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From: Paul Tyerman <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU>
Subject: Re: Record keeping and Glossary
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>I didn't notice that anyone responded to my remarks about record
>keeping.  Doesn't anyone other than Pascal and me keep records of their
>plant collections?  If you do, I'd be interesting in hearing how you go
>about it.  Pascal, have you any suggestions for amateur plant collectors=on
>how to proceed with keeping records?

I keep a "master" list of what I own.  One year it will actually be
complete <grin>.  I keep finding things that are missing off it.
Everything I buy now goes onto that list, giving me information on cost a=nd
my source.  My list is a simple one in Micro$oft Excel.  Simple and easy,
yet very effective for my needs.  I also now keep a listing of seed as I
plant them, allowing me to monitor germination delays etc and keep track =of
the source of seed.  Both lists are very handy.

It is also worth noting that I now keep an "Aroids" list as well.  This
information is contained within my master list, but allows me to find a
list of my aroids with ease.  I exchange enough bits and pieces now to ne=ed
to have that.  When I receive anything new it gets entered into my aroid
list, then copied and pasted into the master list.  Having the functions =to
be able to sort in the spreadsheet mean it is simple to incorporate it in=to
the correct places within the spreadsheet.  It also means that I can easi=ly
find everything I have received from a given source, or by date or howeve=r
I wish to sort it.  VERY handy.

I would also add that if anyone want to use my simple spreadsheet then js=ut
ask and I'll send you the basic information to start with.  The biggest
thing I found when starting to keep the proper records was that it was
going to be such a "big job".  I then decided that as long as I kept
records of future purchases/receipts at least I would be starting the
recrods.  I then went through and added as time went by and I found thing=s
that were not on my list.  I still have by no means a complete record of
everything I own, but at least I can send someone a listing of most of wh=at
I have.  I hope that is all of some help.

>I don't want to insult those who already know the technical terms I use,
>but maybe not everyone does.

>From those of us who Don't know the technical terms your glossary is


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
mailto:ptyerman at

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything
else that doesn't move!!!!!

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