also can come with 'Pistils' added to the center. Also trees--Palm and Willow patterns are common, and there is even one called 'Falling Leaves'.
There is also a break pattern called 'Bees' Smiling
it doesn't look much like this shot of double bumbles on allium, but this is what I had exploding tonight for our anniversary celebration Hurray!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 3, 2015 10:56 PM CST
Fun fact!!! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You!
I love learning here on ATP; something new and unexpected daily.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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Seed Starter The WITWIT Badge Annuals Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia
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krobra
Jul 3, 2015 11:01 PM CST
Hurray! nice one .. very beautiful , definitely looks like it is exploding nodding

flower names for firework explosions does sound vaguely familiar , but I bet I will remember much better next time I am asked .. now Thank You!
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Jul 4, 2015 2:38 AM CST
Hurray for ATP Hurray!
Boom Boom!
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Boom!
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pop pop pop !!!
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Congratulation to the whole ATP team. Your site has became a daily part of my life and I learn something new everyday. The diversity of growers & plant lovers on here is amazing. I make new friends daily, and look forward to meeting many more members in the years to come! Here's to 4 years running strong and may your next 4 be as good if not better.



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Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Jul 4, 2015 5:02 AM CST
More Fireworks - Hosta Fireworks, unfortunately not my own picture as mine hasn't grown that well yet.
Happy anniversary!
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Ann

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Name: Laura
Georgia (Zone 7b)
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Artistwantobe
Jul 4, 2015 6:09 AM CST
I have really enjoyed this site. Wish I would have found it sooner. Thank You!
Check out my fledging blog about the journey to convert my garden to permaculture so I can keep gardening thr rest of my life.
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
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Trish
Jul 4, 2015 6:39 AM CST

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dirtdorphins said:
Did you know that many of the break patterns for shells (the fireworks before they explode in the air) are named after flowers? Dahlia, Chrysanthemum, and Peony are standard, and they also can come with 'Pistils' added to the center. Also trees--Palm and Willow patterns are common, and there is even one called 'Falling Leaves'.
There is also a break pattern called 'Bees' Smiling
it doesn't look much like this shot of double bumbles on allium, but this is what I had exploding tonight for our anniversary celebration Hurray!


How cool!! I think this needs to be featured in the ideas/articles! Complete with your beautiful pictures for demonstration, of course Thumbs up Whistling Lovey dubby
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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Seed Starter The WITWIT Badge Annuals Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Virginia
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krobra
Jul 4, 2015 7:27 AM CST
I found a nice little article with pictures and names of the fireworks explosion

http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/article.asp?aid=386...

and one of actual flower petals used in the explosions

http://www.interflora.co.uk/content/firework-flowers/
Name: MissyPenny
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Vegetable Grower Roses Region: Pennsylvania Garden Photography Birds Critters Allowed
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MissyPenny
Jul 4, 2015 7:39 AM CST
This is a marvelous and fun site, and while I am brand new here, I so agree with all the posts: A big thank you for this site, for your hard work, for the information, for the fun...and for the gorgeous photos!
Happy 4th!!!
Here's my "fireworks" fun to say thanks. Thank You!





Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 4, 2015 9:27 AM CST
ATP is still as much fun today as the day I joined a year and a half ago. I appreciate all the hard work of all those involved. Happy Birthday! I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jul 4, 2015 6:26 PM CST
MissyPenny said:This is a marvelous and fun site, and while I am brand new here, I so agree with all the posts: A big thank you for this site, for your hard work, for the information, for the fun...and for the gorgeous photos!
Happy 4th!!!
Here's my "fireworks" fun to say thanks. Thank You!







@MissyPenny

Welcome to ATP! Welcome!

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Houseplants Region: Tennessee
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plantcollector
Jul 5, 2015 10:01 AM CST
First I wanted to say thanks to everyone who makes ATP such a great website. And a special thanks to Dave and Trish for their podcast. I tip my hat to you. What I love about ATP is how it has such a long bloom time. I can get on the iris forum and see them blooming in January and watch them bloom all Summer long.
Happy anniversary ATP
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Jul 5, 2015 12:44 PM CST
I just wanted to add my thanks and congratulations to Dave, Trish, the moderators and contributors, etc. who have made this such a family-like, fun and loving website to visit regularly. Thank You! Not only do we get helpful advice about growing our plants, we get generous enablers and enticers who offer cuttings, divisions, etc. to get others, such as myself, to expand our gardening horizons. nodding This is the best gardening forum to be a part of. Keep up the good work everyone and Happy Anniversary ATP. Hurray! Hurray!

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