Add A New Plant File - Getting Started

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This article shows you how to add a new plant to Gardenality's plant database.
by Chason Arthur · All Zones · Gardenality Plants · 1 Comments · June 14, 2010 · 50,387 views

Creating A New Plant File On Gardenality Is Easy

...And You Get Credit and Recognition For Doing It!

YOU can help to expand Gardenality's Plant File database by creating new Plant Files.

Follow these step-by-step instructions:

Start by making sure you are logged in to Gardenality. Then click on the "Plants" tab in the main menu as shown boxed in red in the picture below. This will open up the Gardenality Plant Database.

Main Navigation - Plant Tab

When on the Plant Database page, scroll down until you see the section shown in the picture just below.

To Add A New Plant, click on the link shown boxed in red in the picture below.

Add A Plant Link

Naming the Plant

Once on the Add A New Plant File page, do the following:

  • Name of Plant - Enter what you know to be the most widely recognized common name for the plant or tree. Do not enter the botanical / scientific name here. You will enter the scientific / botanical names later in the process of creating the new Plant File. For example: If you are creationg a plant file for Hemerocallis 'Stella De Oro', a daylily, you might enter Stella De Oro Daylily or Daylily 'Stella De Oro' in the name field.
  • Select Plant Category - Click on the drop down menu button next to the category field and select a category from the list. Example: If you are building a new Plant File for an oak tree, select Tree from the drop down list of category types.
  • Add Plant - Click on the green Add Plant button.

Add A Plant Name

Adding Common Names To A Plant File

After clicking on the Add Plant button as instructed above, the Plant File Editor (shown below) will open. You will be in the "General" section (shown boxed in red below), where you can add other common names to the Plant File (shown boxed in blue in the image below). If you don't know any other common names associated with the plant, move to next section.

Add A Plant - Common Names

Adding Scientific Names To Plant File
Adding, Sun, Soil, Water Needs, & Zones
Adding Plant Types & Growing Info To Plant File
Adding Landscape Uses To A Plant File
Adding Color Attributes To A Plant File
Adding Plant Size To A Plant File
Adding Other Information To A Plant File

Go to next page to find instructions for adding Scientific / Botanical names to the your new Plant File...

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Joyce Joyner

Joyce Joyner · Gardenality Sprout · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Good Grief!...This is going to take some research on my part...I'll get back to you..LOL

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