The Purpose of Garden Tracker for Daylilies
Garden Tracker for Daylilies was developed as a tool for Hybridizers. As such, the main activities within the applicaiton are to:
- Keep track of Daylilies being used as parents for crosses
- Hold records for Daylilies important in the heritage of the daylilies being used in crosses
- Manage crosses
- Track important seedlings
- Be able to ‘promote’ a Seedling to a Parent with a button click
- Have your data available anywhere
I am a data person. I believe data should live in one placed, and then be accessed from that place. I think making a lot of copies of the same data is bad practice, as it leads to mistakes which create inconsistencies in copies of records that should be exactly the same.
Therefore, I developed this system to track minimal information about each daylily being managed. There are at least 2 really good databases on the internet that hold a lot of information about tens of thousands of daylilies. If you want to know more detail, look in one of those (AHS Database,garden.org). There is no need to copy most of that info into this application – Unless you specifically need it for your hybridizing purposes.
So, you will find that this system does not track as much information as other daylily management applications. But, the information that is managed, is completely accessible and very usable. If you feel there is a compelling need for pieces of data not currently tracked by Garden Tracker for Daylilies, please let us know!