Plant Database forum: You can now view/search all photos by gallery

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 788, Replies: 38 » Jump to the end
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
dave
Nov 6, 2017 3:43 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

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.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
Image
plantmanager
Nov 6, 2017 3:47 PM CST
Thanks, Dave. It works great! We appreciate the way you are constantly improving the site.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
dave
Nov 6, 2017 3:49 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thank You!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
Beekeeper Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Plant Identifier Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Image
dave
Nov 6, 2017 4:50 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I made this feature to accommodate Trish's latest event:

The thread "Acorn Bounty! Fall Color" in Site Talk forum
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 Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
zuzu
Nov 6, 2017 8:33 PM CST

Plants Admin

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
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator
Image
Australis
Nov 6, 2017 8:39 PM CST

Plants Admin

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!
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 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!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Nov 6, 2017 10:26 PM CST
Love this feature!! Thumbs up
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
Nov 6, 2017 10:50 PM CST
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.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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 Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
zuzu
Nov 6, 2017 10:51 PM CST

Plants Admin

Sue? Or Zu? Hilarious!
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
Nov 6, 2017 11:12 PM CST
Ack!
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Irises Clematis
Garden Photography Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Houseplants
Image
Calif_Sue
Nov 9, 2017 2:49 AM CST

Plants Admin

Hilarious! Thumbs up
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Plant Database Moderator Region: California Cottage Gardener Roses Irises Clematis
Garden Photography Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Houseplants
Image
Calif_Sue
Nov 9, 2017 2:44 PM CST

Plants Admin

@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.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
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 Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
zuzu
Nov 9, 2017 2:53 PM CST

Plants Admin

Right! A closeup that doesn't show the actual habitat can't be labeled as a habitat photo.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 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!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Nov 9, 2017 3:50 PM CST
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!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Deer Organic Gardener Ferns Herbs Dragonflies
Spiders! Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Birds Fruit Growers Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Bonehead
Nov 9, 2017 3:53 PM CST
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?
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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 Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
zuzu
Nov 9, 2017 4:09 PM CST

Plants Admin

I'm always amused by "Needs excellent drainage in pots." Aside from bog and water plants, what plant doesn't need this?
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
Image
Baja_Costero
Nov 9, 2017 4:12 PM CST
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.
[Last edited by Baja_Costero - Nov 9, 2017 4:17 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1582884 (17)
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 Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
zuzu
Nov 9, 2017 4:19 PM CST

Plants Admin

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.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder
Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator
Image
Baja_Costero
Nov 9, 2017 4:25 PM CST
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?
[Last edited by Baja_Costero - Nov 9, 2017 4:26 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1582891 (19)
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 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!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Image
plantladylin
Nov 9, 2017 4:26 PM CST
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
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Plant Database forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Alteri Lily"