The June 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!: Want to earn five acorns?

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The June 2016 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
June 15, 2016

We have a huge collection of prizes put together for this month's raffle. Come check it out!

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Jun 17, 2016 10:23 AM CST
Hi everyone! I know you want raffle tickets and one easy way to get five acorns is to post an event to the Gardening Calendar of Events. It's looking a little sparse right now! But check it out here: http://garden.org/apps/events/

You get five acorns for each event you post. So what kind of events do you post? Well, I belong to a local botanical garden and they have plant festivals every so often. I also look in the newspaper for ideas. The weekend section often lists plant shows from the different plant societies. Also, on Sunday in the Home or Real Estate section they have a Garden Calendar that lists events. Maybe you're friends with groups on Facebook that are holding a native plant sale or a plant identification walk? Most edible plants have a festival of some kind associated with them. Here it's strawberries, blueberries, kumquats, tomatoes, etc. Do you live near a preserve or nature center that is giving a lecture on pollinators, birds, or other topics relevant to gardeners? I love going out and attending these kinds of events. I even go to plant shows for plants I don't even grow just because it's so much fun to see the different varieties!

And remember - if you attend an event - take pictures! Then, you can add them to the plant database for more acorns! I recently attended a Hibiscus show and earned about 300 acorns from the pictures I posted to the database. Many of them were the first photo we had in the database. So go add some events, attend some events, and help the site (and your acorn stash) grow! Thumbs up
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 17, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Thanks for reminding us of this, Melanie. I put one in last night, and will watch for more events. It's nice that we can search for things in our area that are interesting to us.
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
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mellielong
Jun 17, 2016 10:34 AM CST
I agree, Karen! I was really excited when Dave launched the feature. And because we have a lot of new members since the merge, I thought it was worth pointing it out. Now, I have to go add some events I know I are coming up!
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 17, 2016 12:01 PM CST
Thanks
*Blush* I have not even checked this out before
Must use it more often Thumbs up








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Claudia
Jun 17, 2016 12:31 PM CST
I had not even heard of this where is it located if I am trying to find it without your link?
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
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mellielong
Jun 17, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Claudia, on the left menu, click on "Other Tools". Then, you'll see "Gardening Calendar of Events" in the list.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2016 12:39 PM CST
Melanie, Confused I've been trying to add an event but keep getting a database error message ... not sure what I'm doing wrong but here's the information in case anyone in Florida is interested:

McKee Botanical Garden 12th annual Water Lily Celebration
Saturday June 18th
8:30 a.m. until 2: 00 p.m.

Florida's largest Water Lily collection, consisting of nearly 500 plants will be on display. This annual celebration attracts hundreds of visitors, photographers, artists and horticulturalists.

Gates open earlier than usual to allow for self guided tours to view some of the night blooming varieties before they retreat. Plant experts will be available throughout the day to answer questions and advise visitors on how to characterize the hardy species from the tropical varieties. They will also offer demonstrations on re-potting. Vendors will be on site with an array of plants for purchase. Photo's for the annual Water Lily Photo Contest will be on display in the historic Hall of Giants and visitors will have the opportunity to cast their votes for the "People's Choice".

Summer admission rates apply and are as follows: Adults $10.00, Seniors $9.00, Children (3-12) $5.00
McKee members and children under the age of 3 are Free.


http://www.mckeegarden.org/waterlily%20celebration.php






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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 17, 2016 12:41 PM CST

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plantladylin said:I've been trying to add an event but keep getting a database error message ...


Could you copy and paste the error message you're getting?
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Jun 17, 2016 12:50 PM CST
mellielong said:Claudia, on the left menu, click on "Other Tools". Then, you'll see "Gardening Calendar of Events" in the list.


Thanks @mellielong I got my event added! Thumbs up
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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
Jun 17, 2016 1:42 PM CST
Lin - what Dave said. It's worked fine for me several times and I see others have added quite a few events. Confused
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SpringGreenThumb
Jun 17, 2016 2:12 PM CST
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@dave

Got an error.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2016 2:13 PM CST
*Blush* Well, it must have been something I was doing wrong because I just tried again and it accepted it this time. *Blush* Sorry.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2016 2:14 PM CST
The error message Betsy shows appears to be similar to the one I was getting earlier.
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SpringGreenThumb
Jun 17, 2016 2:23 PM CST
plantladylin said:The error message Betsy shows appears to be similar to the one I was getting earlier.


So I just re did mine in a very simple format and it posted. Make it simple.

@dave

I need to edit the event dates. (Oops)
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 17, 2016 2:29 PM CST
I have cataracts and the vision especially in my right eye is getting really bad. I'm not certain but when I first got the error message, I may very well have been typing my message into the wrong area (like the location.) Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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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
Jun 17, 2016 2:57 PM CST
Well, we're all learning today! I messed up the first one I did and had to edit it. Dave makes that pretty easy, though, so no worries!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 17, 2016 3:14 PM CST

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Ok thanks for that screenshot - very helpful! It should be fixed now. Smiling
Name: Rosie
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 17, 2016 3:39 PM CST
@dave
I was going to send a private message but perhaps others will want this info.

I inadvertently duplicated an entry in the event section. I can't figure out how to delete one of the two.

This may have generated a duplicate acorn award also. I don't know how many I had to start ..but -- those acorns seemed automatically awarded in seconds.

So, how can I delete the duplicate entry and how do I return acorns?
Thanks.
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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
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dave
Jun 17, 2016 3:41 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Give me a link to the duplicate and I'll delete it. If you want to return the acorns just send them to me. Smiling
Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
If it sparkles - I'm there!
Region: North Carolina Bookworm
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MISSINGROSIE
Jun 17, 2016 3:49 PM CST
dave said:Give me a link to the duplicate and I'll delete it. If you want to return the acorns just send them to me. Smiling


A link huh?

Well I will have to figure that out. I don't see it on the page...just a link to the event.

It is the FIRST one of the two posts that are duplicated

Calendar of Events: Sculpture Art in the Garden.. SEPTEMBER 17

Thanks!

Don't squat with yer spurs on!

People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved

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