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Celebrating the All Things Plants Database...with a contest!

By dave
January 31, 2015

Almost every feature of All Things Plants taps into the database in one way or another, and this week we are celebrating this aspect of ATP! Come in and read what activities we have planned for the week, and to learn about our contest with prizes offered by Victory Seed Company!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 6, 2015 6:30 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Over the past week, 115 different members submitted content to each of the areas that this contest covered. I am grateful to everyone who participated, especially those who did unusual activities that are not normal day to day activities, e.g. posting reviews in the Green Pages. Thank you to everyone who enjoyed the database this week, and a special thank you to @MikeD of Victory Seed Company for providing seeds to the winners!

The first place winner this week is @Joy!

The second place winner is @bamira

Third place was @p1mkw

If you're curious, here's how the top 10 members placed:

1) @Joy
2) @bamira
3) @p1mkw
4) @jmorth
5) @lovesblooms
6) @MikeD
7) @SRQHoyas
8) @Calif_Sue
9) @needrain
10) @plantladylin

Now, we had a slightly awkward situation here, because Victory Seed Co can't ship seeds to other countries, and @bamira is in the Czech Republic. I sent him a tree-mail and he very graciously told me that it's not a problem and to give the prize to the next one down. So third place will get the second place win. This is a hazard of running a contest on an international site like ATP: sometimes a winner can't claim a prize because of laws making it impossible to send prizes to them.

So thank you, bamira, for your kind understanding. I'm sending extra acorns your way to thank you.

Thank you, everyone, for a great week! I had a blast.
[Last edited by dave - Feb 6, 2015 6:34 PM (+)]
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Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Region: Florida Tomato Heads Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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p1mkw
Feb 6, 2015 6:54 PM CST
Thank you, @dave and @MikeD ... I'll certainly put the gift card to good use.

And, thank you, @bamira. That was very kind of you to pass the prize on down.
Mary K.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 6, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Congratulations everyone! Great Job! Thumbs up
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~

Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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bamira
Feb 6, 2015 7:08 PM CST
now, the garden is not enough on the seeds that I have, I need other garden.
congratulations to all, We all win , because we're doing it out of love. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Roses Salvias Seed Starter
Vegetable Grower Region: Mid-Atlantic
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lovesblooms
Feb 6, 2015 7:41 PM CST
This was fun, and I agree with Stefan--I think the contest motivated me, but I wasn't really posting and such to win, I honestly needed to record a lot of things somewhere other than Notepad, and it brought back a lot of gardening memories as I thought of plants I've experienced, and I really like interacting with the members here so I enjoyed contributing overall.

Thanks, all!
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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vic
Feb 6, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Congratulations to all the winners Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Feb 6, 2015 7:53 PM CST
It's odd to even be on the list! I've been working for some time to get many of my photos entered in the database. It seems I've grown quite a few that don't have any photo entries. The contest apparently just coincided with what I'd already begun. A few more days and I'll be finished (I hope). Originally I'd planned to get photos done, then comment on some plant entries. That was for the winter. Now things in my location are waking up, so I have no clue when I'll get around to doing any commenting.

Congratulations to everyone. The real winners will be folks that use the database.
Donald
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 6, 2015 8:09 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

@Joy has passed her prize down, as well! So I have some reshuffling to do. @p1mkw will get the bigger gift certificate and @jmorth will get the second one!
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Feb 6, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Wow everyone must have worked really hard. I know I contributed my fair share of pictures and data etc. but clearly nothing like you super-hard workers! Congratulations to all the winners!!
Dave when are the extra acorns for the contributions being awarded?
Name: Mary K
Safety Harbor, FL (Zone 10a)
Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Region: Florida Tomato Heads Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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p1mkw
Feb 6, 2015 8:17 PM CST
dave said:@Joy has passed her prize down, as well! So I have some reshuffling to do. @p1mkw will get the bigger gift certificate and @jmorth will get the second one!


Wow @joy ... Thanks!!! Seems like I sort of 'backed' in to this, but I'll take it!! thanks again. And good job everyone who participated.
Mary K.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 6, 2015 8:20 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Dutchlady1 said:Dave when are the extra acorns for the contributions being awarded?


I don't think we were offering extra acorns this week.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Feb 6, 2015 8:24 PM CST
I guess I misunderstood Confused

This is one of the points laid out in the contest:
1) Proposing databox updates to plants that don't have yet any data details. Do you see a plant with absolutely no data details? Submit a data proposal including at least 5 data items. You can check off that it's an annual or perennial, wants sun or shade, blooms yellow, etc. 5 points per approved proposal.

I submitted 11 databox proposals I think. I was awarded the usual one point for each.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 6, 2015 8:26 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

The "points" are not acorns but points applied to the contest. Whoever got the most points was the winner. Smiling Kind of like in a game, you count up your points at the end to see who wins. This is how we computed the winner of the week's contest.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Feb 6, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Aha! Got it now! Thumbs up Points and Acorns are not the same thing!
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central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 2 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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jmorth
Feb 6, 2015 8:50 PM CST
Winner after all; thanks to Joy and bamira! (@Joy, @bamira)
and thanks for the opportunity to participate @ Dave
and thanks to Victory Seed Co. (@MikeD)
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
Garden Photography Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies
Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
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Joy
Feb 6, 2015 8:51 PM CST
needrain said:The real winners will be folks that use the database.


Couldn't have said it better myself!
Congrats everyone. Hurray!
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Feb 7, 2015 12:21 AM CST
vic said:Congratulations to all the winners Hurray! Hurray!


I agree Hurray! Thumbs up

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Feb 7, 2015 5:46 AM CST
bamira said:now, the garden is not enough on the seeds that I have, I need other garden.
congratulations to all, We all win , because we're doing it out of love. Rolling my eyes.


Well said, Stefan!

Congratulations to all the winners!

Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian Bulbs Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters Lilies
Peonies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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CarolineScott
Feb 7, 2015 7:00 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you for adding to the data base.
Thank You!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 7, 2015 9:06 AM CST
needrain said: The real winners will be folks that use the database.

I agree I wholeheartedly agree! Thumbs up

~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~

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