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Name: George Kashton
St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or No (Zone 10a)
I like wild environment.
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yurikashtanov
Jan 24, 2014 12:53 PM CST
This site for the last three month period just got some mess.
It's real hard to find anything here. My own messages, my posts, whatever ! I wanted to listen the latest podcast. It takes a fortune to find one. ???
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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!
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woofie
Jan 24, 2014 1:13 PM CST
You can find your own messages and posts by going to your profile page. That's the little person-shaped icon at the top of the blue area on the left.

Edited to add: To find podcasts, click on the "Ideas" link on the left. After you've done that, you'll see a link for "Podcasts" in that same blue area. If you click on that, it will bring up a list of the podcasts.

Hope this helps!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jan 24, 2014 1:55 PM CST
George,

The Search bar in the plant database has worked fairly well for me, once I get past the idea that I can't specify genus or species in their own fields.

I just type whatever names I know, whether Latin binomial names, or cultivar name, or comon names and then sort through the list that comes up.

Often it helps to go to just one particular genus or specialized database, like "Lettuce" or "Adeniums". It is a general feature in this site that a "Search" is location-sensitive. If you Search from the Plant database, only the plant database is searched. If you search from "Forums", only forums are searched. If you Search from the "Lettuce" database, only lettuces are searched.

I'm not sure, but it is possible that if you search from inside one forum, maybe only that forum is searched.

Some admins have suggested that if I have trouble finding a specific cultivar name, it may be best to go to that genus or database, then "Browse all Cultivars". Then you get an alphabetical list where, if the first few letters are known, you can scroll past them all looking for alternate spellings.

For sure, in cultivar names, try combining or splitting words. For example, "Oak Leaf" and "oakleaf".

I hope any of that is helpful. Sometimes i wish for the kind of search where you can enter
Genus: _______
Species: _______
Cultivar: _______

However, if someone only has one word and doesn't know yet whether that is a genus or a species, this site's search style of "type it all in and Dave will find all matches" may be easier to use.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 24, 2014 2:00 PM CST
@George,

I like the photo - trying to find something in the dark...

I agree with you about plants being hard to find. I always expect things to be in strict alphabetical order and sometimes they are not the way I like them to be.

If you want to do it the easy way, you can make a post saying 'please help me find information about ..........(botanical/common name of plant) and someone will answer.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jan 24, 2014 6:06 PM CST

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Everything can be found on the left side, the more often you visit and look around, the more familiar it becomes.
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Name: George Kashton
St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or No (Zone 10a)
I like wild environment.
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yurikashtanov
Jan 28, 2014 12:02 PM CST
Woofie, RickCorey, Greene, and Calif_Sue thank's for getting me the reconnaissance of the Daves' site back on track. Drooling


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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
Jan 28, 2014 12:31 PM CST
We're happy to help! If you have any other questions, please do ask. Smiling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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
Jan 28, 2014 12:53 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.

Nice photo!

it reminds me of a Jimmy Stewart "Western" movie where he sings "Follow the river - the river knows the way!"

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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
Image
woofie
Jan 28, 2014 1:12 PM CST
And it's a nice change from stumbling around in the dark! Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jan 28, 2014 1:16 PM CST
@yurikashtanov
I am so jealous that you live in such a beautiful gardening zone!
Photos, we need photos! We are all - well, most of the US and Canada - are all freezing our butts off this winter and could use some more photos to cheer us until spring arrives.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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