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Jul 3, 2015 10:32 PM CST
|Before ATP a rainy day would mean I'd have to clean the house; no gardening to do out in the wet.|
With ATP I can handle my virtual gardening chores, ask/answer questions, update lists, add to the ATP database, look at beautiful photos and give and/or .
Since I live as a family of one plus two dogs, ATP steps in and gives me plenty of sisters and brothers to chat with.
@RickCorey is a good person to chat with; has a wealth of information about a ton of subjects.
From @mellielong in Florida I am learning to be more patient, watching the butterfly life cycle.
Last year at this time @Gleni cheered me on all the way from Australia so I could incubate lizard eggs!
Can't forget to mention @Sharon for all the kind, encouraging words. I would never have written an article for ATP if it weren't for Sharon and her Aunt Bett stories.
My favorite part of ATP is the pet chat thread (starring @NewYorkRita ) because lots of gardeners have pets that help us in the garden. Even if my time is short or I have errands to run, a quick stop in the Sandbox to check on the pets helps to start the day right.
Don't worry, I'm not gonna list each and every person; those were just some highlights.
Ooops, I forgot one! If I feel like being silly I know that @flaflwrgrl will go no matter what I post.
Has ATP enhanced my enjoyment of gardening? Yes. It has also enhanced my life!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Jul 3, 2015 11:09 PM CST
greene said:Before ATP a rainy day would mean I'd have to clean the house; no gardening to do out in the wet.
Don't forget about shopping for more plants online.
So true! I can't live without ATP on a daily basis!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!
Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!
Jul 4, 2015 5:05 AM CST
|Thanks, Greene! The caterpillars and butterflies (and a few moths) have taught me much patience, too. It never was one of my virtues. Glad you are enjoying them, too!|
And Ann certainly loves the emoji. But we wouldn't want her any other way!
I look forward to another year, and more great years after that here at ATP!
Jul 4, 2015 9:20 AM CST
|ATP has opened up a whole new life for me. Although I have gardened for most of my life, I have learned so much here and enjoy chatting with my virtual friends each day. The photos are fabulous and some days even if I don't join in on a thread, I always try to take a look at the photos posted. Dave and Trish have a wonderful thing going here and I am happy they are raising more little gardeners to carry on their dream.|
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.
"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam