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Aug 24, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Along the lines of my ideas for trying to increase the information in the database, I was wondering if there is a way to create a list ( @dave ) of all of the daylilies in the database that don't have pictures yet. Confused (I'm not sure if I asked this in the The thread "Bud and Branch Update Day!" in Daylilies forum thread I started....but do we have a way of doing that for the cultivars that don't have bud/branch info, too?)

If we had a sticky in the forums that could be updated monthly or yearly with any cultivars lacking pictures, that might help get more pictures of some of the picture-less daylilies. Rolling my eyes.

In fact, I was perusing Oakes Daylilies site (Thank you, Oakes Daylilies, again, for providing a gift certificate for our August 2015 NARR! Big Grin ) and noted that they have a couple of cultivars that we don't have pictures for...so I know that the daylilies are out there in circulation still and some people have pictures! Whistling

As a side note to all other database contributors:
...please remember to also post pictures (and comments/local reports) of scapes and clumps! So often I go into a cultivar and see thirty pictures of the bloom (which is great! Thumbs up ), but nothing showing me the branching, scape thickness, or what the clump as a whole looks like! I'm usually squinting at my screen trying to evaluate the tiny, out-of-focus little pieces of scapes that are peeking out under the bloom in the picture...if there's even that. Blinking Whistling )
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Aug 24, 2015 9:43 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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We can't really make a list because out of over 80,000 daylilies in our database, 52,775 of them don't have a photo.
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Aug 24, 2015 9:48 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Oh, that's such a short list, though! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Okay, duly noted. Hm...

I WILL come up with another idea on how to get this info in the database easier/faster...and hopefully it won't involve me purchasing all of the daylilies just so I can do it! Rolling my eyes. Hilarious!
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Aug 24, 2015 1:48 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 moved this thread to the Plant Database forum per the daylily forum moderator's request.
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Aug 27, 2015 2:39 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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The problem with some of the very old cultivars is that they simply are not all grown anymore. Some will never be seen again, because for all intents and purposes, some cultivars have surely gone 'extinct' over the years.

Also...not every picture shown in the Oakes catalog (paper and online) are accurate. I noted as least 2 (can't remember them atm, that did not match the AHS database in even one category.) I'm not blaming Oakes for this, but things like this DO happen for a variety of reasons.
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Aug 27, 2015 3:44 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
There are various historical gardens scattered across the US...I might look and see if there is one near me. I was in search of one daylily called "Signal" (by Kraus) and I found out that a Historical Garden in NC has it, but they don't have a picture posted. I think it would be neat to find a local Historical Garden and photograph their cultivars for them (and post them to ATP to update the database). I think that will be a goal of mine next season. Thumbs up
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