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Sep 15, 2011 7:35 PM CST
Name: Angie Threatt
georgia (Zone 8a)
Hello I would like to start by telling why I am here. Years ago my husband made me very mad, he said he would do anything to make things right again, so I told him to get me a Bonsai. Why? I do not know, I guess because they are hard to find around here. Anyway he got me one, and it died. I could not understand why? how? or what I did wrong, so I started researching. before my son was born and all we lived at his house with his parents. they had a garden and some driveway plants. it was my job to water the garden on time and all. I seen the plants in the driveway almost dead and started caring for them. within a week these plants were up tall and bright. That is when I realized that I had a green thumb. soon after that I went to college for Bonsai, and to my surprise, they taught everything but that. But with what I have learned has helped me in the process of Bonsai. I now have a greenhouse and all. I deal with all sorts of plants, trees, and shrubs. I bet everyone here has at least once got a Venus fly trap. I used to get them and they always died (because back then I thought, hey a plant needs soil and water). I did not know then what I know now about what kind of soil and water, and light is required for a plant. you could almost say I am an expert. Ok, lets get to the point now I rescue plants. that is what I do. I get them cheap and sell them. However with a lot of bonsai people you will find that we do not part often with our bonsai's. They tend to stay with us no matter what, LOL. well after years of hunting this one plant down, I found it the other day. It is a Chinese elm Bonsai, and it is also a shohin, meaning it is under 10 inches. where I am it is very hard to get a bonsai ( a real bonsai) so that is why It took so long. This is a rescue plant. it was the last one and in bad shape so it was discounted at a great price. I wanted to share this info with all of you as well as the fact that I just got another rescue plant. A Venus fly trap. I don't have a pic of it now but I will a bit later. however I do have a pic of my elm. which when I am done will be worth way more than it is now. but like I said, this is one of those plants that is not hitting the sales rack, ever. so take a look and feel free to ask me anything, and it was nice to meet you all.
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Sep 15, 2011 7:44 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Welcome to All Things Plants Angie!!
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Sep 15, 2011 7:47 PM CST
Name: leaflady
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Welcome to ATP, Angie. I hope you find the friends you are looking for here
and get to share lots of good ideas and information. I haven't looked, but
there might be a bonsia forum here. Scroll down the list of forums to see if
there is one.

That precious little bundle on loan from heaven is so cute.

GOD bless and keep you and yours.
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Sep 15, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Welcome to ATP, Angie.

Thanks for coming to share!

Hope to see you around the site!

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Sep 15, 2011 8:13 PM CST
Name: Karen
Valencia, Pa (Zone 6a)
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Welcome, Angie. We're glad to have you here.

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Sep 16, 2011 2:49 AM CST
Name: Angie Threatt
georgia (Zone 8a)
leaflady said:Welcome to ATP, Angie. I hope you find the friends you are looking for here
and get to share lots of good ideas and information. I haven't looked, but
there might be a bonsia forum here. Scroll down the list of forums to see if
there is one.

That precious little bundle on loan from heaven is so cute.

GOD bless and keep you and yours.


hello, I have been to many bonsai fourms and well, they just don't like me. I am not the usual. Most people that do bonsai are well, let just say not like me at all in anyway. they like to do things the old way. I prefer the new ways in which you graft, and use stem cuttings and stuff like that. I think I belong more to a place like this here. they are very mean to me. I hope we all get along great.
If anyone can save a Bonsai, then that is I
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Sep 16, 2011 8:34 AM CST
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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Welcome, Angie Smiling Where in Ga. are you? My daughter is in Alpharetta.
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Sep 17, 2011 2:15 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Welcome, Angie! I think it's great that you rescue plants! Smiling Do you bonsai anything besides trees? I've heard of doing that with other types of perennials.
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Sep 17, 2011 2:44 PM CST
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Hi Angie. Good to have you here! Hurray! Hurray!
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Sep 17, 2011 4:56 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Hi Angie,
I'll bet you love it here.

I love bonsais too, but am seriously inadequate when it comes to keeping them alive. Looking forward to learning from you.
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Sep 17, 2011 5:57 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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Welcome Angie!

I think you'll find a great group of people here, kind and friendly people. And this is a new site, so if we don't have the plant info to fit your need, it will be coming, or you can start threads on it.

I see in your profile you mention your son and plants, but no husband. Did he manage to get back on your good side, LOL?

Your son is just beautiful!
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Sep 19, 2011 1:12 PM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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A bit late, but sincere, welcome to ATP. I hope you find as much comfort, information and assistance here as I have. Enjoy.
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Sep 19, 2011 1:49 PM CST
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Welcome, welcome! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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