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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)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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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)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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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
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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



The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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....."
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)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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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)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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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)
Cherish today
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 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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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!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
[Last edited by SongofJoy - Feb 19, 2012 9:41 AM (+)]
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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.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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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....."

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