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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 29, 2013 9:14 AM CST
I would love to see a propagation week here, similar to the Sempervivum Week, Lily Week, etc. People could do articles about how to propagate all their favorite plants.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 29, 2013 9:16 AM CST

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Great idea! Trish sets these weeks; I'll see what she thinks.
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Jul 29, 2013 4:40 PM CST
Please, please, please!!!!! Thumbs up

wIth articles providing detailed, illustrated instructions (versus a video -- I never watch videos)
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jul 29, 2013 7:11 PM CST
@Trish...pleeeease!
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Leftwood
Jul 29, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Perhaps a Seed starting week, and a Propagation (not by seed) week.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 29, 2013 7:46 PM CST

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One point I want to make: it's a LOT of legwork to get a "week" up and going. When we have members who get engaged in the process and help us by bringing together the writers and raffles, it goes very smoothly. But sometimes it's up to Trish to do it all herself and consequently it's not as strong. So, we'll want to have some people ready to be a part of one or both of these weeks we're thinking about.
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 29, 2013 7:56 PM CST
I think there needs to be more notice for the weeks. I tried to write something for Perennial Week, but it was so sudden.
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Jul 29, 2013 8:02 PM CST
clintbrown said:I think there needs to be more notice for the weeks. I tried to write something for Perennial Week, but it was so sudden.


As I recall, the topics for the weeks were decided sometime in 2012. But I don't know at what point folks were asked for articles or whatever
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 29, 2013 8:42 PM CST

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Generally we only share the schedule with the forum moderators. We should give more notice, though, I agree.
Name: Trish
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Trish
Jul 30, 2013 7:37 AM CST

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We didn't publicly announce the Weeks this year because we wanted to keep it a surprise, and quite honestly- to avoid any other sites copying of our great ideas Green Grin!

For next year, I'd love to expand the number and types of Weeks, while at the same time scale back a bit on the intensity of the Weeks.

That's my hope...but it isn't as easy as it sounds. Like Dave said, when I have to put together the week, it can be very difficult to round up enough content to make for an interesting week.

I am happy to see all of the excitement over the weeks, and the requests to do more. That's very motivational for me!

There's your morning brain dump on the subject Green Grin!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 30, 2013 12:53 PM CST
I've sure enjoyed the weekly topics - introduced me to plants I might not have had any prior inclination for. I try to enter into each week with an open mind, even when featuring plants I normally shy away from. The recent lily week would be at the top of that list for me, still not particularly drawn to them, but wow what beauties I was exposed to, thanks to all who contributed. And thanks Trish for organizing the weeks. Kudos to all.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 30, 2013 6:08 PM CST
I love the idea of a Propagation Week. There is so much to learn on this topic. At least for me. Smiling
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jul 31, 2013 6:37 AM CST
This is a good idea,but I think ATP members need to step up to help,
and not dump the work onto Trish.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 31, 2013 7:10 AM CST
I agree
I will be happy to write about propagating plumeria, if anyone is interested in something that specific.
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Name: Mary
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fiwit
Jul 31, 2013 11:25 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said: I agree
I will be happy to write about propagating plumeria, if anyone is interested in something that specific.


Hetty, is the method for propagating plumeria able to be used with other species of plants? Because if it is, you could write the article as a "how to do this type of propagation" and use the plumeria as your example plant.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 31, 2013 2:53 PM CST
I don't really propagate much of anything else Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Jul 31, 2013 3:15 PM CST
Hilarious! I understand that, but can someone use the methods you use to propagate plumeria to propagate something else? If so, it's a universal topic, not a narrow one. Thumbs up
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 31, 2013 3:54 PM CST
I suppose they can but - since I don't really do it - I wouldn't know how much of my methods are applicable to other types of plants.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 31, 2013 6:34 PM CST

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I think you should just do one on propagating plumeria, Hetty. Enough people are interested in that. Some people can write general articles about various propagation methods and others can write specific articles focusing on one type of plant.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 31, 2013 7:07 PM CST
I agree

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