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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
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dave
Jul 31, 2015 9:47 AM CST

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Donald, I've added dappled shade. Thumbs up
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 31, 2015 9:54 AM CST
@needrain - that was a good suggestion! Thumbs up I have some that are in dappled shade, for a part of the day anyway.

@dave - Thank you for fixing the bugs. Thumbs up I agree with Becky on the search feature. I'm afraid that if we get too many reports *before* we figure out how to create the search portion, a lot of that data will be 'lost' because it isn't searchable. Sad I wonder if it should be by zip code, zone, or region (for instance, mine would be "SE Michigan")...
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 31, 2015 9:58 AM CST
Maybe we should go ahead and add our zip code to our location? Of course, some countries may not use zip codes.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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dave
Jul 31, 2015 9:58 AM CST

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DogsNDaylilies said:I agree with Becky on the search feature. I'm afraid that if we get too many reports *before* we figure out how to create the search portion, a lot of that data will be 'lost' because it isn't searchable. Sad I wonder if it should be by zip code, zone, or region (for instance, mine would be "SE Michigan")...


We don't lose anything because all the data is being stored and it's there in the database, ready to be used in the future. When we add search functionalities (however we do that) then we will then be able to access the existing data.

Right now "Location" is a field in the local report area. Entering any location that resolves to a real place (like using a zipcode or a city,state or what have you) means I'm storing that now. I can later use that location to convert it to a coordinate (latitude/longitude) and present it on a map, or let you search for nearby reports and things like that.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 31, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

Never fear, Dave is here! (Like Never Fear, Mighty Mouse is here!) I am not being disrespectful, that is what popped into my head when I read Dave's reply about not losing location data. I haven't thought about that song or show in decades! Apparently one of the old file cabinets in my brain was accessed because of Dave's reply. Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 1, 2015 7:02 PM CST
I love this entire feature! Go Dave! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 2, 2015 10:04 AM CST
Local Growers Report, how do I delete one, it is posted twice.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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dave
Aug 2, 2015 10:57 AM CST

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For now I'll manually delete it. Later I'll have a real delete option for you.
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
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Catmint20906
Aug 2, 2015 4:09 PM CST
Wonderful idea, Dave!! Hurray! Hurray! Thank You!
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Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Jessie6162
Aug 3, 2015 8:44 AM CST
This is just amazing. Can't wait to start using this new feature!
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 5, 2015 8:45 AM CST
@dave - do you think it would be beneficial to have an acorn option for reports, kind of like we do for photos? I wanted to give Larry an acorn for posting info I needed about Tuscawilla Tigress, but wasn't able to do so directly.

@seedfork - that's why I gave you a random acorn! I needed the bud/branch info for Tusc. because I only have 1 scape, currently. Thank You!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Permaculture Vermiculture
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dave
Aug 5, 2015 8:57 AM CST

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@DogsNDaylilies this has been enabled. You can now give thumbs and acorns to local reports.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Aug 5, 2015 9:38 AM CST
DogsNDaylilies
Thanks for the acorn, make sure to take note of the date my 'Tuscawilla Tigress' was planted(in comments). It is just over a year old. It was the most robust plant in that shipment and has continued to be the standout plant, it is bigger by far than any of the rest and already has several fans.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 6, 2015 1:36 PM CST
Does anyone else think it might be a good idea for the reports to have an optional field for "First Bloom" and "Last Bloom" dates? Maybe our local reports should have an 'edit' button available only to the report's author...and this would allow them to go back in and add information--such as last bloom date--for that year's report.

@Dave: I also feel like it might help to have something that helps determine how reliable/average the data is. For instance, it might be nice to have a section that says "Number of Fans" and the options are "1-2 fans", "3-5 fans", "6 or more fans"...and/or a section for "Approximate Number of Years Owned" and the responses could be "Less than a year", "1-3 years", "3 years or more".
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 6, 2015 1:55 PM CST
You have some good ideas there. First bloom and last bloom would interest me as that would tell me how long the blooming was for it. What about reblooms? Fans would be relevant to scape production. That is info I could fill in if I look back into my monthy/daily photo folders on my computer. Though I am not sure I took photos of the last blooms. The thing is .... how many people would be willing to do that for all the cultivars that they have?
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Permaculture Vermiculture
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dave
Aug 6, 2015 2:57 PM CST

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@DogsNDaylilies your local reports do indeed have an edit option. Open your report and you'll see the option to edit it at the bottom of the screen.

I'd be happy to add first/last blooms to the system. It seems like a nice optional field.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Grapevine, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Garden Research Contributor Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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dave
Aug 6, 2015 3:00 PM CST

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I've added "How long has the plant been in this location?" to the main local report area. It's optional like everything else.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Aug 6, 2015 8:55 PM CST
Thank you, Dave!
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Catmint20906
Aug 8, 2015 7:56 AM CST
great option!! thanks so much for adding this, Dave!! Thumbs up Thank You!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
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Suga
Aug 8, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Thanks Dave!!!!! This is awesome! Thank you for putting in all the time and effort buddy. It really is appreciated! Thank You! I tip my hat to you.

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