Orchids forum: Orchid software

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 2, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Is there any good software out there to keep track of where/when you got the plant, when it blooms, when you repot, the plant's needs, etc. ,or do you all just keep track in a book?
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Apr 2, 2010 6:41 PM CST
I bought OrchidWiz last year but it was expensive. I'll have to check the journals to see if these features are available. Fred has it too and I think Ursula.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 2, 2010 8:47 PM CST
Thanks, I'll check it out. I have all that info in a book, but it would be easier to edit/make notes on the computer. It would also be nice to add a thumbnail to each one. I have tried to figure out how to do it in a spreadsheet, but I'm just not that computer literate. : Confused
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 3, 2010 8:32 AM CST

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I don't have it.
I use my website to keep track of my plants. I don't record when I repotted etc, but the pictures tell me - usually.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Apr 3, 2010 11:16 AM CST
That's true, all the pics have a date in properties.
Name: bree
North coast NSW Australia
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bree
Aug 11, 2010 4:46 PM CST
what about that orchid software thats always on ebay for sale for about $30. Its called orchid management database software pro version 2007. Anyone use this?
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Nov 1, 2010 3:01 PM CST
When you go shopping, do you take your book/list with you? How do you keep track of what you have and what you want? Or is it all just impulse shopping?!
lindsey
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Nov 1, 2010 4:33 PM CST
LOL! I've got a system...First I check Andy's Orchids for easy grow, C-I-W temps. Then I make a list from that info. Of course Andy's only deals with species orchids so the rest is all impulse. My "want" list isn't too long to remember. Big Grin
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Nov 1, 2010 6:52 PM CST
I often lust after something someone else has and then when I impulse shop I feel smart to have found it!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 1, 2010 8:50 PM CST

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I buy mostly at shows, so if it jumps into my eye and yells "yoohoo take me", it might walk with me, unless it really is a bad match.
I know what I have and I think I duplicated only a couple of times by mistake. But then that is fine too...
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Dec 6, 2010 2:20 PM CST
I just keep a list of names and culture info. I do inventory in fall when they come in. I always keep the list handy when I shop on ebay or talk to you guys. I've brought it to shows on occasions to make sure I don't buy the same plants over and over. I am always attracted to the same orchids!
Just got my 7.02 OrchidWiz. I truly love it-especially finding names for a x and for pics although they only include registered plants and sometimes don't have pics for my rarer plants.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 7, 2010 6:14 PM CST
I like to duplicate and see how they do.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Dec 7, 2010 7:18 PM CST
Janice, I was once told to get two plants and put them in different conditions to see which one does better.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
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sandnsea2
Dec 7, 2010 8:46 PM CST
A great way to learn alot!

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