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Re: Gene's Catalogue & Hort.net Pictures

Nope, just checked, still no indication of a picture of Tricyrtis flava at:

Well, a dozen may be more than either my garden or my purse can handle,
but I do plan on getting at least one.

I do enjoy the gallery, keep adding more - for whatever reasons!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 7:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gene's Catalogue & Hort.net Pictures

> > Gene's catalogue came today.  He is
> > offering Tricyrtis flava this year....Ooooooooh! YELLOW Flowers!
> >
> > So I checked Gene's site for a pic, but there was none. Granted, this is
> > new to Gene's catalogue, so it's understandable that he hasn't put a pic
> > up yet. So I checked the Hort.net gallery and Chris has 2 really good
> > photos of T. flava. Thanks, Chris, that helps!
> Hi Kitty,
>    The hort.net picture should be up on munchkinnursery.com -- when did
>    you check?  There was a little bit of a mixup where some plants and
>    images weren't listed on the site (my fault!), so if you were looking
>    for something there and missed it, you might want to check again.  It
>    was fixed as of about 5am this morning.
>    Tricyrtis flava is a great little plant!  The one in the picture is
>    actually one that I purchased from Gene a few years ago, and I love it!
>    The little guy is just that -- little.  My only disappointment is that
>    the flowers don't last very long, but they're well worth it!  Buy a
>    dozen before some savvy shopper finds them and buys out Gene's
> > Chris - why do you have people grade your photos? They are all
> > fantabulous and such an extensive quality gallery doesn't require the
> > viewers' approval.
>    I just like setting myself up for negative reinforcement.  :)
>    Seriously, there are a couple of reasons.  The first is that it helps
>    me figure out which pictures I need to upgrade/replace.  Well, at least
>    in theory...  I always wanted to carry the list of bad photos around
>    with me when I'm shooting, but I never remember.  :)
>    The other reason is the algorithm that the site uses to figure out
>    photo to display first.  In some cases there are multiple pictures for
>    single plant (Mertensia virginica comes to mind), and of course, all
>    of varying quality.  By having people vote on the images, the system
>    figures out which ones are best (based on the average score) and
>    those first.  That way the best image is always displayed when someone
>    goes to a plant.  This means that if I add a photo at a later date,
>    it still has a chance to be listed first if it's of better quality and
>    has been voted on by folks.
>    Probably more than you wanted to know...  :)
> Chris
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