Ask a Question forum: Regional Forum -- Where do Colorado members post?

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Name: Laura G. Young
Fort Collins, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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LauraYoung
Apr 20, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Hello all!

Which regional forum would a northern Coloradoan post to here? I didn't see anything geared towards the interior Rocky Mountain West (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana) and am a bit confused.

Thanks. :)

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plantladylin
Apr 20, 2017 11:10 AM CST
Hi LauraYoung, Welcome!

I see Montana and Wyoming listed for the Midwest Gardening Forum: https://garden.org/forums/view...
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Name: Laura G. Young
Fort Collins, Colorado (Zone 5a)
Region: Colorado
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LauraYoung
Apr 20, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Thanks for the welcome, PlantLadyLyn!


Haha I've never considered Wyoming and Montana to be the Midwest. Big Grin

Wonder why Colorado isn't specifically listed, though? We DO grow stuff here, after all...



Best,

L
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 20, 2017 1:59 PM CST

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We would need a lot of regular posters for an individual state to really keep a forum going and we see that typically for states with longer growing seasons, that's why we have very few (3 state forums as of now to be exact, not even Calif. has one Blinking ) so the Regional forums encompass more member, thus hopefully, more activity. nodding
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Name: Laura G. Young
Fort Collins, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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LauraYoung
Apr 20, 2017 5:45 PM CST
Wow, that's surprising about CA, CaliSue. :)

So I guess what I'm asking is, should Colorado-centered questions be posted in the Midwest section, even though it's not listed there? Or...?

I used to post more regularly to the Rocky Mountain Gardening section of GardenWeb before that forum was acquired by the home decor conglomerate Houzz. The activity there has been rather low lately, so I thought I'd try out a few other places -- like this site.

Best,

L




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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 20, 2017 8:27 PM CST

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The MidWest do post that it's also for " so many states in "middle" America. " Maybe try it there, it does seem to be an fairly active forum or you can post in individual plant forum applies. All Things Gardening forum is a popular forum for all kinds of subjects. There's the Sandbox for non-gardening threads. I am mostly in Roses, Iris, Clematis, Ask a Question and post on occasion to Garden Photos forum and the Blog with updates for my garden. I follow 28 out of 103 forums, too busy to keep up with everything but there is something for everyone. nodding

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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 20, 2017 8:55 PM CST
Hi Laura, and welcome. You can always start by just posting your questions on the Ask a Question forum and see who rises to the occasion. Lots of gardeners are from other places, like me. I'm in Florida now but grew up in British Columbia and lived for 21 years in Utah (very similar garden conditions to CO) where my kids and grandkids still live so I do a lot of gardening there. As long as you give specifics as to what you're growing, and people know where you are somebody will be able to answer. Doesn't have to be someone who lives in Colorado or even in the mountains.

We also have a feature where your questions can be moved to another forum that applies specifically eg. if your question was about growing veggies, it might end up over on the Vegetables and Fruit forum.
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Name: Laura G. Young
Fort Collins, Colorado (Zone 5a)
Region: Colorado
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LauraYoung
Apr 21, 2017 8:47 PM CST

Thanks for the info, Sue and Elaine. :)

I'll try to take your advice on where to post. There's a lotta knowledgeable people here, and I look forward to chatting with you all.


Best,

L
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Apr 21, 2017 9:05 PM CST
Warm welcome, Laura, from the Pacific NW. You can also ask for a new forum and see if enough people show interest. If so, Dave will usually create it and see how much traffic it gets. I like having a regional forum, as I don't focus my gardening on any particular plant, and it is helpful to ask/answer questions about what works or doesn't in my general area.
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