All Things Gardening forum: Google spreadsheet tip

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Oct 28, 2014 12:20 PM CST
If you use a google spreadsheet for keeping track of your plants, here is a hyperlink that you can use to search the APT database.

=HYPERLINK(""&(Substitute(SUBSTITUTE(B332," ","+"),"'","")),"ATP")

In my sheet, cell B332 is the Binomial nomenclature of the plant, genus species 'cultivar'

For example Cornus alba 'Elegantissima' or Dahlia 'A La Mode'

Clicking on this hyperlink in your spreadsheet will bring up the ATP database page of the plant in question.

I find it very handy.

Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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Oct 29, 2014 7:54 PM CST
If only I could get that organized to enter them...
Name: Judy
Simpsonville SC (Zone 7b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Oct 29, 2014 8:43 PM CST
If only I knew how to use a hyperlink. Lol *Blush*
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
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Oct 30, 2014 8:00 AM CST
Frank, you are the spreadsheet guru !! Thumbs up
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