Celebrating 4 Years of All Things Plants

Posted by @dave on
Time has surely flown. Today we celebrate our 4th anniversary on the web, and we're throwing a party! We invite you to join in the celebration and get a chance for a huge acorn giveaway!

As we enter our fifth year of All Things Plants, let me first say how grateful Trish and I are to all of you who have joined us. We can't imagine a world in which we're not running a gardening site, and without you, our members, this would be an empty endeavor. To those who knew us before we started ATP, we can't express our gratitude enough for your loyalty and friendship.

Thank you to the administrators @zuzu, @Calif_Sue, @eclayne and @KentPfeiffer, as well as the numerous moderators, you are the ones who run this site alongside us. You're the ones who keep the forums running smoothly and the database accurate and up to date. The effort you all spend is what makes this site useful, informative and fun for all the many thousands of visitors that come to the site each day.

While this is a serious website, the whole point of All Things Plants is to have fun. We all share our love of gardening and all things related to plants, and ATP exists as a place to gather around that common interest and have fun while doing it. Between posting images from our gardens, giving (and getting!) thumbs-ups, tipping each other with acorns, entering contests, commenting on ideas or answering questions in the forums, I hope you're all having as much fun as we are.

And we're growing. In the past year (July 4th, 2014 to present) we ended up having around 1.15 million different people come to the site! That is an increase of about 33% from the year prior, when we had 860,000 visitors. We had 14,833 new members register to join us, compared to 5,933 the previous year. In the forums, we had 242,000 posts compared to 207K during the previous year. Those are a lot of big numbers!

Now, let's have some more fun. 7 different (anonymous) members have stepped forward and kicked in from their acorn stash so that we could have a contest. To enter, all you have to do is post a comment below. You can start a new thread or you can join an existing thread. One post is all it takes to be entered (multiple posts do not increase your chance of winning. Smiling )

The contest goes all weekend. Monday morning I will pull the names of all the people who posted, and then we'll do a drawing. Each person gets one ticket and the drawing will be done by video and posted on the site sometime on Monday. There will be 12 winners. The first 8 get 250 acorns. #9 gets 200 acorns. #10 and #11 each get 100 acorns and finally the 12th place winner gets 75 acorns.

So, are you having fun at ATP? Has it enhanced your enjoyment of gardening? Tell us how in the comments below.

 
Comments and discussion:
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A Quick Thank You by krobra Jul 4, 2016 8:08 PM 0
Acorns by KurtMN Jul 31, 2015 12:34 PM 6
Recently discovered ATP by In2art Jul 19, 2015 3:37 PM 8
And the winners are...! by dave Jul 16, 2015 4:56 PM 55
Data bases have comprehensive, invaluable information for plant geeks.Keep it up by dkp Jul 16, 2015 9:09 AM 1
Happy Anniversary ATP by jmorth Jul 8, 2015 12:17 AM 0
Celebrating 4 Years by jamyers59 Jul 7, 2015 9:31 PM 1
What a fun way to celebrate! by Zanymuse Jul 6, 2015 6:22 PM 3
Green thumb! by bhart90 Jul 6, 2015 5:07 PM 7
Drumroll Please by orchidgal Jul 5, 2015 9:20 PM 0
Yay for ATP by jon Jul 5, 2015 8:45 PM 97
"Shout Out" by MargieNY Jul 5, 2015 8:05 PM 0
happy birthday! :-) by Mayo62 Jul 5, 2015 5:34 PM 1
Anneversary together by jimard8 Jul 5, 2015 5:22 PM 17
Freaks like me by Esperanza Jul 5, 2015 3:05 PM 0
Thank you to Dave and All the good people at ATP by krobra Jul 5, 2015 12:44 PM 15
Living in the Republic of Panama by gtredray Jul 5, 2015 11:18 AM 2
Being here is like family by ShadyGreenThumb Jul 5, 2015 11:09 AM 16
Holy Cow! by Zencat Jul 5, 2015 8:12 AM 9
I tell everyone about All Things Plants! by christinereid54 Jul 5, 2015 7:29 AM 0
ATP anniversary by petruske Jul 5, 2015 5:06 AM 0
ATP and the moderators deserve applause, plaudits, and appreciation. by cbelt1 Jul 4, 2015 9:49 PM 2
Learning to Use ATP by Gardenbees Jul 4, 2015 9:04 PM 0
I love ATP by nell Jul 4, 2015 6:27 PM 0
atp by hertlen36 Jul 4, 2015 5:31 PM 2
ATP - gardening family style! by enidcandles Jul 4, 2015 3:54 PM 0
Anything I want to know about flowers - by louise Jul 4, 2015 3:02 PM 0
Family by luvsgrtdanes Jul 4, 2015 2:49 PM 0
All Things Plants ! by Sheridragonfly Jul 4, 2015 1:43 PM 0
Part of my Day by quietyard Jul 4, 2015 1:42 PM 0
only four? by TiaLee Jul 4, 2015 1:34 PM 0
Congratulations by UtahMike Jul 4, 2015 12:23 PM 2
How wonderful! by lovesblooms Jul 4, 2015 10:20 AM 0
This is what I love about ATP by Skiekitty Jul 4, 2015 9:54 AM 0
Love rainy days! by greene Jul 4, 2015 9:20 AM 3
Missed the first two enjoyed the last two by Seedfork Jul 4, 2015 8:51 AM 1
Big thank you by chickhill Jul 4, 2015 8:47 AM 0
I can't believe it! by lakesidecallas Jul 4, 2015 8:10 AM 0
Thanks, Dave and Trish by wayne Jul 4, 2015 8:07 AM 1
Sue by whtstkgsue Jul 4, 2015 8:01 AM 0
Happy Birthday ATP by Rose1656 Jul 4, 2015 7:37 AM 0
I appreciate ATP by LiriopePisces Jul 4, 2015 7:21 AM 0
Fourth on Fourth by rositoes Jul 4, 2015 7:21 AM 0
Untitled by donnabking Jul 4, 2015 7:03 AM 0
A wonderful place for all of us to hang out by bluee19 Jul 4, 2015 6:47 AM 0
Having fun by plantrob Jul 4, 2015 6:43 AM 1
the power of sharing by davidsevit Jul 4, 2015 6:35 AM 1
Congratulations!!! and a Black Raspberry Question (Zone 5b) by Chancegardner Jul 4, 2015 6:33 AM 2
Happy birthday, ATP! by fiwit Jul 4, 2015 6:27 AM 1
my favorite plant in the forums by GordonHawk Jul 4, 2015 6:24 AM 0
Thank you Dave and Trish for sharing your Knowledge and Wisdom. by frostweed Jul 4, 2015 6:18 AM 0
Amazing technical aspects of ATP by foraygardengirl Jul 4, 2015 6:12 AM 0
ATP is a class act! by frankrichards16 Jul 4, 2015 5:58 AM 1
I love it here. by crittergarden Jul 4, 2015 5:56 AM 1
Hard to imagine gardening without ATP by kylaluaz Jul 4, 2015 5:32 AM 2
How is it that... by vitrsna Jul 4, 2015 5:30 AM 1
Many Thanks for So Many Inspiring Articles by Greenfield Jul 4, 2015 4:55 AM 0
A serious resource by coboro Jul 4, 2015 3:12 AM 0
My happy place by Toni Jul 3, 2015 11:38 PM 0
Wow. Time flies! by woofie Jul 3, 2015 11:25 PM 2
LOVE ATP!!! I feel at "home" here!! by klc Jul 3, 2015 11:23 PM 0
ATP gives "indoor gardening" a whole new meaning by dyzzypyxxy Jul 3, 2015 10:57 PM 2
Happy Anniversary ATP and Kudos to the Forum Moderators by GigiPlumeria Jul 3, 2015 10:48 PM 5
happy anniversary atp! by Claudia Jul 3, 2015 8:33 PM 3

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