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Name: Nancy Grace
Toronto
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nancyvinci
Nov 23, 2017 10:20 PM CST
Hi, I am new to the forum. I was hoping to know more about gardening and Native Plants.
Thanks.
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 24, 2017 10:13 AM CST
Hi nancyvinci, Welcome!

If you can give us an idea of where you live (what part of the country/world) that will help in determining native and other plants that will grow in your area. For instance, I live in Florida and what grows here may not grow in the Pacific NW, upstate New York, or California, etc.

We have many forums for individual plants (Day Lilies, Cactus, Roses, etc.) and we also have forums that are specific to certain parts of the country. You can view the list of forums on this page: https://garden.org/forums/ scroll down towards the bottom for the specific regions/areas. I see that we also have a forum for Native Habitats and *Blush* I must admit, I didn't even know about this forum until just now when I went poking around, looking through the list. You can view the Native Habitit forum here: https://garden.org/forums/view...

To add your location to your profile, click on the little blue person icon at top right of any page, click Your Profile, click Change your public profile and the third line down is Location. Type in your location and then at the bottom of the page click on the green area that says Save Your Changes. Some members list their city and state or country, while others only show their state. I just changed mine from Florida to East Central Florida. Knowing location helps other members help each other in offering advice in gardening in that particular area of the country.

Again, welcome ... I know you will love it here; we have knowledgeable members from all over the world. I've been gardening for more than 50 years and have learned so much from the kind people here who are always willing to help answer questions and offer advice!





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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Roses Zinnias Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover Bookworm
Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: United States of America Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pepper23
Nov 24, 2017 8:29 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Nov 25, 2017 11:36 AM CST

Moderator

Welcome!

Karen
Name: Carole
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Butterflies Bookworm Region: Australia Birds Bee Lover Dragonflies
Garden Photography Salvias Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Native Plants and Wildflowers Annuals
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carolem
Jan 4, 2018 7:58 PM CST
@nancyvinci a late response but a big Welcome! still.
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

Vincent Van Gough
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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tx_flower_child
Jan 4, 2018 8:27 PM CST
Another late response. Welcome and enjoy and don't be shy. Feel free to poke around. I really liked Lin's explanation / instructions/ whatever. Like her, I didn't know that we have a forum for Native Habitats. Dang! We really do have something for everyone.

You've probably heard the old saying that there are no dumb questions. Guess what? It's true. In my case, you'll sometimes read where I might just go off on a tangent like I did the other day. I posted that I dreamed the leaves were back on the trees. Pretty weird, eh?

Have you got the hang of some of the terminology? Took me awhile (and a question or 2) to realize that a 'forum' encompasses a whole major big deal. Then there will be a 'thread' in the forum that might address something more specific about but still related to the forum that it's in. And last but not least are 'posts'. That's where the fun often begins. Like now. I'm chitchatting in a post to the thread you started last year. So do I have you totally confused now?

One more thing. When I first joined I couldn't stand to see all of the wiggling little emojis or whatever they're called. They were making me dizzy. Then I learned that you can turn them off. If you choose to do that, you'll often see a word or a phrase in parentheses — and that's the literal interpretation of the emoji. And now you're going to tell me that you already knew that because you're tech savvy.

So anyway, welcome.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Jan 4, 2018 8:31 PM CST
Welcome!

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