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Denton County, TX (Zone 8a)
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variegatagal
Apr 5, 2016 10:35 AM CST
Greetings, ya'll. Just wanted to introduce myself. I've been gardening in TX since 2006, and this is my first posting on ATP forums. I just moved to a new property outside of Denton and started out with a blank slate (think builder installed plantings and turf). Looking forward to swapping tales and experiences on the many challenges facing Texas gardeners.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Apr 5, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Welcome! I hope you like it here.
Porkpal
Name: Sondra
NE Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
Cat Lover Region: Texas
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SALL20
Apr 5, 2016 12:15 PM CST
Hello! I'm fairly new myself. I'm really enjoying this site and am sure you will too!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Apr 5, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Welcome! and howdy! I tip my hat to you.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
Lilies Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Bulbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Clematis
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piksihk
Apr 5, 2016 1:34 PM CST
Howdy and Welcome!
Great bunch of gardeners here...loads of knowledge from all over the state.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Apr 5, 2016 2:47 PM CST

Moderator

Welcome, @variegatagal! Tell us what plants you love!
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Apr 5, 2016 2:48 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP variegatagal.
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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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javaMom
Apr 5, 2016 3:50 PM CST
Welcome!
I'm also new and live in Fort Worth, am really enjoying this site and all the friends...
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Apr 5, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Welcome!
Donald
Name: Duane Robinson
Kerrville, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas
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Poohdaddy
Apr 5, 2016 8:23 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP variegatagal. I too am moving to new part of Texas. Leaving Huntsville, Tx and moving to Kerrville, Tx.
The folks on here are great in sharing info.
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Apr 5, 2016 9:21 PM CST
Welcome! , looking forward to hearing about your plants
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Texas (Zone 8a)
Passionate about Native Plants
Region: Texas Butterflies Salvias Garden Photography Native Plants and Wildflowers Bee Lover
Birds Hummingbirder
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GrammaChar
Apr 5, 2016 9:35 PM CST
Welcome! I'm new too. I'm not very good on computers, but I've found this site to be very user friendly. Lots of nice people and good advice.
GrammaChar
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Apr 5, 2016 10:26 PM CST
Welcome to all! This is a great site! Lovey dubby
Denton County, TX (Zone 8a)
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variegatagal
Apr 7, 2016 11:06 AM CST
Thanks for the welcome. I love love love salvias, lilies, herbs, anything that can survive this Texas climate -- and still look smoking good!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder Cat Lover Butterflies Birds
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LindaTX8
Apr 7, 2016 12:44 PM CST
Welcome! And woohoo! on blank slate! Nobody had gardened here before we got here (unless you want to count the oleander), but there were great native plants here already! My place was challenging because of caliche and very little soil, but I've managed to go with mostly native and well-adapted plants.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Cat Lover Daylilies Roses Lilies Irises
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Sempervivums
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javaMom
Apr 7, 2016 4:01 PM CST
Me too... hoping for a mild Summer so I can enjoy my lilies, roses and other flowers longer...
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Apr 7, 2016 6:51 PM CST
I also try to use the natives and adapted plants although also have some obsessive collections like clematis. The best advice I have is to invest in amending the soil and mulching.
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Savlia and clematis
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Name: Sheryl Jeffries
Bedford, TX (Zone 8b)
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Sherylj
Apr 23, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Welcome!
I'm in Bedford, I'm an avid gardener and I'm looking for friends that would love to herb shopping with me. I used to go with my mom, but she passed away two years ago. If anyone is interested in meeting up I would love to met some local gardening friends. I also like succulents and just about any plant. I've gotten into Rex Begonias and Hoyas as well.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Apr 23, 2016 2:06 PM CST

Moderator

@Sherylj Welcome! You just missed a plant swap near Fort Worth on Mar 26th, or around then. There's usually one near Arlington in the fall that might interest you. @javaMom might be able to fill you in on the Fort Worth one. @frostweed would know about the Arlington one.
We're so glad you found us!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Salvias Herbs Bluebonnets Native Plants and Wildflowers Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Forum moderator Purslane Hummingbirder Cat Lover Butterflies Birds
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LindaTX8
Apr 23, 2016 2:17 PM CST
Hi, Sheryl! There's lots of gardening organizations in North Texas. Have you tried joining any? Seems like a good way to meet garden shopping buddies!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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