Welcome and Help Center forum: Newbie saying HI from Northeast PA!!

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Kelt
Oct 1, 2016 6:11 PM CST
Hello everybody! Dropping in on a rainy cool evening to say hi and I hope I learn a lot from this forum. I've been in love with flowers, trees, all those wonderful things out in nature. We live in a suburb called Oberlin, close to Harrisburg PA (State Capitol), and are not that far from Longwood Gardens and Winterthur. I've always enjoyed playing around with different plants- cacti, orchids, plumeria, etc.
We bought a house this Spring, and I have had good luck with a nice little strip for gardening in our front yard (wildflowers). However, there are a few trees on our property, and I've only been able to ID one (Smokebush)... so I wanted to join a good Forum where I might get some help. So... here I am.
Decided to start off with one pic of our first year garden (at this point, the blanketflowers have taken over)... and another of an orchid that was on the Lowe's "cheap plants that look dead" rack- I have it growing very nicely now and have learned a lot in the process.
Thanks!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 1, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Hello and welcome! Welcome! You have joined the best plant site on earth. Thumbs up

For the tree identification you can post pictures of the tree in question - one tree per thread so the answers don't get all jumbled up.

Looking forward to watching your garden grow.
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pepper23
Oct 1, 2016 7:59 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
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Calif_Sue
Oct 3, 2016 8:35 PM CST

Plants Admin

Welcome!
and here's the best forum for the tree ID. nodding
http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/
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Name: ursula
Chile (Zone 9b)
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Mutisia
Oct 5, 2016 10:59 PM CST
WARNING! This place can and will become addictive to you! Whistling

WELCOME - I can assure you Kelt you will love having joined NGA

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Oct 26, 2016 7:29 PM CST

Moderator

Welcome!

Karen
Texas (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Oct 26, 2016 9:44 PM CST
Big howdy from Texas!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Oct 27, 2016 1:27 AM CST

Plants Admin

Well it looks like we scared the original poster away, haven't heard anything back since Oct 1st. Confused
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