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Plant Database forum: Miscellaneous proposals

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Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Apr 21, 2012 12:10 PM CST
I've had over 70 Miscellaneous proposals waiting for over a week now. Is it possible there's a bug?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 21, 2012 5:12 PM CST

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Hi Joy, thanks for asking about this, and thank you for contributing to the database.

There's no bug. The issue is that most or all of these plants are tradename patented plants and I have to confirm each one. I am certain that many of them are incorrect and therefore I have to go through them one by one and figure out what to do.

For example, many of the proposed plants have an identical tradename. But in actuality, each plant must have a unique trade name. What you are seeing is actually a "Series name" is being entered incorrectly as a trade name. We have a different field for trade name.

I have a similar request from another member, to go through and add the Supertunia petunias, and I have an email out to proven winners for confirmation on some of that. These are among the ones you submitted as proposals.

Going through 71 proposals is a daunting task and it's something I have not carved out the time to do yet. It's something I want to do as soon as I can, though. It just gives me a bit of a headache. Sad
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4, AHS Mem
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Joy
Apr 21, 2012 5:58 PM CST
Thanks Dave. That makes perfect sense. I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't a bug. Smiling


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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Apr 21, 2012 6:30 PM CST

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I tip my hat to you.

These trade names are driving me crazy. Sad I think even some of the companies who use them don't fully understand the process.
Name: Sue
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Calif_Sue
Apr 22, 2012 3:42 PM CST

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I agree, I made a few attempts to make some corrections on things I had come across and grew frustrated with either that lack of clear confirmation for a name or just too many variations that I soon gave up!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Apr 22, 2012 3:49 PM CST

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And Petunias are particularly irritating in that respect. They came out with the Dolce series recently, and this year they have the Dolcissima series, but the cultivar names are all the same as in the Dolce line, and I see no difference in the size or color of the blooms. I still don't know whether they're two different series or not.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4, AHS Mem
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies Hostas Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Joy
Apr 23, 2012 8:05 AM CST
Sounds like quite the headache. I think I'd give up! Blinking
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