Welcome and Help Center forum: adding a plant I don't know?

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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 5, 2013 4:08 PM CST
I inherited a lot of cool plants when I bought this house... but how can I add them to my plant list when I don't know exactly what variety they are?
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 5, 2013 5:00 PM CST
If you don't know the specific variety, you can use the Parent entry for some plants. What sort of plants are you wanting to add?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2013 5:36 PM CST
Hi Teri Welcome! to All Things Plants!

If you are unsure of your plants you can always post photo's over on the Plant Identification Forum: http://garden.org/forums/view/plantid/

Someone might recognize them and be able to give an exact ID.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Oct 5, 2013 5:55 PM CST
Oh, duh! Of course, Lin is right about that! Although, depending on what kind of plant, sometimes it's hard to get an exact ID, in which case you can always use the Parent entry in your list. But Lin's suggestion for getting a precise ID is the best first step. Thumbs up
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Organic Gardener Composter Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Level 1
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holity
Oct 5, 2013 9:10 PM CST
Thanks! I have sedums, tall phlox, Shasta daisies, peony, clematis, etc. ... The home's previous owner did leave me a diagram, which was great! But it only has common names.
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