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    New feature - "Featured Discussions"

    As the forum continues grow and gain more content, it can be hard to find the best posts. We've added a new feature to help you do just that! Click on the "Featured" tab at the top of the page, and you'll be taken to our new page showcasing the threads that our editors think you'll enjoy...
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    Drone Disguised as Hummingbird Captures Incredible Footage of Monarch Butterfly Swarm

    Drone Disguised as Hummingbird Captures Incredible Footage of Monarch Butterfly Swarm I totally thought this was a joke / Photoshop, but it's not! 1) That's really cool. 2) I wanna go there. 3) Where do I get a hummingbird camera drone? I can finally get good hummingbird photos...
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    Nicely Detailed Raised Bed and Trellis.

    Raised bed idea. My friend Mike Sparrow Knowlton just built this wonderful raised bed to start his quarantine garden. I'm really impressed with it, check out some of the details. The sturdy wire section in the center is perfect for climbing plants and very strong. The top portion is both...
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    What's the strangest gardening thing that you do?

    I just finished doing some yard work, and I got to wondering. What's the most unusual gardening related thing you do in your yard? We all do the usual stuff, plant, weed, mow, fill the bird bath and feeder, prune, plant flowers. But what unusual stuff do you do? Do you have any techniques...
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    10 pioneer-era apple types thought extinct found in US West

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of retirees that scours the remote ravines and windswept plains of the Pacific Northwest for long-forgotten pioneer orchards has rediscovered 10 apple varieties that were believed to be extinct — the largest number ever unearthed in a single season by the nonprofit...
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    What’s your favorite vegetable to plant?

    Cooky asked this on the FB page and it’s a good question. What vegetables do you like planting most? 🍅🥕🥔🥜🍆🥒
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    Welcome new and returning members! Say Hello here!

    Treeman's post inspired me. We've got a lot of the regulars coming back and some new folks signing up as well. It's always tough to get folks talking at first, so here's a place to make it easy. Just say hello, and tell us you're here. You can add more if you'd like! But it's a way to see...
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    Washington DC closes Farmer's Markets until they can prove precautions in place.

    WASHINGTON — Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a new order Wednesday evening, requiring that all food retailers enforce social distancing protocols, and declared that outdoor markets are no longer essential businesses. All farmers' markets, including the Fish Market at the Wharf, that wish to operate...
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    Fruit and vegetable plants 'nonessential' under Michigan governor's orders

    An extended "stay at home" order by Governor Gretchen Whitmer bans selling fruit and vegetable plants. Workers at greenhouses and nurseries say that makes no sense. The governor wants people to restrict their trips from home to getting the essentials such as fuel and food. Retail garden centers...
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    Skagit Valley Daffodils

    Skagit Valley Daffodils near Mount Vernon, WA. Taken last month, while driving to Anacortes for work. They were already asking folks to stay home and reduce travel. However, I work at an essential business and the oil refinery we work with is also an essential business. Safety doesn't take a...
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    Forgot your password? It's simple to reset it!

    When we switched the site to secure, the old cookies no longer worked. That means everyone, even me, has to log in again. Once you log in, it will make a new cookie and you'll stay logged in unless you delete cookies. Can't recall your password? Click here and we'll send you a new one...
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    Enhanced Site Security - Now Upgraded to SSL

    The site has now been upgraded to SSL. That means it is more secure. Even though we really don't collect any personal info, so there's not much of anything for anyone to hack, we felt it was time to make the change anyway. You should now see a padlock next to the URL in your browser. If you...
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    Server and Forum Upgrades 3/15/20

    I just upgraded the forum to the latest version of the forum software. I don't think there are any major changes, but you may find small differences from the previous version.
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    Larger images now accepted for uploading. No need to resize your photos, we'll do it for you!

    Now with even more image crunching goodness! Yep, that's right, you can now upload even larger files. You can upload images up to 100 MP (Megapixels - Height x Width) and 50 MB (Megabytes - file size). So you can upload your images directly and the forum will resize the images to 1600 pixels...
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    Backyard Bunny

    Saw this little guy munching in the tall grass yesterday so snapped a photo.
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    Image size increased

    I've increased the maximum size of images that you can upload. You can now upload images up to 10 mb, which the forum will reduce for you. What's this mean in plain English? You should be able to post photos directly from your phone or table now.
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    Welcome to our New Server!

    If you can read this, you're on the new server! The last major step of the forum was migrating to a new server. It is about twice as fast as the old one, has more bandwidth and should do a great job of delivering forum content. Let me know if you see anything strange going on...
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    Do you plan your garden?

    Since spring is approaching, I'm wondering how many folks plan out there garden, and if so, how do you do it? I'll admit, I don't plan mine. My garden is small, and I don't do veggies, mostly just landscape and ornamental plants. So my method is the "Go the garden center, buy what looks cool...
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    Forum Notification E-mails and how to stop them.

    The new forum software sends out notifications of replies to threads you've posted in, or that you've chosen to mark as "watched". That can be really handy, especially for those threads you want to follow but get few replies. On the other hand, some topics, like the What's the Weather topic for...
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    Return of the word games - ABC Plant Game

    The word games were a very popular feature of the forum at one time, and I'm going to give them another try now that we have some of the old members back. I didn't play them much, but I think the rules are pretty simple. Each person posts an answer with the next letter, then it's somebody... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to