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Re: my 2 cents about regulars and lurkers

It's true, I was on the old AHS list a long time before I said anything.
I'm not a professional gardener, it's just my personal obsession :-) And
since my sense of humor is a tad warped, I try to tone that down too.

But I did get back w/ Fran, just been so busy w/ watering right now (watered until 9:30 last night)
I have to get in a minute here and there as I can  between moving hoses.  107 predicted today w/ a red ozone alert.  Whee.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 6 Aug 2003 23:29:50 -0500

>Fran and anyone else that feels left out:
>Please don't take a non-response as anything more than I don't know! We
>are from so many different climates, soil types, no way any one of us
>could answer every question. (well maybe some could, not me anyways)
>When this list was back on ahs (which seems like forever ago) I lurked
>for a long time before joining in. They finally started talking about
>something I knew very well and posted a message. (it was watergardening
>related, and I thought- my God, they are going to kill the fish and
>plants if they do that, so I posted) I am sorry I waited so long! I was
>afraid that my lack of knowledge would be laughed at or folks would not
>like my humor, or something. It may seem that we are having a personal
>conversation, but trust me, if it was personal, it would not be a post
>on this list. Just seems some of us are gabbier than others and got used
>to talking to each other, but we wish you would all join in on the
>conversation. No way is this meant to be the regulars talk and everyone
>listen...It is not what anyone wants or try to portray. I didn't figure
>that out till I started posting! :) The first few messages are the
>hardest. You check the message and half the time decide to delete it
>rather than send it, thinking, what if I am wrong about that plant.. or
>they don't want to hear about it from me..  or the message is older
>cause you have been busy and not currently being discussed... It is all
>hogwash, post it and you will find that out!
>Anyone out there that has never posted a message? Or rarely does? ...
>well I am putting you on the spot, please introduce yourselves, let us
>know where you are from and what is the favorite part or type of
>gardening for you!
>Just my buck and half worth of 2cents...
>BTW Fran, I got into variegated plants last summer and now have them in
>certain spots and it made a vast improvement in the design... 
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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