Plant Database forum: Pictures Needed in the Database

Views: 220, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
Image
DogsNDaylilies
Aug 24, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Along the lines of my ideas for trying to increase the information in the database, I was wondering if there is a way to create a list ( @dave ) of all of the daylilies in the database that don't have pictures yet. Confused (I'm not sure if I asked this in the The thread "Bud and Branch Update Day!" in Daylilies forum thread I started....but do we have a way of doing that for the cultivars that don't have bud/branch info, too?)

If we had a sticky in the forums that could be updated monthly or yearly with any cultivars lacking pictures, that might help get more pictures of some of the picture-less daylilies. Rolling my eyes.

In fact, I was perusing Oakes Daylilies site (Thank you, Oakes Daylilies, again, for providing a gift certificate for our August 2015 NARR! Big Grin ) and noted that they have a couple of cultivars that we don't have pictures for...so I know that the daylilies are out there in circulation still and some people have pictures! Whistling

As a side note to all other database contributors:
...please remember to also post pictures (and comments/local reports) of scapes and clumps! So often I go into a cultivar and see thirty pictures of the bloom (which is great! Thumbs up ), but nothing showing me the branching, scape thickness, or what the clump as a whole looks like! I'm usually squinting at my screen trying to evaluate the tiny, out-of-focus little pieces of scapes that are peeking out under the bloom in the picture...if there's even that. Blinking Whistling )
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
Image
dave
Aug 24, 2015 9:43 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

We can't really make a list because out of over 80,000 daylilies in our database, 52,775 of them don't have a photo.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
Image
DogsNDaylilies
Aug 24, 2015 9:48 AM CST
Oh, that's such a short list, though! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Okay, duly noted. Hm...

I WILL come up with another idea on how to get this info in the database easier/faster...and hopefully it won't involve me purchasing all of the daylilies just so I can do it! Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!
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
Image
dave
Aug 24, 2015 1:48 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I moved this thread to the Plant Database forum per the daylily forum moderator's request.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 Tomato Heads
Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US
Image
robertduval14
Aug 27, 2015 2:39 PM CST

Plants Admin

The problem with some of the very old cultivars is that they simply are not all grown anymore. Some will never be seen again, because for all intents and purposes, some cultivars have surely gone 'extinct' over the years.

Also...not every picture shown in the Oakes catalog (paper and online) are accurate. I noted as least 2 (can't remember them atm, that did not match the AHS database in even one category.) I'm not blaming Oakes for this, but things like this DO happen for a variety of reasons.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
Image
DogsNDaylilies
Aug 27, 2015 3:44 PM CST
There are various historical gardens scattered across the US...I might look and see if there is one near me. I was in search of one daylily called "Signal" (by Kraus) and I found out that a Historical Garden in NC has it, but they don't have a picture posted. I think it would be neat to find a local Historical Garden and photograph their cultivars for them (and post them to ATP to update the database). I think that will be a goal of mine next season. Thumbs up

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant Database forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "French Marigold"