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Toni, you are missed on Gardenweb

Posted by teengardener1888 NY Albany 5a (My Page) on
Thu, May 16, 13 at 10:09

I msorry for your losses but please dont abandon us on gardenweb. Alot of people miss you, including me and asleep in the garden. Please come back~~~~~ :-)


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RE: Toni, you are missed on Gardenweb

Pretty sure she will be back. In real life she has a full enough plate to keep her busy for awhile but she really seemed to enjoy posting here before so I kinda doubt she's gone for good. In the event that she had to destroy her collection entirely,it's not like her knowledge went with it,right?

But in a way I kinda understand what it must feel like to post here after that...I would equate it to watching a soccer game from a wheelchair on the sidelines.

We DO miss you Toni.

Come back when you are ready,ok? :)


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Well said, I agree on both counts. FWIW, I know what it's like to lose a TON of plants, a whole garden and the house, which in my mind was much easier to replace. I can see the same thing happening to me, I feel the same way about chems and would hesitate similarly to use them.

I'm sure many peeps would be happy to send donations of especially any most-missed favorites, starting with me. Toni, just say the word...


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I got rid of all of my plants a few years ago and felt nothing but relief, lol. And they weren't infested with critters, either! I'm not at all sure that I'll ever get that desire back but I sure do love seeing what everyone else has.


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i have been shortening my houseplant collection. I will never give up gardening though


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Is everything ok with her besides her pest problem?? I sure hope it ok! I too miss her knowledge about ALOTof various plants and her humor! :).


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I don't have as many plants either. Long story, but someone killed most of my outdoor container plants (including my beloved cacti)... Guess I just don't have the heart anymore to get so many again. But, on a plus side, I don't feel as overwhelmed and like rhizo, I felt better not having as many but I like to see what everyone else has. I hope Toni find that "perfect number" where she can enjoy her plants and not feel overwhelmed. I also hope she comes back soon, I miss her posts. :(

Planto


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I almost thought of getting rid of all but one plant, but i dont have the heart to do. I hope toni is okay


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This is such a forum of ennablers, that after I first came here I accumulated over a hundred houseplants. Then I lost a lot of my mobility, hence I now have only around 20 which I am very fond of. Members of my family who live here also have plants, it's just that I don't have to take care of them, but I can still enjoy them.

I recall a plaintive email from another poster here, years ago, from Canada, who had been carried away by her enthusiasm and then found she couldn't cope with all her plants. I don't know if she is lurking here still, but I would hope that like me she is still very much 'into' indoor gardening. You don't need a large amount of plants to enjoy GW and reading about other people's collections.


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i agree, but i will always have houseplants


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RE: Toni, you are missed on Gardenweb

Teen, thank you. I feel like boo-hoo'ing. :)

Thanks to others who commented, too.

No matter what the circumstance, (except physical disability,) there will never be a time I'll be without plants. Just, not as many. lol.

From now on, I'll view photos of my dear GW, friends' beautiful, well-groomed plants.
Chit-chat, etc.

I do feel chagrined giving advice, when my own plants have mealy.

For those who had to toss plants, how did you do it? What prompted you to do away with one or more plants? Do you have regrets? And, what were the reasons?

Teen, thanks again...


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Thankyou Toni it is nice to see you again


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