Celebrating All Things Plants: Happy Birthday to us!

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Celebrating All Things Plants

By Sharon
July 4, 2012

It's been a little like Jack's beanstalk, you know, the rapid growth of All Things Plants. It's only been a year, but just look at what the year has brought to gardeners all around the world. Let's begin this article now with a word from the top.

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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
Jul 3, 2012 7:03 PM CST
It's been a wonderful year and I look forward to many more in the company of Dave, Trish, their wonderful children and all the ATP members!
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Jul 3, 2012 7:08 PM CST
It has been a wonderful year. I feel the same, time went by so fast, yet it seems like a long time. I look forward to watching ATP grow and develop into the most amazing gardening website around... it's certainly on the way. I see the site picking up pace and growing even faster now!

Like Sharon said, I no longer have to jump around looking for anything at all; it's all right here!

Thanks Dave, Trish and all the members here!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
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crittergarden
Jul 3, 2012 7:57 PM CST
Yes.
the whitingers rock.
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SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
Jul 3, 2012 9:38 PM CST
Happy Birthday to ATP and Congratulations to Dave and Trish. Hurray!
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jul 3, 2012 9:50 PM CST
I agree with Dave, It's hard to believe ATP is one year old, yet it seems like we've been family forever.
I love this place. Group hug
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
Southwest Gardening~ moderator/ATP.
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer Forum moderator Region: Southwest Gardening Garden Ideas: Level 2 Roses
Birds Region: United States of America Garden Art Dog Lover Daylilies Hummingbirder
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Aguane
Jul 3, 2012 10:20 PM CST
Happy Birthday ATP! It's been fun and educational. Many more returns! Thanks to our hosts and many experts on all-things-plants. Still Growing!
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
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crittergarden
Jul 4, 2012 12:59 AM CST
Lynn -
I agree
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SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
Frogs and Toads Birds Roses Region: United States of America Peonies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
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daylilydreams
Jul 4, 2012 2:59 AM CST
Happy Birthday ATP! This is the very best grardening website out there IMHO.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
Seed Starter Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Onewish1
Jul 4, 2012 5:41 AM CST
wow Happy Birthday!!!.. can't believe it's been a year already!!!
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
The House on the Hill Gardens
Roses Butterflies Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Peonies
Sedums Hostas Cottage Gardener Echinacea Clematis Irises
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Shannon
Jul 4, 2012 6:03 AM CST
Happy Birthday to the BEST Thumbs up
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
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
Jul 4, 2012 9:15 AM CST
Hurray! Happy Birthday to the best gardening site ever!! Hurray! Thanks Dave and Trish!! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Jul 4, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Please pass the cake and ice cream! Hilarious!

Happy Birthday ATP, and ATPers!

Super nice to read the article and input from everyone. I hope it will have a special place so we can re-read it from time to time.

Seems to me All Things Plants is like a rainbow, always giving joy and hope. Hmmm...maybe that's why Vic's words stood out so much to me:

"Colorful – it's so happy and colorful!" (*ATPer "Vic")

Happy Day, All!
Shoe
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
Jul 4, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Well, this all just made me cry happy tears Crying Crying Crying

You are so right Sharon, ATP has it all! Lovey dubby

Thank you for putting this all together. It's such an honor to be a part of this huge community.

Happy Birthday ATP - Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hummingbirder Region: New Jersey Dog Lover
Seed Starter Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Onewish1
Jul 4, 2012 10:47 AM CST
Group hug Group hug Group hug
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jul 4, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Hurray! Let me join in the celebration as well ! I love checking in here every day, actually many times every day. It is just a joy ! Thanks Dave and Trish for this great site !!! Group hug
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 4, 2012 2:09 PM CST
Horseshoe said:Please pass the cake and ice cream! Hilarious!

Happy Birthday ATP, and ATPers!

Super nice to read the article and input from everyone. I hope it will have a special place so we can re-read it from time to time.

Seems to me All Things Plants is like a rainbow, always giving joy and hope. Hmmm...maybe that's why Vic's words stood out so much to me:

"Colorful – it's so happy and colorful!" (*ATPer "Vic")

Happy Day, All!
Shoe


I can't say it any better than the way Shoe expressed it. My thoughts exactly. Thanks Shoe!

Happy Birthday friends!

I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
Foliage Fan Garden Photography Houseplants Hybridizer Organic Gardener Cat Lover
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LarryR
Jul 5, 2012 12:15 AM CST
It's all been said here and in the article, so I'll just offer a thumbs up and hats off to Dave, Trish, and the whole ATP family. Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Jul 5, 2012 8:55 PM CST
Hurray! Happy Birthday! You look a little older and much wiser, ATP! Green Grin!
ALL THINGS PLANTS ~ Garden Art ~ Purslane & Portulaca ~
MY CUBITS ~ Trust in the Lord ~
MY WEB SITE ~ Joyful Times Today
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
Jul 6, 2012 9:08 PM CST
Group hug Let me join in the chorus....this is a GREAT site. I love how easy it is to load pictures, the accurate data base, gardening ideas and all the friendly, talented and knowledgeable members.Oh yes and ofcourse the Hurray! Thank you Dave and Trish!

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