Plant Database forum: Possible new photo gallery?

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 20, 2015 9:28 AM CST
I like to take photos of plants in the fall - some get lovely color, some just kind of blacken and melt into dormancy. I've usually put these into the database under leaves or full plant with a photo comment that it is a fall shot. But, I'm wondering if perhaps it would be useful to have a separate gallery for fall color / end of season / not sure exactly what to call it...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 20, 2015 1:39 PM CST

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Good idea. I've added "Fall Color" as a gallery option.
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Bonehead
Oct 20, 2015 1:41 PM CST
Thanks, Dave. I'll roll through my submitted photos and reclassify those that are fall photos.
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dave
Oct 20, 2015 1:46 PM CST

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2015 6:13 PM CST
Could we do the same thing with Spring Color and Summer Color. This would be very helpful for both sedum and sempervivum.
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dave
Oct 20, 2015 7:08 PM CST

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If I knew that adding Fall Color would open the door to all the other seasons, I wouldn't have done it. I don't want to add Spring or Summer color. At some point the list just gets too large and a line has to be drawn sometimes.
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Bonehead
Oct 20, 2015 7:46 PM CST
I agree. I think we get enough bloom photos to cover all the different phases plants go through during spring and summer. It seems adding a photo comment would clarify what phase the plant is at, and perhaps we just need to encourage folks to add comments to their photos.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 20, 2015 8:43 PM CST
My two cents for what they are worth: I think flowering plants already have a bloom season listed on the entry, whereas I interpret Fall Color to be foliage changes that are distinct from blooms. Again, just an opinion. Smiling
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 20, 2015 10:34 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:My two cents for what they are worth: I think flowering plants already have a bloom season listed on the entry, whereas I interpret Fall Color to be foliage changes that are distinct from blooms. Again, just an opinion. Smiling


That is why I thought it would be helpful for the Sempervivum part of the database.
Fall color


Spring color


Summer color


Most sempervivum have seasonal color changes.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 21, 2015 7:37 AM CST

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Use the photo caption for those, Lynn.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 21, 2015 9:14 AM CST
Yes, they already do have the date of the photo.

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