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RE: hum......

Hi Daryl, (and all)
I was taking pictures of leafs... as in both sides, along with stems.
(of course depending on what kinda plant it is)  My friend thought I
just needed one picture with the whole shootin' match... not enough
detail in my opinion. I personally have to see the leaf to figure it

Of course if it is a woody type species... then I need other traits too.
Although my attempts at getting a so to speak bark / stem close up
didn't come out very good... any photographers want to share the secret?

Personally thought that taking pictures of dormant plants was a waste of
time... If the gardener cleans up, or in the case of zone5 with snow,
wind... never gonna need this. I think it is important to display what
they look like as the dormancy is breaking. We really clashed on this

Thanks for reinforcing my thoughts :)


> Donna,
> I go by the first true leaves, and other characteristics like square
> vs. round.
> Mostly, I just hope that the chipmunks haven't disturbed my seed
> and
> keep my fingers crossed that I don't dump the trays myself ;-).
> As for dormant plants, the square vs. round stems sorts out some, stem
> root color and scent sorts the others, and after that it's poke and
> time again for me.
> If anyone else has a better way, I'd love to learn it.
> Daryl
> > What is the most important feature of a seedling plant to id it?
> > what is the most identifiable feature of a small plant when they are
> > dormant/semi dormant? I thought I knew the answers to these
> > but my friend at our greenhouse, watching me take pictures today...
> > asked what the h*** are you doing.... and had a totally different
> > opinion... so I thought I would ask the experts :)
> >
> > Donna

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