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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 26, 2017 9:18 AM CST

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Don't miss this fun interview that the NWF did with me.

https://garden.org/learn/artic...
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
May 26, 2017 9:26 AM CST
It's a great interview, Dave, and I enjoyed it and the photos very much!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 26, 2017 9:43 AM CST
I agree
Name: Vicki
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vic
May 26, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Great article Dave - Congratulations Thumbs up

I still have the milkweed you and Trish gave us 16 or so years ago when you lived in TN. It's double and tripled and then some and growing in several areas now.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
May 26, 2017 11:38 AM CST
Nice interview and good synopsis of NGA. Keep up the good work Dave!
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droughttolerant
May 26, 2017 12:39 PM CST
Great interview, Dave! So, do you know what happened to the acorn you sprouted 22 years ago? :biggrin:
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 26, 2017 12:59 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 26, 2017 1:18 PM CST

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droughttolerant said:Great interview, Dave! So, do you know what happened to the acorn you sprouted 22 years ago? :biggrin:


Funny story, that. I was growing it in our backyard and one day I got in a fight with my older brother who was about 6 at the time. In retaliation to some apparent victory on my side, he stormed over to my beloved little tree, pulled it out of the ground and threw it over the wall into the road. Funny how such a disappointment can still be keenly felt years later.

But as with all things in gardening, when you lose a plant, you just keep planting new stuff.
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plantmanager
May 26, 2017 1:39 PM CST
dave said:

Butt as with all things in gardening, when you lose a plant, you just keep planting new stuff.


So true! Over the years I've had to leave a lot of gardens and favorite plants, but I keep getting more, and the fun continues.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 26, 2017 1:43 PM CST

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droughttolerant said:do you know what happened to the acorn you sprouted 22 years ago?


Also another side note, it was more like almost 40 years ago. Green Grin!
Name: Stewart
Pinehurst, Texas (Zone 8b)
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PlantMania
May 26, 2017 1:45 PM CST
Thanks for mentioning Ranger Rick, it reminds me to get a subscription next month for my oldest grandson and another subscription in July for my youngest!!!
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Name: Danita
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Danita
May 26, 2017 3:32 PM CST
Great article, Dave! Thumbs up

Oh, I absolutely loved my Ranger Rick magazines as a child, too! Lovey dubby

Aww, sorry about your oak tree. I hope your brother mended his tree killing ways later in life.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 26, 2017 3:42 PM CST

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He did indeed. Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 26, 2017 4:11 PM CST
Brings back memories of a little Pineapple plant I put in the ground 50 years ago in Miami. I hadn't done a lot of gardening at that point and I was so proud of my pineapple plant ... and especially excited when it began to produce a fruit! I kept checking it every few days and then one day I went out and some human or critter had lopped off and taken the little pineapple. Sad It wouldn't have ever ripened at the size it was and I never found out what actually happened to it but it didn't deter me from continuing to stick things in the dirt to watch them grow. Smiling
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
May 27, 2017 7:09 AM CST
The article is wonderful Dave, we need more articles like this. Hurray!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
May 27, 2017 10:01 AM CST
I saw it on Facebook before I saw it posted here; it's a wonderful interview!
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
May 27, 2017 8:56 PM CST
Loved the NWF article -- I'm a longtime supporter of the National Wildlife Federation!
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