Daylilies forum: If you had "The Perfect Database"

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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jan 27, 2016 6:26 PM CST
Hi all,

I thought that I would take advantage of your experience in purchasing, trading, planting, growing, tending, hybridizing, seeds/seedlings, pedigrees, registering, showing, awards and selling daylilies. My sweet husband is a world class programmer and is building me a new database for this new endeavor. I had started an Excel spreadsheet (which I am fairly good at) but my Steve said this would be much better as a database.

So, if you had access to the database of your dreams, what kind of data would you like and need in there for any of the above areas or new areas suggested? I started with name, hybridizer, year, and the characteristics of the daylily, where and when I got it, how much I paid. I also have hostas, amaryllis and such so maybe the database should be able to handle multiple species.

Thanks,
Barb
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jan 27, 2016 6:38 PM CST
Should this go in the general access area?
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Jan 27, 2016 6:40 PM CST
Hello, Plantstep is a great program that provides the ability to do all those things for multiple kinds of plants, and is very reasonable, I believe $30.
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
Jan 28, 2016 11:17 AM CST
As far as daylilies are concerned I find the database here pretty good. The only things I would love to see added would be a list of links showing where the plant is available. I know that would be almost impossible because it would have to depend on the suppliers keeping their plants availability up to date, the same thing for pricing. I can see that just having a reference of some kind to past availability and price would be of considerable help. I do try to keep my own past purchase info here on my ATP plant list. I haven't done that well on keeping up with the pricing, but I am constantly adding the info as I find it.
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Jan 28, 2016 11:46 AM CST
Does Plantstep allow you to put photos of the parents of the daylily on the same page as the daylily itself?
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Jan 28, 2016 11:53 AM CST
Karen, you just click the parent button, and then pictures of the parents pop up, if you have put pictures of the parents on Plantstep.

Gale
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Jan 28, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Thanks, Gale. This is a bit off topic. Gale, is your avatar a pic of your seedling? If not, what is the daylily in your avatar?
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Jan 28, 2016 12:13 PM CST
Yes, it is a seedling, Bass Gibson x Soli Deo Gloria.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Jan 28, 2016 12:32 PM CST
Just want to say it is really gorgeous! Love the white toothy edge and how it provides the perfect backdrop to the colors of the petals and throat.
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jan 28, 2016 12:36 PM CST
I had thought that a 3 generation pedigree would be useful to see what is in the background of whatever cross you might wish to make.
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
Jan 28, 2016 12:57 PM CST
Karen, Thank you, it was one of my favorite seedlings to bloom last year. It is not my cross, I purchased the seed off of the LA.

Barb, Absolutely, the more info the better. I was just letting you know that a program was available and at a reasonable cost. There are spots to add all kinds of info about your plants, and a hybridizing section for all the different plants. Good luck on your program.

Gale
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jan 28, 2016 4:25 PM CST
Thanks, Gale. I might have gone with that one if I didn't have a fellow who does this for a living. He is a 9 yr cancer survivor/patient and this will be a gift to me.
“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama

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