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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 17, 2012 10:42 PM CST

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Mine changes frequently. Today it's the "Random Plant". I learned Polyscias balfouriana has the coolest foliage thanks Lin,

and African Violets have much funkier blooms than I realized. African Violets (Saintpaulia)
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 17, 2012 10:45 PM CST

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That's really neat - Like you, I like watching the new photos come in because I see so many things that I've never seen before.

I also like the "Recent Threads" on the front page. It helps me see threads in forums that I don't visit very often.

The Gardening Tip of the Day is still a really neat feature to me, too. Smiling

I could go on. I don't have a favorite. Hilarious!
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 17, 2012 11:03 PM CST

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I agree
Evan
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 18, 2012 10:29 AM CST
I like the random plant feature, I get to see a lot of lovely plants that I would not normally see.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 18, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Like Dave, I don't have a favorite but I love the tip of the day and the random plant feature.
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Feb 18, 2012 3:12 PM CST
I like Tip O'day and Articles. And of course, the many emoticons!
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 3:29 PM CST
Thumbs up
I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Feb 18, 2012 4:06 PM CST
May not be a feature but my favorite thing is all the people on the site. What a great group we have here.
Always like to check out the newest images.


Tee the new avatar is great.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 4:35 PM CST
Thanks, Bob.

One feature I really like is that, to me, it's very easy to find my way around on the site



I garden for the pollinators.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 18, 2012 5:44 PM CST
dave said:That's really neat - Like you, I like watching the new photos come in because I see so many things that I've never seen before.

I also like the "Recent Threads" on the front page. It helps me see threads in forums that I don't visit very often.

The Gardening Tip of the Day is still a really neat feature to me, too. Smiling

I could go on. I don't have a favorite. Hilarious!


I agree
And I like the random photos. And like NJBob I am crazy about the group of people we have here on ATP.

OH! I DO have a favorite! It's Dave & Trish who are responsible for making this site ALL the things we love. Lovey dubby

I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Feb 18, 2012 6:08 PM CST
NJBob said exactly what I was going to say...lol...Best 'feature' of all is the people.......from DG to Cubits to here, what a group!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Feb 18, 2012 8:33 PM CST
Well, I'm late to the party, but I have to say Dave and all our members. I know that no matter what time I sign in, someone is already there to help me! And, of course, I love that Dave always listens to the masses and tries to appease us all. (Trish, are you checking his blood pressure?) I also have to say, I like that Dave keeps us "up on all the new computer info," so that I can amaze my family with all my new found knowledge!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 18, 2012 10:15 PM CST

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I was thinking about this and realized I didn't mention the articles. Articles were my initial thought when I first started thinking about creating ATP. I don't write nearly enough, but when I do I get an immense enjoyment out of the process. I love reading all the articles that our talented writers create!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Feb 19, 2012 5:15 AM CST
I agree
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Feb 19, 2012 5:37 AM CST
I love the random plant too. Some new-to-me plant is always reaching out to grab me.

I also love recently added images to the database. I often browse the new plants added to the database as well as images awaiting approval. Like a little kid, I'm drawn to pretty pictures.

Karen
Name: Gone Tropical
Orlando, Florida (Zone 9b)
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GoneTropical
Feb 19, 2012 5:56 AM CST
I especially enjoy the tip of the day and the database. And what is really great are the members, I am part of the ATP family and I love it!
One who plants a garden, plants happiness.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 19, 2012 5:57 AM CST
Hurray! Evelyn!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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SongofJoy
Feb 19, 2012 6:01 AM CST
wcgypsy said:NJBob said exactly what I was going to say...lol...Best 'feature' of all is the people.......from DG to Cubits to here, what a group!


LOL, you're one of the "old" folks, Sherry. Not all of us came by that route. I didn't. That's why I'm so pleased with how easy it is to maneuver around. I've been on a couple other gardening sites where the interface was absolutely awful. What were they thinking?? I'm not talking about DG but some of the others ... ugh.

I figure if I find this site easy, everyone else surely will too. I'm no tech whiz, that's for sure. Green Grin!

I garden for the pollinators.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Feb 19, 2012 8:24 AM CST
I think all of it is wonderful, and I like how Dave and Trish pay close attention to all of our requests, but I think the thumbs up and the acorns are the most fun and unique features. Thumbs up
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Feb 19, 2012 9:31 AM CST
Well, apparently the best thing is Dave. It would seem that wherever he has led us, we've followed...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....

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