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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 29, 2016 10:49 AM CST
It would be nice to have a way to comment on the daily inspirations - some of them really resonate with me and I'd like to give a high-5 for those. Or perhaps the background photo is especially beautiful. Also, wondering why sometimes the author is attributed and other times not? Today's quote I believe is from William Kent.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Oct 29, 2016 12:01 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Sometimes we can't verify the source of a quote, so one isn't given. In this case, @ Jon will add it Green Grin!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 29, 2016 12:23 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I can add commentability to the inspirations, and I think eventually I should.
Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Oct 29, 2016 2:04 PM CST

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I fixed it Smiling
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
Oct 29, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Awesome @Jon!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 29, 2016 3:37 PM CST
I absolutely love the 'todays inspiration' part and it is the first thing I look for each time I log on.

Todays quote really struck a chord with me. Even though I spent a good many years not gardening after getting married, I plan to garden for the rest of my life.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
Oct 29, 2016 4:51 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I have added threading to the inspirations, so you can now post a thread to discuss them. You'll find the link directly underneath the image.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Oct 29, 2016 5:02 PM CST
Cool beans Thank You!
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Oct 30, 2016 10:55 AM CST
Thank you Dave because these are just too awesome not to show our appreciation Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Oct 30, 2016 10:54 PM CST
I agree Thanks Dave Thumbs up
I was flattered the other day to see one of my garden pics used as a background. Just can't remember the quote that went with it. Sad
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Oct 31, 2016 12:27 AM CST
Just opened the newsletter and there it was Hurray!
'The best fertilizer is the gardener's shadow'
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jun 9, 2017 10:05 AM CST
Today's Inspiration--National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day--on a picture of what appears to be apple pie has inspired me to ask:

What happened to the idea of a pretty (plant/garden-related) picture with some kind of an inspirational quote superimposed over it???
How does National Whatever Day qualify as an "Inspiration" ?

Seems there have been a lot of these national days in the daily inspiration lately, food-related, and I'm wondering what the goal is taking up real estate on the NGA homepage with images of food under the guise of inspiration...

I eat sometimes. I like food. I'm quite fond of pie. However, these images of food don't inspire me; they irritate me. I mean, I find it irritating to see frosted gingerbread cookies for two days, get a brief reprieve with rosemary Thank You! and now a whole lotta pie crust Grumbling
I don't come here to see pie crust! and I don't get it--am I supposed to be inspired to make a pie, eat a pie, grind the wheat, milk the cow, churn the butter, grow the apples, clean the oven, or what Rolling on the floor laughing
Personally, I'd rather see images of the plants used to make the food on a gardening website, if that's what you're going to keep doing with the "Today's Inspiration" thing-- I could easily tolerate images of ginger and strawberries and rhubarb, for example, even if the inspiration eludes me.

And yeah, I know, I can customize the darn thing right off my homepage if it bothers me that much. It started out so great with fantastic images, inspirational of their own accord, I'd sure regret missing out on more like that!
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jun 9, 2017 10:17 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

There are some "National Days" that are food related, and we chose to add them to the rotation in the "inspiration" section.
There are vegetable and fruit gardeners, and those are geared toward them.

Sometimes there will be more than one of those in a row, sometimes there will be days and days without one, and the "regular" inspirations.

Thanks for voicing your feedback! I tip my hat to you.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Jun 9, 2017 10:30 AM CST
I don't have this on my personal home page, and wanted to go see what Dirt was talking about. How do I find the daily inspiration?
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dirtdorphins
Jun 9, 2017 11:14 AM CST
Deb, I think the only way to find it is to put in back on your homepage to see and then take it off again if you don't want to see...it doesn't 'live' anywhere else as far as I can tell


Trish, I grow fruits and vegetables, too!
and I think you missed my point--It's not that it has to be flowers--it is that I'd rather see the fruits and vegetables than the cookies and crust
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jun 9, 2017 11:25 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I did see your point, and appreciate the feedback.

The photos as well as the actual content of the inspirations and days are in the same state of flux as the whole site as we continuously update/evolve/change/improve.

Some things are in the "it's perfect, leave it alone" category, some are in the "needs improvement, working on it", some "needs improvement, no time, or "needs improvement, no ideas", and some are "just get it up and worry about it later" category.

That's just how we work. Whistling We do, of course, expect feedback when others dislike something in any of the categories that isn't perfect. Big Grin
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Photography Bee Lover Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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dirtdorphins
Jun 9, 2017 11:54 AM CST
Thanks, alright, carry on, and best wishes to you

//members have offered to help if you ever wanna resort to that...
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Jun 9, 2017 12:13 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I think that's a great project to get us through the winter, Dirt! I tip my hat to you.
Believe me, if it were simple, we would have done it already, but things are never as simple as they sound like they should be Green Grin!

NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
Jun 10, 2017 11:32 AM CST
I find the National Days as interesting and inspiring as some of the quotes. Take today's for example Herbs and Spices Day. Seeing this might inspire someone to look into growing there own herbs and spices. Inspirations can come from many different places and things, not just great quotes.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Nov 2, 2017 5:29 PM CST
What has happened to the site inspirational photos with quotes? I enjoyed them and miss them.
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