Site Talk forum: Bug in the plant count?

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Polymerous
Apr 15, 2016 1:42 AM CST
Is this a bug? Or intended?

I noticed that when I changed the status on a daylily from "Have" to "Used to Have" (which is marked as "Prev" in my plant listing), the plant count listed under daylilies did not change.

I tried the reverse; when I changed the status on a daylily from "Used to Have" to "Have", the plant count stayed the same.

I decided to try to see what would happen if I added a plant as a "Want". I tried adding the daylily "Lord of Rings", into the Category of daylilies, as a "Want" (with choice 4, "thinking about it"). The plant got added to my list of daylilies as a "Want", but the list count for the daylilies increased!

So it seems to me that your plant lists are constructed to display a count of every plant listed there, including the "Used to Have"s and the "Want"s, even though I may not actually have the plant. The only way to get the count to display realistically (meaning, only plants that I actually currently have are included in the count), is to trashcan (delete) those plants that I don't actually have.

Maybe you think it should work this way, but it seems like a bug to me. Glare

The personal list of plants that I can keep here is very useful to me, but I would like to be able to easily determine how many plants I actually have, without manually counting them up, or deleting the former or coveted plants not actually in my garden. But I want to be able to keep those plants on the site list too. For the plants no longer in my garden, it is nice to keep a handy ATP site note as to why (so if someone asks about the plant, I can respond); for the plants that I want, it is nice to be able to note why I may want them, and to be able to review my "Want"s before purchasing plants or engaging in trades.

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
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dave
Apr 15, 2016 5:58 AM CST

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The count isn't showing you how many you own in real life. It's showing you how many are present in your lists.
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Bonehead
Apr 15, 2016 8:24 AM CST
When you first open your plant list, the system tells you how many in your have, want, and used to have lists. I additionally categorize mine by type of plant and the system also lets me know totals for each category. Works well for me.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 15, 2016 9:49 AM CST

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I created a separate Want list so I don't have those plants in their respective categories until I acquire it.
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Polymerous
Apr 15, 2016 3:24 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your answers.

Sue, you had a great idea! Hurray! I have now made separate want lists for the Daylilies and Irises, and separate "used to have" lists for them, also. I also added a Misc. used to have, for all of the other plants that have died, gone MIA, or were removed. Breaking out the used-to-have plants now lets me still keep notes on them, but allows me to easily know the current total number of still-existing plants (of those kinds).

Now if there were some way we could add NOIDs and seedlings that we want to keep track of! (Going by the Iris 'White Extra', I see that we can add unregistered plants. That's good, because I have an unregistered Benz daylily that I want to add to my list. But those plants are both in commerce, whereas NOIDs and seedlings are not.)

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 15, 2016 7:33 PM CST

Plants Admin

Dave had mentioned in a past thread that he will eventually add that option.
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Polymerous
Apr 15, 2016 8:20 PM CST
That would be great!
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.

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