All Things Gardening forum: Interest in a Southeast Regional Gardening Forum?

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Name: Danita
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Danita
Mar 20, 2016 10:37 PM CST
Hi All,

It would be wonderful to have a forum to discuss gardening with those that share a similar climate and face many of the same challenges. Discussions could lead to better plant selections that are more suited to our humid, subtropical climate. It may also provide easier access to information that is more tailored to our local growing conditions for dealing with issues such as disease, pests, etc. In addition, it could provide a place to arrange plant trade parties and share information about local events.

If there is enough interest and positive feedback from members in the various states in the southeastern U.S., then Dave may start considering the creation of a forum.

If anyone has any interest in a southeast regional gardening forum being created here on ATP, please leave your comments on the following thread:

The thread "Interest in a Southeast Regional Gardening Forum?" in Southeast Gardening forum

Thanks much! Smiling
Danita
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 24, 2016 6:23 AM CST
There's this one:
http://garden.org/forums/view/midsouth/
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Mar 24, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Tiffany, the Mid-South is farther north and to the west. There is some obvious overlap of areas also considered as being in the Southeast. The problem is that there seems to be no formal definitions of the different regions. Georgia & your area of Alabama, however, are definitely NOT in the Mid-South.

According to Wikipedia, "The Mid-South is an informally-defined region in the United States, usually thought to be anchored by the Memphis metropolitan area and consisting of West Tennessee, North Mississippi, the Missouri Bootheel, Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Central and Northeast Arkansas, and Northwest Alabama."

For the Southeast, see map:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeastern_United_States#/me...

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Mar 24, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Gosh, now you tell me I'm not even in the southeast, much less the deep-south. Crying
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Mar 24, 2016 4:25 PM CST
@drdawg
Mississippi is definitely in the Southeast by most definitions, like in the map. Like I said, there is some overlap of areas and none are perfectly defined.

My posting that was not to make anyone feel excluded but to point out the fact that there is currently no forum for people in this region and that the Mid-South in not synonymous with the Southeast (although there are some overlapping parts. )

I'd certainly consider that you are in the Southeast, Ken. Group hug
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 24, 2016 8:07 PM CST
I feel better. I think I will sleep well knowing that after 72 years living in Mississippi, I am considered a "deep-southerner". Hurray!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 25, 2016 7:46 AM CST
I thought the term mid-south was being used for this forum to include those a little farther north than what is usually included in "southeast," to include NC, TN, KY, VA, AK. I don't consider any place as being "deep south" unless firmly in Z8.

This form is one of the slowest that I visit. I don't think dividing the regions any farther will create more interaction.

...but I see the forum has been created, but isn't showing up in the "regional" section.
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Mar 25, 2016 4:50 PM CST
It's there now.

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