Is there anybody here?
It does seem kind of quiet here of late. I don't stop in very often... years ago this Forum was really active.
Hi Gean---I think it is so sad---this used to be a really active place ----met so many nice people---I pop in every once in a while---Hope all is well with everyone----
hi, Krista and Florence,
I just came by by to see if anyone responded. Happy spring to you both! Thanks for saying "hi" !
Hi zeffy, it is sad that no one comes here anymore. At one time I felt the rose forum was my family, where did everyone go?? How are you doing?
The way to make a forum active is to post. If a group of y'all are determined and post daily, gradually people will answer. Popular forums waste away the same way, people gradually stop posting. Fortunately, the 'on switch' almost always brings results if you are determined enough. People love to talk about their roses, but some people also appreciate being able to share. While Facebook has taken that role for some, I myself prefer GW because I like 'plant people'.
I just recently came back to my favorite online community...our rose forum! Social netorks can be fun, but we here at the rose forum were "social networking" long before Facebook, My space, Twitter etc and we rosy people have created a great community that far surpasses anything else I have seen online.
Carlotta---I do see some familiar names from our rosey friends on Facebook----I guess some people prefer FB to GW which is a shame---and I agree I do like plant people also.
I read your post on the RHA forum about climbers/apical dominance. In my now infamous thread about Orange Roses, flaurabunda made some comments about 'Hot Cocoa' that I think might make sense for breeding purposes IF the trait were inherited by climbing offspring.
flaurabunda's comments: "Hot Cocoa? Not orange.....but I love it. It's the weirdest brick red/brown shade in cool weather, and a deep, reddish-orange when it's hot. Yes, weird growth habits. Likes to splash about 500 blooms lankily on very short, weak stems." (Thread linked below).
Also, at one time the hybidizers were very excited about 'Hot Cocoa.'
I don't know if anyone got anything "out" of it, but then too, it depends on what your looking for and it isn't ultimately always out of the first generation - or so I conclude.
And you realize, I'm sure, that this is just speculation on my part. Thank you for understanding that, but I wanted to share these thoughts with you.
Here is a link that might be useful: Orange Roses
Hi Ledaanne----I did recieve your e-mail a while ago but didn't know how to get back to you --just stopped in here and there you were.
It would be nice if we could get more people here--
I'm doing OK-----still have pain after two back surgeries so I had another Epidural a couple of weeks ago----it helped for a while ----
Don't feel like another back surgery---so I take Advil and take it easy--not much gardening----
I hope all is well with you---
It is past my bedtime so I'm off to bed but I'm happy I found you here.
Now it is August------where is everyone?---I guess most people have found other places---but I still have fond memories of all the wonderful folks I met here----
I'm not doing much gardening these days but still love to read the ARF-----
Just stopping in again------I guess everyone has found other Forums---or oerhaps FB
People are posting about pets and wildlife on the other places. I wonder why they never came here. It seems like a great place to talk with friends and post fun pictures and stories, etc.
Ebay used to have a great group a long time ago on the antiques dealers pages where they told stories and posted jokes and cartoons every day. I used to start every day there even if I wasn't an antiques dealer. I sure learned about antiques though! Many drifted away after Ebay was sold. At the beginning of the day, someone would post a picture of a coffee pot and someone else some donuts or pastry and at the end of the day the last person to say goodnight would post the picture of the candle being blown out or the lantern. It was really sweet.
I am looking around, wondering how to restart this forum. Perhaps there is no way, but maybe we can do it if enough people have something to say.
I have recently retired, and have plenty of time to talk anymore. I am examining ways to make my gardening more efficient so that I can still do all the work myself.
I also love to listen to books on my I pod while I work in the garden.
Does anyone here read Diane Mott Davidson, Michael Scott, Harlan Cohen??? I like mysteries that do not give me nightmares.
OK...Oklahoma...I just love that musical...I've seen it on the London stage and on film... I've been to Kansas...nearly got caught out by a brewing tornado..although not sure if it ever quite materialised... it seemed to follow us whichever way we turned... quite scary at the time... same in Nebraska..we had to take shelter in the underground of an hotel...
..I don't think I could live in that belt....
Nobody here but us chickens.