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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Apr 3, 2012 1:57 PM CST
I checked to see if there was an Orchid database this morning. There wasn't in the drop down, so I typed Orchid in the search box, and got orchids. Until I got to page 3, then it turned into a catch all...everything from Daylilies to roses. Is there no mod. for the Database?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 3, 2012 1:59 PM CST

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I don't think anyone has really stepped up to take on the role of orchid moderator in our database. I don't know much about them myself, so they are there and people post photos of them, but we don't have a centralized location for them like we do with many of the other kinds of plants.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Apr 3, 2012 2:11 PM CST
Gosh if it's that much of a mess it sounds like we need someone in there to clean house!!
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dave
Apr 3, 2012 2:13 PM CST

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I think it's just that orchids span across so many genera, and they are unusually classified (with grex names).
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Apr 3, 2012 2:16 PM CST
tell me about it Grumbling
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 3, 2012 2:17 PM CST
Orchids are the second largest genus in the world. There's a whole bunch of them. 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
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 3, 2012 2:21 PM CST
It seems a shame that people's other photos will remain lost in the orchids database. Boojum left the orchid data base on Cubits, so if one wants to look or propose from the Orchids forum, there is a link, but I don't know how close she is monitoring it.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Apr 3, 2012 2:26 PM CST
I agree
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: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 3, 2012 2:34 PM CST
Everything on the first couple of pages starts with "orchid" and is followed by the rest of the info. Not very professional, but at least they ARE orchids. I found a couple of pages of daylilies, as well as several misc. plants before I gave up. Thumbs down
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 3, 2012 2:40 PM CST

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The database is only as complete as we all make it. The strongest areas of our database are those areas that someone stepped up and took charge of it, and oftentimes brought a DB with them from Cubits.

One day I'm sure we'll get there with orchids (and crepe myrtles, and peach trees, and mangoes, and .. and ... Smiling )
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Apr 3, 2012 2:45 PM CST
Gocha! I'm not volunteering. Hilarious!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Apr 3, 2012 2:55 PM CST

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When you typed 'orchids' it gave you everything that had it as a common or cultivar name, often it becomes a color name, that's why you will find daylilies, roses, etc. You have to actually search by the genus type (Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Epidendrum etc.) to get it to be all orchids. You can perhaps pick one genus at a time and see what comes up.
I wouldn't want that job either, those names are all crazy sounding to me!! Blinking I need simple.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 3, 2012 2:59 PM CST
dave said:The database is only as complete as we all make it. The strongest areas of our database are those areas that someone stepped up and took charge of it, and oftentimes brought a DB with them from Cubits.

One day I'm sure we'll get there with orchids (and crepe myrtles, and peach trees, and mangoes, and .. and ... Smiling )



I agree Thumbs up It'll get there. To be cliche, Rome wasn't built in a day.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 3, 2012 3:08 PM CST
Sue, That's how it was on DG, but none of the other plants on this site had "Orchid" in there name
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Apr 3, 2012 3:35 PM CST
I just checked and it appears Boojum Closed the database on Cubits.

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