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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Aug 1, 2011 1:32 PM CST

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Come join me as we tour the public gardens in our areas.

Please feel free to post your pictures and tell us all about the gardens that you visit and love

Thank you
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 1, 2011 1:47 PM CST
Thumbs up I just know I am going to love this forum.
It is great to see places that I may never get to see in person.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Aug 1, 2011 2:59 PM CST

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Welcome

We want lots and lots of pictures of our public gardens.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Aug 1, 2011 5:26 PM CST

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Any one interested in doing a Photo tour please feel free to do it in what every form you feel comfortable doing. All we ask is a lots of pictures and some information about the gardens.
You do not have to be as crazy as I am. So please come join us and let us see the gardens in your areas
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Aug 8, 2011 4:04 PM CST

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I am planning to take 2 trips down to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, this is a huge place with may gardens will be taking pictures of a couple of them on these 2 trips
First trip is Thursday, so hoping I have part 1 ready this week end.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 8, 2011 6:42 PM CST
Will be watching Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Aug 8, 2011 6:47 PM CST

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I love your little friend, he is so cute.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 8, 2011 7:00 PM CST
Your avatar looks like it would eat mine Big Grin
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Aug 8, 2011 7:14 PM CST

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I loves other animals but he does play a little to rough. he caught 3 squirrels and was very upset that they would not play with him, there where no marks on the so they must of died of shock. Found some tiny little kittens and he tried so hard to be gentle with them, he would like them and then try to pet them with one paw that was almost bigger than they where. I found a home for them before he was able to pet them.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Aug 24, 2011 9:12 AM CST

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I have been working on another Public Gard Tour but this one is a very different Garden. It is full of plants, no sweeping vistas, just patterns and textures and PLANTS everywhere 63 areas full of plants , . Palm trees,all kinds of other trees, bamboo groves, wildflowers, waterlilies, ground covers, ferns I think they have some of everything. And these plants are grown as they would grown in our gardens. The separate garden areas include:Herb, Water, Rose, Butterfly, Hummingbird, Bulb, Palm, Children, Camellia, Ginger, Bamboo, Wildflower, fern and a few more that I can not remember right now. Almost everything is labeled but all so close together that it is hard to get a overall picture.

What I had already decided was to do the garden in parts/seasonal but I may have to cut it into even smaller parts. There are so many plants that I know y'all would love to see.(I spent over 45 minutes in a area that they had potted plants, just taking pictures of the patterns in the leaves, 3 1/2 hours and I get through only a fourth of the garden)

So bare with me as I figure it out and put it together. Anyone out there who has a favorite kind of plants or garden let me know and I will try to focus on those in a Thread.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 24, 2011 6:36 PM CST
Herbs & wildflowers Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Aug 26, 2011 6:38 PM CST

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Herbs I can do now, the wildflowers there are more in the spring. But next trip down there I will go to the Herb garden.

Thanks
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 27, 2011 5:59 AM CST
I have a couple places I plan to add , but with cooler weather I am busy outside a lot .
I have some good photos of Denver botanical gardens.
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Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Aug 27, 2011 9:25 AM CST

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That would be great!!!!
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
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wren
Dec 20, 2012 7:31 PM CST

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Sorry I have been missing. I am working and studying photographer and photo editing.
Also I have been working over on Cubit.com. We have a couple of Photo Cubits going, including a Monthly Photo contest.

Thanks everyone of posting pictures.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Mar 10, 2013 9:36 AM CST

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Sorry I have not been around had some health problems, Some are healed so hoping I can get my act together.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 20, 2013 4:38 AM CST
Some photos for you all from the Royal Park at Greenwich, London, England.
Regards from across the Atlantic.
Neil.
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Lots of sweet chestnuts at Greenwich!
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More chestnuts anyone.
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Fallow deer doe's and a Fallow deer buck in King Henry VIIIs deer enclosure at Greenwich.
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Wildfowl in the ornamental lake and a spindle bush.
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I tip my hat to you.
Neil.
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skylark
Oct 6, 2014 11:00 AM CST
@NEILMUIR1,
i just loved your chelsea show tours. it encouraged me to put out my 1st Bronx bot garden japanese chrysanthemum show - so you can see that we have some nice shows here too, although not outside and not so large as yours.
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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NEILMUIR1
Oct 6, 2014 1:10 PM CST
My Garden!
Regards from a cold England.
Neil.
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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Jun 24, 2015 5:17 PM CST
We'll, I am not sure this is where to post this or not, but I wanted to share this beauty with all of you. It is a lovely State park located in Middle Tennessee, Rock Island State Park and it has two lovely waterfalls and lots of beautiful trees & wild flowers. I hiked 1/2 mile down a strenuous trail that had water running down it to get some of my pix and to find the small waterfall, the first pix. There is a TVA power producing dam on the small river there also. We were able to drive to get to the large falls called the Twin Falls. It is stunningly beautiful! I told Joe, this is Tennessee's version of Niagara Falls! The falls is not super tall like it's neighbor Fall Creek Falls, the highest waterfall east of the Rockies @ 256 ft high, but it's width is stunning! It is easily over 200 ft wide, so beautiful. I could not get all of the falls in my camera lens.

Pix # 9 is of the Twin Falls way off from my 1/2 mile hike down the steep side of the mountain with water running over the trail, not easy, lol. Considering I had not been prepared to hike. & was in flip floor & my feet were slipping & sliding at best. Add the water to that & we gave a mess, lol. But well
Worth it. The next pix is at the bottom of the hike, I took a shot of the water running over the rocks forming tiny falls and deep pools.

Now for those of you who, like me, are not in shape, and after something like this would NOT be able to get out of the bed next day due to your leg muscles being so sore you were miserable. Same applies first time each year you get out in the garden every year. I'm going to give you a priceless secret right now so you will never have to suffer this again. As soon as you finish your workout, your hike or your gardening, come into the house and rub all limbs/muscles you have abused liberally with the liquid liniment Absorbine Jr Pain Relieving Liquid. Wait about 5 minutes and either take a hot bath and soak a little bit or take a hot shower. You won't be sore next day. You might feel some very mild tenderness in some areas, and I mean mild, but you won't have that horrible miserable awful soreness. I have no idea what this stuff does, it smells like horse liniment, stinks! But the second you rub it on, you can feel it penetrating and working. And all I can tell you is it works. I made this discovery about the hot tub/shower method after I did a 5 mike hike to Fall Creek Falls from the Inn while Joe was in. TVA meeting one day. I was totally out of shape, but I was afoot, we were in a TVA vehicle and I was not permitted to drive it. My feet were my transportation, and I was going to see that waterfall by hook or crook. When I got back to the Inn, I could barely move, but I started a tub of hot water, rubbing myself down with Absorbine to help the aching. I was thinking, I won't be able to get out if bed tomorrow. I soaked about 20 minutes. Next morning, I could but believe it, I was not sore at all. I could feel the tenderness in my muscles, but it was not painful. Know that is hard to understand, but I could feel when I moved that the muscles had been stressed, but I was not sore. I have done this ever since, with the same result.

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