The National Gardening Association and All Things Plants: Caution is the word when updating websites.

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The National Gardening Association and All Things Plants

By dave
March 1, 2016

We have some big news to share with our members. Click to read more.

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happgarden
Mar 3, 2016 10:26 AM CST
Best of luck. A new challenge. Worked in IT for years. I understand challenges and change.
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dave
Mar 3, 2016 3:43 PM CST

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I don't release buggy software to my users. It's always nearly perfect when it is released. Smiling
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jvdubb
Mar 3, 2016 5:23 PM CST
And if there is a problem Dave is open, willing, AND speedy to fix it.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 3, 2016 5:36 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree I agree I agree
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Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Mar 3, 2016 6:09 PM CST
Well, DG was in good shape when Internet Brands acquired it....I think they just did not know how to keep it going in the style Dave had created it in ...and had it accustomed to....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Mar 3, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Happgarden,

This might be old news but as @wcgypsy says, Dave and Trish created DG about 16 years ago and for 10 years Dave's Garden was the best gardening site on the web. Dave is a great gardener, Dave is also the best computer expert and when he combined his abilities and his talents he gave it all to Dave's Garden all those years ago. It was a beautiful site for about 10 years, then along came Internet Brands and they no longer wanted Dave at the helm. No more gardener and creative computer guru at Dave's Garden. . . so there was no one left to continue what Dave had created. IB was incapable of doing it.

After about a year, Dave again opened the door to a new gardening site. All Things Plants. He again started from scratch but look at where we are in less than 5 years. And he brought with him all those past years of experience, fine tuned now, very nearly perfect.

It's like @jvdubb says above, if there's a problem, Dave will immediately fix it. But there have been few problems. Dave knows how to build a gardening website, he knows how to keep it on track, widening its reach. He never promises anything that he can't deliver but he surely takes care of a problem mostly before anyone ever notices.

You sounded a little hesitant in your comment, @happgarden. I just wanted to assure you that you really have no reason to be concerned.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Mar 3, 2016 8:55 PM CST
LOL...@Sharon...yes to all of the above....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Mar 4, 2016 4:02 PM CST
LOL, if anyone knows about problems with IB, I'm pretty sure it's Dave and Trish...

This is really amazing news -- my mind is officially boggled!! Hilarious!
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Mar 6, 2016 6:54 AM CST
What Dave and Sharon said Thumbs up

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