Site Talk forum: Informational stickees for flower specific forums?

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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Nov 21, 2016 12:46 PM CST
I occasionally venture into the flower specific forums, usually with a quick care question. I'm often totally confused by the language and/or abbreviations (e.g., referring to flower stalks as scapes, the ploids, iris classes, flower societies, etc.). It would be nice if they each had an introductory stickee setting out common terms, particularly those that will likely be abbreviated. I'm sure it comes as second nature to those who are focused on a particular flower, but for those of us who grow a mish-mash, it can be a challenge.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Nov 21, 2016 1:45 PM CST
I love the idea of a sticky like that at the top of each specific flower forum ... maybe contact the forum moderator and offer the suggestion?
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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
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Bonehead
Nov 21, 2016 2:13 PM CST
I'm rather hoping the moderators also watch the site talk forum and will pick up on it that way. There are lots of flower specific forums, some well known and heavily trafficked, others more obscure.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 21, 2016 6:58 PM CST
And, I'm not sure all plant specific forums have a designated moderator.
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 21, 2016 7:15 PM CST
Perhaps you might have enjoyed the very informative stickies at the Orchid forum?
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Nov 22, 2016 2:40 PM CST
Ursula, I will check those out. I'm not an orchid person (they smell weird to me and I find the overly dyed ones at the grocery store sad) but always open to new plants. I do see some lovely blooms on the new photo pages.

Updated: wow, great stickees in the orchid forum. I didn't watch all the videos, but will keep that in mind for a rainy day project. Maybe I'll try an orchid as a houseplant.
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Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2016 3:43 PM CST
Bonehead said:Wow, great stickees in the orchid forum. Maybe I'll try an orchid as a houseplant.

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Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Deer Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Nov 22, 2016 5:19 PM CST
I try to keep an open mind, particularly toward plants I am neutral or negative toward. @Springcolor found out about my aversion to primroses (squatty little plants that always revert to plain purple for me) and promptly gifted me a very delicate lilac primrose that is blooming now (really?) and has both retained its lovely color and nicely spread out for me. Voila, I now include primroses in my 'like' column!
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