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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 21, 2015 12:17 PM CST
I just came on to find this system message:

In honor of your helpful posts to the Plant ID forum, you have been awarded the coveted Plant Identifier microbadge. Congratulations!

HOW COOL! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Thank you!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
May 21, 2015 12:22 PM CST
Yes, me too. Thought it was a mistake! Thanks !
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
May 21, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Same here! I didn't think I had contributed all that much... so many are more informed than I at ID. Thanks Hurray!
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
May 21, 2015 12:32 PM CST
Ditto - I'm having a really good week Big Grin
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
May 21, 2015 12:37 PM CST
Congratulations and thanks to everyone who IDs plants!

(Dave: GREAT idea for an earned badge.)
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
May 21, 2015 12:56 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I made that badge a long time ago and awarded it at that time to those few who had been fairly prolific posters in that forum. Since then I haven't revisited it, until today. It works based on thumbs received. The most thumbed posters in the Plant ID forum (thumbs given to their posts inside that specific forum) get the badge.
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
May 21, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Thanks again:


Thumb of 2015-05-21/RickCorey/1214b7

Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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sooby
May 21, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Thank You! I got one too Smiling I was glad to see this thread because I wasn't sure who to thank.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 21, 2015 2:59 PM CST
sooby said: Thank You! I got one too Smiling I was glad to see this thread because I wasn't sure who to thank.


Always thank the Wizard of ATP aka Dave. Smiling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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
May 21, 2015 4:37 PM CST
Note the server hardware that serves as the Back 40 part of Dave's brain:

Thumb of 2015-05-21/RickCorey/ce7645

(Or is that something like "Permaculture Zone 3"?)

But here's his real secret:


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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
May 21, 2015 5:16 PM CST
I got one as well. Thanks. I'm pretty sure it hasn't truly been earned, though.
Donald
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
May 21, 2015 6:05 PM CST
needrain said:I got one as well. Thanks. I'm pretty sure it hasn't truly been earned, though.


I feel the same way Donald. It seems like I'm asking for ID's far more than I've ever ID'd.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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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
May 21, 2015 7:43 PM CST
Wow, I got one of those nifty badges, too!! Hurray!
It sure feels special to be included with such a great group of 'know-it-alls' Rolling on the floor laughing even though many times I am just guessing. Whistling
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
May 21, 2015 8:03 PM CST
Thank You!

I was surprised, but it made my day. Thumbs up
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
May 21, 2015 9:36 PM CST
I got one, too! Very excited! Thanks! Hurray!

Not only is it fun to share and help people out on the Plant ID Forum but, like I've mentioned before, it's also a bit like playing a game of botanical JEOPARDY! Hilarious! (which is entertaining to my geeky little self. Green Grin! ) Gotta challenge those brain cells!

I also really like the Plant ID threads, like many of bonitin's, where I'm exposed to really obscure plants that I've never seen before. Overall, it's just a great forum! Lovey dubby
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
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frostweed
May 23, 2015 6:47 AM CST
I got one also, and was very surprised. Thank you Dave and all who thumbed my posts Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
May 27, 2015 12:39 PM CST
Well, here's a funny coincidence. The very next episode of 'JEOPARDY!' aired after I made my post about it contained a big botanical error in ones of the clues.

In the "South Dakota" category, the person in the video clue said "All-natural soap made right here in South Dakota with Salvia officinalis, this native aromatic herb that wise men know grows wild on the prairie" while holding up a dried plant. Obviously, Salvia officinalis isn't native to the South Dakota prairie since it is actually native to the Mediterranean area (not even on the right continent, silly clue writers!) The native "sages" of that area used as herbs are species of Artemisia which aren't even in the same family as Salvias. Rolling my eyes.

Has anyone else noticed how ridiculously bad American (USA) television is at getting their botanical references correct? I'm always noticing obvious errors, even in gardening shows like 'Garden Smart' and such. It seems odd that with on-staff fact checkers and the resources of the internet that so many errors should find their way into the final product. However, I'm usually pleasantly surprised when I watch shows produced in the UK (including dramas, mysteries, etc) because they usually have their botanical facts straight.

Perhaps we need to market our collective skills as botanical fact checkers for the television industry. Hilarious!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
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zuzu
May 27, 2015 1:17 PM CST

Plants Admin

I saw a case of this recently. Important evidence was discovered in an episode of "Backstrom" when one of their "experts" identified the bouquet of roses delivered to the murder victim as Ebb Tide, which he called a "rare varietal, available only in a few specialty shops." There's nothing "rare" about Ebb Tide. Hilarious!
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
May 27, 2015 2:03 PM CST
Zuzu,
Not being familiar with it, I had to google 'Ebb Tide'. Well, the very first result was a link for Michigan Bulb. If Michigan Bulb is selling it then it surely isn't a rare variety! However, if you managed to get a correctly labeled and LIVING plant from Michigan Bulb, then that would be rare indeed! Hilarious!
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
May 27, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Michigan Bulb + Living plant = rare. Thumbs up I agree I am LMBO. Whistling Good one!!!

There is a group called Botanical Accuracy that fights for this very thing. Like when an image of the wrong plant appears on herbal tea, etc.

http://www.botanicalaccuracy.com/
also on Facebook (I hate Facebook)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Botanical-Accuracy/6295774537...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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