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RE: SBLD - Plants Database (part of Dave's Garden)

I've used that plants database on occasion, but ususally find it
unsatisfactory.  Usually people just post a picture and plant name and
leave everything else "Unknown".  There also doesn't seem to be any
verification of posted information, so you can't necessarily believe any of
it without doublechecking elsewhere.  For instance, someone named "Mystic"
posted a picture of Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Flirtin' Skirts'.  Well,
the picture is  NOT Flirtin' Skirts' at all.  A nice coleus but NOT the one
named.  I gather Chris would like to do something like this at hort.net,
but he won't allow just anybody to put up whatever they feel like.


> [Original Message]
> From: James R. Fisher <garrideb@well.com>
> To: <perennials@hort.net>; <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/18/2003 2:03:10 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] SBLD - Plants Database (part of Dave's Garden)
> For those who may be un-acquainted with it...
> Subject: SBLD - Plants Database (part of Dave's Garden)
> Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 11:48:29 -0600
> From: Scott D. Russell <srussell@OU.EDU>
> January 30, 2003
> Plants Database (part of Dave's Garden)
> http://plantsdatabase.com/
> The Plants Database is part of Dave's Garden, which includes a variety
> of sub-sites involving plants and gardening.  The Plants Database is
> principally images and plant data; it currently contains 12,422 images
> and 54,527 plants. Each of the data pages contains a description and a
> bulletin board for comment, discussion and commentary, with over
> 51,000 registered users.  This is an impressive and well managed site.
> Each discussion posting needs to be critically evaluated though --
> using the discussions there as a primary reference material is not
> advised! This site is an interesting model for an open architecture
> site with a rapidly increasing number of images. (***) -S
> ========================================================================
> *BOT-LINX Home Delivery sends you the Botanical Link-of-the-Day
>             from Scott's Botanical Link site at URL:
>           http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/bot-linx/
> -jrf
> -- 
> Jim Fisher
> Vienna, Virginia USA
> 38.9 N 77.2 W
> USDA Zone 7
> Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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