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Feb 15, 2018 12:02 PM CST
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Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I was surfing the web the other day and landed somewhere that listed helpful gardening sites. Dave, when I encounter one do you want me to point it out to you so that you can decide if NGA should be included?

Maybe I'll remember the one that struck me as deserving NGA in its list.
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Feb 15, 2018 2:06 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
tx_flower_child said:Maybe I'll remember the one that struck me as deserving NGA in its list.


They should all have NGA at the top of their list!
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Feb 15, 2018 4:48 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
The best thing to do is for you to send them a quick email asking them to include us. It looks better when a request comes from a member or a fan instead of from us directly. Smiling
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Feb 15, 2018 4:51 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
dave said:The best thing to do is for you to send them a quick email asking them to include us. It looks better when a request comes from a member or a fan instead of from us directly. Smiling


And, let the rest of us know so that we can send an e-mail to make the same request! Green Grin!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Feb 15, 2018 10:48 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Ok. Check will do. But thought I ought to ask first.

Wonder what site I was on. I always clear my browser so I won't be able to find it by tracing my steps. Going to have to do a mental trace and I don't have much hope for success. 😜
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Feb 16, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
If you come across it again, please let us know. Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Feb 16, 2018 1:10 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
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Feb 16, 2018 5:52 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Might have been on the Spruce but it wasn't on the link you provided.
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Feb 16, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
Foliage Fan Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies
How many members are we now? There used to be a sort of stats page. I'm always recommending this site for all of it's virtue's. My local Perennial Plant Club is finally linking NGA.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Feb 16, 2018 8:09 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
I don't publish the actual count of signed up members because it is a vast number going back over 20 years and there's no way to know how many are actually still active and visiting the site. Even people who signed up years ago and didn't visit for many years, sometimes suddenly appear and post in the forums!!

But it's around a million actual signups.
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Feb 16, 2018 8:28 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Bookworm Charter ATP Member Region: California Hummingbirder Orchids Plant Identifier
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Not too shabby! If people knew it was free, it might be much more, and it is international. Unfortunately, some of us old gardeners tend to die off, and I guess their kids don't un-sign us. From my point of view, not many of the younger generation are into gardening. Maybe, if they had a mentor ( such as you) to teach them that food doesn't come from the digital world, some would return to it. I give you high praise for combining the way with your family.
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Feb 17, 2018 5:56 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
As far as the younger people around here, I have to say 'au contrair'. (say but maybe not spell) I'm seeing more and more of them at the local nurseries (poor choice of words). There's a lot of them who go to the free classes about various aspects of organic gardening and native perennials. I think the issue gets down to land and time.
I have no land but being of the geezer generation Ive got plenty of time. And if weather permits I'm going to help sort seeds today so I'll get 1 pound of free seeds of my choosing. Put your orders in now.

Pictures of the seed sort from last year show a lot of young'uns there. I think maybe kids today (sounds like I really am a geezer) aren't 'joiners'. I'll make sure to tell them all about NGA.

Nap time now. Yawn.
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Feb 23, 2018 5:28 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
Instead of citing the number of members as a measure of popularity, it is better to list the number of visitors per year.
As Dave said, the number of signups doesn't at all represent this website, or any other for that matter. People come and go and sign up, or don't, for various reasons.

Garden.org had over 8 million unique visitors in 2017. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
From everything I know (take it for what it's worth), that is vastly more than any other website dedicated to gardening.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and do-er of many fun things.
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Feb 23, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: Ukraine Region: United States of America Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Trish said:Garden.org had over 8 million unique visitors in 2017. Hurray! Hurray! :hurray:

and I predict that number to be much, much larger by the end of 2018! Thumbs up
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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Feb 24, 2018 8:01 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
This is the site I've called "home" since the beginning. I can't imagine another one as unique & beneficial! Thumbs up
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Mar 7, 2018 1:54 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: tfc
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Too bad I haven't stumbled on the site again that prompted me to pose my question here. Haven't given up yet due to Alexander Pope's saying that hope springs eternal. :D
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