Yes, congrats to Bob and all!
Once my garden work is finished, I'll get back to
adding in new cultivars. I'm only about half done replanting a few hundred
iris that I had to dig out of 4 beds, to revamp them all and fix the soil that
had turned into concrete from too many years of excess rain. Now, with
this extended heat wave, it's baked the soil even harder.
And Jan, this means I also didn't get to meet you
in Victoria, darn!
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Lets Celebrate!
Bob, Congrats on both.
Yes, it is difficult to Search for anything and find it until you
then do an Advanced search but even then it does not come up. I tried to
add a couple and was told to go back and search again in the correct area.
This may create problems with general users who visit the site for the first
time or so. If they don't know what class of iris the name they have fits
into they may not think it is in the TWiki and give up.
It is interesting that today I finally started to try to add some
photos from Victoria. I only put in photos for 8 cultivars but two were
not in at all. The strange thing - one was from 2003 - a L. Markham
SpecX. The other I could understand as it was from 2010. Another I
questioned. PCN Banner For Iona was listed as a 2010 Intro but I am sure
it was only Registered in 2010 unless they did a special late Inro. The
2010 R&I does not indicate an Intro date. Are their particular years
which have not been added yet?
I have spent the last few days getting my Convention photos ready to post
and now will try to get all of them in. Then I can start on the ones I
have been taking from the 2012 gardens. Lots of new stuff there.
Have a good day,
From: Robert Pries
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:54
Subject: [iris-photos] Lets
This August marks two milestones for the Iris
Encyclopedia. The restructuring into 20 webs is complete. And the wiki
celebrates its 2nd Birthday. It should now be easier to use and
faster. A couple of hints; Do NOT do a simple search. That will only give you a
search of the introductory, Main web. An Advanced search can search all the webs
if you check that box. But it is easier to go to the Iris
class that you want and browse a letter group to find an Iris name if you know
its class. Two years ago only Catherine Button and I were looking at the new
baby. Last year in August there were 76,000+ views. This year there were
176,000+ views. If you would like to show off your Iris pictures Think of the
wiki. Most newer irises have pages but we still have about 36,000 irises to add.
But it is likely you will find the page on which to put your pictures.