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Jan 13, 2023 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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Coneflowers

Echinacea Purpurea Magnus, pretty close to the native variety found in Illinois except for a flatter flower instead of the shuttlecock shape. Taken at Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Jan 13, 2023 9:15 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6b)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
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Oh, I love that! I tried growing them but the bunnies eat them allโ€ฆI love Magnus, the flat shape is really attractive.
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Jan 13, 2023 9:19 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Excellent banner Nancy!
As Yogi Berra said, โ€œIt's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.โ€
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Jan 14, 2023 5:24 AM CST
Central Florida (Zone 9a)
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I just love Cones! Every kind and color, especially all the new colors. I got a wildflower mix for Christmas and I made my Wattle Fence just so the bunnies could not get into the flower garden this year. Last spring and summer they decimated the Zinnia's, Morning Glory's, Hardy Poinsettias, and the Mexican Petunia's, plus a few more. Oh, and my Hawaiian Ti's. Drat those rabbits!

Lovely banner Nancy. You guys do not know how many times I've tried to make a banner, but I just cannot get the dimensions correct for some reason. Oh well!
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Jan 14, 2023 9:30 AM CST
Germany (Zone 7b)
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Great banner, Nancy! Thumbs up
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Jan 14, 2023 9:51 AM CST
Name: Jeboba Tea
6 feet under (Zone 7a)
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slowcala said:Lovely banner Nancy. You guys do not know how many times I've tried to make a banner, but I just cannot get the dimensions correct for some reason. Oh well!

Oh, here's an easy way to do it, on a computer (Windows):
Navigate to "Pixlr X" - You can do so by clicking on the link below:
Click here to go to Pixlr

You'll be greeted with something that looks a little bit like this:
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Select "Open Image", and it'll open up a window displaying your "files" - from here, select the image you want to turn into a banner. If it tells you that "the image you selected is very large", just ignore it and click the blue "apply" button (Circled in red).
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It should now display the image. Find the "crop" button on the left (Circled in red):
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Your screen should now look like this:
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You can now type directly in the "Height" box (Circled in red), changing the value to "150" to meet the height requirement for banners. The image width can be changed in the same way, and make sure it is over 1,200. You can now move your mouse over the center selection (Circled in red), until your mouse displays a symbol with four arrows in the shape of a cross - if it's only two arrows, you will be changing the dimensions of the image instead of your selected banner area! You can press down and hold to move this selection around. Release your mouse button when you've found a good section to crop.
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Once you're done, click the "Save" button (Circled in red).
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This window will open up, just ignore everything and click "Save as".
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And finally, just click "Apply".
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Jan 14, 2023 10:22 AM CST
Name: Jeboba Tea
6 feet under (Zone 7a)
Cactus and Succulents Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Sempervivums Sedums Garden Procrastinator
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Houseplants Dog Lover Critters Allowed Cat Lover Garden Photography
By the way, apologies for flooding the thread with that huge text wall!

@slowcala If you run into any issues let me know!
Developing scripts & carpal tunnel
University of Incompetence graduate
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Jan 14, 2023 11:19 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- ๐ŸŒน (Zone 8b)
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That works well!
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ
The only way to succeed is to try!
๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€ โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“๐Ÿ
Try to be more valuable than a bad example.
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Jan 14, 2023 1:44 PM CST
Central Florida (Zone 9a)
I recycle, reuse, repurpose!
Composter Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Birds Annuals Cactus and Succulents
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Many thanks @JebobaTea. Now let me try it!
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Jan 14, 2023 3:44 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6b)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
Butterflies Birds Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
For any banner creators who are on an iPad or similar device, an app like Image Size does all that for you really easily.
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