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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Nov 17, 2011 4:04 PM CST
Hi everyone-

Cinda suggested that we propose a Cottage Gardening microbadge to Dave. We had asked for one for the herbs forum and he was quite accommodating, so we thought we'd push our luck Big Grin

Actually, instead of making him come up with something, with Cinda's help I put something together. We wanted you all to have a chance to yay or nay it before we went to Dave.

I'm going to post it on the next entry. When you see it at first it will be blown up in size. Click on it and it will reduce to the actual size and not be as blurry. I'm not going to tell you what it is - I want to see if it's clear to you. If it isn't, we'll need to change it.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 17, 2011 4:05 PM CST
Okay, here it is! Don't forget to click on it.
Thumb of 2011-11-17/sheryl/30969e

LOL- okay, you can tell what it is from the large picture. But tell me if it's clear from the small one!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 17, 2011 8:48 PM CST
Not as clear as I would like. Can see it is cottagey, but can't tell the flowers.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 8:43 AM CST
They're not defined flowers at all, I kind of doubt that you would be able to see them at that size, anyway. I could certainly change the colors around to represent particular flowers...
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Nov 18, 2011 9:25 AM CST
I'm not a designer, but perhaps too literal.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 9:33 AM CST
S'okay, that's why I put it out there!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Nov 18, 2011 9:46 AM CST
I'd suggest a real photo (they used one for the Hosta and Sempervivum badges)
something like this

Thumb of 2011-11-18/sandnsea2/147ba8

I'll give more photo ideas later, but need to go out now.
something cottagey/romantic/overflowing with flowers.
[Last edited by sandnsea2 - Nov 18, 2011 9:47 AM (+)]
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 18, 2011 9:54 AM CST
If you look at the tiny microbadges, they seem to focus on one small element that's representative of the plant or type of gardening. Not sure how either of the suggestions above will translate to a small badge.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 9:59 AM CST
That is absolutely the biggest problem. For instance, with no manipulation, here's your photo, Janice (remember you need to click on it to get the actual size.
Thumb of 2011-11-18/sheryl/095db1
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
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sandnsea2
Nov 18, 2011 10:01 AM CST
How did they do it for the badge for Hostas and semps?
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Nov 18, 2011 10:02 AM CST
So what one thing is most representative of Cottage Gardening?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 10:03 AM CST
If we had something with as little detail as either of those pics, we'd be fine. I could probably adapt a picture to be a line drawing of a cottage, but trying to get plants in it makes it tough.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Nov 18, 2011 10:03 AM CST
sandnsea2 said:How did they do it for thge badge for Hostas and semps?


I believe they gave Dave the photo they wanted to use and he manipulated it into the badge.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Nov 18, 2011 10:05 AM CST
Ok, Tee that is a better way to go, letting Dave size it, ....drawing one doesn't work for me, anyways.... can't capture properly.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Nov 18, 2011 10:08 AM CST
lushness of romantic heirloom flowers capture what Cottage gardens are, in my mind, Tee.
What are everyones' thoughts?
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 10:40 AM CST
Ummmm..... I'm not sure how you're going to get that across in those size parameters.... unless you do a picture of a particular plant or a mixed bouquet.

Maybe a bunch of peonies? Roses have their own forum, so that would be confusing.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Nov 18, 2011 10:58 AM CST
An arbor?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
Image
sheryl
Nov 18, 2011 11:15 AM CST
An arbor with something climbing on it, you mean?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
Image
SongofJoy
Nov 18, 2011 11:30 AM CST
Yes.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
Image
sandnsea2
Nov 18, 2011 1:35 PM CST
Yes, an arbor with roses/clems, but a photo of one is best...those other badges don't seem to do justice to the subject, IMHO.

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