Every now and then
you meet people with a burning interest in flowers, I know since I was one of
them. I used to take pictures of them and read about them but it never really
dawned on me what to do with this wealth of information that I gathered. In
the end I decided to create a homepage about potted plants. This however posed
a imposible task since I had to create one side for each flower, and everytime
something had to be changed I had to work for weeks apply these changes to all
of these pages. The family tree was a pure nightmare to administrate since all
of the changes had to be applied to all of the flowers with the same relationship.
Finally the project was such a tough job to do that it wasn't realistic
for one person to work with.
Years passed, I
grow increasingly better in programming and in the end i discovered MySQL, Php
and Linux. Tools that made it possible to create a database driven homepage.
In 2004 the first version of the Flower Database was released and online. Now
the software has grown increasingly complexed, it handles information about
flowers, multilanguage name support, referenses, pictures, two main languages,
users, advertises and membership pages.
This database is
turning into a community that consists of people with a great interest in flowers.
Every contribution is welcomed. As a member you are able to shape this community
into something that benefits us all. Members may already today exchange flowers
with each other. A blog, or a bulletin system is on its way so that members
can help each other with questions and answers. Those that is very interested
may also apply to become a author so that they can write about flowers and insert
pictures of them.
Do you think it seems great to join us, start here by applying to become a member