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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: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jul 3, 2015 9:15 PM CST
Hard to believe it's been that long. I have made some amazing friends here and learned LOTS about irises. Thanks to Dave, Trish and family. It's the first place I come in the morning and the last place I visit at night.

Thank You!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jul 4, 2015 3:59 AM CST
I agree I have and continue to learn a great deal from all of the great members on ATP. I have also met some great people who I consider my cyber friends. We have exchanged many irises, asked many questions, posted lots of ideas, shared many laughs and some tears as the years passed. My morning coffee wouldn't be as enjoyable without ATP! Thanks Trish and Dave for your wonderful idea.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jul 4, 2015 5:33 AM CST
I too have greatly benefitted from time spent on this site. I came at first for database, then to have iris questions answered, then because I noticed how much joy and passion everyone had for their beloved plants. The members of this gardening community have been kind, and helpful, and generous. I have enjoyed getting to know them, and - at least in the iris forum - laughing with them as we all share a love of our gardens and of life.
I tip my hat to you. Thanks Dave and Trish!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Peonies Roses Clematis Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Ideas: Level 1 Region: Canadian Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Jasmin
Jul 4, 2015 7:37 AM CST
I agree I also continue to lear here. The most amazing thing is that we can compare experiences. For example, it was amazing to learn about peonies in other northern gardens; when they emerge in spring and how they grow. I tip my hat to you.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jul 4, 2015 9:38 AM CST
It's interesting to see the progression of blooms for specific plants. What works where, why, why not? It truely is a community making it all work.

Sitting on our various porches and discussing some of our favorite things or cutting up and making plans for clandestine garden raids, you all are my second family. Bravo and brava for making MY life a little sweeter and brighter and funnier and MUCH more interesting. Group hug Lovey dubby Hurray!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jul 4, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Back at ya Celia! nodding
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jul 4, 2015 1:59 PM CST
We started out unknown to each other, with only our love of Irises in common. Those of us who have been here from the beginning have come to know and like each other, sharing the highs and lows of our lives, as well as our Irises. We've welcomed new members along the way, and they've become a vital part of the fabric of our group.

I start my days with a cup of coffee while checking in to the Iris Forum at ATP -- to see how my friends are doing. And I end my days with a nice glass of wine and another visit to see what the day has brought them. I agree with you completely, Celia -- it IS a second family, and all of our lives are richer for it.

Thank you to Dave and Trish for providing the format for perfect strangers to become valuable friends.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moonhowl
Jul 4, 2015 4:17 PM CST
A family of choice... Group hug

A garden of forums and friends, plants and animals, good times and tears, where even shy lurkers can find their place to bloom and grow.

Thanks to you all.


Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jul 4, 2015 5:34 PM CST
Well said, Jean.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier The WITWIT Badge Garden Sages Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moonhowl
Jul 5, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Thank You! Smiling

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