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The Contest is Over! Associating Forum Images with Plants was a Huge Success!

By dave
December 20, 2015

For the past week, we've been holding a fun activity where members associated images in the forums with plants in the database. It was wildly successful. Open to find out more.

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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
Dec 19, 2015 6:43 PM CST

Plants Admin

Once again, this is a contest that has exceeded my wildest expectations. Thanks to all of the members who participated, especially the winners.
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Dec 19, 2015 7:26 PM CST
@jmorth Jack, is this what Northerners do when they can't garden outside? Hilarious! That is an amazing number of photos you associated! Hurray!
Moderator of the best forum on ATP, the Butterflies, Bees, and Birds forum!
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
Dec 19, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Fantastic job!!! Thumbs up
A huge benefit to the database which is ever growing.
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
Dec 19, 2015 7:51 PM CST
Just one of a number of pursuits. Other ones include trying to reduce number of images in Picasa (currently at 83300, down from >100000), forcing bulbs (~ 25 + pots), walking with Plato (Husky) daily, and giving my rock collection their once a year cleaning.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Dec 19, 2015 7:56 PM CST
But what do you do in your SPARE time? Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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
Dec 19, 2015 7:59 PM CST
Watch football.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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
Dec 19, 2015 8:18 PM CST
Over 2500 images posted to the database in a short time is amazing! It certainly was fun to search for those photos and I also got to read some posts over again while searching and saw a lot of great photos again.

Congratulations on winning, jmorth! That was a lot of work. I tip my hat to you.

Thank you very much Zuzu for hosting this contest. Smiling

And of course a big thank you to the moderators and admins, who really had their work cut out for them with that many submissions.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Dec 19, 2015 8:38 PM CST
Congratulations, everyone! I tip my hat to you.
And thank you to those who found some of my photographs worth adding to the database. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 19, 2015 9:08 PM CST
Congrats to the winners and a big 'thank you' to all participants!

Like Debra, I thank those of you who found my images and linked them. Thumbs up
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
Dec 19, 2015 9:52 PM CST
This was a fun contest. Even though I am not a competitive person this contest was set up to work so effortlessly that my numbers were high enough to make me happy and earn me some lovely acorns...1/2 an acorn at a time.

@jmorth...1287, wow...let me do the math...that's 643.5 new acorns he earned for his efforts plus the 250 acorn prize = 893.5. Hurray!

Thank you to everyone who participated, especially the folks who took the photos and added them within each thread and helped to grow the ATP database. Thumbs up Best contest ever!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs Region: Georgia
Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias Roses
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Cem9165
Dec 19, 2015 9:53 PM CST
Congratulations to all of the winners!

Thanks also to everyone who participated and added some of my plants to the database. A HUGE thanks I tip my hat to you. to all of the forum moderators and admins who took the time to approve the additions. This was a great contest, and I hope that we can do this again in the future.
"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

author unknown
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
Dec 19, 2015 10:19 PM CST
I think I could build a mountain out of acorns accumulated.
It did involve hours per day to find so many good items to add to the db, enjoyed hours. Most were from two forums in the Perennials listing, one from 2015 and the other 2013. Both were rather large sized threads, each with around 1800 entries.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Dec 19, 2015 10:24 PM CST
Well I missed the whole thing until greene and jmorth gave me a few acorns . I got 6 or 7 acorns , Soo I am saying Thank You!
Sounded great ,, two plants in there nobody else had from my photo's ,, hey cooooool Hurray! Thumbs up
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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
Dec 19, 2015 10:24 PM CST

Also, congratulations robertduvall14! Your contribution of some of my pictures to the database is what got me started playing the game Smiling
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Dec 19, 2015 10:29 PM CST
Congrats to all the winners I tip my hat to you.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Dec 19, 2015 10:29 PM CST
vic , wcgypsi , and luvsgartens , also gave acorns ,, Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up Hilarious!
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Dec 19, 2015 10:37 PM CST
Congratulations, winners! This was fun, looking forward to the next contest!
Liz
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Dec 20, 2015 7:14 AM CST
Only downfall to this contest was, I saw way too many plants I now need to have in my yard Whistling Hilarious!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

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
Dec 20, 2015 8:46 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hummingbirder Lilies Region: Indiana Dog Lover Echinacea
Butterflies Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Claudia
Dec 20, 2015 1:28 PM CST
Congratulation to all the winners! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Over all I really enjoyed this contest. I gave it a decent run but no way would I ever be able to match these guys! Hilarious!

I think the Plant Admin's deserve something too. They had to look at all those photos & approve or not! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You!
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. ~Eeyore

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