Plant Database forum: A bit of confusion?

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 18, 2016 8:33 AM CST
A bit confused here... Which one is it? Or, is it?
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 18, 2016 9:09 AM CST

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I'll tag @lauriebasler to make her aware of this thread.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 18, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Hi Evan, thanks.
After I posted this here I realized I probably should have posted to the plant photos forum instead?

If that is the case, my apologies, and should it be moved? *Blush*
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Aug 18, 2016 10:14 AM CST

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First off I should have thanked you for catching this. Thank You! and D'Oh! You can "Suggest a Change" to move the thread to the plant photos forum which will auto tag Laurie.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 18, 2016 10:47 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

Ok, I'll do that.
Thanks
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dave
Aug 18, 2016 11:21 AM CST

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This is the right place, actually, for this kind of thread.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 18, 2016 11:28 AM CST
Thanks Dave, I really wasn't completely sure.

Hilarious! A "bit of confusion" on my part! Hilarious!

*Blush*
Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Aug 20, 2016 10:07 AM CST
I did write in and say I had this wrong. That is all I will say on that. I do not have the ins and outs posting or removing figured out. But I will ask the Experts to remove my posts, and happily. I am sorry to have found My Elija Blues are not all Elija Blues, here in front of you all.

It is Beyond Blue. But under these circumstances, I would not take my word for it either. I only just realized I have two varieties of Blue Fescue, and it has been a long slow realization as these plants are just so very similar, but different.

I purchased 7 of them all at the same time under the name Elijah Blue. All tags just said Blue Fescue. They had to find two more in the back for me, and I believe that is where the slip occurred.

As small plants adjusting to my landscape I noticed right away the plants were dissimilar but it honestly is so slight, I chalked it up to culture, as some got more shade, some more water. Some got lovely amended holes, and some were not as lucky. It has only been last season and this season, I really became committed to deciding what was up with my grasses.
They are so easy to move that last year I purposely put ones I suspected were different, just a foot apart, in 4 different locations in the flower beds. Side by side, one would remain upright with straight blades a foot away the other was lounging along the soil in a soft sleepy mound. After a few trips to nurseries, where I compared their Beyond's to their Elijas, I felt confident, that Beyond Blue, which I never heard of was in my yard.

I am so sorry about this, and assure you I do not own anything that is so similar that I could make this embarrassing mistake again. I think the best thing to do is to remove all my fescue entries. I was crabby with the nursery for yet another mix up, because I am obsessive about knowing the name of my plants, even my weeds. I hate to have been a source of confusion, leaving some to feel the way it feels when we realize the nursery mislabeled a plant again, and I am less than certain what I am growing.

From what I can see, I am not able to remove these on my own, but will request it today. Perhaps someone can start a thread asking for pics of Elija, and pics of Beyond as a way to assist people feeling they have a good id of their plants.

Sorry all. I love it here, I hope I don't get kicked to the curb. Crossing Fingers! It was a realization for me that unfolded while new here. I love looking at others plant lists. The reality is, I believe I know what is what, but I would really feel better if your verification came from others who have not had an issue with id as I have.

My sons and their sig others drove down from Everett, so I please allow me to take care of this as soon as they settle in and I have a some time to myself.


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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 20, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Laurie! Thumbs up

As I was looking at your pictures, I noticed that they do in fact appear to be 2 different varieties, and wasn't sure, if that was the case, that a comment to that effect could be made in the caption of the picture. Such as the one on the left is.../The one on the right is... Shrug!

With all of the tags stating simply Blue Fescue, I don't see any need to "delete" your pictures, but maybe just move them to the more "generic" entry for the plant... Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca)

Things like this very easily happen all the time! I purchased a plant that said Dracaena fragrant 'White Jewel', when in fact, after posting the picture, and receiving 2 acorns, *Blush* I found from another member that in fact it wasn't 'White Jewel', but 'Lemon Surprise'. Then had to have our wonderful admins move the picture for me.
No harm, no foul!

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If it was, I, and many others would be long gone!!! Smiling

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plantmanager
Aug 20, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Don't feel bad or apologize, Laurie. This has happened to all of us. I sure made a lot of mistakes, and probably still will! That's how we all learn. Keep on sharing by posting and submitting photos.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 20, 2016 11:58 AM CST
terrafirma said:Laurie! Thumbs up Things like this very easily happen all the time! I purchased a plant that said Dracaena fragrant 'White Jewel', when in fact it wasn't 'White Jewel', but 'Lemon Surprise'.

I agree, I recently purchased a little Dracaena labeled 'White Jewel' only to get it home and notice that I had another one that was identical ... now I have two Dracaena 'Jade Jewel' plants. Green Grin!

I must admit though that sometimes I totally forget exactly what plants I have around here. I'll be out at a nursery and spy something and say to myself "Oh, how pretty, I must get one!" Then I get home and ... *Blush* oops, I already have one of those. I can't tell you how many times I've ended up with duplicates and triplicates of the same exact plant. I'm really getting old! Rolling on the floor laughing

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Calif_Sue
Aug 21, 2016 12:36 PM CST

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Ha, I have added daylily pictures to iris entries and visa versa! Hilarious! Absolutely no need to feel bad or apologize!! Here we like to discuss, clarify, make corrections, share experiences, move images, and move on! nodding
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2016 1:01 PM CST
LOL, a couple of months ago I posted photos to the database at the entry for Snowberry (Chiococca alba) and one recent evening I was out in the yard and realized (from the heavenly fragrance) that the shrub was Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) and thought to myself "didn't I put pictures of this shrub in the database under Snowberry?" They look a lot alike but sure enough, I'd uploaded them to the wrong entry. D'Oh!

I'm getting so old that I will stare at a plant that I've known for 45 years and yet for the life of me I can't remember the name of it. Thank goodness for the Plant ID Forum here on garden.org. I'd really be lost without some of the wonderful plant identifiers who've helped me out and jogged my ole' brain on many occasions! Lovey dubby
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Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Aug 21, 2016 9:06 PM CST
I love it here guys. Thanks, I appreciate your stories and the spirit with which you have shared them here for me.
I am going to look into removing those asap, but at the moment I have company in the other room that popped in, and they are notorious for staying a looooooooooooooooong time. Sad
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 23, 2016 10:30 AM CST
Laurie, please just ask the admins to move them...Don't remove them... It's a great picture, and I love the fact that it shows 2 different varieties of the same plant! Thumbs up

Blue Fescue (Festuca glauca)
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