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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
Jul 20, 2012 2:10 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Do you have any gardening companies that you'd like to recommend to others? We all have our favorite companies that we buy from time and again, and I'm pleased to announce a new feature that will let you reward your favorite companies by recommending them to others!

Introducing Gardening Recommendations, currently in beta form only. You can access it here:

http://garden.org/reviews/

Sometime this coming week I will find a way to make room for it in the tab bar up top and then we'll be officially launched. But in the meantime, feel free to check it out and see what you think.

A few of the features:

1) Anybody can add a company to be recommended. Once the company is added you can post your review.

2) Your review can be a simple one or two sentence review, or it can be a full length post.

3) You can include photos in your review! This way you can show what the order looked like when you got it.

4) People can post replies to your review (just like the way people can post replies to your photos in the database, for example).

Check it out, and let me know what you think.
[Last edited by dave - Jul 20, 2012 2:11 PM (+)]
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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!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jul 20, 2012 2:12 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I meant to also mention: this feature is only a very small beginning. Right now it only supports the recommending of companies, but I have created this in such a way that I can easily extend it to support recommending other things, like books and even other fellow trading partners! Adding those other features will be a phase 2 project. Smiling
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 20, 2012 2:40 PM CST
Great!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 20, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Do you think you could add a feature that would be like the green thumb guy or something simple for those who have used the product or company but don't do well with words (long recommendations)

Smiling
Cinda
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jul 20, 2012 3:43 PM CST
I look forward to this new feature. Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2012 3:48 PM CST
I love it Dave.
Can you make it so we can edit our comments?
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
Jul 20, 2012 3:56 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

gardengus said:Do you think you could add a feature that would be like the green thumb guy or something simple for those who have used the product or company but don't do well with words (long recommendations


They don't have to be long, at all. Check out my review of DripWorks:

http://garden.org/reviews/view/20/DripWorks/20/

Feel free to recommend a company by simply saying "I recommend them" or anything simple like that.

valleylynn said:Can you make it so we can edit our comments?


This is ready! Just go to your review and scroll to the bottom and click on "Edit your review". Thumbs up
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
Jul 20, 2012 4:04 PM CST
That was quick. Thank you Dave. 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
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dave
Jul 20, 2012 4:04 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
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
Jul 20, 2012 4:11 PM CST
I hope it is okay that I put a link in some of the comments, to threads pertaining to the nursery?
Can you review them Dave and let me know if that works okay for what you are doing?

SMG Nursery is one of them.
Young's Garden Center is another.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Jul 20, 2012 4:56 PM CST
How do we edit the information we placed in the system for a nursery?


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
Jul 20, 2012 4:58 PM CST
Here you go Sis.
dave said:This is ready! Just go to your review and scroll to the bottom and click on "Edit your review". Thumbs up

Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Jul 20, 2012 5:11 PM CST
It is the site record I want to change
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jul 20, 2012 5:20 PM CST
I put a Canadian one in there. They do ship to the USA...will it be searchable, eventually, by Country?
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
Jul 20, 2012 6:21 PM CST
I see now what you are talking about Sis.
I don't see an option to change that information?
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
Jul 20, 2012 7:25 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

valleylynn said:I hope it is okay that I put a link in some of the comments, to threads pertaining to the nursery?


Yes, perfectly okay.

CDsSister said:How do we edit the information we placed in the system for a nursery?


ahh, sorry. That functionality is not yet in. Early this week I'll make sure to get that in!

threegardeners said:will it be searchable, eventually, by Country?


Yes, of course! Smiling And fully international in scope.

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 20, 2012 7:27 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up Thumbs up 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
Jul 20, 2012 8:03 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Dave does not do anything half way. All I can say is WOW!!! Thumbs up
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
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vic
Jul 21, 2012 10:55 AM CST
A wonderful new feature Dave - thank you so much Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Jul 21, 2012 11:49 AM CST

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Evan

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