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LeBug
Greenville, IN
(Zone 6a)

October 20, 2006
12:51 AM

Post #2833353

Donít know where to post this if there is another place to go please let me know.
Iím having problems with the plant files, I always use the generalized search because I canít think of the Ďrealí names of the plants or Iím just searching to ID a plant, yesterday I tried to put fern in and it only came up with strawberry Ďferní. I have put fern in several times and get all kinds of ferns and now I canít. The same happens when I put vine in it comes up with apple Ďvineí, for a simple minded person like me things were going great in the plant files, now I have to know what Iím looking for to begin with, has this been changed lately, or is it just me? Am I just having one of my Ďmomentsí lol I just put in morning glory and it came up with :
Tropical Hibiscus 'Morning Glory'
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
And
Echinopsis Hybrid 'Morning Glory'
Echinopsis

I just posted this in the Dave's Garden Discussion Forum, don't get around much other than the seed and plant trading forums lol



This message was edited Oct 19, 2006 8:59 PM

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


October 21, 2006
6:23 PM

Post #2838093

It's a glitch with the generalized search.

But the good news is, you can use the field-by-field search to look up a plant by its common name.

Here's what you get when you use it to search for Morning Glory (notice that's the only field I added anything to): http://davesgarden.com/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=Morning+Glory&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
LeBug
Greenville, IN
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2006
12:07 AM

Post #2838789

Yes Terry, after your other responce before you changed the threads too lol I went in and had no problem at all, thanks so much, how do you get around so much, I'm sure glad you do :-)
Lea


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