How To Manage Your Plant List on All Things Plants

By dave
July 31, 2015

This is a video tutorial on how to get started managing your inventory of plants on ATP. In this ten minute video, I demonstrate most of the features of the plant list. At the end, you'll know everything you need to know about managing your inventory of plants!

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Jul 30, 2015 8:12 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
"If you have ever added a photo to the database it will appear over here" (not an exact quote but close)...that part is not exactly right. Only if your photo is rated the highest will it appear over there.
I think the video is a wonderful idea for newcomers to the site.
Next I am looking for one on use of the database...hint!
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Jul 31, 2015 6:12 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, 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
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Well, I remember discussed that functionality and I thought I had implemented it. If not, I'll do it this morning. Smiling
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Jul 31, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, 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
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
Turns out that I had not implemented it, but it has now been implemented! If you have posted a photo to the plant in question, then that's the photo that will be used in your list. Smiling
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Jul 31, 2015 11:35 AM CST
Greencastle IN (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hummingbirder Lilies Region: Indiana Dog Lover Echinacea
Butterflies Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Wow how cool!! Thank You Dave! This makes it really feel like MY plant list not just A plant list! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
- Alan Keightley
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Jul 31, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
The only drawback I see is that I don't always get the best photo. One of my plants shows the view of the sepals, another shows the roots. I would be nice if we could chose what showed up.
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Jul 31, 2015 2:41 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Good point, I had resolved to take more of those types of photos, but would not want it to show as my main photo. That is one reason that I did not give thumbs to photos of roots and scapes etc. if it would move it into first place. I thought it more important to show the bloom. Still I would have loved to have given it a thumb to show I appreciated that type of photo. Now I can give thumbs, but also now I may end up with a root photo instead of a bloom in my list.
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Jul 31, 2015 2:46 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, 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
Region: Ukraine Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer Vermiculture The WITWIT Badge
I thought about that Jay but I couldn't think of a way to do it without unnecessarily complicating the interface. Right now the plant list system is very intuitive and simple. I'm concerned with making it too "busy."

I did make it, though, that your image with the most thumbs is the one that is used. Of course that doesn't really help you make the decision on your own.
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Jul 31, 2015 2:48 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Jay or anyone, if I can vote for a photo you had rather have, let me know!
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Jul 31, 2015 3:18 PM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
wildflowersoftexas.com



Last edited by Horntoad Jul 31, 2015 3:59 PM Icon for preview
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Jul 31, 2015 4:40 PM CST
Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Cat Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeper of Poultry Roses
Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Daylilies Bee Lover Irises Seed Starter
I am so happy you implemented that! Thank you!
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Jul 31, 2015 5:35 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
@Horntoad
I think in some situations we would not want to bump a photo out of first place, even though that is not going to be so important now. But I think if necessary we could actually deduct a vote, and accomplish the same thing.
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