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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!
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dave
Mar 13, 2012 9:38 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Up til now, when you post a comment about an image in the plant database, the thread doesn't really appear anywhere except on the image itself, and the thread watcher for you and the submitter of the image.

That changes today! In addition to the above, we now have a new forum that shows all the discussions of all the images in the database.

http://garden.org/forums/view/plantphotos/

Really, I should have set this up long ago.

Anyway, now you can "watch that forum" and you will notified on the front page of all threads that pertain to images in the database. I think this will make the photos in the DB even more valuable as people can use them as springboards for conversation. Thumbs up
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
Mar 13, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Great new feature, Dave!! Thanks.
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!
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woofie
Mar 13, 2012 9:41 AM CST
Oh, I like that! Smiling
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
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Calif_Sue
Mar 13, 2012 12:18 PM CST

Plants Admin

I agree great addition!!
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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
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goldfinch4
Mar 13, 2012 2:24 PM CST
Thumbs up I like it too - thanks Dave!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2012 2:26 PM CST
Oooh, I really like this! Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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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
Mar 13, 2012 3:00 PM CST
https://www.google.com/search?q=pink+pussy+willow+in+bloom&h...

Speaking of photos, I knew Google was picking up ATP articles and so forth, but I didn't realize Google was picking up our photos as well until I saw one of mine awhile ago ... fourth row, first photo (pink pussy willow catkins). I'm sure everyone else knew this already, but it is the first time I've actually recognized one as a photo I took.

I don't know if the link will work now because the photos displayed on Google are constantly changing. Click it and it takes the viewer right to the database entry. Nifty.

Must go update that databox now. I am so far behind sometimes. Glare

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: 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
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woofie
Mar 13, 2012 3:07 PM CST
Found it! But it was in a different position. Just have to hover the mouse over the pics to see the source info. Cool!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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
Mar 13, 2012 3:16 PM CST
Startled me at first ... like seeing your reflection in a mirror you didn't know was there. Green Grin!

Databox is updated now. Whistling
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: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Mar 13, 2012 3:30 PM CST
Hurray!
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
Mar 13, 2012 3:40 PM CST
I just got back from playing with the new toy. Hurray!
Love this new feature Dave. Thank you so much. Group hug

Tee, I am finding the same thing when I do google searches for different plants. https://www.google.com/search?q=Sedum+album+%27Laconicum%27&...

I'm also getting a lot of ATP links at the top of the list for plant searches.
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
Mar 13, 2012 3:42 PM CST
Thumbs up
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
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dave
Mar 13, 2012 3:49 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Google has a huge amount of our database in their index and we get many hundreds of visitors a day coming in through the DB.

We've had 1,307 visits to ATP from Google searches so far today. 293 of those visits were to an image in the DB. 420 of them were to a plant's entry in the DB.
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
Mar 13, 2012 3:50 PM CST
Hurray! This is so exciting. Green Grin!
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
Mar 13, 2012 3:55 PM CST
Very interesting.
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: 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
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kqcrna
Mar 13, 2012 4:01 PM CST
Wow, that's a bunch in one day.

Karen
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
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mcash70
Mar 13, 2012 4:41 PM CST
That's awesome!! Thumbs up
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
Mar 13, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Great to have all that information at our fingertips, thanks Dave, and I agree, that is a lot of traffic for one day! Blinking
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Mar 13, 2012 5:06 PM CST

Plants Admin

Which reminds me that we really need some of the details filled in for so many images!
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
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
Mar 13, 2012 5:06 PM CST
Well, get to it!! Green Grin!

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