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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 4, 2012 9:41 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Well now, this is exciting! I have completely re-done the banner system, and it now supports all kinds of new features!

I can now give credit to individuals who contribute banners to the site.

Also, the banners can be annotated with titles and information, and that information is then published in the footer of every page! (Scroll to the bottom to see).

And last but best: the banners are now recorded for posterity in the "Site Banners" forum, where you can view the current and past banners, and comment on each one!

As this is a new overhaul, all the past banners we have run are not listed. But future banners will be listed.
[Last edited by dave - Apr 4, 2012 9:48 AM (+)]
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Apr 4, 2012 10:03 AM CST
Wonderful!

Thanks, Dave!
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Apr 4, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Fantastic Hurray! Thank you so much Dave!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Apr 4, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Oh Dave, this is wonderful news! You are so freaking cool - Thank you! Thumbs up
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Apr 4, 2012 10:27 AM CST
Very freaking cool indeed.

Trish, does Dave's head grow from all the lavish praise??? Hilarious!

Karen
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Apr 4, 2012 10:29 AM CST
I take it he now expects people to call him Sir Dave. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Apr 4, 2012 10:36 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

No, it doesn't. Smiling

Sometimes he puts on some bravado, which makes it all the more funny if you know how humble he really is. If conversations like this took place in public, his face would be beet red, and he'd change the subject as quick as possible.

However, the praise does let us know how we're doing! Thumbs up
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Apr 4, 2012 10:38 AM CST

Plants Admin

Great!! Dave, this seems like you've been on a roll the last couple of days, all kinds updates and fixes, almost like when ATP first started! Hurray!
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Apr 4, 2012 10:44 AM CST
Well, it's of course because he has nothing else to do but please us. I mean, a farm, in springtime, with a pregnant wife? Surely he has all the leisure time in the world! Big Grin Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
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mcash70
Apr 4, 2012 10:52 AM CST
vic said:Oh Dave, this is wonderful news! You are so freaking cool - Thank you! Thumbs up

I agree I tip my hat to you.

Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Apr 4, 2012 11:02 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

It's been raining.... Rolling on the floor laughing

That, and the other day the database problems were bothering him so bad that he was up at 3am and just stayed up to fix everything!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
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sandnsea2
Apr 4, 2012 11:02 AM CST
A very unique, new feature!! Hurray!

: I tip my hat to you. to Dave for making this an even more beautiful place!. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Apr 4, 2012 11:33 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Apr 4, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:Well, it's of course because he has nothing else to do but please us. I mean, a farm, in springtime, with a pregnant wife? Surely he has all the leisure time in the world! Big Grin Rolling on the floor laughing


Hetty, you forgot the 5 kids he already has. Smiling

I have to say again how cool it has been to watch Dave do his thing and how he's made ATP grow from it's inception, and how it continues to get bigger and better.

Karen

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Apr 4, 2012 11:43 AM CST
I agree
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Apr 4, 2012 12:22 PM CST
What's really impressive is in knowing that this site is only 9 months old. Look how far Dave and Trish have brought us in such a short time.

Great people working together, including a great group of members, can only equate to an excellent site.
Feels good to be a part of it.
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Apr 4, 2012 12:39 PM CST
You must be mistaken Sharon, it is not possible for mere humans to create a fabulous site like this in only nine months.... Rolling my eyes.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Ferns Daylilies Irises Cat Lover
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Sharon
Apr 4, 2012 1:04 PM CST
I'm rarely, if ever, mistaken, Hetty.
Don'tcha know? Green Grin!
Visit my cubit Blue Gardens
Check out my Blog
Read my Articles and Ideas
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Apr 4, 2012 1:18 PM CST
Sharon said:What's really impressive is in knowing that this site is only 9 months old. Look how far Dave and Trish have brought us in such a short time.

Great people working together, including a great group of members, can only equate to an excellent site.
Feels good to be a part of it.


You've been a big part of it Sharon. Pat yourself on the back.

Karen
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Apr 4, 2012 1:23 PM CST
I agree Green Grin!

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