It's Your Turn - Come Celebrate ATP!: Eternal Hope and Something for Everyone

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It's Your Turn - Come Celebrate ATP!

By dave
January 8, 2015

You, the members, are the heart and soul of ATP. Trish and I celebrate all of you!

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Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Jan 7, 2015 10:54 PM CST
While each of us are as unique and different from each other as where we live and what we grow, I am constantly astounded by the kindred spirits of gardeners--
We are a hopeful lot, generally living in our moments yet grandly resilient in our failures and always with that confident expectation that spring will come, the seeds will sprout, the rain will fall, the harvest will be epic, the flowers will be beautiful, the butterflies will return, etc., and the garden will never be 'done' but it will be better every year. If that's not eternal hope I don't know what is!!!

OMG--what a site! As Ann said Everything Just look around--something for everyone for sure! and if you don't find it, just ask for it and it will magically appear Hilarious! oh, wait--that's not magic--that's Dave nodding

And whether we connect with each and every other one of us or not and form the friendships that transcend the screens--one thing that always gets me is just how dang often I really do smile and laugh out loud (I rarely roll on the floor--too dirty) and how very much I really do identify with so many of our plant-loving idiosyncrasies--
--pot ghettos Hilarious! oh yeah, swooning over new plants, addiction enabling, outright addictions--really reaching true hoarder status if you think about it for a minute--okay, stop already--there's still room for a few more Whistling and if there's not just pile some more cardboard on the lawn and make some room! out of lawn already? build UP--sky's the limit and/or clear a spot and send 'em to your grateful friends on ATP Thumbs up

I truly adore the inherently individual style with which we all create and recreate our various masterpieces--
I celebrate the infinite Inspiration-Encouragement-Freedom I find here everyday, courtesy of all you wonderful members:
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
Jan 8, 2015 1:21 AM CST
I agree Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!

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 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Dog Lover Birds
Jan 8, 2015 1:08 PM CST
Beautifully said Dirt!
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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Jan 9, 2015 12:51 AM CST
Good one, dirt. Smiling Group hug I tip my hat to you. Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.

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