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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
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froggardener
Jun 17, 2015 7:58 AM CST
I have read how you get them but other than the ones Dutch lady gave me my first day (thanks again, so sweet)
How did I get them. Do you get some when you join because as far as I know I haven't done anything to earn them, lol
Thanks
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
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
Jun 17, 2015 8:10 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

You usually get 5 acorns when you join, to get you started.

You can read about the other ways to get acorns here: http://garden.org/special/acorns/
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 17, 2015 8:27 AM CST
Thank you so much!
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
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
Jun 17, 2015 10:21 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I tip my hat to you.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
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purpleinopp
Jun 17, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Hi! I sent you one for asking a fun question!
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Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 17, 2015 12:46 PM CST
I can't believe the kindness here, it's been a long time since I have experienced kindness on a forum, so y'all break me in slow, Confused Blinking *Blush*
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2015 1:03 PM CST
Hi Jolana, Welcome!

I think you will find that All Things Plants is the kindest website on the internet!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Jun 17, 2015 1:08 PM CST
plantladylin said:Hi Jolana, Welcome!

I think you will find that All Things Plants is the kindest website on the internet!


I agree

wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 17, 2015 1:24 PM CST
I also agree but you're kinda freakin me out, Blinking
I have already said this somewhere but it is easy to get around here, so much info and so many *willing* to help, not make you feel ridiculous for asking
I have been gardening for a very long time but there is still so much to learn and I am truly glad I came here
But no more acorns, wait until, I get addicted to the raffles and I beggin for them, Rolling on the floor laughing

I do have to say to the acorn power that be, Lindatx8 is kinda the reason I am here. After reading that you get acorns for referring friends/people,
I asked on another forum, (sorry) if there was another forum that was a good one, Linda told me about this one. So does she get acorns?

Thanks again
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
Jun 17, 2015 6:10 PM CST

Plants Admin

Sure. Why not? I'll send her some for bringing you over. Smiling
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
Jun 17, 2015 6:22 PM CST
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Jolana, you will soon learn that it's awfully hard - no, it's impossible - to stop the kindness & generosity of the members of this site so you will just have to get used to getting acorns real fast. ATP is not just a group of people who love gardening who go on an online website for gardening related things. Here at ATP we are a FAMILY -- ATP family. We all work together to make the site the best in the world. We help, we get help, we give, we receive, we become fast friends, we worry about each other, we share triumphs as well as defeats, we console & we are consoled, we are tutors & students, continually seeking more knowledge. We contribute to building the database to make it the best, most comprehensive in the world for we truly feel this is "our" site - we have a certain pride in ATP *because* "WE" ARE ATP. Trish said ATP doesn't only stand for All Things Plants but also for All The People. The All The People is us! Each & every one.
To get an idea of how democratic this site is just read a bunch of threads here:
http://garden.org/forums/view/sitetalk/
It's a good idea to watch the site talk forum anyway and that is also where you will post requests for things you think would improve ATP or if you seem to be having a problem with a particular function or there seems to be a bug in the system. Dave constantly monitors that forum & will be Johnny On The Spot if there's a problem.
Another forum all members should monitor is this one:
http://garden.org/forums/view/plantdb/

and here you can meet the Whitinger family as well as see the video where the winners of one of our Not-A-Raffle-Raffle's are announced.
The thread "And the winners are...!" in The September Spring Bulbs, Agastache and Salvias Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
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: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 17, 2015 7:26 PM CST
Thank y'all so much! I really appreciate every one of you! Group hug
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Jun 18, 2015 1:58 AM CST
Jolana, welcome! One of my favorite ways to get acorns is by adding pictures to the database! One super easy way to do this is if you attend any plant shows or sales, or visit any botanical gardens, to take pictures! Plant shows are super fun and they (almost always) label the plants correctly so I'll take a picture of the plant, and then a picture of the name tag so when I get home I know what's what! I did this recently at Selby Botanical Gardens down in Sarasota. I was afraid when I got busted taking a tag out of a bromeliad for a picture (there are big "no touching" signs in the greenhouse) but the volunteer just said that was a really good idea! Whew! It's easy to take pictures of literally hundreds of kinds of plants at places like that so the acorns add up real fast. I also like botanical gardens since they often grow rare plants that we don't have pictures of in the database. And posting the first picture of a plant gets you two acorns! Plus, you've helped build the database which in turn helps the other users.

Also, adding comments to plants you grow is another easy way. People want to know if you had a good or bad experience with your plants. This is especially helpful to people who live in your region. I can tell you, as a Floridian, we all know the meaning of "full sun" is different here and some plants that do fine even slightly north of us will wither and die here. Other Texans will want to see what you have to say about growing the plant in your particular climate. So your opinion counts a lot and is certainly worth the acorns you will receive!

Welcome! to the site and hope to see you around the forums!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 18, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Mellie, thank you so much, I just got into the database late last night and I was amazed how many plants are in there
I'm getting more familiar here every day but I had to decide housework or scour ATP, hmm mm
nodding
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Jun 20, 2015 2:47 PM CST
Welcome! Jolana from the Florida panhandle....plus glad wags and puppy dogs from my "kids" to your avatar Lovey dubby
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 20, 2015 3:38 PM CST
Thank you ginger and to your kids, Hurray!

Sorry gingin, autocorrect took over and I should have looked
It could have been worse, I guess. When one of my great nieces was born, I said, "what a precious baby" auto correct said, "what a devious baby" My niece called me right away, hahaha
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
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Frillylily
Jun 20, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Welcome!
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 20, 2015 6:41 PM CST
Thank you Frillylily, I am glad to be here!!! nodding
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren
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
Jun 20, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Too funny Jolana what the auto correct did about the devious baby! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! That one should go down in the record books.
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: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
Daylilies Butterflies Dragonflies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Hibiscus
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froggardener
Jun 20, 2015 7:08 PM CST
I know, my niece has since said she wished she had gotten a screen shot, nodding
she asked if I had, I told her, heck no, when you told me about it, I was horrified and deleted it immediately, Shrug!
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
Helen Mirren

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