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Today I received a nice message from a friend in the garden pointing out that one of my photos might in fact be mis-labeled and posted to the wrong plant. The message included some sites that substantiated his/her opinion. Of course, I thought I was correct, but after looking over the sites, I think he/she is absolutely right.
Consequently I pulled the photo, and will probably post it to the proper page. I certainly took no offense, since I want to get correct information when I visit the database, and I want to provide the same. I hope we can all be comfortable pointing out potential entry errors in this way.If we can all agree to that, we can have the database "spiffy in a jiffy"!
What a good attitude Weez. i'd spotted one and wasn't sure what to do, so have done nothing (the easy way out) - the answer is now obvious. And i hope if i've made any mistakes with any of my entries or do in the future, that someone will point it out so that it can be put right.
We're all here to exchange and learn and this is a perfect example of just that.
Weez that is a good attitude! I hope someone would tell me if they didn't think a plant was indentified right. I don't know how many times I've grown seeds only to find they weren't what the package said... and I don't mean just trades. The store bought seeds can be labeled wrong too. We all know how the tags get mixed up at the nurseries - even they make mistakes with labeling.
Pictures can always be posted here too ... so we can hash over the identity ... sometimes it's good to get a few different opinions.
I'm glad the three of us agree on this, and I'm sure more will do so. I really enjoy seeing pics of plants on this forum. Inquiries always bring in interest. You can call me out on any of my picture uploads except the variegated monkey fist dung plant I posted in the viola section!
This is such a cozy little spot in the garden, that I often forget how many people visit the garden by intent or by link. What an amazing place the web is...so much knowledge.
Sorry, Philomel...my attempt at being funny. Maybe we should conjure up what a variegated monkey fist dung plant would look like...definitely marbled brown with a fist like knob at the top...and malodorous of course!
No, Philomel, I have what we colonials call a "weinie arm". When I used to play softball, they'd stick me in the outfield because I could catch those flyballs, but they'd have to send three players out to relay the ball in! I must have been "motivated" when I lobbed that mud at you!
Are you two throwing pies without me? No you don't!! ~~~~~SPLAT!~~~~~
Seriously, isn't this a great place? Where people feel comfortable enough to correct someone and that someone feels comfortable enough to change it and talk about it to encourage others to do the same!! I love this place!!
Yes, Wingnut, so do I. Looks like Dave kicked us out of his forum and moved us to Jokes and Chat...I wonder why? I left the mud fight for a few minutes to get a handful of Gummy Bears, and zap! That man is a computer wizard! Well, this is the second thread we've highjacked, but fortunately it was mine! It's about time for me to go out and mist 80 flats of plants, so you guys are going to have to sling mud without me for awhile...WZ