Plant Database forum: Parent plant

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 2, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Is it possible to add a generic parent plant to my list? Dahlias are marginally hardy for me so seem to be ever changing. I sometimes know the precise cultivar, but more often than not I don't. I usually have few to several plants and may lose zero to all of them over the winter. I don't dig them up for storage. Some I've had for years, others are basically annuals for me. Anyway, I would like to add dahlia to my list but am not seeing that this is available from the parent plan entry. Is there a secondary plain-Jane dahlia entry I could use for my list? If not, I suppose I could just look through and choose ones that are close to what are in my garden at the moment, and make a personal comment to myself that this may or may not be the correct cultivar. Thanks.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 2, 2013 4:24 PM CST

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Yes indeed. At the bottom of the "View Page" for the parent plant, you'll find the blue add button for your list. Thumbs up
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 2, 2013 4:37 PM CST
Great, must not have scrolled down far enough. Thanks.

Or perhaps I just got side tracked looking at all the beautiful photos !
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 2, 2013 7:31 PM CST

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I think we get so used to seeing that blue button on the right side that one can assume it's missing from the generic entries. Green Grin!
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shirleythompson
Oct 5, 2013 10:37 AM CST
I have some beautiful plant pictures....I have not posted because I do not know the botanical information on them... Is there a place to post just the pictures.....
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 5, 2013 11:26 AM CST
Welcome, Shirley. If your photos are single plants but you don't know the specific cultivar, you can upload the photo to the parent listing of, for example, poppies (papaver). If your photos are of a group of plants, you can upload them to Plant Images, which is found under the WebApps tab at the top of your screen. You might also post them in the Plant ID forum to see if you can get a definitive answer to which cultivar you have. Play around and have some fun. We all like pictures.
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shirleythompson
Oct 5, 2013 11:42 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 5, 2013 7:22 PM CST

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Hi Shirley,

I tree-mailed you but I wanted to say here that you should share that photo in our multi-plant photo section where it'll get a lot of exposure, especially since it has a good variety of different kinds of plants. And it's easy to use because you don't have to know all the botanical names. You just draw a square around each kind of plant and then type out the name that you know for it. Easy as pie.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Oct 8, 2013 3:34 PM CST
Gorgeous combination! And welcome to ATP.

I like the wire fence section. Is it just an artistic element, or is it a support for some of the plants?

I've heard a lot of people say that they like the "multi-plant images", because it gives them ideas for grouping different plants together for artistic effects.

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valleylynn
Oct 8, 2013 4:09 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP Shirley. And that is one beautiful photo.

shirleythompson
Oct 14, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Rick that is a vintage gate...I have two of them they were on the property when we purchased it in 1975. Since the fence was already falling down I would assume it is close to fifty years old . You do not see them around here anymore....I love them. Sometimes they support sometimes they are just background....
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Oct 15, 2013 10:48 AM CST
Cool! "Found art".

I'm glad you're preserving them.

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