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Celebrating Dahlias!

By dave
September 26, 2015

We open the Dahlias Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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jmorth
Sep 25, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Only 10?
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
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zuzu
Sep 25, 2015 8:14 PM CST
Not enough photos + comments to qualify more than 10, I suppose. Start adding more comments to your favorites if you want a top 25. Smiling
central Illinois
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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jmorth
Sep 25, 2015 11:20 PM CST
Good Idea
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader
Irises Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover
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LizinElizabeth
Sep 27, 2015 7:19 AM CST
I was wondering how the favorites were compiled, is it strictly by the number of members who own it? Does the number of members who want that variety influence the ranking? I don't have any named varieties of dahlia yet, can't even find the package to get the name of the single type I have now (yes, I'll admit to disorganized) so I won't be adding to the dahlia database this year! So if a variety is owned by 30 members but only has a few photos and comments and another variety is owned by 20 and has 8 members who want it and has lots of pictures and comments which is considered more popular? This might be already out there but I haven't found it yet, I'm interested in the process!
Liz
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses Clematis Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Cottage Gardener
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zuzu
Sep 27, 2015 1:33 PM CST
I'm not sure of the exact formula, but I don't think member ownership has anything to do with it because the "top 25" lists were already being compiled when personal plant lists were still in their infancy. I think the entry for the plant has to have photos by more than one person and at least one comment.

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