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Re: garden documentation

And some people wonder what we do in the winter up north!
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 10:28 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] garden documentation

> Dear All,
> The discussion of Ilex took me on a bit of a wild goose chase.  You see, I
> wanted to see just what Ilex cultivars I have in my garden.  So, I started
> looking through my image folders on my pc of each garden "room".  Well, I
> found many images that I hadn't gotten around to labeling yet.  So, I
> the spread sheet for one of the rooms.  Of course, it was barely just
> Next, I pulled out my antiquated, but very serviceable shoebox file of
> plastic sandwich bags labeled with each garden's name.  Inside each bag
> original garden tags, and sometimes an index card  or two with  plant
> of everything (at least that's the theory) in that garden.  Then I went
> to the garden folder on my computer and the Excel spreadsheet and started
> filling in the blanks.  Of course, I found a few plants that I had to look
> up in the AHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants.  Then I had to remove a
> misplaced images.  While I was at it, I went in the few folders of images
> that had not yet been filed in their proper garden folder.  The only
> was that I guess I did file 75% already, so I had to check them all before
> deleting anything. The end result was that I made a file of Ilex cultivars
> and labeled the photos and prepared a spreadsheet for the "Pond Garden"!
> Along the way I noted that there are a lot of plants I still need images
> in that garden.  I almost started to mark these on my spreadsheet, but
> decided I'd had enough for one night!  Maybe tomorrow I'll down size the
> Ilex images and put them on my web page.....
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
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