i received it for a while but i only have so much time in the day and i found i wasn't reading it. i'm either on dg or in the garden...or going through the motions of a "real" life outside of gardening! lol
I subscribe to it but as time is a factor I can't always read it. I do eventually read it all when I get on Dg and then I remember seeing things on the news letter and then I will read. Mostly late at night.
I enjoy the weekly newsletter! I do spend a lot of time browsing forums on DG, but it's still nice to get the newsletter every Monday morning when I open e-mail. Only thing missing from the newsletter is a crossword puzzle, LOL! Every morning I read our local newspaper while having my coffee and then I do the crossword puzzles before starting the day!
hmm .. a crossword puzzle pertaining to plants, flowers and trees sounds like it might be fun!
In enjoy the newsletter, too. Sometimes I'm reminded of an article I wanted to read, but missed, or I see a photo I want to check out on PlantFiles. Oh, and of course I ALWAYS want to know how many postings we had the previous week on the Ceramics & Pottery forum!!
I usually just skim the newsletter, since one of the first places I go in the morning is to DG; but I look to see if there's an article I've missed, or check out the featured plant. I love the idea of a crossword puzzle, but I know they're a lot of work to put together. Maybe we could have one at the beginning of each month?
In the 'prehistoric' version of the newsletter, the most sought after statistic was how many members had signed up. Sometimes we had as many as 5 new members in a whole week! (cause for celebration) Of course we counted down to the 500th member and the 1000th member with great anticipation and interest as well. (Dave even gave us a fireworks show for the 1000th member.)
Gee, I didn't know the newsletter had been around that long! I joined in 2005 and I don't think I started getting the newsletter till a couple of years ago. Huh, must have missed a box to check or something. :-)
I don't have time to read every article. I scan through it and manage to read one or two of the articles, but I do save each newsletter. All the articles I've read are wonderful and informative articles!
Like some of the others have said, I have usually already read the articles throught the previous week, but it's still nice to see them again and open one if, for some reason, I hadn't had a chance to read that article already.
It's kind of a nice way for me to ease back into the work week . . .
I looked at the newsletter a lot more when I had first subscribed as it helped me find my way around, actually, but these days though I still have the subscription active I almost never look at it. Found what I wanted I reckon. ;-)
I get the newsletter but usually don't read it. I just skim down through the articles to see if there's any that I missed that I want to read. I don't think I've ever read the whole newsletter. Only bits and pieces sometimes.
I like the idea of a crossword. That's something that I'd definitely look forward to getting.
Discovery and improved interests come from reading and chatting on a site like this. You and I may not like pineapple but eat and just love peaches. Then one day a pineapple use will be so good you need to learn how it was grown or cooked. That is basically how most things are learned. Our articles have great width with enough teasing information to encourage us to try that which to date we may not have had interest in.
I agree. Not all the articles may interest me, but some I did not think much about peak my interest when I see it there and I read on and have learned quite a bit from them and have used some of the advice I never would have gotten otherwise.
I really appreciate the Newsletter in the summer when I don't have time to read all the articles everyday. I can catch up in the Newsletter. As a Forum Floozy I always check to see what Forum has the most posts just in case I might have missed something exciting. Dear flowerjen do you think you might be just a teensy, weensy competative?
I love getting the newsletter as I'm usually stuck at work and it's my escape to one of my passions: gardening! However, I truly wish that it showed more plants (especially the Bloom of the Day) for more .. temperate? zones. Usually every single drop-dead gorgeous plant that is shown is almost ALWAYS a zone 8-11.. you know, there's more to the world than the equator! Some of us poor schmucks that live in "colder" zones love plants too! (and I find it incredibly unfair that most of Washington state all the way up into Canada and on the eastern seaboard is classified as a "warmer" zone than poor pathetic me, in the Denver CO metro! *sigh* I hate being a zone 4-5 :( :( :( Especially when one of my co-workers, who lives, as the crow flies, about 12 miles north is a zone 6! We have winter here for only about.. oh.. 2 months, and, of that, only a few days are bitterly (-10 to -20) cold. Yet, that's enough to wipe out most cool plants. :( )
I love reading all the articles.. I have just SOOO much to learn!
Are you calling me a schmuck skiekitty? :O LOL totally just kiddin I really appreciate that alot of writers chose subject and plant matter for their articles that is applicable for the cooler climate gardeners. Susanne and Todd, for example, (who I think could be classed as borderline schmucks tee hee) often feature wonderfully hardy plants in their articles with fabby photos that sure help me alot. I'm not sure how the photos of the day of selected. Melody??? I do see alot that are hardy in the lower zones and I like droooooling over the luvlies from the higher zones. I think there is a good mix for all members.
I enjoy it because it brings to my attention some articles I missed, and I love the Blooms of the Day, since that's not an area I normally visit on DG. I also like seeing how our membership is growing. I think we oughta have a party when we hit half a million!
We have a great number of members who only participate by getting the newsletter. We send out nearly 70,000 copies each week. The newsletter is their window into DG. Those of us who are here each and every day don't miss much, but for many, DG is a once a week email. Many folks are not interested in participating in the community, but still enjoy the information in the newsletter.
If for some reason the newsletter does not get delivered, we hear howls of dismay from every corner of the world (literally)
Anyone can nominate a PlantFiles image for the Bloom of the Day. We would love to have some suggestions from you.
Whenever you visit the PlantFiles and see an especially stunning image, there is a link right there to nominate it for consideration. Dave will take a look and put it in the line up. Please do make sure that the images are extraordinary. Sometimes it is the first impression that a visitor gets from us.
Yes, I just recently re-subscribed to the newsletter, so that I could get reacquainted with DG after being away for a few years.
Back then, I hardly ever looked at the newsletter. Now, I forward the newsletter to my work email address. There's always something in the newsletter that I missed reading during the week, and it's a great way to escape from my bookkeeping work for 5 minutes, several times a week, without having to leave my desk. I especially enjoy plant of the week, and bloom of the day, because I usually forget to check those when browsing DG in the evenings.
I agree with momcat, tallulah, and some of the others...that a puzzle of some kind, be it a crossword, jigsaw, or word search, would be fun, especially if it's gardening themed!