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Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 19, 2008
2:25 PM

Post #5127331

Yesterday I moved several hundred stray ID threads from around the DG world to this forum.

Currently, this forum holds over 19,300 threads - wow!

If you click on the "see open/unsolved" threads, you'll see we have about 9,000 8,200 open/unsolved IDs, some of them dating back to 2001: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/plantid/unsolved/8160

A lot of those have probably been solved but forgotten.

Let's all do our part to get our solved "rate" above 50/50 in a few easy steps.

1) Go to your Member page (click on "My Info")

2) In the 2nd green box, you'll see a link to all the threads you [your username] has started.

3) Click on it and then use the pulldown list at the top to narrow it down to just the Plant and Tree ID forum.

4) Scroll down through and check out your posts - if they don't say "CLOSED" in front of the title, they're still open. If any of them have been solved, mark them closed.

If you have an old thread that is still a mystery, feel free to do a one-time "bubble" (i.e., add a new post to raise it to the top), and maybe someone with fresh eyes will be able to help you!

It would be great to see the open IDs slimmed down to just a few pages of recent submissions and the true "stumpers"!

And now I'm off to do my part - I see I have a *few* of my own that can be marked solved ;o)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2008
3:52 PM

Post #5127730

Nice work!

How about making this thread a 'sticky' for a few days so everyone sees it?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 19, 2008
4:22 PM

Post #5127889

Done - let's hope this is a very temporary "sticky"!
Nedhudson1
Thorne Bay, AK
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2008
6:19 PM

Post #5128447

It would probably help if people would stick to one or two ID requests at a time.Easier to keep track of & call SOLVED when done.
Desertdenial5
Tolleson, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 19, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #5129516

I cleaned mine up. Thanks for the reminder!!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 20, 2008
1:59 AM

Post #5130687

Thanks, Marie!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2008
11:10 AM

Post #5131874

Mine are all closed.

I'll take a look at some of the history, too.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2008
11:22 AM

Post #5131894

I see a lot that are marked SOLVED that still show up in the open/unsolved section. Do those folks need to take some additional action to move those threads out of that column?

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

June 20, 2008
11:23 AM

Post #5131897

OK, maybe I lied or my eyes crossed - don't see the SOLVED when I open under open/unsolved now.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


June 20, 2008
11:47 AM

Post #5131963

I hope this applies to that Opuntia thing!
threegardeners
North Augusta, ON

June 20, 2008
5:21 PM

Post #5133509

We haven't really solved that one yet...
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 20, 2008
9:44 PM

Post #5134606

Thanks for the heads up on this. I just went to my member page and found two still open so I marked them closed. I figured I probably had quite a few that I had forgotten about. Glad it was only two but that still leaves us with 8,998 unsolved/open or solved and forgotten to close. Hope everyone takes a few minutes to check their member page and either close out or bump up any that are old.

Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



June 21, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #5135248

I got all of mine taken care of except one that I left open. I'm still hoping it will be identified someday. :)
crissyr
Fayetteville, AR
(Zone 7b)

June 23, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #5144950

My solved ones are closed :)
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 23, 2008
3:15 AM

Post #5145162

Terry: Any updates on whether many folks have seen this and closed their old, outdated ID threads?

I linked to this thread for my friends on the African Violet Forum in case anyone over there had any ID threads still open.

art_n_garden
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

June 23, 2008
6:49 AM

Post #5145603

Wow, I just went back through mine as instructed and found lots from before the 'solved/unsolved' was available...a good memory jogger! Some plants that are no longer, lol. Thanks for the reminder Terry!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 23, 2008
11:36 AM

Post #5145958

plantladylin, it looks like we've closed out about 300-plus ID threads since I started this thread, which is great! But there are still about 8800 to go (as of this writing), so we still have quite a ways to go ;o)

It'll take a while, but hopefully everyone who has some open IDs will pop back in and take action on their outstanding items.
Zanymuse
Scotia, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 25, 2008
7:01 AM

Post #5156298

I closed a few more for you. They were all from before we had the SOLVED option added and they dated quite a way back!

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 25, 2008
11:37 AM

Post #5156644

Thanks, Zany! Yes, you're right - we did add the "closed" option after-the-fact and a lot of these are from prior to that ;o)

Some of these were also scattered in other forums, which don't have the "closed" option, so I moved them here to consolidate them in one place ;o)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2008
1:00 PM

Post #5156922

I'm guessing a lot of the older ones might be from people who are no longer DG subscribers - if there is a clear consensus on identity in the replies, would it be possible for an admin, or others, to close it, if the original poster can't?

Resin

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 25, 2008
2:32 PM

Post #5157318

Resin, yes it is possible. In fact, I'm going through some of the oldest ones that were solved, but the person is no longer active here, and marking them "solved".

If we all work together, I think we can get this list cleaned up nicely, and make it easier to find "tough nuts" (for those who are determined to solve them ;o)
tigerlily
Tiller, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 26, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #5160051

I marked most of mine, but a couple are still in doubt. I'm glad you posted this reminder, as I didn't even think about going back to old threads.
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 26, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #5160089

Since the Plant Identification Forum is open to the public I think a lot of folks who are not paid subscribers out there in cyber land have probably gotten an ID and never come back.

I must admit that I never notice the sticky's at the top of the threads. Maybe if there were a decent sized space between where the sticky's are and the beginning of the threads, they would be a bit more noticeable. Or if the word Sticky were in larger font and in a very bold color? Something to get our attention. I'm getting old and need all the help I can get, LOL. :-)
Virg
Humble, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 26, 2008
1:17 PM

Post #5161967

I am blind in one eye and can't see out of the other...I can't figure out how to mark all mine as closed...when I go to the threads and open them I don't see anything that says solved or close??????????????????
plantladylin
South Daytona, FL
(Zone 9b)

June 26, 2008
1:20 PM

Post #5161981

Virg: I think the feature of closing a thread is just on the Plant Identification forum. If you've started a thread there asking for an ID of a plant, at the top of your screen you should see a box where you can click on solved or close if your plant has been sufficiently identified.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 28, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #5173259

just closed out 5 or 6 strays! lol

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


June 29, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #5175348

Thanks! If everyone does that with their own threads, we'll have it cleaned up in no time!
kutekawanna
Minneapolis, MN

July 7, 2008
1:02 PM

Post #5216841

How do we do a one time 'bubble' to raise up our unsolved mysteries?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 7, 2008
1:05 PM

Post #5216852

Just add a new comment or question to your thread - something like "bumping for another chance at ID" or "does anyone know what this is?"
georgiavinescom
Claxton, GA
(Zone 8b)

July 12, 2008
8:41 PM

Post #5247979

Hi, I have been growing vines for many years and have lost lots of labels. I usually can figure them out eventually. This one has me stumped. I grows about 8 feet tall in a sunny location and has been blossoming all summer. I first thought it might be a cup and saucer vines but the leaves are very different. Can anyone help.

Thumbnail by georgiavinescom
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



July 12, 2008
9:13 PM

Post #5248129

georgiavinescom, you would have better luck getting an ID if you start your own thread about this plant. This thread is trying to get members to close out their threads of plants that have already been identified. It's not watched by many people, so those that might be able to help identify your plant won't see it.

To start your own thread, go here and scroll down to the bottom where it says 'Start a New Topic' http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/plantid/all/
kimskreations
Kennebunk, ME
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2008
6:42 PM

Post #5263781

Reporting in that all of mine are closed :)

Kim

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 15, 2008
7:00 PM

Post #5263865

Thanks, Kim!
Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2008
8:22 PM

Post #5339445

Closed one of mine too. Sorry 'bout that. :)
Eggs_Zachtly
Washington, MO
(Zone 5b)

August 13, 2008
1:33 AM

Post #5406273

Doh.

Fixed.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 13, 2008
2:55 AM

Post #5406800

So what are the stats now?

How are we doing?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


August 13, 2008
10:54 AM

Post #5407459

I'm afraid we've lost a little ground (new IDs have poured in, not many older IDs have been cleared off.

Hopefully we can figure out something to let members know when they have an older ID thread that hasn't been resolved.
Eggs_Zachtly
Washington, MO
(Zone 5b)

August 13, 2008
8:45 PM

Post #5409998

The nerve of those people with their new ID's!

*shakes fist*

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


August 13, 2008
10:08 PM

Post #5410349

chuckle...
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


August 13, 2008
10:24 PM

Post #5410389

Terry, why don't you just put a time limit on the open thread. If not solved in say a year, then put it in the achives or otherwise note as closed if not solved. Only the most dedicated go through the old threads.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


August 13, 2008
10:31 PM

Post #5410416

That's really a question for Dave, since it involves programming issues. On the one hand, that would be practical - but there are some stumpers that remain active for over a year.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2008
12:01 AM

Post #5410715

Terry,

What are the ramifications of leaving them open, other that having what appears to be a large unsolved rate?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


August 14, 2008
3:03 AM

Post #5411585

Not much - but it does create more difficulty for those who are culling through them and offering assistance on the unsolved ones.
got2Bgreen
Coast range of, OR
(Zone 8b)

August 14, 2008
3:05 AM

Post #5411593

Hmmm... that makes me think of a thread someone started in the Dave's Garden forum...
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2008
2:08 PM

Post #5601621

I closed mine as well, but!!!!!!!!!!!

I noticed that there are three that show up under my info that are threads that I did not start and there is no option to "solve"?
For instance, this is showing up under "my info" but I didn't start the thread and cannot "solve" - This is not the only one?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/400445/

What is up with that?

This message was edited Sep 26, 2008 10:10 AM

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


September 26, 2008
3:14 PM

Post #5601924

Can you show me where you're seeing it?

Here's a list of the threads you started in the ID forum: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/threads.php?user=haighr&limit=plantid&submit=submit
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 26, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #5601946

http://davesgarden.com/myposts.php?limit=plantid&submit=submit

Here's where I went Terri? Another blonde moment?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


September 26, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #5602860

When you view your posts, you're viewing every post you've made, which include posts on threads you didn't start. (It's a list that's meant to help you browse and find a specific post of your own fairly easily.)

If you go to your member page, and go to the second green box of links, it shows you what others can see on your member page. It includes a link to the threads you started (but not all your posts.)
BirdieBlue
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
8:46 PM

Post #5603084

HI Terry,
I am trying to learn this also and I cannot find a 2nd green box of links. The only green box that I see is the 1st tab at the top of the page.
Maybe I'm having a blonde moment, but I'm not getting this either.
Farmerdill
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)


September 26, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5603300

On your my info page , there are four green boxes, In the first box named YOUR ACTIONS, There are a bunch of links including "view the posts you have made". This ones gives you everything you have posted. The second green box is simply named ACTIONS , among many others things it has a line "view the threads xxxxxx has started" . This gives you only the threads which you originated. The third box is XXXXX COntributions and the Fourth XXXXX WANTS YOU TO KNOW.
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

September 26, 2008
9:55 PM

Post #5603365

bumped 2 and cleaned up the rest
BirdieBlue
Winston Salem, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #5603520

I did finally find it and removed my 2 week old question, but there are no green boxes. (no boxes of any color on my computer) the only thing of any color is the first tab in the top row.

Anybody out there who, like me , coundn't find it:
go to your "my info" page
then "threads you have started"
then look above the list. There is a window with an arrow on the right end, click the arrow and scroll to the plant & tree ID.
Any that you have started will each (once you go to each individual one) have a question in bllue letters next to the question it asking if it is solved...click appropriately and voila! We will all have helped Terry! ;-)

This message was edited Sep 26, 2008 11:19 PM
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2008
10:59 PM

Post #5610620

Thanks did not scroll down far enough! Will do!
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

November 9, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5769844

Hi Terry,
Just saw this thread this morning and went and cleaned up my threads.

arlene
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


November 9, 2008
8:21 PM

Post #5770940

Cleaned mine up too. :o)

This message was edited Nov 10, 2008 6:54 PM
wannadanc
Olympia, WA

November 10, 2008
9:38 PM

Post #5775141

Did fall house cleaning on mine, and most that were still open DID predate the use of "solved" option. However, I am embarrassed to see how long it took ME to notice the sticky note!!!!! Arrrrrrghhhhhhhhhh!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2008
8:29 PM

Post #5798319

I tried to clean mine up, and there is no tab to click on to close. I can click on unwatch this thread, but nothing to mark as closed?
LK
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #5798382

Which threads are you having trouble with? I looked at the list of ones you've started in this forum and all of them are already marked closed except for the one that you just started today, and as of the time you made this post, nobody had responded to that one yet so I'm assuming that the thread you're trying to close may be in another forum? There are only certain forums like this one where you can mark threads closed, most of them you can't.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 16, 2008
9:07 PM

Post #5798426

Ok, I just did not know if they were closed or not. Thanks for the help.
Linda kay
htop
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)


November 25, 2008
1:42 PM

Post #5829165

There is an ID thread that needs to be closed; however, I did not initiate the thread - dstartz, who is no longer a member, did. The thread is here:

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/469827/

Would an Adminstrator please close it for me, please?

Thanks.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


December 17, 2008
2:31 PM

Post #5901037

Sorry for the belated reply, but it's closed! Thank you!!!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

March 21, 2009
5:19 PM

Post #6299774

Gee, I feel silly, I've missed reading this post up until now.

Great idea, many thanks, going in to delete my solved threads.

:-) KM
skaz421
Wesley Chapel, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2009
9:28 AM

Post #6311649

Closed 13 of them.

Thanks for the reminder, Terry.

Steve
fc_upland
Upland, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 16, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #6417832

Three thoughts : 1. What about a thumbnail format, 5 accross, 10 down clickable, with a bold rectangle around it if identified? 2. Seems like after 6 months, and no results, perhaps the i.d. request could return to sender with an request : a. New image, b. second try ? 3. Up front request that to better identify, include flower(s), leaves, fruit (if possible) at a minimum. This forum is a great feature of DG.
IVAW_Lara
Hailey, ID

May 1, 2009
4:28 PM

Post #6488946

Oh help! We had some enthusiastic volunteers replant collards and broccoli and mix them in the flats. Today is market day and we need to know the difference. Anyone know how to separate them at 4-inch 4-true leave stage? The cotyledons were identical and all the true leaves are slightly scalloped, but perhaps there is a subtle difference I'm missing? Thanks a million! I could sell them cheap, declaring the approximate percentage of collards and broccoli, but unfortunately collards don't grow well here and it was just a small experimental batch that has now "contaminated" our much larger broccoli collection!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 1, 2009
10:49 PM

Post #6490618

Hi Lara,

I just now found this thread and may not be able to help if your market
day has already gone by, but could you tear and smell the leaves, perhaps
even taste them?

Karen
Morph
Dayton, OH
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2009
5:26 PM

Post #6493529

i got most of mine closed ~ great idea!
dlhmda
Clemmons, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 10, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6529292

Hi,
I am new to DG but isn't it reasonable to delete most of the solved ones (at least the older ones) since they are not catalogued by appearance and therefore are not really searchable?
Deb
1Birdie
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2009
4:07 AM

Post #6546248

Hi, I'm pretty new to this, and before I post pictures I want to make sure I'm in the right place. I have several plants that I need names for. Do I post their pictures here? Thankyou.
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



May 14, 2009
4:16 AM

Post #6546267

You are in the right forum, but you should start a new thread for each plant plant you want to identify.

Go here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/plantid/all/ and scroll down to the bottom to start a new thread in this forum and post your photo and information.
1Birdie
Plainwell, MI
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2009
1:49 AM

Post #6550060

Ok Joan, thanks. I'll only do one, to make sure I'm doing it right. Thanks again, Birdie

MsMaati

MsMaati
Newburgh, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2009
4:16 PM

Post #6595213

I check all of mine and closed any that were solved. Thanks for the reminder.
cliGK
South Bend, IN
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2009
1:14 AM

Post #6611661

I'm a little confused. I just happened upon this site a few days ago through a Google search about elm, and found a recent ID question posted May 2, 2009. It's marked SOLVED, but it's not, really.
I joined so i could post some information to help the discussion along. So I'm wondering. . . . How do people reach a conclusion that an ID question is solved? Where do you keep the images and final identifications so people like me get to "positive ID" when searching Google, Ask Jeeves, etc?
Great site, though. I love the sharing.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

May 29, 2009
2:26 AM

Post #6611997

Marking solved is up to the original poster...when they are satisfied that a plant has been ID'd, they close the thread. Sometimes they close things too quickly and someone comes along with a better answer later--just because something's marked solved doesn't mean people have to stop posting on that thread, many times the discussion will continue after it's been solved, or someone will come along later and correct and ID that was actually solved incorrectly. Solved threads stay right here in this forum, they don't go anywhere. Sometimes once people have an ID they will post their picture in Plant Files, but many times there are already tons of pics of the plant in Plant Files. Plant Files itself is a great place to look for pictures--if you know what plant you have (or think you know) you can look it up in there and often there'll be a number of pictures that you can look at for comparison.
chris_lcf530
Peachtree City, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 4, 2009
10:58 AM

Post #6639949

Well, I am the latest reader of the sticky so far. LOL
I cleaned up the 4 of mine.

Do we have a new count on open or solved threads? Do we have a new "solved rate"?

SobeGardener
Miami Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

July 25, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #6863798

Hello Ian newbie here!

But how about making it possible to add up to 3 images per reply.
Less posting more accuracy.!

Just saying….
venice62
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2009
8:52 PM

Post #6872349

Can I change my photo? Or can I delete my post and make another post with a better photo?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2009
9:00 PM

Post #6872367

No, you can't do either of those--I would recommend going to your thread and posting a reply to it, each time you reply you can upload a new picture. Some people may be able to guess what your plant is from your first not as good picture, and if they can't then they'll look at the new better one. It gets confusing when people start multiple threads about the same plant, so I would definitely recommend just adding the picture in a reply to your existing thread.
kountrykitten
Moscow, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 25, 2009
4:00 AM

Post #6985394

Thanks for the reminder. I fixed all mine..

KK
Plants4myPots
Palm Bay, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 29, 2009
1:49 PM

Post #7000902

I hafta admit... I'm a "double poster". I'm sorry. I've posted ID questions in both the ID forum and the general "type" forums. I've been good about going back and marking the ones on the ID forum as "solved"... but there's nothing I can do about updating the titles of the posts in "regular" threads.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #7000971

Plants, you can add an edited line to your original post in the other forums saying it is solved and naming the plant. That way when folks read it, they get the answer in the first post and can then read on if interested. Just click on the word edit in the lower left corner under your name.
flowers_delight
Leicester, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #7001378

Somebody needs to draw me a picture, I'll be dogged if I can figure out how to remove a post. Your seeing something I'm not. Terry feel free to remove mine as you see needed.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #7001417

Only Admin can remove a post. All you can do is edit your own posts.

If you select the FAQ link from the header at the top of any page, it will give you a lot of answers. You'll get it Flowers, we all had lots to learn when we first logged on. Grin (you will notice that this is edited...look in the lower lefthand corner of any post you make...it will be there.)

This message was edited Aug 29, 2009 11:25 AM
flowers_delight
Leicester, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
8:07 PM

Post #7002074

ok, will try again. If you don't hear from me again you'll know I clicked myself off the map. Thanks to all for good conversation and education received in DG
flowers_delight
Leicester, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #7002165

ok, found the plant and tree forum, even found the two green boxes. The only pull down changed the forums you want to view ( which I canged and may never get back to fav's). But never once did I see an option to close, notta, nowhere zilch. I'm am not a subscribing member so could that be the reason? I'll join up when I figure it all out. This must be one of those "Rocket Scientist Things" No wonder people are not closing, got to be an easier way.
flowers_delight
Leicester, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
8:56 PM

Post #7002173

ok, think I've got it! my name wasn't on any of the topic starter columns so guess I'm good to go. Yall better get busy and clean up your mess lol

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2009
9:10 PM

Post #7002226

Now you're cooking...grin
flowers_delight
Leicester, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2009
12:36 AM

Post #7002876

barking at the moon, what would I do without cha!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

September 7, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #7034285

I fixed several, but found a few in other forums. I'm assuming you'll have to move them. Do you want me to send you a list of these threads?
Barb

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
3:57 PM

Post #7099502

I have some but it won't let me close them.
How do I add pic of my Varigated Solomon's
seal to the plant files, I saw no others?
Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



September 24, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #7099509

ridesredmule, which Variegated Solomon's Seal do you have? Here's the PlantFile listings for them. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=Variegated Solomon's Seal&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=&searcher[species]=&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search

To add your photos, scroll to the bottom of the PlantFile entry and you'll see a link that says 'Upload an image of this plant' in the actions box.
venice62
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #7099532

We must be thinking about the same thing! I just marked 'solved' on two of my posts for plant & tree ID earlier this morning. But they were only about a month old. Do you even know if the people that made posts in 2001 are still members?
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #7099564

We can tell if they are still subscribers (hover your mouse over someone's name in the left column.) But I think the only way we can tell if they are still active members (in other words, if they still pop in occasionally and poke around) is if they post somewhere or add some info to the PlantFiles.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #7099567

I haven't been a member a year yet. I did add the
picture of the plant I thought it would go to my "Have" plant file but it didn't; I added
it this morning. I'm not as savy on computors as you all are. I have tried to remove some
of the things I asked about and it would not let me. I know how particular some of these
forums are, so I try to do what's right, so I won't get fussed at.

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Joan
Belfield, ND
(Zone 4a)



September 24, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7099586

I see them! The photos are in the pending queue. I removed the duplicate and the other will be released to the PlantFile entry once it makes it through the verification process. Usually in a day or two.

I think the reason you submitted two is that you didn't think the first one worked, as it didn't appear on the PlantFile entry immediately. They don't go directly to the entry. They go into a pending queue where they are reviewed for clarity, accuracy, that they aren't 'borrowed' from another site without permission etc.

Thanks for helping PlantFiles grow and sharing your photos.
venice62
Indianapolis, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 24, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #7099624

Joan, I noticed that you really are pretty quick to delete those duplicates or of whole text I erased. Thanks!

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 24, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #7099625

Oh, Thank you. Sometimes my finger slips. But I hadn't
seen a picture when I filed, so I didn't think it took. It is a
pretty plant. Sits back there and doesn't do any harm except -looking good. :-)
Thanks again.
HassJake
Boerne, TX

October 14, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #7169569

sorry, wrong area to post, cant erase...

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mrs_colla

mrs_colla
Marin, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 22, 2010
4:23 AM

Post #7578158

I had about 9, and all but the one I just posted is marked "solved".

What a job Terry! Good luck, can I send you some chocolate and coffee?

Christie
Andyk2212
Takoradi
Ghana

March 10, 2010
8:45 AM

Post #7618698

I'm innocent.

ridesredmule

ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 10, 2010
10:28 AM

Post #7618943

I hope I have mine all taken care of. If you see anything please let me know.
Thank you all for the help..

Mountainbeauty
Clyde, NC

June 29, 2010
8:44 AM

Post #7930279

Very helpful. Thank you!
gardentallahass
Miccosukee Cpo, FL

October 22, 2010
8:34 AM

Post #8169366

Terry,
On plant you are just sharing but doesn't need to be solved?
Does it need to be marked as solved???
In the case of my Grape Fern?
Hope

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


October 22, 2010
8:41 AM

Post #8169380

We have forums for trading plants - they are limited to subscribing members. If you'd liek more information, please let me know. You can also list your plant "haves" and "wants" in a free tradelist - you'll find that under the My Tools tab.
gardentallahass
Miccosukee Cpo, FL

October 22, 2010
10:58 AM

Post #8169549

Terry,
Not interesting in selling or trading.
I just thought some people would be interesting in seeing a rare plant.
I enjoying looking at others plants, figure they might too.
Hope

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


October 22, 2010
1:27 PM

Post #8169752

I realized after I replied that you meant sharing the photo, not sharing the plant - sorry for the mixup!

I moved your thread to a different forum - since this one is just for identification, I thought it might get a better audience elsewhere.
crisbastap
Santa Monica, CA

June 23, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8649932

Hello,

I am new to this site, and very excited about participating. I want to make sure I don't do anything frowned upon. I have read the guidelines. Here's my question:

I have read that it's best to only submit one plant per posting for identification
I've also read that it's best to keep it to 2 or 3 posts/day
Here's my dillema: I am identifiying all the plants around my cabin in Pine Mountain Club, in the San Emigdio Mts. of Kern Co. (17 miles w. of the Grapevine). It's at 5,600'.
I have done a LOT of my own research on the Cal Flora site, and THINK I know the names of about 10 of them, but I wanted to run them by the experts here to make sure. Some of them I have narrowed down to 2 or 3 possibilities.
There are 4 or 5 that I have no idea what they are.
I have good photos that I took of all 15 plants, that I can post
Should I post 3 plants/day for 5 days, until I've posted all 15?
Thank you for having patience with a newbie!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 23, 2011
6:24 PM

Post #8650067

Hi Crisbastap. Welcome to DG.. When you start your thread, maybe start with just 2 or 3 plants. You can always have more than one thread at a time, so you could maybe group your plants according to type...all trees, or shrubs...those that you need confirmation for, along with your thoughts to ID, those that you have narrowed down. That way each thread will be more manageable. You can add a second or third picture by replying to your own post within a thread. Give the zone( 5,6,et cetera) the plant is growing in, and add that it is in the mtns at 5,600 ft.

As each thread is completed,(all plants pictured have ID's) you have a prompt to mark that thread as solved. The 2/3 posts per day refers to the number of threads you start within a forum, I believe, as I have seen multiple replies from a single user...myself included.

Hope that helps.

Moon
crisbastap
Santa Monica, CA

June 23, 2011
8:37 PM

Post #8650497

Thanks Moon,

That does help, especially the tip about replying to my own post to add another picture, since I have a couple of photos for each plant. I will also take your advice about keeping it organized, and to mark each thread as solved when answered.

Thanks!

Chris

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 24, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8651321

You are too welcome Chris. Before long you will have the hang of it and be zipping through the forums. looking forward to your posts. Moon
rashanii
Arroyo Grande, CA
(Zone 8a)

July 4, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8672494

ok
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2012
9:31 AM

Post #9097261

How do I mark them closed? Do I simply send a message stating Solved, or closed?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9097284

Look at your original post and you will see at both the top and bottom, a question. Is this thread solved? When you have your answer, you merely click on that question and it will mark the thread as SOLVED.
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2012
10:42 AM

Post #9097353

Thank you themoonhowl, but my id posts are actually in Shady Gardens, which I realize now was not the place to put them, but it was a shady garden plant. Is there no mechanism for such a case. There is no "is this thread solved" option because, really, I put it in the wrong place.

Donna

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 25, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9097474

Yep, it is only the identification forums that have the option for marking threads 'solved'; other forums don't have that option.

Resin
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 25, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9097486

Thank you. It won't happen again, now that I know.
a2zmom
Randolph, NJ

June 6, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9154416

Hi! I have a question that isn't how to mark a query solved; that I know how to do! But instead, how do I mark a query as New!? All of mine are showing up as old even though they were posted yesterday. I'm afraid they might easily be overlooked as a result.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9154424

New doesn't have anything to do with the age of the post--it means that there's been a new post made to the thread since the last time you visited it. To you since you wrote the post, it won't show up as "new" until someone else makes a reply. But to anyone who comes to the forum and hasn't read your thread yet, it will show as new until they've looked at it, and each time a new reply is made it will show up as new again to anyone who hasn't seen the new reply yet.
a2zmom
Randolph, NJ

June 6, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9154448

Thank you! That makes sense.
jhinyard
Crawford, CO
(Zone 4a)

June 11, 2012
2:24 PM

Post #9161037

How do you mark it solved? I can't figure that out.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2012
3:31 PM

Post #9161109

When you post a thread on this forum, both at the top and bottom of the post you will see a question..is this thread solved? When you have a solid id for your plant, click on yes and it will mark the thread solved.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 11, 2012
6:22 PM

Post #9161296

Looking at the list of threads you've started the only one I saw was in the Beginner Gardening forum and that forum doesn't have the "solved" option, you can only do that in a few forums like this one.
Lovemygarden13
Milton, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9234186

Can anyone id this plant? I thought possibly in the Begonia family but just not sure where to start.

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Lovemygarden13
Milton, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 8, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9234189

Sorry, guess I put this in the wrong place.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2012
9:36 AM

Post #9234233

It is a Clerodendron...Glory Bower
Lite_GreenThumb
Bergen County, NJ
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2012
7:23 AM

Post #9238739

I'm brand new but I get the message! Thanks!

RosinaBloom

RosinaBloom
Waihi
New Zealand

April 17, 2013
9:30 PM

Post #9488066

Perhaps we can have a fresh link on this thread -
asking people to "Solve" when they have had a correct ID in the forum.

Cheers,
RosinaBloom
kountrykitten
Moscow, TN
(Zone 7a)

May 8, 2013
2:34 PM

Post #9513602

Call me blind but when I go to check my out to make them closed there is no "closed" am I just not following directions. I would really like to clean up my mess. I am almost sure all mine have been answered and want to do right. Please help

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 8, 2013
5:43 PM

Post #9513784

Kountrykitten,

Look at your original post and you will see at both the top and bottom, a question. Is this thread solved? When you have your answer, you merely click on that question and it will mark the thread as SOLVED

susmd
Chappaqua, NY

May 16, 2013
1:02 PM

Post #9522927

I wonder if this is a flower about to bloom, or maybe a plant blossom? It is a volunteer in a friend's garden. All ideas welcome and thanks! From Mary, a new member
Sorry, I meant to put this in the Plant ID Forum!

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Jokenna

Jokenna
Livingston, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 26, 2013
1:06 PM

Post #9534761

Are we limited to only posts a day? I tried to do more but they wont post.
DebraDwife
Monterey, IN
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2013
1:46 AM

Post #9573556

I asked an ID question in the wrong place the other day. My plant was ID'd. Is there anyway to move it here and close it so that others with the same plant can see what it is??
johnny26
Fall River, MA

September 18, 2013
2:22 PM

Post #9663396

hi i just received a 2 year old Rhapidophyllum hystrix
I know its the most cold tolerant palm there is I planted it in a pot so i can bring it in when temperatures drop to near 40 degrees. I was wondering how cold tolerant a 2 year old plant is and when can i leave it outdoors for good

thanks
Tom1Jones
Summerfield, FL

May 29, 2014
3:48 PM

Post #9852811

went and marked "solved" on one, and then redid one. The one I marked solved, showed closed, as did others of mine as well.
Is that all we have to do lighten the load, or is there more to get them out of there as well

Thanks
Tom Jones
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 29, 2014
3:55 PM

Post #9852822

Thanks for the reminder. I just marked a thread from last week solved.

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