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engineeredgarden, you could try posting more things like I post but you'll get letters from Webmaster :shock:

I think I'm on his email speed dial. :wink:


FWIW, this is the best sight I've found for garden help as well as a place with an unbelievably diverse and talented group. I don't know anything so I expect thanks rarely. It's called the maintenance of a positive attitude through low expectation.

Underachieving is way underrated.

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I always do my best to say thank you or express my happiness that I got a answer from someone, even if it is a thankyou ahead of time.

A lot of the time once I have gotten a clear answer to something and am no longer confused about the topic I feel that it would be a good place to end the topic... infact there are many of my own topics that I end myself lol (perhaps people just get tired of the topic lmfao )

As an example, as of late I've been getting a lot of great information on my topics from "Lorax" in fact I'm almost positive that lorax makes a point of it to answer every single one of my topics. How lorax finds all my various topics is beyond me "STALKER!! :shock: " LOL jk jk <3 Your awesome Lorax Keep it up, I love getting answers from you :) But really sometimes I'm not sure when to end the conversation myself and so Instead of replying I just let the person who replied to me be the last post. ( I didn't realize this was a bad thing ;p )

So really I'm sure a lot of us don't mean to do things the way we do or perhaps we are just in a hurry or aren't online at the time ( time zones have a lot to do with it I've noticed ) Don't feel bad I'm sure we've all been there. We should all take note of this fact and try harder to show our appreciation to each other :p

And now... I'm gunna go make sure that I've said thankyou in every single one of my posts :wink: :flower:
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LOL! I'm totally not stalking you, it's just that I happen to know the answers to your most recent couple of questions. :lol: You can call me Beth if it's less wierd.

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Well your information is very much appreciated :D Thank You Beth :) Keep em' coming :D

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EG, it can get frustrating, and then some rewards.
FWIW, I read your posts. All good, don't get me wrong. But for me not much direct helpful. I am a very LO-Tech gardener.
Also. FWIW, been in the garden center business (employee, not responsible person!), so have some knowledge. I have suggested more plantings and flowers for deck pots, front or back gardens, you name it.
As for my own garden, trial and error, my mantra. If I would devote more time to the flower (perennial) beds would be outstanding. But, working on this herb thing.
You are from NW AL? This area is awesome for growing anything you want. It is said you can put a stick in the ground and it will sprout. I travel through there on Hi 78 several times a year going to Ft Toulouse, Wetumpka AL. Is beautiful (spare any stretches through Jasper)

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Susan - yes, it's a good place to garden, but the bugs are horrible! I got in 3 different crops last year, but really had to be aggressive with the plantings to achieve this. Cabbage, corn, then squash in the same spot....

Charlie - that is too funny!

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Lorax, are you the same Lorax I used to PM when I first joined? If not, there is a "The Lorax who is as knowledgeable as are you. She posted a lot about permacultutre and restoring land to the way it was hundreds of years ago.


If you are the same, did you quit and rejoin the forum. I seem to remember looking up Lorax and it was a Dr Seuss character.

engineeredgarden, I'm not saying that you can easily post things as stupid as do I but with practice, anything is possible.

Webmaster has rebuked me a few times but he at least admitted that he was laughing when he did it. If people laugh, my work is successful.

I'm a life long mariner recently turned gardener. I used to laugh at people who couldn't handle their boats and call them farmers. Now people here call me a sailor for the same reason.

Whether you're docking a 40 footer in a 60 mile an hour wind or trying to keep your corn standing up it's about the same skill.

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That was TheLorax... this lorax is different.


EG... you will make yourself very unhappy if you start taking it personally that people don't come back to say thanks. When I make suggestions like try this or this or this, I usually say "let us know what you tried and how it worked out for you." Almost never has that happened. Too bad, because it would increase our store of knowledge... People are just zipping thru wanting a quick answer... Except for a lot of us regulars who just love to talk about gardening (and talk and talk ....)

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Charlie, I'm a different Lorax, although you're right about it originally being the name of a Dr. Seuss character. His Lorax spoke for trees, as they have no voices of their own to protest how they're treated. The name has come to be used for conservationists, particularly those interested in forest management and restoration. :D I carry the name because that's pretty much bang-on one of my job descriptions, and because my Loraxness is the main reason that I get to live in paradise.

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Re: My contribution to the forum

engineeredgarden wrote:It may sound silly, but I'm pretty bummed out right now. Most of the time, I get the feeling that when I contribute my thoughts or experience to someones' ply for help with their garden in this forum, it's barely even taken into consideration. I know - pretty silly, but that's just the way I feel. :(

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Sorry.

Only one person replied to my introduction. I kinda felt bad about that :?

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To EG and all the other gardeners who have responded to my inquires over the last few hundred posts, THANK YOU!

I guess I am an oddball. I never think of who has or has not responded. I really enjoy conversing with people, but I suppose I treat hobby forums as extended encyclopedias. I furnish the limited knowledge I posses and ask for knowledge from other people. I enjoy kidding people while we are transferring information and enjoy it even more when they give me a hard time. I even enjoy the occasional rebuke from the web master. I never take anything personal, but probably should. I have a very simple philosophy about watching television and surfing the internet. If I don't like it, I can change channels or turn it off.

I also really enjoy these non gardening threads because we can discuss subjects not related to gardening.

I am also a Christian conservative who believes most of us live in the greatest country on earth. Would anyone like to start a friendly argument in a new thread? :D (that should at least get a response from the webmaster)

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tedln wrote: I am also a Christian conservative who believes we live in the greatest country on earth. Would anyone like to start a friendly argument in a new thread? :D (that should at the least get a response from the webmaster)

Ted
Oh lord :shock: :wink:

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If you were to start that thread, it would indeed get a response from webmaster! We keep this a nice, caring, pleasant community of gardeners by focusing on what unites us (gardening) not what divides us (religion and politics, for example!). Please continue this tradition!

I don't know the numbers (webmaster might, I'm not sure), but I'm not convinced our Forum membership is at this point majority US-American (or majority anything else). We have a LARGE contingent from the UK, many Canadians, some Europeans, quite a few Aussies, and a few from almost any place in the world you care to name. When you add all that up, I would think the US Americans are the most numerous of any country, but not necessarily the majority.

So I'm not sure who WE refers to, but I expect most all of us think we live in the greatest country on earth, because everyone likes to think that about their country and every country on earth is blessed with natural beauty and wonders.

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Would anyone like to start a friendly argument in a new thread?
Oh geez, I'm getting baited left and right in this thread. :lol:

It really pleases me to have people of all walks of life on this forum. If ever someone doesn't feel comfortable let me know, I want to hear about it. Many of the changes and improvements are due to member feedback.

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If ever I don't reply or say thanks for something it's probably due to the fact that the only internet I have is via my blackberry. It takes me significantly longer to "text" a reply than it would type one given my 65+ wpm typing skills. I have also dropped my phone in the dogs water dish and my space key is very fickle ever since.....:oops:
But I'm loving this forum and all the people on it so all is well :)
I should also say EG that my phone won't load video so there's a lot your posts that I cannot see :(
On another note, I rather like the rules of the forum here. I'm a blunt, opinionated person. Many people in the "real" world don't like me and/or think I'm rude, among other things, because I speak my mind, have a touch of a potty mouth, and tell it how it is regardless of feelings. (I am NOT the friend you ask if you want to know if your jeans make you look fat if they do...) You guys don't see it cuz lovely people here keep me in check so no one here has a chance to hate me for it :lol:

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Dixana,

If you are opinionated, I love you. I love people with strong opinions even when they disagree with me. I respect and enjoy people who are willing to stand up for their beliefs. Rainbowgardener is right when he says a gardening forum is not the place to discuss some subjects, but it is always nice to know people who are opinionated.

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specgrade wrote:
tedln wrote: I am also a Christian conservative who believes we live in the greatest country on earth. Would anyone like to start a friendly argument in a new thread? :D (that should at the least get a response from the webmaster)

Ted
Oh lord :shock: :wink:
The lord has nothing to do with it but Webmaster will. :lol:

Seriously though, I'm glad the Lorax thing is cleared up. TheLorax tolerated me but I don't think she suffered fools gladly. Wonder how long I can fool Lorax.

And Tedlin, I'm a Christian fiscal conservative social liberal and I would like to see a full sized picture of those dogs in your avatar. They make me laugh. They may also be relatives.

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I hope your not related to my hill billy buddies. That could make us cousins.

[img]https://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll308/tedln/Family/Hillbillydogs1.jpg[/img]

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:lol: :lol: :lol: I have never noticed the dogs in your avatar had hillbilly teeth. It's hilarious!

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Definitely relatives.

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Your dog photo was to small for me to see them, did you make that photo.

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Charlie MV wrote:Definitely relatives.
Hi cuz!

Nope, didn't make it. I acquired it. Wish I could say I am that good with Photoshop. I am good, but nowhere near that good.

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Ted, that's aunt Sarah in the middle. Can you work up a family tree and break it to her that the SC part of the clan are social liberals and refuse to hunt anymore?

They aren't hillbillies either. They're swamp dwellers. The teeth are a dead giveaway.

Send them our love and many wags.

Later back at ya cuz.

Now the rumors will all start again...

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Nope, the teeth are indicative of the southern contingent of our family. We eat a lot of corn on the cob. With teeth like that, all you have to do is spin the cob and the corn just pops into your mouth. Most of the southern contingent would like to be social liberals, but that pesky constitution just keeps getting in the way. :shock: :roll:

Aunt Sarah said to tell you hi.
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Hi cuz,
I'm dropping you just a short note to ask you to keep aint Sarah on your mind. You member aint Sarah doncha. She’s the one who told me to tell you hi in my last note. Well Sarahs been under the weather a little. Seems she got a real bad case of those fleas and ticks. I noticed her scratching a lot, but didn't think nothing bout it till they got all over me. I had to kick her out of the bed cause those things make me itch. I got some of that lye soap that cousin maude makes and washed Sarah twice real good. Maude got a little to much lye in her last batch of lye soap and all of Sarah’s hair fell off. She looks kinda funny, but the heat aint bothering her much. She does have little bumps all over her from those fleas and ticks, so I bought her a quart of that calomine lotion and smeared it all over her. Shes doing better but she just wants to lay on the floor and watch cspan all the time. it's driving me crazy cause I keep having to adjust that aluminum foil on the tv antenna so she can get a good picture. Youd think once that foil was adjusted, it would stay adjusted.
Well, I'll letcha go. I just wanted to ask you to think about aint Sarah. Were always thinking bout you and yours.
Cousin Ted

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Charlie, I do more than "tolerate" fools - I heartily enjoy them! I'm an opinionated quasi-socialistic Buddhist tree-hugger with a strange sense of humour, so we'll probably get on just fine. :()

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AAWW, poor Aunt Sarah.... although... your description of her, with no hair, bumpy skin, with pink lotion slathered all over, where she should have liver colored short fur... with those hill-billie teeth! :> QUICK block her ears!!! (...trying very hard not to LMFAO)

Get better soon, darlin' !

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Ms applestar, Aunt Sarah asked me to tell you thank you for your concern and to let you know she is doing well. She even let me change channels from cspan on the television over to msnbc. She said she really likes those comedy channels. I did have to install cable tv to get that msnbc channel. I hooked that cable up to the television set and ran it all the way out to the outhouse and up the vent pipe on the outhouse. If you twist that channel changer knob so it sets kinda in between the numbers you can get some pretty good channels. If you let the twister knob go so far you hear it click, you can't get nothin. Well I gotta go for now. I'm kinda hoping cousin charlie comes back and visits some. I'm hoping to ask him if he has heard from cousin Bubba who used to live over in Hope, Arkansas.

Best to you!

Cuz Ted

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Hope, Arkansas? My momma was born and raised there, she might know your cousin, Bubba. :) In August, Hope used to have the best Watermelon Festival ever! Those folks know how to grow some big ole watermelons!

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This is getting scary, I also have relatives in Hope, Arkansas...
But, the gators there are awfully mean, haven't heard from them in years! The people not the gators..

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Aunt Sarah used to just bark at the TV. You've sent her to school. We bark at MSNBC and Fox.


If you can teach her to read a newspaper, I'll be impressed. She used to eat corn cob and all.

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Yep, Hope Arkansas is where cousin Bubba was born. He didn't stay there long though. He got himself a real good job in Little Rock but he just kept that job for a few years. He was finally able to get another job in Washington DC. He only kept that job for eight years. He wearnt to bright though. He don't even know what the meaning of "is" is. I was just wondering if cousin charlie has heard from Bubba lately.

Well I gotta go feed aunt Sarah, and cousins Claude and Elmer. I just feed them those brown nuggets that you buy in the fifty pound bags at the grocery store. Most people think that stuff is just for dogs, but it ain’t. If they didn't want people to eat it, they wouldn’t tell you how much salt, protein, and fat is in it right on the package. Most folks know dogs caint read. I used to eat it pretty regular. it's good just poured into a bowl with a little sweet and low and some milk. I use that sweet and low instead of sugar cause I try to eat healthy. It also makes pretty good croutons on a salad made from my garden veggies. I even tried it in some soup instead of those little oyster crackers. I had to stop eating it when it put me in the hospital. I was standing at a bus stop waiting for the bus. I didn't see the bus coming when I stepped out in the street to sniff a golden retriever. The bus hit both of us and I wound up in the hospital with a broken tibia and a broken clavicle. I had to start eating cat food instead of dog food. It tastes pretty good and now squirrels leave the bird feeders alone cause I can chase them to the top of the trees. I can't understand why I have such an urge to dig little holes in the dirt in my garden and then pile dirt up over the holes with my feet. I won't complain cause my garden veggies sure are growing good now.
Good talking with you , but I need to fix some tea for a party tonight.
Cousin Ted

(EG, I apologize for hijacking your thread, but someone asked about my avatar)

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We're probably double first cousins...



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