Plant Database forum: 400 contributors, and 10,000 images from one member

Page 1 of 15 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 15
Views: 9352, Replies: 289 » Jump to the end
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
Image
dave
Feb 23, 2012 12:26 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

It seems not long ago that we had 300 individuals contributing to the DB. Today we crossed over to 400 members.

Additionally, we have some serious powerhouse members. There are a lot of members who have contributed very impressive numbers to the database. Vic has added over 6,500 photos and many more have uploaded over a thousand.

But Calif_Sue is a giant among us. She recently uploaded her 10,000th image to the database. Congratulations, Sue! That number is astounding to me and boggles the mind. Thumbs up

We have a bit over 63,000 photos in the database, and over half a million plants listed. The numbers go up and up every day.

So far this month, 12,110 gardeners from around the world visited various pages in the database, finding it through Google searches. I think this database is already one of the most useful plant databases in the world, and every single addition we make brings it one step closer. Smiling

To me, most amazing of all is that all this growth of the site has taken place during the gardening off-season. What will 2012 look like? I predict great things, and great growth! Thank you all for helping build this new gardening community. Smiling
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
vic
Feb 23, 2012 12:33 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! for Sue - I told her yesterday that if I could, I would have sent her fireworks, balloons, bells and whistles Hurray! Hurray!

I even called her TT this morning (ten thousand) WOW! BIG TIME Congrats Sue - YOU are a ROCK STAR!!!!!!!!!

and Dave! - THANK YOU so much for new thingy when adding plants - you've save us an extra click! LOVE IT! Thumbs up
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
Image
dave
Feb 23, 2012 12:34 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I thought that the new thingy when adding plants would be useful. Smiling
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
Image
ge1836
Feb 23, 2012 12:36 PM CST
olicow Sue. Plus her gardens are gorgeous and photos are wonderful.
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
Region: Canadian Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tip Photographer Garden Ideas: Master Level I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member
Morning Glories Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants Butterflies Garden Photography
Image
mcash70
Feb 23, 2012 12:42 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Congratulations Sue, that is an amazing number of images you have added to the database!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Betja
Feb 23, 2012 12:45 PM CST
CONGRATULATIONS SUE!!! Wow -- just think of all those acorns! You could stuff a whole tree! And I'm sure the next 10,000 won't take you nearly as long now that you're on a roll!

Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Betja
Feb 23, 2012 12:47 PM CST
And that's right Dave -- I'm already out there fertilizing to get ready for my spring iris season! And then on to daylililes after that...



Betty
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
Image
kqcrna
Feb 23, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Wow, 10,000 is pretty amazing. A lot of other members have very impressive stats, too.

12,000 google hits in a month is pretty spectacular, too. Didn't the database launch just about 6 months ago? And ATP, maybe a year ago? Very impressive.

Karen
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
Feb 23, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Wow, Sue, THANKS!!!!

I'd offer you some acorns, but I'm guessing you are tripping on them by now.... Rolling on the floor laughing
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
Feb 23, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Hurray! Sue. You go, girl!

And not too shabby yourself there, Vic. Thumbs up Green Grin!


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: 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
Image
dave
Feb 23, 2012 1:15 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

kqcrna said:Didn't the database launch just about 6 months ago? And ATP, maybe a year ago? Very impressive.


We launched ATP on July 4th, 2011 (about 8 months ago).

The database was launched on Sep 16.
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Butterflies Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover Xeriscape
Image
frostweed
Feb 23, 2012 1:22 PM CST
Dave, it's all those thumbs up and acorns you are dishing out, people just can't get enough of them. Thumbs up
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
Image
kqcrna
Feb 23, 2012 1:39 PM CST
dave said:

We launched ATP on July 4th, 2011 (about 8 months ago).

The database was launched on Sep 16.


The growth is most impressive when seen in the light of it's recent birth.

Karen
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
Image
dave
Feb 23, 2012 1:39 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I agree
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
Feb 23, 2012 1:48 PM CST
Yay! Sue and Vic!!!

Great contributions, indeed! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
goldfinch4
Feb 23, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Wow Sue, congrats!!! That is amazing! And Vic too. Hurray! Hurray!

And Dave for making it so much fun! Hurray! Hurray!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
vic
Feb 23, 2012 1:53 PM CST
Chris, I agree Isn't this just the most FUN, colorful, totally cool website on the planet? Thumbs up
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Seller of Garden Stuff I sent a postcard to Randy! Sempervivums Sedums Region: Wisconsin Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Image
goldfinch4
Feb 23, 2012 2:06 PM CST
Yes, Yes, Yes !!! Hurray! Hurray!
Cubits Store: The Sempervivum Patch - plants, containers, accessories!
Also stop by Timber Treasures and Garden Buddies on Cubits
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Image
woofie
Feb 23, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Sheesh, Sue, and Vic, too, you guys sure know how to make a body feel lazy and inadequate! Hilarious! WOW, that is amazing! And such wonderful photos, too! Congratulations to Sue and Vic.....and to ATP, too!!!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Gone Tropical
Orlando, Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: Florida Butterflies Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader
Tropicals Roses Ponds Plumerias Orchids Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Image
GoneTropical
Feb 23, 2012 2:42 PM CST
awesome Hurray! ... 10000 and 6500.... wow! I better get going and add my pictures Hilarious! not that I ever will have 10000 plants in my garden Blinking
One who plants a garden, plants happiness.

Page 1 of 15 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 15

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant Database forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"