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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!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
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
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