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Name: Paul Shiroma
Costa Mesa CA
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pbshiroma
Aug 16, 2015 12:03 AM CST
Hello,
I stumbled across this forum while attempting to locate a plant identification database and then completely forgot about the database as I was quite taken with the various plant photos. This is an impressive collection. So, I signed up this evening and figured I should introduce myself before starting additional posts.

My family and I live in Costa Mesa CA and are casual gardeners and occasional farmers, e.g. we sporadically try and grow our own veggies, with some minor success. We keep a couple of housecats and a reef aquarium and maintain several hobbies on the side, including geocaching, rock hounding, fishing and hiking.

As I'm new here, I'm hoping someone can point me to the correct forum for posting photos of some alpine plants that I need some help identifying?

Thanks again.
Paul

Thank You!
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sooby
Aug 16, 2015 5:26 AM CST
pbshiroma said:

As I'm new here, I'm hoping someone can point me to the correct forum for posting photos of some alpine plants that I need some help identifying?

Thank You!


Hi Paul, and Welcome! You could try the Plant ID forum, start a new thread for each plant:
http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/



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vic
Aug 16, 2015 5:29 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Paul Thumbs up
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greene
Aug 16, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Welcome!
Now that you're here on ATP you may find that your "casual, occasional and sporadic" will develop into "obsessed, addicted and must have". Thumbs up

I agree The Plant ID thread is a good place to get identification; one plant per thread and give as much information as you can and a few photos of each plant from different angles.

And if you have any general questions there is the Ask A Question Forum. Lots of folks visit that thread to offer helpful answers. Thumbs up
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Aug 16, 2015 9:36 AM CST
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Mutisia
Aug 17, 2015 5:06 PM CST
I'm sorry to tell you that you are about to become a gardening-addict, Paul!

Welcome! to ATP - we are happy you found THE BEST GARDENING PAGE EVER Lovey dubby
Name: Paul Shiroma
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pbshiroma
Aug 18, 2015 7:25 AM CST
Thanks for the warm welcome, gang! Do appreciate it!
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Aug 19, 2015 2:12 PM CST

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Name: Paul Shiroma
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pbshiroma
Aug 23, 2015 6:58 PM CST
Calif_Sue said: Welcome! from a Nor-Cal member!! Jump right in and start exploring!


Hi Calif_Sue! I used to live in Walnut Creek CA ... loved the northern California climate ... grew up there. Thanks for the welcome!

Name: Paul Shiroma
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pbshiroma
Aug 23, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Mutisia said:I'm sorry to tell you that you are about to become a gardening-addict, Paul!

Welcome! to ATP - we are happy you found THE BEST GARDENING PAGE EVER Lovey dubby


HA! Love it!

Name: Paul Shiroma
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pbshiroma
Aug 23, 2015 7:01 PM CST
greene said: Welcome!
Now that you're here on ATP you may find that your "casual, occasional and sporadic" will develop into "obsessed, addicted and must have". Thumbs up

I agree The Plant ID thread is a good place to get identification; one plant per thread and give as much information as you can and a few photos of each plant from different angles.

And if you have any general questions there is the Ask A Question Forum. Lots of folks visit that thread to offer helpful answers. Thumbs up


Love it! I'm beginning to combine my rock hounding hobby with the gardening hobby as a lot of what we haul back that looked great out in the field, after careful inspection at home, become garden decoration... Hilarious!
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vitrsna
Aug 23, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Welcome! So nice of you to introduce yourself Paul. This gives us the opportunity to give you a proper welcome. The site will pique your gardening and also photographic interests. For other interests (like hiking and fishing) there is a forum called the "Sandbox". This forum is for anything people want to talk about (except politics and religion). I know there are other members who enjoy fishing. Jump right in and enjoy all the options available here...you will receive a warm welcome as perhaps now you suspect Thumbs up
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