Take Pictures for the Database!: Patting myself on the back...

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Take Pictures for the Database!

By violabird
January 4, 2012

Help grow our plant database: When I go to a public garden, I take a shot of the plant tag before I shoot the plant. That way I have all the info ready, especially for the ATP plant database.

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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
Jan 3, 2012 6:07 PM CST
... I do the same thing! Otherwise I would *never* know what I had photographed, lol.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 3, 2012 6:20 PM CST
An absolutely excellent idea! Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Jan 3, 2012 7:35 PM CST
sheryl said: ... I do the same thing! Otherwise I would *never* know what I had photographed, lol.


Me too! Green Grin! Thumbs up

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 3, 2012 7:39 PM CST
My picture of the tag comes after the plant picture Smiling
And as a maker of labels for the Naples Botanical Garden, I thank you for valuing my work! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 3, 2012 8:13 PM CST
And what fun it is to come home and go through the photos, adding them to the database. I love to take my camera to the grocery story and nurseries also. Hurray!
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
Jan 3, 2012 9:32 PM CST
Wow, never thought of the grocery store...

We *do* value your work, Hetty. We could never be quite as thoroughly plant geeks without your efforts!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Ann
Ottawa, ON Canada (Zone 5a)
Hostas Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Composter Region: Canadian Clematis
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ViolaAnn
Jan 3, 2012 10:00 PM CST
Me too! And what a great way to get good pics of varieties we don't grow.
Ann

Pictures of all my hostas, updated annually and tracked since 2008 begin at: https://violaann.smugmug.com/Garden/Hostas/Hostas-in-my-gard...
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 3, 2012 11:39 PM CST
That's the part I love about taking photos when we travel. Some of the plants I only see online. It's fun to add plants that we can't grow, to the database.
It's also a lot of fun researching the plant online to fill in the information for the entry. Hurray!
Great way to learn more about plants.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
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Dutchlady1
Jan 4, 2012 3:55 AM CST
It's been three years this week since I started this job and I have learned SOOOO much Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 4, 2012 10:21 AM CST
What an interesting job Hetty. Keep up the great work. Thumbs up
Name: Melissa E. Keyes
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Zone 11+
Charter ATP Member
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coconut
Jan 4, 2012 11:33 AM CST
ValleyLynn, what on earth do you photograph at a grocery store??????????????????
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 4, 2012 1:32 PM CST
Melissa Group hug
How are you doing over on your beautiful island?

I photograph all kinds of fruits, vegetables and even flowers in the stores small floral section. I did many different varieties of apples. Then I spent a couple of hours in the
Internation Food Market while visiting family in VA. Oh my goodness, I saw fruits and vegetables I'd never seen before. I had a ball entering many of them in the database here at ATP.
Walmart, Home Depot, Costco and Lowe's are all great places to get awesome photos of all kinds of plants, fruits and vegetables. Thumbs up
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Name: Tami Smith
Naylor, GA (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Lilies
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mollymistsmith
Jan 7, 2012 1:29 AM CST
Awesome idea! I am terrible about taking pics thinking I'll remember only to forget. Hilarious!
Tami
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Nov 12, 2013 8:15 PM CST
Nurseries are another great source of photos. Use the photos for ideas, for the plant database or to compare prices.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Nov 12, 2013 8:26 PM CST
Good idea, Arlene. Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 12, 2013 8:47 PM CST
I agree
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Nov 12, 2013 8:53 PM CST
The "Idea Garden" at my favorite place (to look) is filled with so much inspiration:

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