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Oct 6, 2016 9:49 PM CST
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
I'm just curious how often these are going to change. At first, I figured they were all the same while the various features got sorted out. After all, other things were more important. Today, I noticed a couple of new photos in the mix since the redesign. And while it's doing great things for my ego to have one of my photos featured for so long, I guess I just wanted everyone to get a fair turn. Plus, I like the pretty pictures! I preferred the "Recently Added Photos" section we used to have where it would limit each user to one photo for about a day, but this is pretty nice, too. Thumbs up
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Oct 7, 2016 5:28 AM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
I think that is something you can customize on your home page. I don't show recently popular photos on mine, but I do show recently added photos (both good and not so good, lots of duplicates). Hey, maybe I should change that up!
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Oct 7, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture 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
The way that feature currently works is it looks at all photos that were posted to the database in the last week, and then it sorts them by how many thumbs each got, and then shows the most thumbed photos in that list.

So no photo older than a week will be in that area of the homepage.

Eventually I might shorten that time to something like 3 days, in order to cause it to change more frequently.
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Oct 7, 2016 12:05 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Dave, I know I posted this picture over a week ago:


That's why I was asking. It seems like it's been up a long time.
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Oct 7, 2016 12:22 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture 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
Ok I see why that's happening. Thanks for reporting this, I will fix this soon.
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Oct 7, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Glad to help! I guess I'll have to put up some new awesome pictures so I can stay on the front page. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 7, 2016 12:27 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture 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
It's fixed now. Smiling
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Oct 7, 2016 12:29 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
The pics have changed now, but yesterday I was seeing 3 of the same pink daylily in the database pics. This is the one:
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Oct 7, 2016 12:33 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Karen, I saw those, too. They're at slightly different angles. Daylily people are as crazy as orchid people so I give them a pass. And a wide berth! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 7, 2016 1:18 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Region: Ukraine Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox
Greenhouse Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
Oh, I guess I didn't look closely enough. I guess you'd have to be a daylily nut to appreciate all the similar photos!
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
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Oct 7, 2016 2:00 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
Not too sure about the "nut" description, but keep in mind those similar shots don't earn any extra credit. It reminds me of new cultivars that I can't tell from of the older ones, yet people still seem to appreciate them. Even if a photo looks similar to me, that does not mean the person taking it did not see a reason for showing it. I was looking at some today that looked very similar, then I noticed some tags showing in one and not the other. It could have been they wanted to show the tags, or it could have been they did not want to show the tags. Maybe one photo shows the edge better, one shows a faint eye pattern better,. etc. As anyone into daylilies knows, we all make up excuses, when in fact sometimes we just can't resist taking another photo of a favorite. Similar to showing family photos to strangers, to them the twenty pics of the new grandchild all look alike.
Edited to add.
I was just looking at a local little news letter, it had two similar pictures and you had to find the ten differences. I had to look a long time but finally came up with them.
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Oct 7, 2016 4:58 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
A good reason why I am patiently waiting for our database to include tabs or some other way to separate the various photo types (blooms, stalks, whole plant, etc.) I get rather weary of the endless bloom portraits when what I am really after is what does a particular plant look like when it emerges, or at season's end, etc. Perhaps with the new roll-out, that will work its way up to the top of the list soon.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Oct 7, 2016 5:51 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database.
Seedfork said: ...
I was just looking at a local little news letter, it had two similar pictures and you had to find the ten differences. I had to look a long time but finally came up with them.


This is supposed to be told as a long, long joke that sounds serious.

This is only a joke.

Scientists recently discovered a way to measure stress levels from your ability to detect subtle visual clues.

A photograph of two dolphins was edited subtly to create small differences that are hard to detect. But stressed people's visual systems are keyed to a higher pitch of discrimination, and they find these microscopic differences easier to detect.

So take a few deep breaths and close your eyes to reach a stable mental baseline, and then scroll down far enough to see and open the test photographs.

If you can only see 1-2 differences, you're very relaxed .
3-5 differences may be seen by chronically over-worked people who have not had a vacation lately.
6-10 differences are sometimes found by people recently engaged in active combat.
If you can see more than ten differences, seek medical help!




... keep scrolling ...












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Oct 7, 2016 8:07 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rick, you're bad!

Deb, that's a good idea. Thumbs up I know a lot of people want to know what seedlings look like. My Dad is a woodturner and he identifies trees by their bark and leaves. It's gotten me in the habit of taking pictures of the bark which I never thought much about before. We do tend to take a lot of bloom photos here. I know I've encouraged users in the BBB forum I moderate to submit photos that show insect damage or feature insects that are common pests on plants. I got a question the other day about aphids on milkweed. They're so common, but no one wants to post their "bad" pictures so people aren't always aware. I'm trying to change minds, though.
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Oct 8, 2016 9:08 AM CST
Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Seed Starter Greenhouse Foliage Fan Vegetable Grower
Organic Gardener Dog Lover Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I am frequently really looking for close up pictures of the leaves for plant identification. I know, not that glamorous, but so useful.
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Oct 8, 2016 12:24 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
And, both the front and backs of leaves can be helpful for ID. If I am really 'on my game' (not that often...) I will lay one leave face up next to a leave face down for photo.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Oct 8, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
I must be relaxed...I only see one BIG difference.
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