Site Talk forum: Search my plant list

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Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Apr 26, 2018 3:14 PM CST
Is there a way to do a search in my plant list for a specific plant? If not, would it be difficult to add this? Some times I want to look up something I have, but it's a bit time consuming to scroll through the whole list, or maybe I can't remember the latin name off the top of my head to use the "view only genus:" box.
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Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Apr 26, 2018 5:01 PM CST
Laur, here's what I do. I first limit my search to one of my categories. I use type of plant, you use garden bed. So, limit your search to your Knick Knack garden and update the view. Then do a Control-F (find) and in the little box that comes up, type in e.g., Hemer to find all your daylillies in this bed. At the bottom of the screen a small box appears showing how many 'hits' there are and you can use the arrow buttons to scroll from one to the next.

I found that searching the whole list is a bit cumbersome because it only searches the first page (first 500 entries). Just when I think I've somehow lost data, I remember to go to page 2. So now I do an initial limit by choosing (in the above example) my Perennial category.

Hope I've been clear and it works for you.
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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
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lauribob
Apr 26, 2018 6:31 PM CST
Thanks Deb - that works for me. If I can just remember the keyboard shortcut - I've never been one to use them much and so they don't really stay in my brain much.
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Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Birds Dragonflies Ferns Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Bonehead
Apr 26, 2018 8:37 PM CST
And I resist mouse clicking. Guess we all have our typing styles.
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