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Nov 6, 2017 3:43 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Most members here know about our very nice "Browsing our Plant Photos" tool. You can find it by clicking on "Plants Database" in the menubar at the top, then click on "See All New Database Photos".

New feature today is you can limit your view to a gallery. So if you want to see what the most popular photo in the "Leaves" gallery was, you can do that now.

You can also combine this with hashtag searches. So you can search for "#Pollination" and also select "Bloom" in the gallery. Only the photos that match both the hashtag AND the gallery will then be shown.
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Nov 6, 2017 3:47 PM CST
Name: Karen
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Thanks, Dave. It works great! We appreciate the way you are constantly improving the site.
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Nov 6, 2017 3:49 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Thank You!
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Nov 6, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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I made this feature to accommodate Trish's latest event:

The thread "Acorn Bounty! Fall Color" in Site Talk forum
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Nov 6, 2017 8:33 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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Wow, Dave! This is a great way to find all of the mislabeled "Habitat" photos. I just moved about 50 misplaced photos from "Last Year" to new galleries. I felt as if I had accomplished great things, but then I hit the "Forever" tab: 91 pages! I'll leave that for another day. Smiling
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Nov 6, 2017 8:39 PM CST
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That is an excellent idea and use of the feature, Zuzu! I hadn't thought of using it to double-check photo classification.

Thanks to Dave for the hard work in setting this up!
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Nov 6, 2017 10:26 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Love this feature!! Thumbs up
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Nov 6, 2017 10:50 PM CST
Name: Deb
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I also noticed a lot of misplaced photos, Sue, thanks for taking this on as a mission. Any time we can clean up the database, just makes it all that much better.
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Nov 6, 2017 10:51 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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Sue? Or Zu? Hilarious!
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Nov 6, 2017 11:12 PM CST
Name: Deb
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Ack!
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Nov 9, 2017 2:49 AM CST
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Hilarious! Thumbs up
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Nov 9, 2017 2:44 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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@zuzu, I went through more of the Habitat, started from the other end, got to page 39. My wrist hurts from so much clicking/editing! So many people do not understand that designation.

"habitat means the environment in which a plant is growing in its normal, natural and wild environment, as opposed to an artificial or planted and cultivated environment such as a garden or greenhouse."

Even if you are taking a photo of a plant in it's wild location, if it's a closeup of blooms, leaves or the entire plant, check those galleries.
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Nov 9, 2017 2:53 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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Right! A closeup that doesn't show the actual habitat can't be labeled as a habitat photo.
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Nov 9, 2017 3:50 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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And then you have me ... LOL, I bet you admin's just shake your head when you see some of my data submissions. *Blush* Under the heading of Suitable Locations I quite often check the box for Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree ... thinking of container plants that can be grown as Patio Ornamentals. Until zuzu told me today, I didn't realize that box should only be checked for trees. D'Oh!
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Nov 9, 2017 3:53 PM CST
Name: Deb
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I am always tempted to check the box 'erosion control' because to me all plants provide erosion control. Same with 'shade tree' - what tree does not provide shade? Maybe it would be helpful to add some drop-down guidance explanations when hovering over some of the choices?
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Nov 9, 2017 4:09 PM CST
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Name: Zuzu
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I'm always amused by "Needs excellent drainage in pots." Aside from bog and water plants, what plant doesn't need this?
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Nov 9, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Name: Baja
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Some plants work better than others for erosion control in my experience. Typically the ones with extensive root systems (no surprise), especially the groundcovers that root regularly and often. All plants are not all equal in this respect. If you have not had the need for erosion control, you may not have paid much attention to the differences.

plantladylin said:Under the heading of Suitable Locations I quite often check the box for Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree ... thinking of container plants that can be grown as Patio Ornamentals. Until zuzu told me today, I didn't realize that box should only be checked for trees.


That's news to me. It is not at all obvious from the text. Is there a better way to phrase it? Small trees sound like an extension of the patio plants and ornamentals, not the overriding descriptor.

Cross-posted! Zuzu, there are definitely some plants that require excellent drainage in pots, as opposed to the good drainage that works as a general rule. Excellent drainage by my standards would be half rock or more, a nice gritty mix. Most of my succulents grow just fine with good drainage, but there are quite a few that actually do require something better, if they're going to survive our winter rainstorms. Smiling

I think the drainage category works pretty well as it is.
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Nov 9, 2017 4:19 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Zuzu
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Because of the slash marks, Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree means "Patio Tree, Ornamental Tree, Small Tree." If the "patio" and "ornamental" applied to anything you could grow on a patio or anything ornamental, it would apply to almost every plant in our database.
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Nov 9, 2017 4:25 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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I understand the literal meaning but it suggests something else... to me anyway, and I suspect I'm not alone. It sounds like shorthand for "patio plant"/"ornamental plant"/"small tree", which is actually a nice little grouping because it describes a useful category. I'm going to have to go and change a zillion entries I have tagged this way.

Put the tree first, or somehow make it the main story some other way?
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Nov 9, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Yes, I was totally overlooking the (slash /) marks for Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree.

But then again ... "Patio" fits many plants that can be grown in containers on a patio and "Ornamental" fits many plants as well. Confused
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