Plant Database forum: Tulips & Daffodils

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Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Dec 30, 2011 11:29 AM CST
Was wondering if any plans to have some special fields for these, ie Classifications? The classes, as you know, are very definitive and organize them into their groups of characteristics.

Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 30, 2011 11:57 AM CST

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The ability for us to make special databox fields on a genus level is one of the fundamental features that makes our database so powerful. I am always happy to set this up for any kind of plant.

The way it works is we need to come up with what we want to have for the plant type. Then I can put it all together. It's a somewhat lengthy process to decide what fields we want and what options will be present in each field, but it doesn't have to be complete at first. We can create just the items we want now and add to them later.

I would propose that you post one new thread for Tulips and another new thread for Daffodils. Title the thread as something like "Data architecture proposal for tulips" and let me know what fields you want for starters. Smiling
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 30, 2011 12:00 PM CST
Will do. Thanks, Dave! Smiling
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 30, 2011 12:03 PM CST

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Dec 30, 2011 12:04 PM CST

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Oh, one more thing. Many plant types have a society website that you can visit, and those sites often have a way to view all the plants of that type, along with specific details about those plants. You can learn a lot about what kind of data we want here by looking at those.

For example, we modeled much of our daylily database from the American Hemerocallis database.

For daffodils, check out http://daffseek.org/

I see they have Divisions, Petal colors, cup colors, and so forth.
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
Dec 30, 2011 12:11 PM CST
Thanks, Dave. Smiling

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