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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
May 27, 2015 2:50 PM CST
I went to the site and learned that a tomato is a berry, and that a strawberry and a raspberry are not berries! I think my badge should be taken away! Confused
Name: greene
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greene
May 27, 2015 2:58 PM CST
I agree We should all return our 'Plant Identifier Micro-Badges'. (Just kidding. Y'all would have to pry this out of my cold, dead trowel-wielding fingers!)
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 27, 2015 3:01 PM CST
Grapes and Bananas...I was ashamed to even mention them as berries! *Blush*
Name: Kyla Houbolt
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kylaluaz
May 31, 2015 3:34 AM CST
Botanical Accuracy is one of my favorite blogs, and I am a bit stunned to have received this Plant ID badge sometime in the wee hours of the night. (Well, after my bedtime anyway, Hilarious! ) Surely there is some mistake!

*Blush* and Thank You!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 3, 2015 10:09 PM CST

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I bought the latest 'Best of Country Gardens' magazine last month and one featured Calif. garden mention two roses in a garden shot, two very distinct roses, Double Delight and Cecile Brunner. I couldn't see where they were in the photo but there were two other roses. Turned the page and two individual bloom shots of those roses were captioned, both with incorrect names. Not sure what the Cecile Brunner labeled one was, some large pink, not the tiny cluster blooms of Cecile Brunner. The one labelled as Double Delight is the spitting image of Betty Boop rose, same coloring, very different petal count.
Now did the magazine get it wrong or did the gardener give the wrong names? A garden magazine really should have more plant knowledgeable people double checking these kinds of things.
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Name: Kyla Houbolt
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kylaluaz
Jun 4, 2015 6:50 AM CST
I agree, they should! But this seems to be a trend recently, reduced accuracy in publications of all kinds. Bad grammar, incorrect spelling, lack of fact checking, etc. I believe financial pressures play a big role in this. A good fact checker requires a reasonable compensation and that is probably where cuts come in, when a publication is losing money.

Just my opinion of course. But I no longer take much as authoritative and correct without checking it myself, if it's important to be sure.

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